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Mantra Monday with Kira

We’re starting something new today. It’s called Mantra Monday. Mantra’s are my jam – because they’re like self-talk on steroids. And girlfriend loves self-talk. So on Mondays, we’ll feature a mantra. I’ll share one of mine soon, but in…

Hello, I Love You, Won’t You Tell Me Your Name

“Hello. I love you. Won’t you tell me your name?” It’s been almost two weeks since we met Brother. He came into the world in his own time and was absolutely worth the wait. Technically speaking, my OBGYN gave…

I am still pregnant (what the what?)

“Today! Today is a great day to have a baby!” This is what I’ve thought nearly everyday since September 25th, the first night I had labor pains. Well, it is October 23rd and I have not yet had this…

Setting Inclusive Tables (Anti-Bullying Month)

As a parent, there are certain threats that make me want to gather up my kids and usher them back into the womb. It used to be unfenced pools, jumbo grapes and steep stairs. But, now they swim, chew…

Pregnancy through the eyes of my daughters

The most distinct difference of this pregnancy has been my two daughters bearing witness to every single thing. For better or worse. Five and six year olds are curious people, man. My kids aren’t afraid to ask me anything…

Spectacle or Miracle?

“Spectacle or miracle?” That’s the question I find myself asking more and more these days. I’m in my last month of pregnancy and my thoughts shift between, “My body is amazing” and, “This is just ridiculous.” I lose my…

Liberate the Summer Vibe

According to some, summer was over before it even started. Back in May, I got an email from our elementary school announcing that the deadline to order school supplies for the 2017/2018 school year was coming up. I stared…

The Who of Summer

The idea of summer evokes a lot of images… all of them include sun, bikinis, cocktails and large bodies of water. And loved ones. Always, loved ones. Because, let’s be honest, most memories aren’t created alone. I recently returned…

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…