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Blog posts : "parenting"

Preschool Pain in the A$$

October 3, 2015

The following is just a rant. 

I love my kids very much, but damn, sometimes you just want to lock them up and throw away the key. In my case, it's from about age 2 1/2 to 5. The foot-stomping, screaming, gimmie-gimmie, temper tantrum stage for …

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Becoming - Mother's Day

May 10, 2015

Tomorrow is Mother's Day, a day rooted in peace activism, but commercialized beyond recognition. Gabe was upset he didn't win me a cake at school on Friday and I told him that was fine, if he never bought me a single thing for Mother's Day, only reme…

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Round Like Mom

January 7, 2014

It's been six years now since I got into fat acceptance and health at every size. Hard to believe but it's the truth.  When I got into this my son was only a year and a half; now he's a giant seven year old and, while sometimes he still thinks out lo…

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Weekday Routines

January 6, 2014

Please don't hate me when I say this, but I love Mondays. Monday mornings I sometimes get to sleep in as Leslie will get Gabe out to the door to school. After I get up, it's an hour or two of Star Trek reruns (NG and Voyager) with Katherine, breakfas…

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Body Acceptance Resources for Parents

October 28, 2013

Are you a parent or guardian or just have nifty young people in your life? Are you worried about the kind of messages they're recieving, and the messages you're sending, when it comes to body image? Do you worry your child might be developing a bad r…

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Teaching Kids Empathy

August 23, 2013

It's not just a tired old cliche that children learn a lot more from actions than words. We don't say 'monkey see, monkey do!' for nothing. What kids see adults doing is much more important than what they hear adults saying, especially if the two thi…

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Fat Shamed by a 7 Yr Old

June 14, 2013

Kids are weird; they're trying so hard to figure out how to be themselves, and behave properly, and learn all this stuff about what it means to be a person and an adult and all the rest that I'm surprised their heads don't explode. I have two of them…

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Be Brave

March 15, 2013

Wednesday night Gabe and I were trying to figure out what to play together in that gap between dinner and bedtime; he suggested Pokemon (we role-play in the Pokemon world) but I countered with Beyblades (he got a few, and a dome, for Christmas). He c…

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Baby Food & Learning to Feed

January 25, 2013

Katherine is officially 5 months old now and very ready for 'solid' foods. She's still nursing every 2-3 hours during the day and at night but she's also taken to baby cereal and applesauce like a champ. Her little chubby hands run interference with …

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Kitchen Helper

January 7, 2013

Over the past couple of months I came to the realization that I really don't like to cook. It's just another chore, another thing that needs doing every day, and with our limited budget and my limited store of mental recipes, it gets old. Ryan hates …

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