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500 blog posts

This is my 500th post in this blog. Who knew I had that much to say?

Still I sit here thinking about writing another post and I’m torn; I have so much to say, too much actually.

I wonder about over-sharing, about letting my battle with cancer consume my blog the way it has consumed my life.

I wonder about how this blog will change over the coming year.

I miss the frivolous, light-hearted posts I used to write; my monthly letters to my daughter have taken on a new significance in the past couple months.500 blog posts

I’ve been reading over some of my favorite posts, and in honor of my 500 posts, I thought I’d share a few of them here

20 Year High School Class Reunion
Contemplating my high school class reunion and how connecting with my old classmates on Facebook changed my attitude towards attending.

Pregnancy 101: How to Roll Over
Sometimes a pregnant woman in bed feels (and looks) like a beached whale.  Sometimes she needs to roll over.  Sometimes the results are disastrous.

I feel pretty
Self image is such a complicated issue for young women.  I contemplate what makes me feel pretty, and how to help my daughter negotiate these issues as she grows up.

Influence
Do you pick up an accent when you visit the South? Is your mood affected by anyone else’s mood?  What influences you? What influences you on a subconscious level? How do we teach our children to manage their influnces?

Pregnancy
Pregnancy isn’t all bloating, and waddling, and strange cravings.  Pregnancy can make you feel Amazing.

Dear Baby Girl
A note to my daughter, written before she was born.

The Sweetest Gift
The sweetest Christmas gift I have ever received.

A Blessing
A stranger appears, blesses us, and vanishes.  One of the coolest moments of my life.

What Fuels Your Vote?
Whenever you take sides on a political issue, how do you come to your decision? Once the decision is made, do you have peace in your heart, or fear?

One Year Later
My father taught us a lot about living, the most powerful lesson came to me at his funeral.

Patience
Sometimes getting the perfect shot can be frustrating and take quite a bit of patience.

What I Didn’t Know
Finding out I was going to be a mommy.

Five Things I Learned from My Dad
Dad had a lot to teach.  I was too thick headed to appreciate all his lessons, but some of them really stuck with me.

On Being Content
A change in attitude can change your life.

Seattle writer, Judy Schwartz Haley, blogs about raising a toddler while battling cancer, finishing a degree, and fending off ninjas. Also, she needs more coffee.
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