Here were are. Doing our own thing. Loving, laughing, crying, joking, eye rolling, exploring, learning, and everything else that falls in between these one second snapshots we call a family portrait.
When I was asked to contribute a blog post for this Hispanic Heritage Month Blog Hop I really wrestled with the idea of talking about body shaming. So many of the other posts seemed to be celebrating their culture while it seemed I was was going to sit here and bash mine. Then I realized … Continue reading Body Shaming & Growing Up Latina #TXLatinoBlog Hop
Was I really ready to wiggle and jiggle up close? Was I ready to bust a move and watch as my loose skin moved around with it? In my home I feel safe. Being surrounded by people who know me makes me feel safe. In a room with strangers? Not so much.
Two weeks ago I went to the water park with my kids to celebrate the final days of summer. As usual, I took a picture and posted it up on my Instagram. When the day was done and I checked my account I was greeted with these comments... So lovely right? From women none the … Continue reading Battling Body Shaming
What I CONSTANTLY remind myself is that there are too many freaking people on this planet with far too many different perspectives to spend any time or energy trying to please everyone. It's impossible. So I stay focused on you.
It wasn't just the toned pieces of me waking me up to train hard and stay focused. It was ALL of me. We all crossed the finish line.
7 Pool Party Rules Someone has started a mommy group in my community which meets at the pool and I think is super cool and yet I feel odd since my kids are in school now. So basically I just get to hang out and reminisce about the days when my time at the pool … Continue reading Keep Calm and It’s a Pool Party
I will save that for another post because this one is just for her and all the other women in our lives who have been down this road or will face it one day in the future.
I know we have been taught that staring is rude and should be avoided at all cost but I am willing to make an argument for this cause. I am a starer. I am fascinated by many things. I have always been that way. If I ever meet you, I will talk to you and I … Continue reading Stop and Stare
I know now that I wasn't ready to find love because I didn't know love until I showed it to myself.