My CZ is more valuable to me than a diamond because of the importance of the reminder it now provides for me.
Category: Mommy Mindfulness
Six years ago, after my fifth child was born, I was looking at myself in the mirror in the master bath of our rental. I was naked and staring at myself. Something I usually avoided…
By 2015 I had lost and gained the “baby weight” 5 times already. I was fit but miserable. I had grown up as the “chubby kid” and I felt desperate to not be that way as a mom.
Acceptance of yourself in your role of motherhood doesn’t come by reaching a certain number of check marks on the made-up script in your head that you made up of what a “good mother” does or doesn’t do.
I have gained and lost well over 200 lbs as I have gone through growing and giving birth to 6 babies…each time trying to get down to “pre-baby weight.” I have come to learn that there is a time when you should NOT try to lose weight and there is a time when you can if you want to.
I shed a couple tears and decided to go all in on Dani. I decided that I was going to encourage her to live her full self without the burden of my words telling her I wish she were different.
198lbs that is what the scale said. I was 24, my first baby was only a couple months old and I was as out of shape as I had ever been.
My first thought was to call her in and have her fix the broken frame again, except this time I would show her how to do it better. But then I stopped myself in that thought and decided to leave it as-is, as a reminder.
Earlier this year I realized I would be 40-years old this August. I thought if I was going to have another child I would need to do it pretty soon. The question arose from my mind…Should I have another child?
Brains are hardwired to seek safety in groups by feeling accepted. This causes behavior that many times may not serve us. Such as worrying about what others think about us. Check out the video to better understand how this plays out in your life and what to do about it.