This is a strange thing to admit, but this summer–the first summer I was heavy enough to qualify as medically overweight, with a BMI of 30 and an honest-to-goodness spare tire tummy–is the first time I have ever felt comfortable in a swimsuit in public. As a healthy, vibrant teenager, I remember feeling self-conscious about my stomach all the time…. Read More
Feel like you're drowning in motherhood? Like you've lost your fire, your spark, the things that made you who you are? I've been there, too, and it hurts. Read on to find out how to make time to grow, learn, create, and mother from a whole-person perspective. You're a great mom--but you're MORE than that one role. Find yourSELF in motherhood. ♥
“I’m not cut out to be a mother.” In my nine years of motherhood, this helpless, self-judging phrase has crossed my consciousness too many times to count. Has it crossed yours, too, mama? Does it cut you right to the core, like it does me?
Goal-setting is awesome (says the goal-nerd). In fact, I like it so much that I create a big set of goals twice a year: once at New Years, and again on my birthday (which just happens to be June 30th, right at the half-way mark). But New Years resolutions can also be overwhelming. So overwhelming that January 17th is literally National Ditch Your New Year’s… Read More
Coco Chanel wasn’t just a fashion designer–she was an icon. A connoisseur of simple, elegant, timeless fashion (think little black dress and a few strings of pearls), she once famously gave this incredibly handy piece of fashion advice: Once you’ve dressed, and before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off. As I’ve slowly… Read More