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Healthy Food Guard Rails

My husband was driving home from work one day and made a quick stop at the store to pick up a few items. He was hungry so he bought a good-sized bag of Boom Chicka Pop, knowing a couple of handfuls would keep the edge off before dinner. I will never forget the way he […]

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Coronavirus in the Pacific Northwest :: How Are Families Preparing?

Editor’s Note: This post was written prior to school closures, event cancellations, and business restrictions. Current recommendations go far beyond the preparatory remarks in this post; please practice social distancing by staying home, limiting yourself to only essential tasks, and by keeping your family and others in our community safe and healthy.This past week, I […]

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Self-Care Is Loving Yourself

We all know the importance of self-care. And yet, it still feels a little unattainable to many. I hear some version of these stories more times than I can count: I’m too overwhelmed. My plate is so full it’s spilling over. How can I even think about adding “self-care” on top of it all? Sure, […]

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Life Without a Uterus

Ladies, it’s me, your future. I’m here to tell you all is well in Hysterectomy Land.   Here in Hysterectomy Land, there are no feminine hygiene products of any kind. Why? Because your Aunt Flo will no longer be joining you, God rest her soul. With all the money you’re saving each month, you can […]

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Going to Therapy Makes Me a Better Mom

As moms, we spend a massive amount of our waking hours listening and responding to others. The incoming conversations change over the years, but they take up a lot of brain space, nonetheless. When my kids were younger, the conversations revolved around their processing of the world around them. I answered 9000 “why” questions a […]

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Where Does Your Courage Show Up?

I recently had the chance to attend a thought-provoking, community-building workshop with The Goodness Collaborative. Part of the workshop was a panel of local entrepreneurs who shared their stories of the journey they each had taken that led them to be sitting in front of all of us, sharing their thoughts and ideas and experiences. […]

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Becoming a Goal Getter

I confidently stared into the mirror and the woman looking back was different. After 18 months, I had lost 100 pounds, but my eye caught something more. Achieving great success in weight loss trickled into other areas of my life in 2019. I became a blogger, a business owner, a bona fide runner, and a […]

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Processing Pain While Mothering

There are no better performers than moms hiding pain from their children. And I’m a rock star.  And like you, I’m a really a good mom (never mind my 6-year old calling me a “poopy-butt” this morning).  But this year has been hard. A difficult divorce, going back to work after six years home with […]

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Moms Who Meditate

It seems like every parenting, self-help, and health guru is encouraging their followers to adopt a meditation practice. And why not, when meditation and mindfulness are touted as solutions for everything from anxiety to immunity to memory loss prevention? What’s more, those who have cultivated a regular mindfulness practice claim it’s a multiplier, that whatever [...]
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