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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - I Have Never Felt Beautiful
Angela Keck

I Have Never Felt Beautiful

I was tagged a few days ago to participate in the “I feel beautiful” challenge that is going around on Facebook.  If you haven’t seen this particular Facebook meme it works like this, a friend uploads 5 pictures of herself that make her feel beautiful, and she tags 5 friends to do the same thing.

The only problem is, I don’t feel beautiful.

I have never felt beautiful.

I don’t have a single photograph of myself from my entire lifetime where I look at it and think that I looked beautiful in the picture, or that I felt beautiful on that day and time.

To put it simply, I have never felt beautiful.  Ever. READ MORE

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - I'm Retiring Two Body Parts
    Karen Johnson

    I’m Retiring Two Body Parts

    Another body part is retiring. Well, 2 actually.

    I have made no secret about the fact that I am in a state of simultaneous mourning / elation this year. 2014: the first time in 6 years that I will not be pregnant or nursing — because we have decided to retire my uterus and declare that 3 kids in 5 years is probably enough kids. READ MORE

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - I'm Retiring Two Body Parts

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - I Love Breasts

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - 8 Signs Your House Needs Cleaning

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