Lady Ponder

A blog for the real and contemporary woman

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Can marriage survive small children?

Can a marriage survive small children? The short answer is no……. The birth of a child sends shock waves through most marriages, not all, but most. Children do strange things to a marriage. During the “early days” it turns two devoted lovers into sleep deprived, irritated idiots functioning with the sole purpose to get through…

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A Letter to my mom

2015 has brought about many things for me. The absolute joy of bringing another child into this world, but also the toughest time of my life with my mom spending 2 months in the intensive care unit with an unexpected but devastating disease, ripping our lives apart. You have endured a dark and bitter time…

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I love my 4 AM drill

Its 2 AM and I have just awaken to the sound of my 6 week old baby uneasily moaning next to me in bed.  I know soon his moans will turn into heart wrenching cries. I am tired…. no I am exhausted. I try to negotiate with him for just another few minutes, but he…

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My Husband is not my soul mate

I know this statement is bound to provoke controversy. And the individuals perspective about this subject will differ drastically depending on their age, and their relationship status. I have thought about this quite extensively, and the realization was a bit of a shock to me too. After all, everything we have been taught and everything…

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Pregnancy has humbled me

Being pregnant was always one of those moments I had dreamed about since I was a little girl. I always knew it would be momentous, and very special.And although I waited quite some time before deciding to fall pregnant, I had always anticipated its wonder. While I am still pregnant (probably for another week or…

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Who is really your BFF, and who isn’t

Friends should ultimately add more joy than stress to our lives. Yet with us woman,  that is not the case 80% of the time, right? This is definitely one area where men are light years ahead of us. I have come to the conclusion that there are 4 different types or paradigms of friendships. When…

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What I wish my 20 year old self knew

15 Things I would have told my 20-year-old self I loved my 20-year-old self, besides having a killer body, no stretch marks and perky boobs, she also knew everything about pretty much everything. She had life all figured out. Despite the fact that she had not experienced life….well much yet, she was a guru in…

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It’s not personal, its business….or is it

So I start a business, and like any new entrepreneur, I planned for success. Also like most new entrepreneurs I thought I would benefit from having a partner. Someone to share in the initial outset of capital, the responsibilities and off Corse the joys that having my own business would bring. I however chose the…

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What to leave behind in 2014

I’ve always loved the start of a New Year. I love the possibilities it offers. A new year signals the opportunity to a fresh start, a new beginning, a clean slate. I know resolutions are cliché, and 90% of them fail. I am however a firm believer in reflecting “pondering” on the year that has…

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The bittersweet of Pregnancy

This is a difficult post, firstly because it is so challenging to verbalize emotions, and secondly because I am right in the mist of experiencing these raging “hormones”…. is it even hormones, or something way deeper  than anything happening in that moment? I’m not sure, and I probably shouldn’t try to figure out anything right…

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