When I heard about the Dove Self-Esteem Movement I knew I wanted to get involved. You see, I am a single mom raising six children. Four girls and two boys. Our typical suburban life became a whirlwind a few years ago when I suddenly found myself divorced, losing my home and facing the unfairness of losing someone we loved to cancer. In the blink of an eye, I went from … [Read more...] about The Dove Self-Esteem Movement: Inspire Our Daughters!
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How many times have you heard, “as long as you’re healthy, it doesn’t matter what size you are”? Everybody’s been told, at one point or another, that weight doesn’t matter as much as leading a healthy lifestyle. Well, while the fat acceptance movement certainly advocates this stance, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s right. Never heard of the fat acceptance movement? Well, it … [Read more...] about Is the Fat Acceptance Movement For Real?!
I'll be honest with you. In my house, the beds are rarely made unless someone is coming to visit. Sometimes I yell. My closet is a disaster and I feel guilty that I work too much. My kids watch more TV than they should. And I simply cannot afford to go all organic right now. There is a sticky shelf in my refrigerator that I keep hoping will evaporate on its own, and this … [Read more...] about Killing Off Supermom
"Today's feminism isn't about women doing it all. It's about women NOT having to do it all." - Gloria Steinem I began buying into the myth of "doing it all" at an early age. In my 20s, I had my checklist life in mind: start a lucrative career right after college, meet someone and fall in love, get married by age 30, get my career to a successful enough point that I … [Read more...] about 10 Things Happy Moms Do Differently
I was listening to a #MeToo movement story the other day on NPR. I began to think about my son and how it relates. My son is a teenager quickly (too quickly for me) becoming a young male adult. A young male adult with autism. How does his background apply here? I remember one of my son’s first Floor Time facilitators telling me that my baby (he was only around … [Read more...] about Autism and Sexual Harassment