The Difference an Angle Makes

Tobi Blake
The Difference an Angle Makes

I have given birth to five babies. I also have MS. I work hard day in and day out to make healthy choices so my kids will have their mommy around for as long as possible. With a disease like this, every single day is precious and I try not to take the time I have for granted.  For too long, I ached to have my pre-baby body back (say that ten times fast). I thought with enough clean eating and exercise, I would once again look like I did in high school. The funny thing is, before I had...

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My Eyes are Up Here

Tobi Blake
My Eyes are Up Here

  I play Poker. I love Poker. I’m pretty decent at Poker. I met my husband, the most fantastic soul I've ever known, playing Poker.  The other night at our weekly game, there was a man who made my life hell. Unfortunately, lewd behavior is no stranger to the poker world, but usually the guy stops when I make it clear I’m not ok with it.  Not this guy.  I sat down at the final table of the tournament, the only woman left in the game, and this man immediately commented on my “tits.” I could see how intoxicated he was and asked him...

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Mom with Stretch Marks Says Put on that Damn Bikini!

Tobi Blake
Mom with Stretch Marks Says Put on that Damn Bikini!

I am a mother to seven children. No, that is not a typo. I gave birth to five of them. My middle name should be legally changed to Kegel. Some days I feel like I'm on top of it all. Mostly, I spend my days trying to stay sane amidst absolute chaos. By the end of most days, I feel like I survived some insane war battle. A glass of red wine and an episode (or five) of House of Cards feels like a legitimate vacation. I love my kids dearly. I would do anything for them. I work from home....

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