Healthy, Chubby and Happy...

How comfortable are you in your own skin? Truth moment: I haven’t always been comfortable in mine. Like most women, I gained weight after having kids. But that part wasn’t so tough. With each of my three pregnancies, I lost all the weight and bounced back within a few months. It wasn’t until I was all done having babies and nursing that I started gaining more weight than I was comfortable with. So what did I do? I did what lots of people do when they think they need to lose weight. I started exercising 7 days/week and restricting my calories. And guess what? Like “magic,” I lost weight. I felt good and I was looking great. But a few months later, I was exhausted. I had gone about five months

Why I Never Want My Children To Call Me "Selfless..."

Sounds odd coming from a mom, but I never hope to hear my kids refer to me as "selfless." I see selfless as someone who puts the needs of others before their own on a fairly consistent basis. To be clear: doing a selfless act here or there is not the same (in my opinion) as being a truly selfless person. To me, a selfless person is someone who places themselves on the back burner regularly and I honestly believe it leads to people pleasing and built up bitterness over time. Personally, I would much rather my children see me someone who loves them deeply, but who also sets boundaries and takes care of her own wants/needs. There is a reason that flight attendants urge parents to put on their o

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