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Feb25
Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Raising Little Girls

Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Raising Little Girls

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I was out shopping with my daughter a few weeks ago when she pointed to a display rack of bras. They were bright and colorful. They were padded. They were in the little girl section of the store. I stood there in disbelief wonder why a 5, 6, even 8 or 9 year old would need a bra like this, especially a padded bra. Before I could say anything my daughter turned to me and excitedly asked for one.

Feb18
Youth Sports, They’ll Make you Crazy If You Let Them

Youth Sports, They’ll Make you Crazy If You Let Them

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Yet it is easy to get sucked in when you hear about what other parents are doing. It is easy to worry that you are putting your child at a disadvantage. But when thoughts like that invade my head I ask myself honestly, at a disadvantage for what? Winning another dust collecting trophy?

Feb16
Nuts About Nut Allergies, Revisted

Nuts About Nut Allergies, Revisted

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An update…and another question about kids, peanut allergies and schools.

Feb14
From Co-Sleeping to Crib

From Co-Sleeping to Crib

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How to kick your kid out of your bed in the nicest way possible.

Feb11
Ten Things The Baby Books Miss

Ten Things The Baby Books Miss

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The front door opens and shuts. In walks my teenage son.

Uh, Mom?
Yes?
I crashed the car.

I turned to my friend.

You know? There isn’t a place for this in the baby book.

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