September 11, 2020

In a World That Favors Novelty, Appreciate the Fixtures

Earlier this week, I took my two youngest kids to Sweets n’ Stories, our local ice cream shop. Heather has been running this store on Main Street in our town for over 25 years and it’s also an independent book store, coffee shop, and cafe. I shared this picture of our daughter commenting on the “face-sized” nature of the lollipop. 😂 One of my FB friends that’s not local to me commented, “I LOVE that […]
September 4, 2018

Own Your Space: How I Learned to Stop Making Myself Small

My entire life, I’ve identified as being a “big girl”. Yes, big. Not just tall, but specifically, big. In my book How Mommy Got Her Groove Back™ I share a few stories about this came to be. To sum it up, I had several interactions in which people made comments that made me feel like my height (I’m nearly 6 feet tall) made me intimidating to other people. And in truth, when you couple my height […]
August 27, 2018

Getting Feedback: Step 4 of the Process to Making Changes that Stick

You’ve decided. You’re making a change. This time, things are going to be different. You’ve researched your plan. You know what you’re going to do. You start. You take action. (because you’re serious this time) But then… You start to have doubts. You think “Am I doing this right?” You feel kind of lonely. You don’t have anyone who can relate to what you’re going through. But, you don’t know who to ask. You don’t […]
August 21, 2018

Avoid Analysis Paralysis with The Process to Making Change That Lasts—Step 3: Get to Work

Practice makes perfect. I know you’ve heard this many times before and maybe, like mine, the walls of your high school were the showcase for those motivational posters with quotes like this one. Of course, the quotes were always accompanied by an inspiring image; more than likely, this quote would be featured with an image of a person running somewhere. (Aren’t people are always running on those posters?) And as much as I love a good motivational […]