How a Frumpy Gal Feels About Going Gray

Last year, on my birthday, I was remarking to my husband​ that I didn’t have any gray hairs yet and I was wondering when it was going to happen.

He surveyed the top of my head and then replied, “uh, you mean like that one?”

I asked him to pull it out, but not because I wanted to do away with it, per se. Rather, I didn’t believe him and needed to see it for myself.

Here it is, folks. My first gray hair (from a year ago). It was so significant, I documented it with a photo.

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Bet you didn’t expect this much attention, did you, barely visible gray hair.

 

With the hair came mixed emotions. Continue reading

On Women Not Wanting Babies, Part II

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Yesterday I posted about outside pressure placed on women to have children and the difficulties encountered when deciding whether to have them or not. Today I will explain why I’m writing about women choosing not to have children while I’m currently pregnant.

Why am I writing this after I chose in favor of babies? Continue reading

On Women Not Wanting Babies, Part I

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It’s true. For years I did not want kids. Not all that surprising for someone in her twenties, I think. Your life on your own has just begun, you’ve moved out of your parents’ house, finished or are just finishing college, and beginning to build a career. If you are married, it has only been for a few years. You and your husband/wife are still trying to figure who should take out the garbage and how you can get to sleep at night when one of you is always in bed at ten while the other wants to read until midnight. Babies would just complicate things further.

But here’s the problem, once you’re married people ask about babies a lot. Continue reading