If Not Now, When? Why We’re Part of the Body Image Problem

I’ve been working for quite some time on accepting my body. Pretty sure it started in 5th grade. It’s sad that I started to have body image issues so young, but I remember exactly why. Some boys used to make fun of me. While I was always very popular with all the girls in school, […]

The Problem with Picking Out your Own Wine

When I first started drinking wine, I hated it. I was into really fruity cocktails and as a young 20 year old, had truly no idea what I was missing out on. It wasn’t until I got pregnant with my first that I started liking wine a little bit more. It’s funny, because I ordered […]

Sucky Marketing: Why No One Wants your Direct Sales Shit

Disclaimer: I have a LOT of friends who run very very successful Direct Sales businesses and LOVE it. They’re phenomenal at their varying sales and marketing efforts. (In fact, I’m about to venture into a Direct Sales company so I can get a discount on some products that I’ve been buying lately). This is NOT […]

How to Change a Life: When a Perfectionist Gets Fat – Then Fit

If you don’t know this about me, I’m half Filipino. My mom emigrated from the Philippines in the 70’s and became a citizen after finishing nursing school. She married my dad (his family is from Yugoslavia, but he was pretty much your standard white guy) and after he died I grew up in a home […]

A Call to Action on Less-Than-Honest Formula Marketing

This was originally posted as a guest blog on MamasChiropractic.com in March of last year when Honest Company launched their organic formula. While a great alternative for moms that are already formula feeding, I had a few things to say about their marketing slogan. ——————————- Picture this: You have an infant. You’ve breastfed before. Some people […]

7 Things to do Before your First Pure Barre Class

I’ve never really been into working out, but over the years my genes, having babies and eating habits have collided into an unfortunate circumstances that require SOME sort of workout. I started with CrossFit after my first kid – and LOVED it. Fell head over heels for it. I was a huge evangelist, very happy […]

A Pubic Service Announcement.

Today my heart hurts. Having two babies in three years isn’t easy on a body. It’s not easy on a marriage. It’s not easy on a career, either. Your cortisol levels go through the roof with lack of sleep, you eat comfort food, you argue with your husband, you lose clients and it’s a vicious, […]