Being a [Step] Mom: Conversations about Body Image

My kids are all athletes.  My husband and I were athletes.  I still work out and run regularly.  Fitness is a big part of our lives, our values.  It’s natural then that food is also a big part of our lives.  I’ve said before the kitchen is the heart of our home.  Fitness and food, and conversations about these topics are two things that have helped me develop my role in my step kid’s lives.  … Continue Reading →

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Powerless: A Lesson on How to Take Control

Have you ever felt powerless?  Completely and totally powerless.  Like you are suffocating from the inside out.  You have no idea which way is up or how you could possibly move forward.  Have you felt this way?  I have. Lives Completely Changed About two months ago, our lives completely changed.  In a matter of seconds and a dozen words, our world turned upside down.  I want to be clear that I’m not pretending to be … Continue Reading →

Personal Excellence: Why We Should Demand it from Our Kids

As a teenager I loved the movie “Love and Basketball”.  I remember watching it for the first time at a basketball sleep over in high school.  For a high school girls’ basketball team, it was amazing.  It’s quite literally about love and basketball.  Teenage romance aside, there is one line that has always stuck out to me.  The Coach says to the female lead in so many words, “Why do you think I’m so hard … Continue Reading →