Dr. Diane Sanford, Ph.D. , is hosting a free event at the Lodge of Des Peres that involves eating chocolate and talking about the strategies to cope with the mental, emotional and physical challenges of motherhood. I personally owe Diane an enormous debt of gratitude because I heard her speak when I was four months pregnant [...]9Feb2012 | lipsticktocrayons | Comments Off | Continued
I was at my gym this morning (the day after Christmas) and it was packed!! That doesn’t normally happen until the day after New Year’s. Usually, the first three weeks of January at my YMCA (and probably gyms all over the United States) are awful — no parking, overcrowded childcare, waits for treadmills, etc. Then [...]26Dec2009 | lipsticktocrayons | Comments Off | Continued
I grew up in a house where having dinner as a family was a regular event. My Dad was a cop, and he worked shifts for much of his career and all of my pre-teen years. If he was on the evening shift, Mom would have dinner ready at 4 p.m. so that we could [...]22Dec2009 | lipsticktocrayons | 1 comment | Continued
Christmas day. The nuclear faux family sits by the exquisitely-decorated tree, expressing delight and happiness over what gifts have been unwrapped. The well behaved children play quietly with their toys. The dad gazes into the mother’s eyes with love and adoration. Everyone’s clothing is coordinated. There are no wrinkles, muffin tops, beer guts, or rogue nose hairs. It is a [...]21Dec2009 | Lisa | Comments Off | Continued
It’s holiday party season – time to celebrate all of the exciting winter holidays with our friends and loved ones. Our mailboxes are flooded with invitations to parties and dinners and other holiday get-togethers. With these parties come food, fellowship, gifts, and in many cases, festive alcoholic drinks.
In 2008, nearly 12,000 people in the United [...]
I’ve been trying to write this post for more than week and keep putting it off because I have so much to say I just can’t find the words to say it or explain it. So, I decided to just plunge right in and I’m asking all of you to join me in an amazing conspiracy that [...]6Nov2009 | lipsticktocrayons | 2 comments | Continued
I first wrote the following post in February 2009 when I did the Beth Moore Bible Study, Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman. I’m reprinting it here (with some edits/additions) because I’m doing the Esther study again and I think a reminder about “mean girls” is good for all of us now and then.
We’ve all [...]
I recently attended an orientation at my daughter’s high school and a police officer asked parents this question: “What’s the No. 1 drug of choice was among teens these days?” Naive me — I thought it was marijuana. The officer said it’s prescription drugs that the kids are taking them right out of Mom & Dad’s [...]2Oct2009 | lipsticktocrayons | 148 comments | Continued