I orginally wrote this piece three years ago and it was published on the Huffington Post. I've updated it here and continue to practice this holiday tradition to this day with my children. I hope you will adopt it as well. It's a priceless gift you can give them that will someday mean the world.
I just recently turned 47 years old, and what I’m about to tell you may seem cliché, but it’s all true. I’ve lived through some solemn life lessons, but they have made me who I am, and truth be told, I’ve never been better or loved myself more. Honestly, I’ve never been better. I have
Let's chat about parenting guilt for a few minutes. Who has ever experienced the soul-crushing guilt of not giving your children the childhood or life you expected? Sure, it's often out of our control, and it's not realistic to provide them with perfection, but that does not stop the guilt from coming! There are so
It's time we STOP believing that all trauma healing work happens in our minds, we must reconnect the body, and it's rightful place on our healing journey. ~Michelle Steinke-Baumgard, One Fit Widow When I got a phone call that would forever shape my world, I instinctively turned to fitness to handle my stress, trauma, and
Nearly ten years ago, I was given exclusive membership to one of the world's crappiest clubs. October 9th, 2009 – the day I went from being half of M & M, Mrs. Michelle Steinke, and the wife of Mitchel Steinke to becoming a widow. No thanks. You can keep your membership card because at 36,
These are the fastest, easiest and tastiest pancakes you will ever make. Less than 5-minutes for a healthy breakfast!
I became a solo parent in the blink of an eye on a cool October morning. I woke up as a family of four and went to bed that night, a mother of two, very young children who had a dead Dad. The shift in personal reality is beyond startling; it's life-altering, dark, all consuming,
Want to give your kids a wonderful tasting dessert without all the added sugar and colorings? This is whole food goodness at its absolute best! Your kids will love this quick, easy, and delicious recipe! Ingredients Banana Organic Peanut Butter or Almond Butter Cacao Chocolate Chips Slice the Bananas and spread on a thin
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, soup!!! I especially love soup when it's fast, easy, cheap, healthy and delicious! Potato Leek Soup is one of my personal favorites, but as someone who can’t do cream or milk, I struggle to find good comfort soup recipes that still taste great! I’ve played around a lot with this recipe,
By Guest Contributor - Mary Kate Tischler https://badasswidow.wordpress.com When I’m not playing the role of the Badass Widow, I am a lawyer for network news. That means I read more than my fair share about death. So much so that I’m largely desensitized to it at this point, as I’m sure many of you are, too.