One year in early March, my three oldest boys voluntarily decided to do a No Sugar Challenge until Easter. We were shocked. Teachers and coaches kept asking if they were doing it for Lent.
Posts in the "Body" category:
Why Young Mothers Put On the Pounds
In an April 11 article published online by the American Academy of Pediatrics, results of a research project showed that young mothers (average age 25)consume more sugar-sweetened beverages and saturated fat than women in the same age group without children, resulting in higher BMIs. And while the authors said these women may have had higher BMIs simply […]
Mommy Body ABC’s
I’ve gotten in my own way, losing out on opportunities to achieve goals or move toward becoming the woman and mom I want to be. So how did I get to the land of body love? It’s taken time, effort, and learning to live by a new set of ABC’s.
5 Ways to Feel Amazing When You’re a Busy Mom
Take a moment to check in with yourself. How are you feeling? I know how it goes. You over-plan, over-schedule, and over-commit. Here are five ways that have helped me feel amazing despite my busy life, and they can help you, too.
When I was pregnant with my first child I went twelve days past my due date. Twelve days. I remember feeling like I had prepared for a big vacation, packed my bags, taken time off work, then shown up at the airport to find the flight had been canceled.
Yearning for motherhood may be painful, but it is a beautiful and natural thing. It can lead to growth and make room in our hearts. If we reach out to each other in compassion, it can forge bonds that build hope.
Self Care, Enjoying Moments, and Being Happy when Everything Isn’t Perfect–Audio Posts! [Season 2, Episode 15]
As mothers, we often feel taxed. And we wonder if we have the energy to keep going. And we don’t ALWAYS enjoy the moments. Today we’re sharing three audio posts to help you take care of yourself and find more joy along the way!
Exercise allows me to sweat out all the gunk within, to release the angst and turmoil, and to tap into the joy inside me. Suddenly life is exciting again. I have goals and the energy to work towards them.
Why I Don’t Need to “Get My Body Back” After Pregnancy
Like any gift, this body of mine deserves to be cherished and nurtured. Rather than belittle it with negative talk and unhealthy living, I ought to do my best to keep it strong, and then use it as the instrument for good that it’s meant to be.
12 Simple Ways to Take Care of Yourself During the Holidays
If you’ve ever gotten sick or felt run down over the holidays, you’ve experienced the fallout of holiday stress. If you tend to overdo it during the holidays (or anytime), or if you are just interested in taking extra good care of yourself, try one of these 12 simple ideas.
Making Exercise Intentions into Reality with Robin Long and April Perry – Episode 221
Ready to change your good “intentions” to exercise into ACTUAL exercise–without feeling stressed out about it? Robin Long from “The Balanced Life” is here to help!
Encore: Why Good Eating is Part of Good Parenting – Episode 212
fIn this encore episode, Saren talks with Katie Kimball from Kitchen Stewardship about how what we eat, the way we talk about food, and the way we prepare and pack our kids food is such an important part of parenting that’s why so many parents get the best food and appliances for making it, and packing […]
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