You know what? Sometimes people are mean, and unhappy, and just downright not fun to be around. Which, in turn, makes you want to be mean, and unhappy right back to them. But what if you countered every thoughtless word and act with a simple act of kindness? My own child is really fantastic at… Continue reading The Crunchy, Granola, Keller Kindness Challenge
Let’s talk about food cravings. I love dip, really any kind of dip. I can hold my own against cupcakes, cookies and cakes (a feat since I work in a high school office where food is constantly in and out, and it is always gorgeously sweet food), but a tortilla chip and any kind of… Continue reading Made to Crave, Chapter One, “What’s Really Going On Here?”
Hey girls, it’s me again. I know you all get sick and tired of hearing me talk about my lifetime struggle with body image, but my small town went and opened a fabulous aquatic center this summer, and I live with a seven-year old minion who loves all things water, so I have had to… Continue reading Fit Mama, Strong Mama, Happy Mama
Father’s Day is such a mixed day of emotions for so many. If you are my age, and you still get to have your daddy in your life, you should feel so blessed. I know that circumstances are not always so happy for everyone, but I am hoping that in your lifetime, if you did… Continue reading What is value of a daddy?
I wrote the original post for this two years ago, after my doctor, Dr. Melton, in all of his kindness, took a look at my chart and said gently, “Let’s talk about your weight”. Ugh. No woman alive really wants to talk about their weight. My journey despising my body began as a little girl,… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Your Weight
You remember months ago, when I was anguishing over the path of my life, praying hard about helping to facilitate a Single moms’ ministry at my church? I went to speak with my pastor months ago about this group, asking him “who would be a good person to lead this group?”, because for sure not… Continue reading Ask and you shall receive (God’s grace, specifically)