Recognize Your Needs, Your Kids are Watching

I often talk about how doing things for yourself is good for both you and your family, but I haven't delved too deeply into exactly why I believe it. It may sound like my promotion of picking up a new perfume or taking a cake decorating class is just an attempt to rationalize selfishness, but it really isn't. Yes, you'll immediately benefit, in some way, from doing something for yourself, but your kids are, too. Here's my simple breakdown. Investing in yourself, no matter how big or small, is making an investment in how your daughters will see themselves and how your sons will view the … [Read more...]

Nikki’s Story

On Wednesdays, I'll be posting insightful, inspirational true stories from women who are working on reclaiming their identities and finding themselves again. Today's post is from a lovely lady named Nikki, who inspired me to start these guest posts. I thank her for her courage in sharing her story. It wasn't easy for her, but I know everyone can take something valuable away from what she has to say. And by the way, all of the photos included are from her personal collection... "When Jessi first asked me to write a guest blog, my first thought was how flattered I was. Then came the feelings … [Read more...]