The Confident Girl’s Struggle with Confidence

With all this confidence talk, you’d think that I’m confident in myself all the time, right? Well, you’d be wrong. And I’d be a liar if I didn’t talk about my struggles with confidence. One of my philosophies is that the day you stop growing is the day you die. Maybe it’s not the day […]

15 Things All Women Absolutely Need to Hear – Regardless of Body Shape or Size – PART 2

10. Exercise is good for you, but what you do is your business. Running might not be your thing. Whatever! That’s cool! You might not like to lift weights. Not flexible and don’t like Pilates? Don’t do it! I can’t advocate the absence of some sort of movement, but don’t judge people for their workout […]

15 Things All Women Absolutely Need to Hear – Regardless of Body Shape or Size – PART 3

5. Have sex. It’s awesome. You don’t have to be thin or fit to have sex. You have to have a vagina. That’s it. Stop holding your fat when you’re naked and in the sight of the person you’re being intimate with. Have you ever seen “Shallow Hal”? OK, well the skinny girl version of […]

How to Move With Poise – 5 Things You Need for a Successful Move

How to Move With Poise – 5 Things You Need for a Successful Move

Moving sucks, especially when you have just over a week to pack and secure housing in a new location, so to save you the hardships I had to endure, and thanks to Socialstars, I’m telling you all about how #PoiseWithSAM can make your move a breeze.  I’ve been completely and utterly absent from the interwebz […]

Perfectly Imperfect – My Extraordinary Styles

Perfectly Imperfect – My Extraordinary Styles

When I say “Styles” I’m not referring to the way I dress. I’m referring to my eldest son, Styles. The dude who made me a mom at the tender age of 20. I’m referring to the kid who never asked to be born but asks if he can tell me something or ask me a […]

Some Things That All Women Need to Know About Life

Some Things That All Women Need to Know About Life

So listen, there’s something I need to tell you and it’s that this post is part of a sponsored program with Socialstars and Poise, but y’all; it’s all true nonetheless. #PoisewithSAM Now, the rest of this is just about a few things that y’all need to know. Things that all women should know. Because all […]

5 Things Moms of Tween and Teen Boys Need to Know

5 Things Moms of Tween and Teen Boys Need to Know

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for BGCA. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating When I found out I was having a little boy thirteen years ago, I was so excited. I thought, “Heck yeah, I won’t have to worry about creepers or all those crazy things you […]

He Doesn’t Like You Because You’re Fat – 3 Reasons You’re Still Single

He Doesn’t Like You Because You’re Fat – 3 Reasons You’re Still Single

Do you honestly think that’s true? Do you really think it’s true that you can’t land a man because you’re overweight? Or maybe because you’ve got a double chin? No, no, no, I’ve got it. It’s because you’ve got a belly pooch. Or better yet, because Sir Mix A Lot wrote a song about your big […]

15 Things All Women Absolutely Need to Hear – Regardless of Body Shape or Size – PART 1

15 Things All Women Absolutely Need to Hear – Regardless of Body Shape or Size – PART 1

HI! I’m Summer. I’m overweight. Some might even call me fat. What you don’t know, and what doesn’t matter, is that I eat a well rounded diet full of vegetables, protein, and fat. I also exercise. A lot. I might even be able to run circles around you. I’m disproportionately curvy. I’m awesome.   I’d […]

Paleo, Primal, & The PCOS Diet – Siblings?

Paleo, Primal, & The PCOS Diet – Siblings?

Eight years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS. Wow. I can’t believe it’s been eight years. My doctor, a progressive healthcare provider that believed in the power of diet to bring the body back to homeostasis, placed me on a diet that was quite low in carbohydrates. It worked. My PCOS symptoms disappeared and my […]