Why THAT Number is Not Important
I know how much I weigh. I know because I’ve been to so many doctor’s appointment and at almost every single one I have to stand on a scale. Sometimes the weight is in kilos, many times the nurse seems to feel an obligation to let me know. But, I really don't care.
Want to know why?
- That number doesn’t say how strong I am.
- It does not tell me how tough I...
For our little ones, each fall is a new beginning. So much has happened over the summer: so much growth, so much change, so much being away from routine that going ‘back’ to school feels brand-new. Every year. We know to pack snuggly friends, a change of clothes, and rain boots in their backpacks, but what else do they need for school success?
Here are five strategies to help your child this autumn—whether they are brand-new to school...more
Well, come to think of it, not so easy come or go?! My family and I have been 'visiting' the PNW for the last 4 years. It wasn't an easy transition from the South, a place I still miss dearly. But the bright-eyed and newly married me packed up our SUV with two dogs, a cat, and my willing mom and set out on a cross-country adventure to the beautiful state of Washington.
My husband, Geoff, was stationed out here and was heading back from...more
I created If It Does Not Grow – Just Say No: Eatable Activities for Kids for children of all ages to discover how much fun they can have with fruits and vegetables. As a mom, I want my kids to eat healthy foods, and I found myself getting frustrated when they just weren’t interested. That’s when I decided to try a fun-based approach, using enjoyable activities to encourage my kids...more
“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” ~Henri JM Nouwen
Last week, I really struggled with how to start a Stroller Strides class I was teaching…two of my dear friends had lost loved ones, shootings were taking over the national news, and protests of all sorts were springing up everywhere. My heart was (and is) hurting, my head was on overload, and then I am supposed to lead a...more
As a 36 year-old woman I've known a lot of people much older than myself who have undergone radiation treatments. I know they exist, but I don't know anyone personally my age who has gone through this. I thought you might want to know what goes on and how it feels.
Well, first it's just scary. At least in the beginning. You meet with a doctor who studies the scans and determines the treatment. Everyone is going to be different depending...more
So, this past week both my kiddos got sick. My five-month-old daughter was sick Sun-Mon; luckily it was short-lived, but always scary. Then, my almost four-year-old son got sick Monday morning and had his first day of normal eating today. He was the sickest we’ve ever seen him; after the throwing up stopped, he just didn’t rebound. He literally laid in bed for a full day without getting up, he had little interest in food or liquids. It was a...more