Tag Archives: body image

You’re Dang Right Momma Loves Her Body

You’re Dang Right Momma Loves Her Body

Patterns, habits and long-term environments mold so much of who we are, but I’m convinced simple little encounters are powerful enough to change our outcome–for better or worse. Like this morning. As I was stepping out of the shower and scurrying to the bedroom to get dressed on time, my 4-year-old daughter made a comicalRead More

I’m a 10. Perfect.

I’m a 10. Perfect.

“Can I sit with you?” My 4 y/o daughter sat on the bench of our dining set, eating a spaghetti lunch off a cream-colored Tupperware tray, her golden hair pulled back in a four-inch pony tail. “Sure, mom. Sit by me.” I sat down on the chair next to her, but not on the bench.Read More

Skinny jeans can kiss my fashion.

Skinny jeans can kiss my fashion.

I remember noticing how beautiful the sky was behind the Target sign, and actually thinking to myself, “today will be a successful shopping day.” The automatic doors whooshed open as I entered the store, kid free. I felt good, light on my feet. Being alone will do that to you. I quickly found matching shoesRead More

Selling a stranger’s clothes

Selling a stranger’s clothes

  4…6…29… The numbers boggled my mind. Pencil skirts…low-rise ripped jeans…designer labels… These styles seem like such a distant memory. Piece by piece, I pulled items out of the blue plastic tub. Stale and wrinkled, they didn’t provide the fond memories I thought they would. Didn’t make me long for the days when I woreRead More

The Blessings of Not Being Beautiful

By society’s standards, I am not a stunning, beautiful woman. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think I’m hideous. I can relate to this line from one of Gretchen Wilson’s honky-tonk tunes: “I may not be a ten, but the boys say I clean up good.” Give me a shower, some makeup and a flatteringRead More