Bring on the candy!

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Click the PIRATE! Click the PIRATE!! Nope.  No tips today on How to have a HEALTHY HALLOWEEN!! No admonishments about how You’ve been so “good” don’t let a holiday like this one ruin it! No reminders to brush your teeth after dinner!! or arm yerself with pre-cut veggies!! No Five ways to #wycwyc your ‘ween!! [...]

Must we put others down to feel better about ourselves?


(Francis may view my tattoos as mutilation.) Today’s thoughts mesh perfectly with my post about women and OLD-talk. This is not the post Id planned to share. Slotted to share was a blog where I waxed eloquently about Halloween, my love of skulls, and why I fret *not* about candy-consumption or label-reading. That was the [...]

Is OLD talk the new FAT talk?

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Once upon a time there lived a Misfit and her Mini-Me. Our Misfit was all about taking up space in the world, being big, strong and HEARD. Her Mini-Me, while only 8.75 years old, appeared to follow suit. She, too, loved being brazen strong. She knew she was her own superhero: She loved the SIZE [...]

Are you *emotionally* overweight? (guest post)


When was the last time someone said something to you that Totally. Blew. Your Mind? It happened to me this summer. Here’s the story. I was sitting next to a woman at a meeting, and we begin chatting about our children (of course). She shared that her 14 year-old daughter had recently met her long-lost [...]

I wore my #wycwyc tee out.

whatever I can do & WILL DO is enough.

I caint lie. I rock the #wycwyc at home. Yep. I used the R-word. I almost find it easy (now) and simple (since it’s become habit) only because it’s been the backdrop to my life for so many years. More specifically for almost nine years (guess who turns nine next month?). I rock the #wycwyc [...]

Wanna be my BFF?

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(No idea who originally said this. I just love it.) Once upon a time I was a tiny misfit about to enter kindergarten. According to family lore (retold so many times I’m convinced I remember it happening) I expressed this trepidation to my Mom. “Here’s what you do,” she instructed me. “Find someone you like [...]

Fearless rebranding.


Nine months ago I became myself. Although it was a long time coming (much more about that at the Summit) it was only nine months ago I finally yanked the MizFit plug, pulled off the caricature veil and gave myself room to grow.  yep.  my logo as a reader tattoo. that’s some tight branding. Even [...]

It’s OK to wish Mamahood away.


Who wouldn’t wanna SAVOR these two? Last Saturday morning I leaped out of bed with an enormous To Do list. I had a few things I knew must be checked off by 530a (hold me) or I’d not be where I needed in order to slow down once the Child and The Chairman were awake. [...]

Is there a happiness set point?


Our 2013 gratitude jar commitment has continued longer than I’d dared to hope. Quite frankly I’d envisioned the project as something Id have to nudge the Tornado to grow enthusiastic about. To my surprise, she’s usually the instigator of our gratitude moments. Sometimes she sneaks off into her room and writes/paints/draws her gratitude and brings [...]

I learned GRIT from my Daddy (guest post).


Elle is sharing her story at my request.  She normally blogs at both We Can Begin to Feed and Eat Run Sail where she talks about everything from food to recipes to fitness.   According to Merriam-Webster the word GRIT can be defined as: firmness of mind or spirit :  unyielding courage in the face of [...]