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

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Give me Some Effing Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt: my Struggle With Binge Eating

Does it sound like a hostage situation? Because that's what it feels like. I have been trying to stick to a healthy diet and get more movement in during the day. Sounds like it wouldn't be too hard, right? Nope. One of the ways I deal with stress and anxiety is by using food, so … Continue reading Give me Some Effing Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt: my Struggle With Binge Eating

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

The Rainbow Hat

So often we get caught up in worrying about our appearance. I often wonder if I dress professional enough for my job.  When going out with friends and family I wonder if I am dressed age appropriately or too nerdy (another Wonder Woman shirt, really?) I recently had my hair cut in a dramatically different … Continue reading The Rainbow Hat