Wear the size that fits you. No one will see the number, only how the clothes fit. If size 14 fits, don’t wear a size 12. So maybe you keep smaller sizes around to motivate you to lose weight. For me, that would be a demotivator. But you do you. If keeping smaller sizes motivates you, keep a… Read More Wear the size that fits.
There are so many causes to fight for. I feel pulled towards causes about birth interventions, childhood cancer, child abuse, poverty, providing food to those in need, healthy food and obesity, money — how to help people be more fiscally responsible, how to help the government be more fiscally responsible, race equality, gender equality, toxic… Read More Too Many Causes
A few months ago, we tried a round of potty training to partial success. My son has learned how to pee and poo in the potty, and he holds his bladder remarkably well. A little too well, in fact. He got in the habit of holding everything in until the nap and night time diapers… Read More Potty Training: Here We Go Again On Our Own
I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about how being content and striving to be better are not opposites, and yet we often see them that way. You can love your body and have a positive self-image while working on losing weight for your health. You can be happy in your job while looking for… Read More You can be content while striving to be better
Last week, I talked about being overwhelmed after coming off a down period. I have been working fervently to get ahead and make progress, but I always feel like I’m behind. The harder I work, the more behind I feel. Do you ever feel like that? Overwhelmed to the point where you just want to bury… Read More How to dig yourself out of a great big hole
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’m not good at DIY. Oh, how I long to be, spending my days dreaming of turning $5 chairs into priceless masterpieces. I picked up a nightstand for a quarter (yes a quarter!). Its black paint is chipped, revealing bare wood. I’d love to paint… Read More I sharpie my furniture.
I’ve noticed that I have hills and valleys when it comes to my energy level. Most days, I’m fairly even keel with a decent amount of energy and motivation. I follow my schedule, I make progress on both little and big projects, and I pretty good at maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Every month or so,… Read More I’m overwhelmed.
I hear a lot of people talking about budgets as if they’re a handcuff, a restriction or a drag. For the last few years, we’ve kept a budget and learned some things non-budgeters wouldn’t know. Let me share with you some reasons keeping a budget is awesome: A budget gives you freedom. Keeping a budget… Read More A budget is not a handcuff
Yesterday, my friends were going nuts over Amazon’s “Prime Day,” a day full of great deals for Amazon Prime members. Since Facebook was blowing up with people sharing their great deals, I figured I’d share some of the great deals I’ve gotten recently: Fisher-Price Little People Animal Sounds Farm Retail price: $35 | My price: $5… Read More How to save up to 90%
I have an issue with jealousy. The stupid, non-logical kind that is petty and mean-spirited. Like the time I was jealous of someone’s car that I didn’t even want. Or the times I’ve been jealous that someone I want to be friends with is friends with someone else. The problem with jealousy is that it’s… Read More Redo your thoughts.