Fun Valentine’s Day Activity (Starts Feb. 1st)

Jan 22, 2015 by

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Last year I started a new Valentine’s Day tradition with my daughter. I was inspired by one of our writers (I think Elise) who did something similar for her child’s birthday.

Each day leading up to V-Day, starting on Feb. 1st, I would add a heart to my daughters bedroom door at night while she was sleeping. Each heart reflected something I love about her, ranging from things like “I love that you like animals” to “I love how kind you are.” It felt like a great way to reinforce positive attributes and each morning my daughter was excited to see what the next heart said!

I kept things simple and cut out big hearts using construction paper. I then decorated many of the hearts with different stickers or crafty things to add a little pizzazz to the activity and I really enjoyed thinking about all the things I cherish about her. On the last day of the activity, Valentine’s Day, I stuck some fun surprises on her door like chocolate hearts and it really was a blast!

5 Things I’ve Learned Since Sending My Child to Preschool

Jan 15, 2015 by

My daughter was in in-home daycare since she was 10 weeks old. She loved where she was and absolutely loved her daycare provider. But after she turned 3 we started to feel like she should be somewhere with kids her own age (she was the oldest where she was). We agonized over the decision, quite frankly, because she was so happy and we knew she was really loved. How would she handle the transition? How would we handle the transition? In the end we felt like the benefits of moving her to a pre-school environment outweighed any perceived challenges. So just about 2 weeks ago she started “school.” And in this short period of time a few things have already become clear.

The Holiday Season is Tough for Those With Eating Disorders and Food Struggles

Dec 22, 2014 by

I have a struggle with food. Sugar addiction, compulsive overeating, yep, hi, that’s me. If you too have a struggle with food maybe the title of my post grabbed you. It’s so true isn’t it? The holidays are a hard time for most people because of the abundance of delicious meals and treats but I think it’s especially hard for those of us with eating disorders.

For me, the holiday parties, the office parties and even family get togethers prove to be a challenge because I worry about giving into cravings and temptations. I practice abstinence from sugar and foods that trigger overeating and quite frankly the holidays remind of how much it really sucks that I can’t eat like everyone else. It’s tough to be sitting with co-workers, friends or family and feel like everyone else gets to eat a piece of pie or that yummy looking cookie but I can’t. But I also know that if I do give in it will lead me down a path of overeating and I’ve done that about 23423408 times in my life.

Giveaway: Goodies Galore!

Dec 12, 2014 by

It’s the last day of our 5 days of giveaways! If you missed any from earlier in the week  don’t fret - you can view them all here!

For our last giveaway we’re doing a little bit of a lot of different things. We’re going to pick TWO winner’s who will each get the items described below. Many thanks to all the businesses that contributed to our giveaways this week – we’re so happy to work with all of you!

OK let’s get to the good stuff.

Max Restaurant Group

Both winner’s of this giveaway will receive a $50 gift card good at any Max Restaurant.

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5 Days of Giveaways – Salon Package

Dec 11, 2014 by

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I’m so excited to welcome back Kristin O’Hea from Sculptures Salon in Newington, CT for another giveaway! We’ve worked with her several times and she is truly a wonderful, joyful person. She’s giving away a haircut and color as well as an airbrush makeup application (value of $250 – must be redeemed between January 2, 2015 and March 31, 2015). Several of our writers see Kristin, she is truly a genius with hair. I’ve seen some photos on Facebook of her work and her color applications are AMAZING.

Evidence:

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Beautiful, right? You know what else I like about Kristin – she’s a mom of two and is super into yoga! She’s bubbly and outgoing and makes you feel comfortable immediately. If you win this package you can trust that you’ll be in good hands!

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