encouragement

More Beautiful than You Think - Dove

I had seen this video making its way around social media, but didn't take the time to sit down and watch it until this morning. I knew it would be good. It sure sounded impactful. But I didn't expect to get teary...I just didn't. But then I needed a tissue!  What a positive message -- that we are our worst critics and others see us for our true beauty.  Please take a moment to watch the video below and make a promise to be less harsh with yourself. ... Read more » about More Beautiful than You Think - Dove

Embrace the Mess + Other Parenting Words of Wisdom

I understand that life is busy. I really do. As you may remember, I recently quit my job as a full time accountant and made the switch to stay-at-home-mom. ... Read more » about Embrace the Mess + Other Parenting Words of Wisdom

Elf for Health: Holiday Challenge

Remember the Blend Retreat way back in May where I got to meet the most awesome healthy like-minded group of friends?!? Well, my blend (blogger + friend) Lindsay, is starting an awesome holiday challenge to help keep us motivated and encouraged in our health goals over the next 6 weeks.  I love her idea and want to share it with all of YOU to see if you'll participate. ... Read more » about Elf for Health: Holiday Challenge

Growing Healthy Kids + Stopping Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity is on the rise. More than 23 million children are obese or overweight.  We all know it.  We all see it. But what can be done about it? I believe it all starts at home. ... Read more » about Growing Healthy Kids + Stopping Childhood Obesity

A Momentous Occasion: Babycakes is Turning 2!

Hello friends! I mentioned the other day on Facebook that Wednesday was MY day. I spent it shopping, cooking, blogging, photographing, formalizing some business ideas, and party planning!! What are we celebrating? Babycakes' 2nd birthday, of course!  I admit, I think I'm a pretty good mom...most of the time.  I even let my toddler run around the house naked sometimes.  And I feed her lots of vegetables. ... Read more » about A Momentous Occasion: Babycakes is Turning 2!

Our Words Matter + {My Pretty Body}

My toddler's desire to run around the house naked increases by the minute. Those of you with 2 year olds totally understand! ... Read more » about Our Words Matter + {My Pretty Body}

Goals Round 2 - UPDATE

Remember that second round of goals I posted back on May 17th?  No?  Well, evidently me neither because I haven't been doing very well at working towards them!  So, rather than waiting for the entire summer to pass me by and THEN admit that I am nowhere close to meeting my goals, I am taking a moment this day to stop, reflect, refocus, and get back on track.  Are you good at getti ... Read more » about Goals Round 2 - UPDATE

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