Posts in category "self improvement"

New Year - Same Me

New Year - Same Me
It’s that time of year for fad diets, gym memberships, new wardrobes and mental cleansing and this year I am proud to say I’m not taking part in any of it. No, I’m not abstaining from change because I’m pregnant (though any of those fad diets could be very harmful to the little man growing... Read more »

Accepting Who I Am.

Accepting Who I Am.
I’ve spent my whole life trying to get ahead. I’ve sped the process everywhere I could and “microwaved” my own life. Lately, I’ve had a common discussion among my best group of girlfriends: Where did our youth go? This past weekend a friend and I saw the movie “Pitch Perfect”. If you haven’t seen it,... Read more »

So, This is Summer

So, This is Summer
I grew up riding horses competitively. Every summer was horse show season, so I had to limit my sodium intake to make sure my boots fit (my legs swell) and pump up my protein intake to ensure I was performing at my peak. The hotter the days, the earlier I woke up to work all... Read more »
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Coping with a Child's Chronic Illness: How Running Heals Me

Coping with a Child's Chronic Illness: How Running Heals Me
I run because I have secrets. I run because I live in fear. I run because I learned years ago that monsters are real. I have never been an athlete. I can’t catch a ball, throw a ball, hit a ball, pass a ball, serve a ball or even juggle a ball. I’ve always been... Read more »

California Burst My Bubble (In a Good Way)

California Burst My Bubble (In a Good Way)
Two weeks ago, my husband and I took our son on our very first family vacation. We ventured out to San Francisco, California to visit my family. The weeks leading up to our trip, I worried about taking my 10 month old on a four-hour plane ride. I was very nervous about having to nurse... Read more »

Spring Cleaning: Home Office and Paperwork for Week 4 of the Simple Mom Challenge

This room has been a rotating mess since we moved into our new house last June. First it held all of our baby shower gifts, then all of the hand-me-down baby clothes from my sister, then it became my home office, then the keeper of all things paper! For months after Mr. C was born... Read more »
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Breastfeeding a 4 year old?

Recently, a friend told me a story about being asked to vacate a room at her doctor’s office so a mother could breastfeed her four-year-old child. Another friend of mine likes to tell the story about a mom she met who only fed her child breast milk until the age of two.  We all hear... Read more »

Love and Hate: Making Baby Food at Home

Love and Hate: Making Baby Food at Home
For six weeks now, I’ve been making baby food at home for my 10 month old. I love it and I hate it all together. The process can be very overwhelming at times. It is also very rewarding. Here are my thoughts: Hate Preparing the food makes a huge mess in my kitchen. Depending on... Read more »

Inside My Tv Eye.......

Crystal recently posted a funny, insightful rumination about video games and kids. I would like to extend that topic into kids and television and ask: How much is too much? Did too much tv watching as a kid warp me as an adult? Do I need to shield my son from tv so that he... Read more »
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It's Not Easy Being Green: One Mother's Struggle to Save the Earth and her Sanity

It's Not Easy Being Green:  One Mother's Struggle to Save the Earth and her Sanity
  As the famous philosopher, Kermit the Frog, once sang with melancholy and heartbreakingly honest lyrics, “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” In 1969 years before we realized the harm caused by our daily consumption of goods and over a full decade before controversial plastic bags with handles were introduced to consumers, Kermit crooned about the... Read more »