I’ve got your American Girl right here Have you seen this new doll? The one that is proportioned like an average woman and even comes with add-on stickers of cellulite and stretch marks for extra fun?
I’m all about positive body image and not holding ourselves to impossible standards and not buying into the fashion industry and embracing our “imperfections.” I mean, I *have* been known to refer to my own stretch marks (full-term twins, suckas!!!) as battle scars and I am pretty proud that I built three humans (and nursed them!) with this out-of-shape body, but the doll? I don’t get it.
There’s nothing fun about it. Aren’t toys supposed to be fun? Why is it…
We all want our children to feel grateful. It is a satisfying and pleasurable experience and a huge component of overall happiness. However, it can be challenging to teach our well schooled, enriched, well fed and generally doted upon children how to appreciate both the material and non-material blessings in our lives. How can we cultivate gratitude in our children?
1. At the start of a meal, go around the table and ask each person what he or she is thankful for today. Keep it positive even if someone is finding it difficult to find something to appreciate. Eventually, it becomes a part of the dinner routine and most children enjoy sharing a part of their day. Even the guests usually join in!
2. If things turn … [Read More...]
All About that Bass? So. Kim Kardashian left nothing to the imagination this week, according to every single newsfeed and morning drive DJ in all the world. And you know you’re a mom when all you can think about is WHAT IN THE WORLD WAS SHE … [Read More...]
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