Melanie Nicholas

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New family photos, Christmas cards, and being ‘enough’

I haven’t sent Christmas cards the last three years. I have just hated pictures of myself. No amount of black clothing, red lipstick and hair bleach could cover up the fact that my weight was completely out of control. Not photographing the evidence was much easier to bear. But each year, sweet friends faithfully sent us their family Christmas cards. I love getting them, seeing beautiful children, beloved pets, travel adventures. I cover every inch of the fridge with them....

Kamping: A momma’s pilgrimage to Perspective

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Well, Carlsbad, New Mexico, anyway. And methinks it is my Little Son. Parksalot, Bodacious, the Hubster and I have kicked off our summer with a family camping trip. In less than 48 hours, we have driven to Carlsbad, rented a Kabin at the KOA, trekked to Sitting Bull Falls, toured the Living Desert, and made it home again. In extreme heat. Without showers. Anyone who knows me knows I don’t camp. I...

Graduates: Time to fly & other unsolicited advice

Driving home from jiu jitsu this week, Little Son told me he had finally decided what he wanted to do for a living. I know, I know, it seems soon. After all, he’s only 8. But he has actually been concerned with his future self for quite some time. My advice to him is always the same – take your time. There is no hurry. Shoot, I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up yet, and...