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Erin Dullea
Erin Dullea, CPCC, ACC, is a professional life coach, writer and creator of the #52DareChallenge –- a movement for women to grow their brave and expand their worlds. She is also a mother of three young children who teach her the true meaning of brave.

Entries by Erin Dullea

Why I'm Taking My Kids Cross-Country This Summer. Solo. And Pregnant.

(3) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 8:05 AM

There are two conversations that I find myself in the midst of lately. The first one often begins with, "Yes, I'm pregnant. It's my fourth." And the other, "I'm taking my kids cross-country this summer, mostly by myself."

This is where the...

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What I'm Learning as I Carry My Fourth Child

(3) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 9:59 AM

I didn't intend to be pregnant in my 40s. I thought I was done with my childbearing years, even though a part of me still longed for another child.

It's the start of a new chapter, I kept telling myself. Maybe I'd write that book I'd been dreaming up. Or...

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7 Self-Defeating Things We Say to Ourselves

(4) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 8:31 AM

1. I missed the boat. Maybe it's pursuing a relationship or graduate degree, or having kids, or finding our calling. We look back longingly and regretfully at what-we-didn't-do, and consider the one-and-only boat sailed. And maybe that particular one has, but there are plenty of ports in the sea. The...

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6 Things I Want My Daughter to Know

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 11:50 AM

I am a mother. And with that comes a fierce desire to launch my children into the world with everything they need, including wisdom.

Frankly, I wish I could give my daughter a cheat sheet so that I might spare her any experience that might dim her magnificent light. But...

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11 (Other) Commandments for Women

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 5:25 PM

Dear woman,

No matter what your spiritual or religious leanings may be, I offer you these 11 Commandments for a brave, full life.

  1. Thou shalt speak kindly and respectfully about yourself. And while you are at it, especially about the amazing body that houses your beautiful soul.
  2. Thou shalt...
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Dear Husband of Mine

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 3:12 PM

Dear Husband of Mine,

I know that you love me. I know it by the way you kiss my cheeks as you brush past me, and the delight you take in my propensity to mix up words, even if you don't tell me often.

And yet, you do. And I...

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Listen Up, Girlfriends: We Need Each Other

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 9:52 AM

Whether you're a Baby Boomer or part of Generation X or Y, a hipster or a country girl, we've got this much in common: We need our fellow women friends as much as the air we breathe. In fact, sometimes it is our oxygen.

Consider for a moment the number...

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Where's the Love, Twittersphere?

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 8:34 AM

I must admit: I am feeling very alone in the Twittersphere right now.

Sometimes it feels like a chess game and -- like chess -- I am ignorant as to some of the rules (or rather, etiquette). And while it will behoove me to come up to speed, I still...

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The Moment I Stopped Being Perfect: What Beauty Really Is

(4) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 5:00 AM

It's been a long time since I told myself I was beautiful.

I remember in my mid-twenties, when my eyes would meet their reflection in the rear-view mirror of my car -- and I would pause for a second. There was something new -- something compelling -- that caught my...

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Hello, Imperfection

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 1:07 PM

If you saw me right now, you might wonder if I've left the house yet today. After all, I'm wearing shrunken, salmon-colored sweat pants with a grey, boxy, cropped (meaning too-short) sweatshirt. This is an outfit fit perhaps for a foggy-headed college student on a late morning coffee run.

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Fat Is Not a Bad Word

(7) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 3:34 PM

There was a time when I believed I could adequately prepare myself for all the hard questions my children might ask. And then I became a mother.

I have since learned that nothing can prepare me for some of the shockers that come from the mouths of my babes....

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The Things Moms Carry

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 2:38 PM

At one time, I might have thought it impossible to carry what I do.

Just this morning, my body lugged two shoulder bags, an unattached baby carrier, a bag of trash, a cup of (cold) coffee, keys and my 3-month-old baby. Granted, my son was in a precarious position within...

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