here, two days after my 30th birthday, is my least poetic offering to date.
take these tips for what they're worth.
rub your wet face up and down with your bare hands,
and you won't need to fork out money for soapy cream with gritty bits in it ("exfoliant").
(to girls:) waiting for someone to pursue you might seem risky,
but in the end, it'll land you a man who knows how to take the lead (a good thing!).
(also to girls:) if you shave with a fresh razor while you have goosebumps,
you'll stay smooth a day longer (i learned this from my sister).
get used to the just-peanuts kind
and ditch a lotta junk from your mornings (and, if you're like me, your afternoons, evenings...)
saving sex for marriage makes it a big, precious, exciting deal.
but don't forget that it can also be plain ol' relaxing, too.
strengthen your core like a madwoman,
and the last two trimesters won't make you wish for a walking epidural.
if someone tells you that she had one,
ask her, "how do you feel about that?"
if you enjoy cuddling your kid to sleep each night,
for pete's sake, keep doing it.
if it doesn't hurt you more than it hurts them, you're probably doing it wrong.
it's about producing godly character, not making your life easier.
"child-like faith" does not equate to "blind faith".
from watching my kids and reading the Bible, i'm guessing it means "faith that produces action".
p.s. get ready for some imperfect prose! http://canvaschild.blogspot.com/