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Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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I’m Afraid to Step Back on the Scale

I haven’t stepped on a scale in at least six months. It all trickled down. I abandoned a weight loss plan that was giving me results, I became more lax in tracking my indulgences,

What a Sick Day for Mom Looks Like #ReliefIsHere #Ad

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. The thoughts shared are mine. Before I had kids, I recall lounging on the couch and napping whenever I felt like it during a sick day. Work usually

Cherishing Love Momentos From My Husband #PutYourHeartToPaper

This story is part of a sponsored campaign to inspire you to #PutYourHeartToPaper. Throughout my life I haven’t ever really been a “card” person. I hated reading birthday cards aloud and rarely bought them to

Strolling into 2015 and an Interview With Myself

Hey there! Hi. Yes, you. How are you? I’ve been thinking about you. No really, it’s true. Not in a stalkerish kind of way, but I’ve been wondering how your holidays went and if

Where Did September Go? {Weight Loss & Other Updates}

The other day I felt like I was getting into another posting groove, but then I looked up and it wasn’t the other day… it was over 20 days ago. (Heck, I started the

Keeping Myself Accountable {Weight Loss Update}

I’m the type of person who is filled with ideas and likes to go all in on something to the point of obsession. I tend to burn myself out of motivation this way. It’s

Let’s Hear It For Non-Scale Victories! {Weight Loss Update}

No surprise that I haven’t followed any eating plans to a T nor have I been completely strict with my running/exercise schedule. They are important components to living a healthier life, but they aren’t

Will I Ever Run a 5k? {Weight Loss & Couch to 5k Updates}

Two weeks ago I was so close to hitting my next weight goal. Without tracking my food and WW points, you can see how my weights have fluctuated. Week 16: 213.4 Week 17: 211.6 Week 18: 208.8 Week

Expand Your Child’s Library at My Usborne Books Facebook Party!

Okay, so, I feel awkward sending out party invites to the masses. I really do, but I want you to come by tomorrow, if you can. Not to my house though because it’s a

So I’m Thinking About Running… {Weight Loss Update}

Generally I avoid apologizing for lack of writing because I know you understand what it’s like to be busy. We are all busy and sometimes things slip, like tracking my food and writing my

The Struggle is Real {Weight Loss Update}

A struggle with self-image and my weight is a recurring theme in my life. One that started in 3rd grade and is still present today. In fact, I wrote about it – really wrote

Feeling So Fabulous {Weight Loss Update}

If there’s one thing I’ve learned this time around, it’s about the whole journey. Focusing on the results of just one week misses the bigger picture. I could get really upset about last week’s

What’s My Size Again? {Weight Loss Update}

Much to my surprise, I’ve reached my first non-scale weight loss goal. It almost seems too soon. One thing is for sure, my body shape changed with having kids. Before kids, it took me

The Scale isn’t the Only Number Changing {Weight Loss Update}

I’ve said it before, but I need to start tracking measurements. Problem is, I don’t really know how to measure myself properly. I’ve never quite figured out where my “natural” waist is… It’s been

Living Life While Losing Weight {Weight Loss Update}

One of my fears about losing weight is missing out. Missing out on fun and food because, let’s face it, a lot of social activities surround food. Food is social and that can create

Time to Buy New Pants! {Weight Loss Update}

Getting healthy and losing weight have pros and cons, much like anything else. One of those is shopping for new clothes. I’ve been looking forward to needing new pants and I finally had to buy

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I’m a Loser, Baby! {Weight Loss Update}

I never really liked the show The Biggest Loser. Admittedly, I’ve never watched an entire season. The few times I watched, it was the season finale. I always cried, listening to their stories and

Scale Victory: Reaching My First Weight Loss Goal

One of the things I love about the Weight Watchers program is how they encourage you to break down your weight loss into smaller, achievable goals. I know I need to lose about 100

Rissa’s Disney World Quotes, Comic Book Nursery & More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

I was busy writing away over on BabyZone this past week! Is it a bird? Or a plane? No, it’s comic book decor! I found 18 fun things for a comic book-themed nursery. I shared fun

Mom Dating, Milk Donations & Mobile Devices for Kids – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

Here’s what I was talking about and sharing on BabyZone this past week! Maybe my view on technology is a bit skewed because of what I do. My life and work are intertwined on this