Our Daily Affirmation

A few months ago I started repeating a daily affirmation at bedtime with my daughter. I think it is an important part of each day. All too early in life girls are told by society, either by media, other kids, or by adults (either intentionally or unintentionally) that they must fit in to a certain … Continue reading Our Daily Affirmation

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Embracing my Inner Jedi: Stepping Outside of my Comfort Zone

Earlier I was listening to the TED Talk Radio Hour on NPR podcast about being in your comfort zone. It was all about and how people often get in the habit of staying at their status quo, have issues with moving past their norm, and getting out of their comfort zone. This podcast struck a … Continue reading Embracing my Inner Jedi: Stepping Outside of my Comfort Zone

Raising a Girl Who Believes She Can

"Mom, Mason says I can't play with the football because I am a girl." "When we play Mason says I can't be a fireman." "Mason says he is stronger than me."These are just some of the comments that my daughter, Abby, tells me on the car ride home from daycare. "Tell Mason he can mind … Continue reading Raising a Girl Who Believes She Can

Give me Some Effing Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt: my Struggle With Binge Eating

Does it sound like a hostage situation? Because that's what it feels like. I have been trying to stick to a healthy diet and get more movement in during the day. Sounds like it wouldn't be too hard, right? Nope. One of the ways I deal with stress and anxiety is by using food, so … Continue reading Give me Some Effing Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt: my Struggle With Binge Eating

Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others

Out of all the people in the world, I think moms are the worst at taking care of themselves. It is easy to see why; we spend so much time taking care of others that we don't have time, forget, or can't do some things to take care of ourselves. Usually it is unintentional, at … Continue reading Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others

Weighing my Self and Myself

Today is the nine year anniversary of the first date that my husband and I went on.   In the time that we have been together my weight has fluctuated both up and down.  I have weighed fourty pounds more than my current weight at my heaviest during pregnancy and weighed twenty-five pounds less.   … Continue reading Weighing my Self and Myself