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So far THE WORDY MOM has created 34 blog entries.

What’s not to love about 50-something?

By | 2018-01-15T12:45:44+00:00 January 13th, 2018|

I'm a 50-something woman. I have about eight more years of 50-something to go until I become 60-something and that doesn't scare me. Not one little bit. The older I get, the younger I realize I actually am. With each day that passes, I feel I have more life to live, rather than less. Logically, I know this [...]

Marriage advice for newlyweds – inspiration from the ski slopes

By | 2018-01-12T17:51:46+00:00 December 31st, 2017|

If I were asked to share just one piece of marriage advice for newlyweds, this would be it. My husband and I had a pretty quiet Christmas this year. Our respective daughters were with their other parents (we're one of those families) so it was just the two of us. Off to the ski slopes of Blue Mountain we went. [...]

Do you love yourself enough to justify a boob job?

By | 2017-12-19T08:11:50+00:00 December 18th, 2017|

If I told you I'd never once looked at myself in the mirror and thought about getting new boobs, I'd be lying. Still, that didn't stop my mind from running a racket when one of my girlfriends went under the knife. I was having a video-catchup up with a good friend the other day. Instagram shots [...]

How to live life in balance – yoga inspired

By | 2017-12-06T17:22:26+00:00 December 6th, 2017|

I may never master the art of how to live life in balance, but I'm willing to die trying. While attending an early morning class at Pur Yoga the other day, I had an epiphany. We were sitting on our mats about to engage in a twist when my instructor said: "Don't over-extend your spine. Keep your posture [...]

Fantastic news. Research says it’s ok to be sad!

By | 2017-11-28T15:31:35+00:00 November 26th, 2017|

It's ok to be sad. And that makes me super happy. I would have written sooner but I fell and I couldn't get up. Or rather, I chose not to. A lot of stuff has been going on over the past few months. Up until recently, I handled it well. I took the high road whenever [...]

How to forgive yourself when you hurt someone you love

By | 2017-11-27T18:04:40+00:00 October 13th, 2017|

When you hurt someone you love and you’re seeking forgiveness, be sure to look in the right places. When I hit send I knew I was going to ruffle some serious feathers but I definitely wasn't ready for the storm that followed. "F.U. and F.U. again," she wrote. My cheeks began to burn. I felt as [...]

Love of vaping vs. love of smoking – journal entry #3

By | 2017-11-27T15:15:11+00:00 October 6th, 2017|

As my quit smoking journey continues, my love of vaping grows stronger by the day. What to do, if anything at all? Three months, 92 days, 2,208 hours. Yay me! I’ve been cigarette free since July 6 (with the exception of a four-day blip that I keep mentioning in my updates but the more time that [...]

Friendship advice – 8 ways to be a true friend

By | 2017-11-28T12:54:31+00:00 October 1st, 2017|

What does it take to be a true friend? Last week, I reflected on the challenges of asking for help. This week, I find myself reflecting on the challenges of giving it. I have this friend who is simply awesome at lending support. Of course, I've given her plenty of opportunities to practice; we've known each other for [...]

How to overcome your fear of asking for help

By | 2017-11-27T18:07:43+00:00 September 25th, 2017|

So I have this awesome idea but in order to get it up and moving, I need some help from my friends and family. The problem is, I'm afraid to ask for their support. Sound familiar? Let's try and overcome this fear together. A few weeks ago, I went for a walk with a friend of [...]

The importance of putting inner peace before weight loss

By | 2017-09-16T17:13:17+00:00 September 16th, 2017|

Google 'How to find inner peace' and you'll get 20,900,000 search results. Frankly I'm surprised there aren't more. After all, the answer is different for each and every one of us. One thing I'm pretty sure of, though, is that you won't find it on the bathroom scale. I should be chilling out at my cousin's [...]