Loving Our Boys; Then & Now

Loving Our Boys; Then & Now

A few days ago I was relaxing with girlfriends, who also had young sons, and we started talking about our battle scars, war stories and uplifting tales about dating and loving in today’s world. When I sit back and reflect now, I realize what was at the heart of those laugh-worthy; cry-worthy and cringe-worthy tales…it […]

Meeting Gloria Steinem

Meeting Gloria Steinem

“Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That’s their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.” – Gloria Steinem I consider myself a feminist and I’ve always admired the work […]

Learning to Love Our Bodies

Learning to Love Our Bodies

Garcelle Beauvais is a Celebrity Blogger for People Magazine’s Moms & Babies blog. This post first appeared here. Recently, I posted a picture on Instagram of the iconic Marilyn Monroe. In it, she’s lounging back in a yellow bikini. Ms. Monroe didn’t have steel arms or abs. Her stomach was soft. Her thighs were luscious. […]

One of my favorite spiritual tweets

One of my favorite spiritual tweets

“You must lead by example. If you want people to treat you correctly, you must be the first one to love trust and respect.” I found this sentiment via Twitter from thegodlight.org. I immediately re-tweeted it. It certainly is a variation of the golden rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto […]

I do: Do you?

I do: Do you?

You may have noticed on my website that in one of the pictures of me, I’m wearing a t-shirt that says “DO YOU.” Someone even asked me about this on my Facebook fan page. We all use the transitive verb “do,” which Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines as “bring to pass; to carry out.” We do […]

The Good Things Jar

The Good Things Jar

My niece, Marie, is also my boys’ godmother. She gave me the most wonderful idea: The Good Things Jar. Each day, or week or whenever the mood strikes, you write down on a slip of paper something good, something that makes you happy or that you’re grateful for. You put the note in the Good […]

Don’t fear success: embrace it!

Don’t fear success: embrace it!

Our Deepest Fear By Marianne Williamson “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness That most frightens us. We ask ourselves Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? […]

My Green, Green Grass

My Green, Green Grass

Here’s another saying I absolutely love: “You may think the grass is greener on the other side, but if you take the time to water your own grass it would be just as green.” We tend to get caught up in everything that’s wrong. It’s easy to make a list of what’s missing. We chase […]

“It Takes a Village”

“It Takes a Village”

I never knew how true the proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” was until I became a parent. It’s even more so now that I am the parent to two little boys who are the exact same age. My three children—22-year-old Oliver and 5-year-old twins Jax and Jaid— are the center of […]

My Truth: Women I Love and that Inspire me

My Truth: Women I Love and that Inspire me

These women inspire me, keep me focused, make me laugh and they give me permission to be a strong,independent woman! © 2012 Garcelle Beauvais