Five Star Friday's 145th Edition Is Brought to You By Robert A. Heinlein

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This Five Star Friday roundup is brought to you by human female reproductive organs, parenting and gender, an adoption anniversary, love's complications, epic flow, hard work, domestic violence, stretch marks, a sad stuffed animal, appreciation of what one has, the aftermath of a marriage, old-school blogging, not doing it all, writing, and Robert Heinlein:

There is nothing wrong with writing - so long as you do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
     — Robert Heinlein

Get boasty and please leave links to your own good writing in the comments.

Happy Friday!

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'I can't believe you like money too. We should hang out.'

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I, Asshole

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I think about That Poor Woman over there, and yes this is preposterous, but I feel there was a break in the timeline and she is living my life. How grateful I am now that there was a stand in, someone to pass the ferryman's paddle to, though none of us knew it was happening at the time.

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The Power of Ovaries

" from

Libby Logic

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Lumpy Chicken

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Adam P Knave .com

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Capturing Epic Source Flow (Now and Forever)

" from

Fierce Wisdom

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This is the life you want to be living. Why are you wasting time on half-assed blog posts, and energy sucking people? Start by eliminating the excess crap that doesn't serve you anymore, clearing and guarding your energy, and stay in tune with your breath and your body.

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Parenting KIDS

" from

One Smarmy Mama

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Project 20

" from

Cheaper Than Therapy

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Growing Pains and Psychological Stretch Marks

" from

Lisa Bonchek Adams

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A similar sensation happened to me during my pregnancies. The growth happened fast; I got stretch marks. I had visible proof my skin just couldn't keep up; the growth was too rapid, too harsh, too vigorous.
I often wonder if mothers and fathers get psychological stretch marks when we are asked to accommodate changes we're not quite ready for.

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As If You Haven't Read This Already

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Lorna In Wonderland

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The Myth of Doing It All

" from

Mom-101

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Why Write?

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JamesRocchi.com

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You may think others write better than you. But no one, no one, can write better as you. And like hearing your own voice on an answering machine, reading your own work will always seem disjointed, distant, haunted; to others, if you're speaking from a true place in yourself in honest service of the task at hand, it rings out connected, present and alive.

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On Things That Lurk

" from

The Spectrum

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The Grass Is Always Greener

" from

Welcome To My Brain .net

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If You Want Easy, Try MacDonald's Down the Street

" from

Sophia Leadership

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...beauty is magnified by darkness. Think of a rose without the shadows between the petals. There would be no depth and beauty if there weren't dark shadows. Life loses its richness without a mix of both light and dark.

Trigger warning — domestic violence:

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Face With Realness: Notes On Male On Male Domestic Violence

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Charly J Dominguez

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