Category: Parenting

Man's feet on the edge of rock cliff

The Way to Yes

“You say yes to everything,” my daughter’s friend remarked late last night, as we blew up the air mattress in the basement. The question my daughter posed was whether they could rent a movie from Amazon Prime to watch at the sleepover. I was heartened to be seen as a permissive mother, given that I always feel I’m coming down… Read more →

I'm outing myself. I look fat in this picture. But I'm not fat. I am beautiful. And I'd better start believing it.

Oxygen Masks

I just finished reading Brittany Gibbons’ book, Fat Girl Walking, and boy am I glad I did. Here’s a woman who claims to weigh 250 pounds and wears a size 18 and it took until she realized she didn’t want to fill her daughter’s head with self-loathing for her beautiful body to accept her own curvy figure. (Thanks, Sarah, for loaning… Read more →