maria kang

I'm a wife, mother, business owner and nonprofit founder.

I dream.

I set goals.

I plan.

I take action.

I reflect.

And I repeat.

Welcome to my World!

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    Love
    July 27, 2014
    The nature of love
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    Career
    June 17, 2014
    The Secret To Success
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    Depression
    May 19, 2014
    Revealing an insecurity.
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    Taking Chances
    April 6, 2014
    Nightline Prime and ‘the body wars’
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    Passion
    March 30, 2014
    The No Excuse Mom Movement
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    Depression
    February 27, 2014
    Building the American Dream
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    Taking Chances
    January 29, 2014
    A Rebel or a Revolutionary?
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    Taking Chances
    December 31, 2013
    Becoming a Hero of your Home
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    Life
    December 20, 2013
    The Real Story
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    Passion
    November 26, 2013
    Sorry but not sorry.
Current Journals
 
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The nature of love

I fell in love with my husband while standing over an ant hill.

On a random fall afternoon, we decided to take a walk through a nature preserve in a small town in Mississippi. It was quiet, peaceful and serene – a far cry from the perennial loudness we experience with our little ones today. It must’ve been just a month into our relationship and I was still infatuated by this charming poet, a divorced father who still believed fervently in love.

He was 31 and I was 27.

We were in a long distance relationship. Every morning I awoke to his text messages and wore my earpiece for hours talking to him while running errands, watching television or cleaning the house. Within weeks into our courtship I knew he was ‘the one’. Oddly enough, I never believed in that type of kismet. I always believed not in fate, but in the power of one’s free will to become whomever they chose in life. 

When I fell in love with him it wasn’t because he picked the perfect flower, wrote the most romantic poem or showered me with gifts and affection. I fell in love with him the day I made a mature choice to journey this life with a man who shared the same values, desires and dreams.

Very often, people believe that love comes ...

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The Secret To Success
June 16, 2014 I wrote my first book in 3rd grade. I distinctly remember taking colorful paper from my father’s printer, cutting it in half, folding then stapling it together. I wrote and illustrated twelve pages and sold them for .75 to my classmates. While I sold a few I didn’t get officially published until […]

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Revealing an insecurity.
May 19, 2014 My once-flawless skin is now covered with scars, traces of an acne breakout I’ve undergone for the past two months. In the age of social media, we don’t often share the downsides of our daily lives. We see hard bodies, beautiful vacations, happy children and perfect marriages wondering what’s wrong with our […]

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Nightline Prime and ‘the body wars’
April 6, 2014 *** This is an open-letter to Sara. The mother I met in Kansas City, Missouri *** Dear Sara, Thank you for inviting me into your home and allowing me to follow your tasks throughout the day. I hadn’t read any of your criticisms about me prior to Nightline requesting that I meet […]

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The No Excuse Mom Movement
March 29, 2014 I just interviewed with ABC Nightline. They followed me for nearly two days while I prepared a potluck dish for my father’s birthday party, cooked my boy’s breakfast (in my sponge rollers!) before dropping my eldest to pre-k. They filmed as I checked in on my elderly care home, taped a live […]

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Building the American Dream
February 27, 2014 Patience is a virtue but it isn’t my best virtue. When my husband and I first became pregnant I wanted to purchase a home. After all, creating a residential nest egg was an instinctual desire as a mother. While we were financially capable of purchasing a humble property, we decided instead, to […]

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A Rebel or a Revolutionary?
January 28, 2014 Exactly ten years ago I was featured in Oxygen magazine’s “Future of Fitness” section. I had just won Miss Bikini California and placed top five in two national fitness competitions. At my very last contest in 2003, I was slated to do 3 photo shoots with published photographers in Los Angeles. As […]

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