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Where blog posts wither & die (part two).**

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Yesterday I brought the Tornado to see Shrek the Musical. Again. (she requested the harry potter specs. she knows not who h.p. is.) You cant see but Im wearing these shoes. again. So glad I listened to all of you (especially Charlotte) and didnt return them. I love. I feel fancy. I look on the [...]

Hula Hooping and Self-Love

Monday, March 21, 2011


(That’s not me hooping in the pic above. This is a guest post. Sorry for confusion.) I picked up my first hula hoop in March of 2008. It was a kid’s hoop, pink and filled with water. I picked it up, and it fell to the floor, again and again and again. I wasn’t really [...]

What are you gifting yourself?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Ahhhh. If you live in the USA you may still be feeling the, uh, repercussions of the great Thanksgiving Stress-out. Family, food, schedules thrown for a loop, routine being replaced by mayhem— all that. No matter where you reside we’re pretty much all thisclose to being knee-deep in holiday frenzy. A few weeks ago I [...]

Go your own way (guest post)

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Thanks Miz for sharing the purple spotlight today. It’s my color, it brings out the green in my eyes. I’m Rita. I parent a delightful young lady. I am in mad crazy love with a police officer who saves the world from evil every day. I am in college to get my degree and become [...]

It’s National LOVE YOUR BODY Day!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Yes we wear these constantly. Yes you may join us. Today, People, is National Love Your Body Day (or, if you live in our domicile, it’s simply Wednesday. We behave as though every day is NLYBD up in herre). And yes. Im here to shout from the proverbial rafters that I DO. I love my [...]

EXPOSED! Reflections on a movement.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


It has been about eleven months since I wrote my initial EXPOSED post and a year since Mishe started the Exposed movement. When she emailed & asked if Id blog about my thoughts/experiences since I first being EXPOSED I knew immediately what I’d write. *immediately* It’s amazing to me what a difference eleven months can [...]

Are bloggers role models?

Friday, August 20, 2010


Are bloggers role models?

(My fave non-role model’y tee & boyfriend) It feels like a lifetime ago I sat on this panel** (I blew-off missed BlogHer this year. If you went & blogged about it please link your posts in the comments!). During the session, panel members & the audience chatted about blogs, bloggers, readers & responsibility. I clearly [...]

Operation Beautiful virtual book tour (video/giveaway)

Monday, August 2, 2010


(there’s a video above if youre reading via google reader) One of my fondest mamahood memories is the first afternoon (we’ve now done it a few times) my daughter & I climbed upon the Operation Beautiful bandwagon. I’d decided to join in after reading about other people’s experiences on Caitlin’s blog & really didnt think [...]

Positive self-affirmations (guest post.)

Thursday, July 22, 2010


MizFit is her own superhero. Are you yours? Do you look in the mirror and say, “Dang, my butt looks great in these jeans!”? Or maybe, “I am so proud of myself for choosing whole wheat over Wonder Bread at the store.” How about: “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it — people [...]


Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Whether you are familiar with this term or not—Im pretty confident in saying we’re all familiar with the concept. Technically defined self-objectification is defined as when we choose to evaluate ourselves based on appearance because that’s how we believe others adjudicate us. (many believe that the media plays a large role in teaching us to [...]