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My Parenting Fail

A couple of weeks ago, my youngest daughter finally lost her first tooth. After years of watching her older brother and sister lose their teeth in return for cash, it had been a long-anticipated moment in her almost 7-year-old life. […]

Why I refuse to buy into the fear of getting fat during Covid 19

“We’re all going to be so fat when we come out of isolation!” “I need a lock on my fridge, I can’t stop snacking, I’m putting on so much weight!” “I’m getting so flabby; I really need to get back […]

“You’ll probably be too fat,” he replied to my 9 year old.

Last night my 9-year-old asked if we could have a private chat. This isn’t an unusual occurrence, we have private chats whenever she needs to get something off her chest, but it’s always about something that is very important to […]

“If I act like myself, I’m afraid people won’t like me!” my daughter cried.

They were the words that would break any mother’s heart. Earlier that day, I had been observing my 9 year old daughter at her party. Surrounded by her friends, she appeared almost to be playing a character. She oozed a […]

Raising Informed Daughters: Knowledge is Power

I don’t know about you, but I feel like diet ads are all over the tv at the moment. There’s a new one around at the moment, it’s the diet that promises it’s not a diet, but a ‘lifestyle’. It’s […]

What if we stopped admiring weight loss?

With the warmer weather approaching, and now with a few hot days under our belt, I’ve noticed a few children at the schools I’ve worked at, as well as older students on their way home from school, wearing jumpers and […]

When you find yourself lost

I don’t think I’ve written a blog for at least 6 months. Somewhere along the way, I started believing that I’d run out of things to say, and perhaps more than that, I stopped believing in myself. When I left […]

A Diet Free Life

Today, May 6th, is International No Diet day, a day that if you’d told me years earlier, I’d be celebrating, would’ve brought with it, raucous laughter. After growing up with a mother who dieted, it seemed only fitting and natural […]

Behind the photo.

So recently I’ve seen myself in photos. It’s so interesting. We all have an image or idea of how we look in our minds, and it can be shocking and confronting to see an image that conflicts with that idea. […]

Words of wisdom for my children

Things I want my children to know and understand as they grow older •You don’t need to change your body; your body is incredible just as it is. Unfortunately, we live in a world that profits of of us not […]