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Successful Women Don’t DIY their Lives

The number one reason that people fail is that they’re trying to do life themselves. Women especially feel like they have to do everything for everyone without ever asking for help. God forbid we need “saving.” Dear God I need saving…
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Soul Path: Shit Skinny Girls Deal With

Since I had the babies and have been on a journey to get back to my optimal weight by improving my lifestyle, learning to love exercise and eating consciously and intuitively I've learned a lot about my body. Since getting a thyroid condition…
The Internet is inundated with criticism about media's responsibility for girls and women's body image these days. With the proposed Self Esteem Act, which demands responsibility of both government and media, and well-meaning, do-gooding,…
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The Self Esteem Act is a Stupid Waste of Time

This is not real beauty. The photographs you see in magazines, on television, on the Internet and on billboards have been Photoshopped and touched up. The real people in them don't look like this at all. All of their flaws have been…
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4th Grade Puberty Whirlwind

"Half the 4th Grade girls have boobs and wear bras," Ainsley reported. "Really? Like, for real?" I asked, stunned because no one had boobs until like the 7th Grade when I was in school. "Like they really need bras?" "Yeah." "Well, give…
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"Demi Lovato Hates Herself," she said.

"You're lucky you got my hair, it's gorgeous," I say while I am curling her hair before school. The last six months is the first time in her life she has allowed me any access at all to her hair, because she wants more intricate styles than…
I have to confess that my passions have pretty much been fueled by anger since my tumultuous adolescence. Anger about gender inequity in general. Anger about horrible, awful, violent, terrible things that men have done to me in the past. Anger…
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Write Your Kid a Book

One of the best things I do for my kids is write them a book for their fifth birthday. I wrote one for Ainsley when she turned five, Ainsley, Perfect You and this week I gave Zack his, Incredible Zacktastic. I want them to know who they…