A friend wrote this fantastic post that I wanted to share. I identified with it so much that I almost had to ask myself — Self, have you written a post that touches on this, too?
So I started looking and then promptly gave up. I’ve been blogging since June 2008 and have written more than 1,200 posts … too much to sift through and sleep was calling.
Anyway, in her post, Marci — a WW leader and WW success story — says, “I sent my son to Trader Joe’s for an item. He bought exactly that item. That’s it. One item at Trader Joe’s. Really? I could NEVER go to Trader Joe’s and not even look around, get tempted with their goodies at every end-cap. What a light bulb moment to know that some people truly will never have a food problem. I envy them, but need to accept that, weight problem or not – I will always have a food problem.”
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There was a time — a long, long time ago during my overexercising, disordered eating phase — when I used to think people who said they didn’t have time to exercise were just being lazy or mismanaging their time. After all, we all have 24 hours in our days … and that’s a lot of time. In my mind, if I could find time to squeeze in one or two workouts a day, why couldn’t everyone else?!
Please, hold the laughter … I know. I know.
I was completely naïve. and completely ignorant. Continue Reading »
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five delicious months
He’s five months old today. My little nugget. FIVE MONTHS OLD.
Benjamin Diego is our super-smiley, squawking, babbling, hands-always-in-mouth, almost-sitting-up, Superman-flying little guy. He brings so much joy to our lives and I know I sound like a sap when I talk about him, but I just don’t care. He’s my Benny Boo Bear and I love him to pieces. Continue Reading »
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I love this post, The Evidence, in its entirety. As the mom of two small children, this resonates a ton. I know there will come a time when they will be locking themselves in their rooms, as teenagers do … so for now, it makes me want to embrace the clutter I want to stow away. The mess I long to clean. The disorder I crave to order. Continue Reading »
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About a year ago, I blogged about how I was reading the book Lean In and how I was gleaning quite a bit from it — especially with how I would relate to my daughter and how I wasn’t so sure “leaning in” was for me.
A year and another child later, I still feel the same as I shared in this excerpt here on my blog last March. Continue Reading »
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I have to share this blog post my dear friend Staci wrote about our sweet Maya, titled Little Miss Sassafras.
Staci has captured our family in photos for the past 3+ years: maternity for Maya, newborn, 6-mth, 1-yr, 18-mth, 2-yr, maternity for Ben, newborn for Ben, and now 3-yr for Maya (not to mention our holiday cards). She knows us — with all our quirks — and truly has a way with her camera to show the best sides of each of us. And she’s one of my closest friends, which I think adds a special, intimate dimension to her work. (Love you, Stac!) Continue Reading »
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