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Tekko - Pittsburgh's annual Japanese Pop Culture convention

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I'm very excited to be volunteering at Tekko this year! My daughter has attended for the past couple years, she loves cos-playing and takes Japanese at school.  Because I help out wit Dirt Rag Dirt Fest for the past 7 years I am always looking at how other events run. The inner workings of an event that is 10,000 attendees and 100% volunteer based, oh yea. Sound chaotic and crazy.

The event is next weekend, April  5-8th. I'll be trying to post photos on my Instagram and hope to do a quick recap on my blog. If you are going to Tekko, make sure to stop by Bag Check and say hey-lo!

Also this weekend, Saturday April 7th is the Women's Bike Forum Bike Pittsburgh puts on every year. It's a really great event! Bummed I cannot make it this year, they have some awesome clinics and speakers. Check it out it.



IUD - Two weeks later

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I am two-weeks into having my IUD. Read more about the no-so-fun-time of having it inserted here.

I've had my period for two-weeks now. Ugh. It's mild spotting for me, but I have never had a "heavy" period. I've talked to my OBGYN and have heard that some ladies are unfortunate enough to have to empty their menstrual cup (All hail the Diva cup!) every 1-2hrs. That really sucks, sorry to the ladies who have to deal with that shizzle.


I am also still experiencing a little bit of cramping, but it's definitely subsiding.

My problem right now is you are suppose to check to make sure the IUD didn't fall out during your cycle. Every time I think my period is over I try to check this thing. It is not easy to find the strings. At the end of the IUD are two strings, like floss feeling almost. I had a really difficult time finding the strings! I actually emailed the nurse who was super responsive and asked for advice, which she gave me. Let me paint a funny picture…

IUD, should I get one

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Should I get an IUD... it's a question that I sat on for several months. I have two kids and I don't want anymore. I am an advocate for women's health rights and I feel that right is being threatened right now. I researched online as much as I could, I talked with my OBGYN, I talked with friends who had them. And I decided that an IUD is the best option for me. So two weeks ago I had one inserted. Here is how it went...



Having had two kids naturally, with no epidural (Woot! Bragging points. (เน‘•̀ใ…‚•́)ูˆ✧). I thought, "How painful could this really be, I'm a bad-ass". The night before my appointment, I had trouble sleeping, just typical worry and nervousness. On my OBGYN's recommendation, I took of the day of the IUD insertion off. An hour before my appointment I swallowed the recommended Ibuprofen and headed out.


I'm escorted into the room after the dreaded weight scale. The nurse asked for a pee test. They need to ensure I was definitely not pregnant. Th…