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rachel k February 1, 2024

Thank you for publishing this. I can still remember the misery of this condition with both my pregnancies, even though my children are now 28 and 25. I wanted my children very much, but the pregnancies were torture.  My mental health suffered terribly, and nobody seemed to know what to do with me. I felt like losing it whenever anyone suggested 'eating a dry cracker before getting up in the morning'. It wasn't normal morning sickness!

rachel k January 5, 2024

What a disgusting thing to do to you! No different to assault. I'm so sorry this happened and that there was no action taken. Definitely something that the law should be addressing.

rachel k December 23, 2023


rachel k December 23, 2023

@montanah this!

rachel k November 19, 2023

Oh I hear you!  I have terrible insomnia, and on work days I have to get up at around 5am so tend to average 4-5 hours sleep a night.  Weekends, I automatically wake up at 5, feed the cat (OK so it's more that she wakes me up than that I automatically wake up), then go back to bed and get the best sleep of my week.  Early commitments are a big sacrifice.

rachel k October 8, 2023

I'm glad you included the concealer even though they're about the same price, because the selling point for me is that MCo Beauty is cruelty free.

Also very excited to try the ANR dupe for the same reason - the lower price point is a bonus

rachel k October 7, 2023

@little lucy exactly this!

rachel k September 8, 2023

Oh I remember this so well and my kids are now 27 and 25.

We went from a bedtime story from a book to the following:
Bedtime story from a book
Snuggle in bed with a made up story.
Run through of what we did that day.
Requests for "what we did today with something special" which meant adding something made up ie a sneaky way to add another made up story.
A song.
It was bloody exhausting 不

rachel k September 4, 2023

Oh I hear you 不

I grew mine out years ago. Best thing I ever did. I'd leave the house feeling pretty good about how I looked, but then somehow by the time there were photos I'd have this greasy kind of bunting across my forehead. 
Honestly, if my fringe had ever looked as good as yours does in this pic I'd have been quite happy with it lol

rachel k September 3, 2023

Gotta what what people's lives are like if they could be bothered saying such nasty things about someone they could easily ignore or scroll past.

Clare, you're amazing, smart, funny and beautiful. Haters will hate and it will probably eat them alive eventually.

rachel k August 18, 2023

What a horrible ordeal! Good for you for standing firm and for thinking of other plus sized passengers who don't have the power of the published written word the way you do. Nobody should have to suffer indignity because of the shape or size of their body. I'm still struggling, in my 50s, to remember that I'm just as worthy of respect as a thin person is. You're my hero.

rachel k July 20, 2023

Oh wow. I mean, upselling in a general way is one thing (annoying but I get why they're taught to do it). Actually pointing out something that could be a sore point is really tactless. I hope they're not taught to do that.

rachel k July 15, 2023

I'm boiling with rage at this boss, with clearly nothing going on in their life. OMG!

rachel k May 2, 2023

This is one of those pieces that I'll keep thinking about at random moments for days and laughing out of the blue and people will think I'm on strange meds 不不不

rachel k April 28, 2023

My picks are 1st or 3rd. Neither are earthy but honestly, if these friends are good friends they might need to understand that the world hasn't come far enough yet that we larger bodied dress wearers have a lot to choose from.

Plus if your coat is neutral (and maybe your bag or clutch?) then surely that counts?

rachel k April 21, 2023

I am laughing so hard my cat is judging me 不不不

rachel k March 26, 2023

You poor bugger, and also, I find this scary. My two adult daughters and I are the only branch left of my extended family who haven't had COVID yet. One daughter works in a bar and the other is a dental assistant. I feel like we must have a super power gene. I don't want any reason to think otherwise.

Hope this is the last of it for you!

rachel k January 27, 2023

Thanks for the tip! I've just ordered the Frank Body Smoothing AHA body lotion. Can't wait to see how it goes!

rachel k January 20, 2023

@lisaskeeter or stuff all the delicates into a pillowcase and then machine wash, if you want to be extra sure 不

rachel k November 22, 2022

Just big hugs you amazing woman. I've been struggling with whether or not to have eight loss surgery for years now. So many pros and cons. Wish I had an answer.