In January 2011, I made the commitment to read, pray, and write every day. I felt led to share some of the lessons I am leaning along the way. At times, the lessons come from the text I am reading, and other times the lessons come from experiences lived as God shows me His truths. Well, today the lesson came at the bathroom mirror, I am confident I am called to share, so bear with me!
Lesson learned: The mirror doesn’t lie
Several weeks ago, per my request, Brian hung a beautiful full-length mirror on the back of my closet door ...more
A reader wrote a very well thought out response to my post about feminism and weight rooms. At the end he asked a question that I think is an important one. I didn’t want it to get lost in the comments of an old post–so I’m reposting the question from the comment here, in the hopes that a discussion about how to make weight rooms more accessible and comfortable for female athletes will ensue....more
[The body is] a marvelous machine a chemical laboratory, a power-house. Every movement, voluntary or involuntary, full of secrets and marvels! ~Theodor Herzl The only energy left in this household of mine is being used to throw or control a fit. We are tired and headachy. And sore. ...more
When I started The Shape of a Mother in 2006, I had expected posts full of pictures of bellies, pregnant and postpartum, lined with joy and growth, wrinkled with love. Stories of women who learned to love themselves despite looking so different from the airbrushed models of magazines, stories of women who loved themselves because they looked so different.
We have been through so much together, you and me.
In my much younger days, you were perkier and less lumpy. A fitting end to my giraffe-like legs that were also free of lumps and bumps, veins and baggy parts.
In college, you were made for 501's and not much else. I could eat and eat, once cramming in 11 pizza burgers in the college cafeteria, and you wouldn't change a bit.
I've been writing a series on my blog about fat myths, based on Dr. Pattie Thomas' list of ten myths in her book Taking Up Space.As part of that series, I'd like to make a list of other fat myths so I can continue to write about them. Is there a myth about fat that you'd like to see me write about? Please let me know in a comment!I've gotten some great responses on my Facebook page, including:Fat people have a thin person inside them, waiting to come outFat people all have eating disordersFat people don't know how much they eat or exercise...more
This morning I sat down at my computer to write a blog. I really didn't have anything specific in mind just yet. A few ideas here and there. I sat down to see if I could make something happen on the screen when my little one had a complete and total meltdown....more