A long time ago at a junior high far far away I was a cheerleader. To my recollection, participating in cheer was not my parents' fave choice of mine (they were bigger fans of my clarinet playing talents). And, to be candid, I don't remember it being a favorite choice of mine either. It was fun, it was fine, I moved on to different activities after one season (drill team among other ... Continue Reading
5 Ways to Combat Adult Peer Pressure.
Happy Memorial Day and start of summer to us U.S.A.-types. In honor of that fact, here are some tools in case you're one of *many* dreading the pressure-filled parties and gatherings which often mark today. My personal first aid kit contains my drink of choice. I don't reflect upon my youth with a wistful "Ahhh if only I could go back there! Life was so carefree!" It isn't I didn't ... Continue Reading
5 f*cks Ive stopped giving.
(Please let me find more f*cks tomorrow!) Lately the number of f*cks any of us are left with on a particular day has become a joke. A more truth is said in jest thing like our collective inability to Adult. This levity is often expressed along the lines of: I'd get all worked up about not being picked for _____ but I have no more f*cks left to give. At first glance it seems just ... Continue Reading
3 ways Im Miss.Piggy’s doppelgänger.
Movies and musicals are our family's thing. We see everything kid-appropriate and have done so since our daughter was tiny. We get OVERLY excited before movie releases, count down the days, and usually go opening weekend. Shrek the Musical to The Wind Rises. We are also the family who listens to musical soundtracks repeatedly and (if there's not a film of the musical yet) watches ... Continue Reading
Kindergarten: a pictures post.
(Yes, People, we are starting way back. You're lucky this post didnt begin with baby pictures. You can thank me for those edits later.) Muffin Morning. Meet the teacher morning. No words required for how I adored her choice of outfit right down to the running skirt. She chose my outfit too & seriously I have no idea how she found that dress I'd forgotten I owned (thought I ... Continue Reading
What are *your* pink gloves?
Right before Thanksgiving, during the most convenient possible time of year, our dishwasher died. It suddenly & irrevocably refused to close. I couldnt fix it, the Tornado couldnt fix it, the Traveling Husband wasnt around to fix it & the plumber (who was here visiting for a different broken-stuff reason) was irrationally pissed & frustrated he couldnt fix it. I share this ... Continue Reading
Thoughts from Fitbloggin10.
(Kinda late, way too long & all in bullets because that's the way I feel like rollin') This was indeed my reaction to being at Fitbloggin. I adored meeting my peeps. Our community rocks. I'm woman enough to admit I was terrified a little apprehensive about my trips to BlogHer & Blissdom. The former I feared due to its size & the latter because I knew one woman attending (out ... Continue Reading
I love myself. part 3948 (giveaway post).
This weekend I will have been married to Ren. Man for 13 years (together for 16). There are few things Im entirely certain of in my life, but one is we'd not still be together if I hadnt entered this union loving myself first. If I can impart one thing to you today it is that. Think it. Write it. Live it. OWN IT. Spread it. Wear it. Please to share below why you love ... Continue Reading
First Person Friday: Im my own superhero.
Subtitle: May we, for today, pretend the above photo is kickASS, high rez & one can entirely read what it says on the tank? Thx. Id make the excuse this is a scattered random post because my parents are here visiting---but it's mainly because it's how my mind is working right now. First: The Great Tattoo Reveal went pretty ok last weekend. Out of respect (because, while I jest, that's ... Continue Reading
Body Image: How can we be healthy role models?
This topic wasnt originally my plan for today's Monday Facetime----but I couldnt get your comments on this post out of my head. I was touched, saddened, heartened, inspired and, honestly, shocked by the stories you shared. The comment-snippets below sparked the Facetime which follows. Id be honored if you'd make the time to share your thoughts so we can compile an uplifting ... Continue Reading