June 30, 2015

Fitbloggin’ Denver RECAP

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The switch flips on all of my social media feeds, the hashtags fly, there is a soft green light cast over everything. It’s time for FITBLOGGIN’! Like so many in the tribe, I feel a certain kind of ownership. It’s OUR conference. It’s like a homecoming every […]

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February 5, 2015

on turning 12 and loving your mom

Dear Thing One, We had an argument over the weekend. A BIG one. You and me, well, we are tight. And it’s interesting because you are in no way a “momma’s boy”, whatever that means, but we have a relationship that is pretty unique. When you were much younger, and we were still living in […]

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January 13, 2015

kelly jelly

My group of girlfriends loves to throw a birthday party. We have a whole ritual. We set up a “secret” chat on Facebook and give it a funny name. We go back and forth for days, figuring out the date and location. We hang on to ideas in photo files and scattered post it notes […]

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January 5, 2015

let’s dance

THING ONE: Sitting on the couch with his blankie under a blanket, eyes wet and glassy. MRSFATASS: Honey! You okay? What’s the matter? You’ve carried that blanket around since you were a year old. Now you’re only a head shorter than I am, and have strong square shoulders and long legs, but darn if you […]

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January 2, 2015

the year of the woman

“Is it only for women?” Every day, someone asks me that. We talked about it a lot before we opened, whether or not we would market exclusively to women. I was hesitant in the beginning, because while I was sure there would be people who would seek us out because of that, I wondered about […]

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December 22, 2014

positivity retrospective

Last January, all hopped up on BodyFlow breasts breaths and New Year’s clean-slatedness (look it up, it’s a word), I decided that my intention for 2014 was going to be POSITIVITY. I gave myself a nice, wide berth with this one, because after a few years of a lot of change, challenge, and even drama, […]

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December 18, 2014

look and listen, through the years

December is always a contemplative month. For different reasons, with different overriding emotions, but it’s always a month that’s good for finding me staring off into space at some point, laying in a bathtub until the water is cold, taking a dog for a short walk that turns into miles, just lost in thought. This […]

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December 8, 2014

excuses and apologies

I finally got my blog fixed. I finally got my blog fixed! And holy cow let me tell you it’s like getting to scratch that itch in the center of your back that is hard to reach. Not being able to search or read comments or have links work honestly made me not want to […]

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November 23, 2014

my people

I’ve been yammering here for about 5 years, give or take. This blog, which started out as a weight loss diary, has evolved. It’s incorporated my entire life’s journey, good, bad, and hemorrhoidal. It’s taken me places I never dreamed possible. I’ve been quoted, mentioned, reprinted, interviewed or featured in publications all over the country, […]

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November 11, 2014

call me crazy

Dear Not a Parent: I knew I shouldn’t have sent my son to your house last weekend. As soon as I read the email you sent, I knew I should have kept him home. But my son and your boyfriend’s son CR have been friends since Kindergarten. And it was CRs birthday. Those boys have […]

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