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Words of Affect

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me.” Everyone growing up, at some point or another, has heard this colloquial saying. It’s a rhyme from elementary school taught to children in order for them to learn to grow thicker skin, and deal with the negative in life. Unfortunately, this phrase...
1 comment posted on April 27, 2013 in Discipline, Winging It, Mom Style

Sleep Training a … Toddler?

So, when do I start banging my head? Yes, the title is correct. I am sleeping training a toddler. It may not even be called “sleep training” at this point. Most likely, it’s called “lazy parenting.” Bad parenting? … Mom whose child prefers her bed over his, because she allows it parenting? Back in those...
No comments posted on April 17, 2013 in Discipline, Winging It, Mom Style

Building Body Image, A Mommy’s Tale

In such a weight-conscious society, it is hard to understand that one passing remark might forever change the mental state of a young woman or man. It might be a comment about food, weight, diet, or exercise. For a parent, the comment is innocuous. We make them every day. They are habits we don’t even...
No comments posted on April 14, 2013 in Opinions, Winging It, Mom Style

Tricks of the Trade, A Mommy’s Tale

It’s funny how one seemingly innocuous conversation can transport the memory back in time. One flippant remark from a man, who didn’t know any better, telling me that magazines and supermodels create eating disorders threw my mind back to the year 2005, where I sat in a room full of women with varied eating disorders,...
No comments posted on April 13, 2013 in Opinions, Winging It, Mom Style

Myths of Eating Disorders, a Mommy’s Tale

Due to a conversation with an older male college student that I cannot get out of my head, I have decided to blog about something slightly unusual, but still prevalent to the lives of mommies. This will be the first blog in a three part series focusing on the myths surrounding eating disorders, the common...
No comments posted on April 12, 2013 in Opinions, Winging It, Mom Style
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