How I’ve fallen in love with you.
I was hesitant to try you, which is silly, but you reminded me of those old record stores with too much to weed through. I always had I anxiety attacks in those stores. I’d have to wait outside.
I was wrong about [...]
In the hunt for good basic tees I tweeted my search to the nice people who happen to be following me. My bloggy pal Christine over at Love Life Surf suggested I check out StyleMint, which was created by the ever stylish Olsen twins.
Out of curiosity and desperation I did, and what [...]
My sister converted to Islam less than four years ago.
I hadn’t seen her since my girls were a month old and our relationship has been tumultuous as she’s transitioned into her new life.
I was scared for her.
I didn’t understand why she would choose something that was so [...]
My sister Amanda and her family drove into mom’s driveway at four p.m. yesterday afternoon. I hadn’t seen her or Marcus, her thirteen year old, in over four years. I also had yet to meet her husband or their three babies under three.
I thought I was busy with a couple [...]
I had planned on hitting the road this morning for my first run back, but the pollen that poofed from the pine trees in Raleigh is too thick, covering everything living and dead with a coat of yellow dust.
Instead of pushing it and risking a sinus infection, plus the fact [...]
After careful consideration I’ve decided there are two things more difficult than completing a marathon.
Marriage and Getting Control Over Emotional Eating
These happen to be the two topics I am loath to write about. I never like my posts when I try to touch on them, because both are hard [...]
I still haven’t decided if I should kiss or clobber my husband for hiding behind me and Flip video taping the last minutes of the marathon.
I’ve been conflicted about posting it.
I wished I had made better time. I wished I looked faster, lighter, leaner, meaner.
I decided to post [...]
When it was all said and done I sat in the car to post my facebook update with Brian driving and mom and the girls in the backseat ringing pink cowbells.
“Five hours and fourteen minutes! Elated and filthy! xoxoxxxx,” I wrote”
I was delirious and in pain, but mostly overwhelmed [...]
I knew there wouldn’t be much sleep the night before the race, but the adrenaline has already kicked in, which surprises me a little.
I’d already been up to pee at least five times during the night (hydrating, et al.) and it was so hot in the girls room (where I [...]
I’ve always liked the number thirteen, primarily because it’s been given such a hard time. Friday the thirteenth has never done me wrong. The thirteenth day of most months (when I pay attention to the calendar) is usually just fine.
But the number two has played an interesting role in my [...]
The hub for all I do, marthawills.com documents life from a working mom's point of view. When not mothering, I manage the social media needs of small businesses through Wills Media Group, LLC, and write a weekly column for Raleigh's News & Observer online entitled, Are We There Yet? Most recently, my passion for health and wellness led me to become involved as a consultant for Beautycounter, a company that's making a difference by educating about toxins in products, spreading the word via the web.
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