Tag Archives: self-image

I’m trying to survive puberty again. This time as a parent.

Surviving puberty the second time.

It all began on a mundane weeknight. She had just played in her first ballgame of the season. Supper was over and she had settled in at the dining room table for a game of chess with her daddy. I was in another room entertaining a puppy and a boy when I heard the drama […]

The biggest lie we tell our children (without saying a word)

Things I learned in 2nd Grade

It has been awhile since I read the book “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum.  It was in my pre-parenthood days.  It was so insightful, so refreshing, so inspiring when I read it. Then I had children, and now I have an entirely different perspective as I’m living […]

Do I really need to be naked to feel good about myself?

Self image is a hot topic these days.  There is a huge influx of new bloggers devoted to the topic.  Facebook groups are popping up.  Parenting books and books for ladies and even faith-based books – all telling us how to feel good about ourselves.  The entire Dove® advertising strategy is built around it.  All […]

Kid Quotes: Why do all Barbie Dolls look the same?

Barbie

Curly Q doesn’t have 2 or 3 Barbie dolls to play with.  She has a small army of them.  A small, blonde army – armed with dozens of teeny-tiny high heels and other accessories – and everything a little girl could dream of when it comes to playing with Barbies. But my little princess isn’t […]

My Eureka! Moment

Eureka!

Have you ever had one of those moments when an epiphany just hits you out of nowhere?  That moment when something that may have alluded you your entire life is just so obvious and once you realize it you can’t get it out of your mind? When these moments hit me (and I am able), […]

‘Sexy And I Know It’… Among other things.

Kids Clothes?

“Mama… is S-E-X with a Y (sexy) a bad word?” asked my seven year old daughter this week. My stomach sank.  Dread set in. Here goes… When it comes to questions like this, I don’t necessarily dodge them.  I just try to figure out how to answer them appropriate to her age.  I know that […]