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Whats wrong with average? by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The photo which started it all… The Child and I have been going through old pictures. Everything from Great Grandparents to Mama back in the olden days. P ... Read on »
Beanpole perspective (guest post). by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Please welcome Jan and her response to my recent Skinny Shaming post.  I’m so grateful she’s here to share the Skinny Shaming perspective… When a plus-sized runne ... Read on »
Are girl squads the new cliques? by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Birthday party, Mr. McFeely & Girl Squad?  I don’t remember much from elementary school when it comes to friendships, exclusivity and cliques. I don’t have me ... Read on »
Starting my second life. by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise the night of my 30th birthday.  I have a number of friends—apparently I hang with a younger crowd –who’ve turned 30 this year. For many of them the transit ... Read on »
What book should be on my shelf? by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise my personal first aid kit contains a fave! We all have self- definitions. While this can be limiting at times, for the sake of today’s navel gazings pos ... Read on »
Once upon a time, I lost weight in a S.N.A.P. by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Click me! Click me! Mama, did you go to college? (Yes) Did you go to Yale like Rory ? (No) Where did you go? (Kenyon) Ive never heard of ... Read on »
Roller skating is my new favorite. by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Moving back to Austin has required a shifting of mindset. A remembering of ooh yes, summer is when we bring movement indoors unlike our time in Oakland . Thi ... Read on »
Youre my favorite thing to do (guest post) by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The Hubs and I rescued this pitbull two years ago. He’s anxious, sometimes unpredictable, and early on, there were moments when he was downright scary. We did ... Read on »
Im no ringmaster. by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise This re-post is dedicated to a group of women who, on those days where I feel as though Ive been thrust into the Ringmaster role, rush to remind me it isn’t my circus. ... Read on »
Skinny shaming. by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A few months ago I was asked to speak on a panel about fat shaming and skinny shaming. To say I wasn’t all that excited would have been an understatement. I f ... Read on »
The Mom Manifesto (guest post). by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I am almost at a loss to write an introduction to this guest post. Mish is a woman I’ve long admired.  A woman I met back in her single days.  She was markedly younger ... Read on »
Repetition is the key to mastery by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise this took repetition for me to re-master at 46. (photocredit 9 year old) When we lived in Oakland we had a marriage counselor whose name auto-corrected to Dr. Creepy. ... Read on »
The way you do one thing is the way you do EVERYthing. by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise do you give YOURSELF what you offer others ? I like to be on the cutting edge of everything. I like to be the first to know. An “early adopter.” Always t ... Read on »
You shouldnt bowl fruit. by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I know it’s not a popular sentiment, but I’m ready for summer to be over. It isn’t even so much the child-at-home thing either. MomCamp rocked & even our a/c ... Read on »
Lolloping along. by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise When I first started blogging I spent lots of time responding privately to comments. Instead of replying in the post’s comments I’d email people and share in a mo ... Read on »
Disrespecting the day. by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I wake up happy. My coffee is ready and waiting.  I’m guaranteed a slice of silence before the Child & her canine companion awake. There is, for me, tremendou ... Read on »
My daily intermissions (guest post) by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise When I opened my email bright and early one morning last week, to find that the infamous Carla asked me to write a guest post on my “daily intermissions”, I smiled RE ... Read on »
Currently, Lately. by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Once upon a long time ago I wrote a series of If we had coffee… posts. Led to the idea by Journey of a Dreamer (it seems she’s lost credit for the concept?), it f ... Read on »
Her voice is part of the silence. by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Well, it’s happened again. As we’ve chatted about I’m either first to the party or the last one to arrive to the soiree shouting: Hey! Anyone else still here? ... Read on »
46 years mitzvahs. 46 years. by Carla B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise We’re a family who strives to live the notion of service being the rent we pay for living . More than caring about what our Tornado of a girl chooses as a career- ... Read on »