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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October 27, 2014

Fatass Fabulous

Thing One was kind of a sick kid. He was happy and smiling and full of energy, but it was always sort of one thing after another. Rashes. Belly aches. Colds and ear infections. Right around his first birthday we determined he was lactose intolerant (he has since grown out of that). Seasonal allergies. Asthma. […]

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September 6, 2014

the love of a tribe

Since my 18 hour Fitbloggin’ experience of ’14, I’ve been trying to author a follow up to the FitBlogger Tough Love session Steve and I led. I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts and your follow up posts, and I am touched by the number of people who have come and checked in on me too. […]

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