After a health scare late last year, I’ve gotten serious about taking better care of myself. I was done making excuses (there’s no time to cook—we have to order pizza…for the fourth time this week!) and ready to start paying attention to how I was treating my body. Writing has always been my mental ... » Learn More about Women’s Health Week
Now that my childbearing years are *sniff* behind me, I'm struggling to embrace the next phase of life: a work-at-home mom of three trying to reclaim her body and home. This series chronicles my attempts at getting healthy, and creating a prettier, more functional space for my family AND my work. I guess it's time to get rid of the maternity clothes, too.
I'm at a corner table in the coffee shop I frequent every Wednesday when, without a word, the gracious owner places a fresh-out-of-the-oven cookie next to my laptop. She waits with expectant eyes, proud of her confection, willing me to take a bite. The delectable aroma of hot chocolate chips wafts ... » Learn More about Free Cookies & Other Uphill Battles
It started when I was pretty young. I didn't understand the shame or have words for the feelings of inadequacy. No one said anything, or even indicated they knew I had a problem, but slowly, certain things gave me pause. One memory stands out: On a hot summer day, my Mom had called me and my ... » Learn More about Hello, My Name is Stephanie & I’m an Addict
When I get a hankering for another baby, my husband runs from me. As a result, I'm left with no choice but to throw myself into a new project. Having developed a slight obsession with Home and Garden TV, namely the shows House Hunters, Property Brothers, and Fixer Upper, I've been leaning toward ... » Learn More about Chip and Joanna, Call Me!
The fam and I made our annual trek to the beach last week, and the weather, unlike last year's chilly and windy BS, was glorious. The kids had a blast splashing in the surf, digging to China, and eating snacks covered in sand. The grown-ups enjoyed a few too many adult beverages and laughed ... » Learn More about Does This Confidence Make My Butt Look Big?