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Digging for motivation

One of the things that motivates my healthy lifestyle is performance. I love feeling like I CAN, I WILL, I JUST FUGGIN DID! It’s what gets me up at 5am most mornings. It’s what reminds me to give it…

Hello Pregnancy: adjusting my workout routine 

When it comes to my fitness activities, I like to forget that I am pregnant. I keep up whatever I’m used to as long as it is comfortable. After all, I know my body and can respect my limits.…

Ride Like a Mother

It’s 6:10 am on a Tuesday and I’m riding like a mother. I’m in the communion of a pack of fellow bleary-eyed humans who, like me, have decided to wake up and take charge of their day. We’re bonded…

I’m your Cellulite Comrade

I’d feel so much better if I could just see everyone’s cellulite. One of reasons I disdain the dreaded moon’s surface so much is that it’s typically hidden by our daily attire. And hidden things often feel like shameful things. This…

Quiz: You Know You’re Pregnant When

I recently discovered that although I’ve been pregnant before, I’m terrible at identifying actual signs of pregnancy. So, I put together a little quiz for anyone who needs some help in that department. I suggest reviewing this list every 28…

Other People’s Children

I have two children of my own. On a regular basis I breathe a sigh of relief and think, “I am so glad I only have two, because caring for any more than that feels like too much.” It’s easy…

Reminder: Jealousy, it’s a bitch

For the past week and a half I have been (way) down and (way) out. My body has been hacked in every which way possible. Except for pink eye. I managed to dodge pink eye. A small, but very meaningful…

What I’m reading with my kids

I posted about my reading life a few weeks ago. Reading is a special pastime for me – I see it as a mechanism to deepen my empathy, understanding and perspective. And I believe it has the same power for the…

Becoming: confidence and grace

Most Saturday mornings I get to do my thing. I’m kidless and free to choose the who/what/when/where for a couple of hours. It’s so good. A few weeks ago, I headed out for a hike. It was raining, but not too cold…

A week of vegan dinners

We’re having some vegans, who we’ve never met, over for dinner this weekend. In preparation, I am trying out some meatless recipes and flavor combinations this week. This coincides well with the recent internal nagging I’ve experienced regarding my…