Why My Ex-Boyfriend Said I Could Tell This Formerly Wonderful Story

As break-ups go, this was one of my yuckier. The details still so clear, all these years later. We met soon after I moved to Atlanta to work for CNN. He also had just moved to the city to do a one-year surgical fellowship. I was so sure he was The One. A year into dating, he came to be sure that I wasn’t his. The big clue being his accepting a job on the other side of the country.

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Daryn’s New Book, “Hope Possible!” Is Here!

I’m so excited that my new book, “Hope Possible” is here! The full title is, “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing A Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My Dog.” Here’s a peek at what it says on the back cover: From your TV screen, Daryn Kagan looked like she had her dream job.   As a news anchor for CNN, she had a front row seat to the world’s biggest breaking news

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Patient, Kind Target Cashier Blows Away Frustrated Customer

How many of life’s necessities have your passed by your local Target cashier? One woman got something she didn’t even know she needed this week. An instant lesson in patience and kindness. Even better, her little girl was there to see the whole thing unfold. Sarah Own Bigler shares on Facebook a situation I can totally relate to. And I bet you can, too. Her husband is home sick. She’s picked up her two little kids from school. Everyone’s tired.

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The Shocking Thing I Discovered In My Teen’s Secret, Hidden Letter

I didn’t mean to snoop. I swear. I wasn’t looking to stumble across my teen’s secret letter. A letter bubbling over with emotion. With a broken heart. With defiance. She will stand by her man. “I have yet to hear a legitimate gripe about him,” she wails. “I’m not going to stop seeing him no matter what you say.” Oh my. And to think I was just hunting around in the basement hoping to find an old photo of my

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Got The Best Gift; Why I Need To Give It Back

This is a “Thank You” note to my friend, Clare. Clare, who has delivered the best gift this holiday season. A gift for me. A gift for you. Clare, which rhymes with “Share.” Clare who’s life has changed forever. That’s what she’s sharing. And boy, has she shared. Shared with her friends and Facebook community the hugest shock of her life. That routine mammogram, the one she got just because she should, it showed a lump. A lump she hadn’t

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Why I’m Thinking Of Going Back To An Old Relationship

I’m thinking about getting back into an old relationship. One that took too much time. Brought on too many tears. One I decided I needed to leave. I’m talking about my relationship with the question, “Why?” Perhaps, you’ve been overly involved with “Why?” as well, Dear Reader? “Why?” usually extended its beckoning finger at those times when life hasn’t turned out the way I wanted it to. The way I was so sure it should. Why didn’t the guy I

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So That’s Where You Find The Most Beautiful Women’s Bodies…

It’s taken more than 30 years. And now, I know I’ve found it. The secret to achieving a beautiful woman’s body. More than 30 years. Isn’t 15 about the time we start looking around? Measuring. Comparing. Wondering why mine isn’t as great as hers. Watching magazines, TV, and now online for that perfection of beauty. “Ease up, Sweet Girl,” I would tell that driven, imperfect, insecure girl. “I found the secret.” More like stumbled upon it. Because, to be honest,

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13 Wishes For Our Daughter’s 17th Birthday

Dear Daughter, It seems like just last week I was sharing, “14 Wishes For My Daughter’s 16th Birthday.” With your 17th birthday upon us, the window is closing on your time under our roof.  Please allow me to get a few more wishes in: -I wish you know there are so many ways to win at high school than just grades and test scores. -I wish you know that despite crazy college admission arms race, you do not need to

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Father of Bride’s Surprise For Stepdad: Let’s Walk OUR Daughter Down The Aisle

Here’s a wedding story that will touch blended families everywhere. When it was time for Father of The Bride, Todd Bachman, to walk his daughter, Brittany, down the aisle, he sprang a wonderful surprise. He told wedding photographer Delia Blackburn to be on her toes, he was about to do something wonderful. Bachman sure delivered! WKYC reports that Bachman walked up to his daughter’s stepdad, Todd Cendrosky, and told him it was time to walk THEIR daughter down the aisle. As

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I’m Getting A New Set Of Boobs Tomorrow

I’m getting a new set of boobs tomorrow. Uh oh. Have you just stepped into a classic case of over sharing? In a word, yes. This boob journey is one I never wanted to share. Didn’t want to share it with you.  Really didn’t want to share it with the woman I consider my best friend. See, the boobs in question are not exactly mine. They’re hers. The Phone Call That phone call seven months ago where she said, “The

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