I've spoken before about the loss of identity that comes with parenting. Its a strange phenomenon. On one hand you become so much more than you were before, you become someone you never imagined you could be. You do things you didn't know you were capable of. You become so strong and so resilient and … Continue reading Finding your thing.
"I am always comparing my weaknesses to someone else’s strengths, so no wonder I’m worn out all the time" I’m tired. I say that so often that I feel like its lots its meaning. I say it to my kids. I say it to my husband. I say it to the check out chick when … Continue reading By my own Measure, I’m Never quite Good enough.
Listen, son: I am saying this as you lie asleep, one little paw crumpled under your cheek and the blond curls stickily wet on your damp forehead. I have stolen into your room alone. Just a few minutes ago, as I sat reading my paper in the library, a stifling wave of remorse swept over … Continue reading “Father Forgets” by Livingston Larned
"I’ve been uncensored in voicing my own insecurities because it never occurred to me that little boys ears were listening" Last night my 8 year old son told me; "I don’t like the way I’m formed. I don’t like this body. My friends look better than me. They’re faster, they’re better at sport. I know … Continue reading Body Positive – Its not just a Girl thing.
You start a new healthy eating or fitness plan, you have such high hopes, such great intentions and yet, fall flat on your face just a few days in! Sound familiar?? So what's with this?! Why is it, even when we are so motivated to change, that we struggle to make it work for us? … Continue reading Making successful change…