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You’re Dang Right Momma Loves Her Body

You’re Dang Right Momma Loves Her Body

Patterns, habits and long-term environments mold so much of who we are, but I’m convinced simple little encounters are powerful enough to change our outcome–for better or worse. Like this morning. As I was stepping out of the shower and scurrying to the bedroom to get dressed on time, my 4-year-old daughter made a comicalRead More

Monster High dolls? Not for this girl.

Monster High dolls? Not for this girl.

“Mommy, a girl at preschool wants these scary looking dolls for Christmas.” Which dolls, honey? Monster High dolls? “Yes. I don’t think they teach good lessons, so I don’t want any.” Huzzah! I got through to her! Somewhere along the way, through our many discussions about what is healthy and what is appropriate, she gotRead More

A nonpolitical statement in support of PBS

A nonpolitical statement in support of PBS

Everyone has their thing they get all “pitchforks” about. And by pitchforks, I mean that thing they believe so strongly in, that they’re quick to pick up their pitchforks and chase down whatever threatens their “thing.” Mine is healthy media for kids. And while watching the presidential debate the other night, I have admit myRead More

Prude and Proud

Prude and Proud

I’ll be the first to admit I don’t always make the healthiest parenting decisions. My kids probably watch too much TV (even if it’s educational, it’s probably too much), I KNOW they drink too much juice, and on nights that we’re really tired, get home late, or fall asleep on the couch, we don’t alwaysRead More

The Blessings of Not Being Beautiful

By society’s standards, I am not a stunning, beautiful woman. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think I’m hideous. I can relate to this line from one of Gretchen Wilson’s honky-tonk tunes: “I may not be a ten, but the boys say I clean up good.” Give me a shower, some makeup and a flatteringRead More

Pretty Pretty Un-Princess: One of the Most Difficult Things I’ve Said to My Daughter

Today, I had to say something very difficult to my daughter. While I wholeheartedly believe it needed to be said, I could barely let the words escape my lips. You see, my daughter has been going through somewhat of a “princess” phase lately. Despite our best efforts to divert her attention elsewhere, it’s hard toRead More