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Maybe it was a small piece of leftover candy from Halloween or the last slice of pumpkin pie, but something told me I needed to make a change in my relationship with food and exercise. It was the day...
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No One MAKES Us Feel Bad

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“Mom, Max made me feel bad!” Nope. No he didn’t. In fact it’s impossible. No one can make you feel bad. This is a concept that is not only foreign to our children, but absolutely foreign to most of us, the...
Truthfully, I have never enjoyed working out. My mom is a retired PE teacher, nevertheless I remember trying to get out of running in high school. Sports and dance have always been enjoyable, but I was never really an...
Maybe you have been waiting for this moment. Maybe you have been dreading it. Either way, it’s go time. You smell the faint onion-y whiff of BO. You see the beginnings of boobs. Your dentist suggests a visit to the...
“Nice twerking today,” my friend said to me as she passed by me on the way out of my Zumba dancing class. “What?” I spinned around in shock, but she was gone. Who me? Twerking? No, not me. I’m a Mom. Moms...
You know that prenatal yoga class and meditation you keep meaning to do? It might help you and your baby after birth. The birth of your baby is a very special time! It can also be one marked by...
October is domestic violence awareness month, and I wanted to address this issue and possibly provide some education on the subject. Whether or not you are in a relationship, and even if your relationship is healthy and positive, I...
In November of 2017 I had a little heart-to-heart with myself; “Girl nobody is going to lose the weight for you. Nobody else is going to go to the gym with you, count calories, or go to a meeting....

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