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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…

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…

Becoming

I bought a piece of art. It’s the work of a talented friend. The minute I saw it, it spoke to me. Become. I recently turned 35 years old. Birthdays have a way of reminding us of the journey. A…

yesterday, today and the next 99

My goal is not to change the world. But to tell the world they’re not alone. Which just might change the world. This is why on January 21st, 2017 I marched in the Women’s March in Washington DC. It…

Hello, Snow Days

Today marks the fourth day of snow in the past week. We were snowed in last Thursday and Friday. The snow (ice rather) thawed enough to get out on Saturday. And yesterday we were hit again with a midday snow…