Raising girls

I am trying to raise my girls to respect themselves. I believe girls should be afforded the same opportunities as boys, and don’t believe they should have to adjust, change or pretend anything to have those opportunities. I think I’ve had a very blessed life. Like our parents before us, my husband and I do … More Raising girls

How changing lanes helped with swimming lessons.

Have you ever done the early morning registration for swimming? You wake up at the crack of dawn, start up your laptop and log into the swimming website. You find the codes for the classes you hope to enroll in and then have your credit card ready for the moment it hits the start time. … More How changing lanes helped with swimming lessons.

Music Monday: Scars to Your Beautiful

“Beauty goes deeper than the surface” “You’re beautiful just the way you are” “Your differences are your greatest strengths” “No better you, than the you that you are” “It only matters what I think.” “Often times, the world both directly and indirectly tells us that we should be happy with ourselves if we don’t fit certain beauty … More Music Monday: Scars to Your Beautiful

Do you like you? ‘Try’

One of the biggest fears I have for my kids is around surviving their school-aged years. Being a girl is hard and there are so many pressures put on us by society and celebrity and media and, more importantly, each other. I remember the pressure I put on myself to look a certain way. I … More Do you like you? ‘Try’