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“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 […]

Are you a Perfect Parent?

When it comes to raising children, how highly do you rate yourself? How do you go with consistency? Are you easily swayed from saying no to saying yes? Do your kids know that if they beg and plead and moan […]

How self-aware are you as a parent?

Lately I’ve been immersing myself in parenting books and books about empowering our children to become happy, confident and resilient individuals. During my reading, two things have happened; one is that I’ve noticed how many adults would benefit from thinking […]

My family holidays filled me with fear

**TRIGGER WARNINGS** The idea of a family holiday, fills most people with excitement and anticipation. It’s an opportunity to wind down and enjoy each other’s company away from the often mundane, monotony of our everyday lives. For me, on the […]