Once upon a time, I was a size 2. Running 6-8 miles a day and the stressful upheaval of life as I had known it caused me to lose 30 pounds in a period of 8-10 months. It was my lowest weight ever but also the strongest I’d ever felt. It was also the best I’d ever felt about myself. My calves were muscular. My thighs were smaller in circumference. My butt had lifted a little, … [Read more...] about The Evolution of This Mom’s Wardrobe
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If you are planning on hitting the beach, pool, or nearby lake to celebrate the 4th this year, make sure you keep your little ones safe while enjoying the water with family and friends! The Infant Swimming Resource provided the following tips to help families protect their young children in and around the water this 4th of July weekend. "Research shows that most drownings … [Read more...] about Keep Your Kids Safe in the Water this 4th of July
Whew. This is a hard one to write. I’m a Black mom, and it feels like last week was the culmination of what my ancestors and colleagues have been pursuing for over 200 years: the right to be heard. The right to be seen as equal. The right to social justice. White privilege in motherhood looks like being three times more likely to survive childbirth, not worrying your … [Read more...] about This month, I can feel the shift.
I love spring for many reasons: warmer weather, celebrating my birthday, blooming flowers, and most of all because it’s time for spring cleaning! While those two words may not generate the same excitement for you, follow these tips and I promise, you’ll start the season with a bounce in your step, clear space in your mind, and a better organized home. 1. To avoid what I … [Read more...] about Six Tips to Help You Get Organized This Spring
As we approach Thanksgiving, we’re all reminded that this time of year is all about feasting. Families, friends, and communities all join together to EAT. I’m also reminded of all the good I see in my community around food insecurity during this season. My girls’ hockey league is passionate about empowering their players to learn about making a difference. These young … [Read more...] about My New Realization About Food Privilege This Thanksgiving