Posts filed under FAMILY-HOME

A Mother of a 1 Year Old

Today is Georgia's first birthday. She is napping right now and I am full of thought as I sit in my house surrounded by pictures of her. 

I'm not sad. And I'm not really tearful. I'm content. I'm peaceful. I'm who I am and where I'm supposed to be. A mother of a 1 year old. 

Many of my friends have had tears during this time as they look back at how fast the year went and how they only got a few weeks to enjoy each growing stage of their child. I kept waiting for the sad/happy tears to come and I thought there was something wrong with me when they didn't.

But my truth on this day is a feeling of pride and a new found confidence. Georgia has taught me that I can be a mother and protect her and love her and teach her and enjoy her, fiercely, everyday.  I am able to be someone I wasn't before her. She has given me new life. 

Posted on August 26, 2016 and filed under FAMILY, FAMILY-HOME, BABY.

My Good 'Ol Dependable Bathroom Scale.....yea right.

My bathroom scale never fails me. It's steadfast, true, and dependable. No matter what, the number I see causes me sadness.

It doesn't matter if I've gained, stayed the same, or lost weight; I'm unhappy. And here's why.

In the past, when I was trying to lose weight (and failing), I would weigh myself every day. I couldn't get out of the habit. Sometimes, I would get off and back on again a second later, just to see if the number would be 0.2lbs lower than what it just was. Or I would weigh myself multiple times a day; clinging to the hope of seeing a low number that would bring me some joy in life.

Posted on June 13, 2016 and filed under NUTRITION, EXERCISE, FAMILY-HOME, BRAIN FOOD, BRAIN FOOD-HOME.