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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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

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