If I told you “You’re a chair” would you be mad?

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In everyone’s lifetime they will be told (likely multiple times) that they’re not enough.

Not smart enough, not attractive enough, not successful enough, not feminine enough, not masculine enough, not strong enough, not talented enough, not wealthy enough, not worthy enough.

These messages can come from anyone/anywhere – your parents, your spouse, your colleagues, your siblings, your “friends”, your neighbors, complete strangers, tv shows, advertisements…yourself. Sometimes it feels like you can’t be safe from people telling you who or what you are, let alone your own brain.

Here’s what I think. Continue reading

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Have Babies, Will Travel … to Paris!

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When my husband and I got married we received a lot of sage advice, including the good ole “Go on trips now and get it out of your system – once you have kids you won’t be able to.”

While I appreciate the good intent – I gotta say, we recently returned from a 2 week trip to Paris with our daughters (3yrs and 9 months) and it made me realize that that advice is a bunch of baloney. Here’s why I believe on continuing to travel with kids: Continue reading