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Tag: self-esteem

Just Take the Picture – You Don’t Need to Look Thinner

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The other day, I saw a blog post on Pinterest that was a how-to guide for posing yourself to look thinner in pictures. I...

To the Mom Struggling With Self-Esteem

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I see you pulling at your leggings, making sure they’re high enough to hold in that stubborn leftover baby weight. I see you checking the...

Feel Irresistible in Your Body, Stretch Marks and All

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If you have been paying attention, you may have noticed that we are in the midst of a slow march toward full body positivity....

Why I Traded “Competitive” for “Healthy”

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  I gained five pounds the week I turned 30. To be fair, the first two pounds crept on over the holiday season, as that pesky...

9 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Her Body...

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"Body-positive" "Body-confident" "Body-shaming" These are the body-buzz-words of our lives. Sorting through all of these image-related sound bites and messages is really difficult to do when everywhere...

Getting Fit in a Looks-Obsessed World

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Let's face it, women are under a lot of pressure to look a certain way in our culture.  We are bombarded with images, articles,...

Rock Your “Summer Bod” With Pride, Mamas!

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As I looked in the mirror, tears streamed down my face at the sight of my reflection; I no longer felt comfortable in my old two...

The Love Letter Every Mom Should Write

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It happens every year. It's my birthday, or Mother's Day, and while I would never say it, a little part of my heart is waiting...

You’re Much More Than “Just a” Stay At Home Mom

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I'm a stay at home mom. I do work about two hours per week teaching birth classes out of my home, but I don't...

What I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

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Looking through old pictures the other day, I saw myself. As usual, I was trying to hide behind a friend. My arms were crossed in...

Raising Our Girls in a Miley Cyrus World

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  She was beautiful. Her long, blonde hair was pulled into a messy bun on top of her dainty head. Her skin was golden, evidence of...

Grace Over Guilt

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Recently, I caught myself being super judgmental.  I actually told an exhausted new mama of two that her children deserved better.  I told her...