Beautiful, and…

As a girl, my hair was not the color of Barbie’s.  My eyes were not the color of Barbie’s.  My boobs were not… they were just… not.  Moreover, I didn’t walk around on my tip

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All Around the Mulberry Bush: Jessica Simpson & Body Image

I was prepared to rant. Jessica Simpson debuted her “new mom body” on the Katie Show and my emotions told reason to take a coffee and doughnut break while I raked Simpson (who gave birth in May) through

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Lessons, Reflections, and Self-Acceptance

I’ve learned a very important lesson in the process of becoming a mother. In order to age gracefully and become truly, timelessly beautiful, we must surrender our attachment to the youthful bodies we

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Are you Ready to #BeBrave?

Are you ready to #BeBrave?The headlines are filled with stories about feelings of hopelessness. At first glance, the world looks like a pretty depressing place, but if you look just long enough…you see

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ChiChis to the Max

As a mother of a young girl, I consider myself pretty well-versed on what to expect in the Milestones category. I mean, I used to be one myself, so Hands in the Air for Team Life Experience!!!I’ve smiled

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Throw Like a Girl: 11-Year-Old Caroline Pla’s Appeal To Play Tackle Football

Caroline Pla on “Ellen.” Go Irish!Both of my sons play in the local YMCA flag football league. It’s a pretty tame version of the game, but the kids do bonk heads or trip over each other, so injury

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Broken

I cannot conceive children. Well, not without medications, injections, doctors and about $15,000.00.I did not know this until I was 28, married and trying hard to be a mom before hitting 30. My body could

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Owning My Reflection (Again)

This post originally appeared on Aspiring Mama in January of 2013. Funny how some things change and others remain the same. I don’t promise to be perfect. I don’t pretend to be anything other

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Mommy Do I need to go on a Diet?

The question felt a bit out of left field.  But as the mother of a child, of a little girl, I suppose I shouldn’t ever really be surprised, right?She is eight-going-on-twenty-eight, after all. And

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Dieting Last Resorts

I decided to go on a raw foods diet. Mostly it sounds fine to me except it virtually excludes my favorite food groups: coffee, cheese and bread.Coffee, cheese, and fresh baked sourdough are such an intrinsic

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