You Can Sit With Me

To the mom who goes to Back-to-School Night by herself and sees everyone else chatting,

To the mom who couldn’t attend because she was working long hours,

To the mom who feels out of place at a PTO meeting,

To the mom who wants to volunteer, but is too busy juggling a toddler,

To the mom who feels left out of the “cool” mom group,

To the mom who wants new friends but feels incredibly awkward,

To the mom who feels like she always sits alone,

You can sit at my table.

Love Your Body NOW

When I look back at old photos of myself, I sometimes feel a bit of regret.

As I place my hand on my now rounded belly or catch a glance of my now wider hips in the mirror, I want to tell that girl in the pictures to wake up.

To not take her body for granted. To appreciate herself as she is right then and there.

Then I stop and think that maybe I should be giving my current self the same advice.

Here is what I want to tell the girl in all of the pictures… Continue reading