Get back in your body!

Body Positive in 2017

How much time do you spend in your body - really IN your body? Working out, running, doing yoga or doing something else physical that gets you out of your head and truly into your physical self? If you're a mom, my guess is that you don't spend too much time focused on your own body, because you're probably spending most of your time focused on other little bodies. I know this is true for me. I recently had to take six weeks off from working out due to knee surgery and recovery - after a … [Read more...]

The truth about getting older

Mommy & Zoe 2013

This post is part of my Mommy Mythbusting series. Today, I'm sharing some personal reality checks about being a woman in my 40s. Scary, I know! I won't feel bad if you choose to skip this one. I've written before about the fact that this blog is partially intended as a memoir of sorts for Zoe to look back on, hopefully fondly, and see how very loved she was. And to remember what a wacky but lovable character her mom was. As such, I feel it is my duty to speak the truth about getting older … [Read more...]

Toddler etiquette: guys vs. girls edition

Zoe rocking out at a friend's wedding.

Is it okay to take a two year old to a baby shower? To a wedding? To visit a friend in hospital? These are questions to which my beloved husband and I had differing opinions, so we took it to Facebook this week for a little friendly crowdsourcing. He posed the question first on his FB page, and I followed suit by posting it on my own. The answers were pretty interesting. For the most part, women were more likely to check with hostesses before bringing a child to a shower or wedding. Some … [Read more...]