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Puerto Rico! I would love to go there. I've always wanted to see it. And we haven't had a ... more

Own Your Beauty: Dear Daughter

I made a video for my daughter, who is already wise beyond her 14 years. ...more

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Fat Talk is for Babies

Because it's the New Year and everybody is resolving to do All of the Good Things and None of the Bad Things, I wanted to share something with you. Here it is: It's ok to be a woman and have a good body image. ...more

Ahem. Thanks for this. I needed it. I have struggled with this all my life. Since becoming a ... more

Learning to Love the Gap Between My Teeth

It was so startling to see my teeth when she handed me the small mirror and asked me to inspect her handiwork. She told me at least twelve times how gorgeous my teeth looked, but something was off kilter when I looked back at myself. I did look more conventional -- more like everyone else with nice white square straight teeth -- but something was gone and it just wasn't the negative space between the teeth. ...more

I love this! I think acknowledging that we have a choice about how we feel about ourselves in ... more

Disappearing Stripper Boots... or Why Barbie Can Stay

Katie was brimming with excitement and, with brush in hand, couldn't wait to brush Barbie's long golden hair. As I removed the bits of plastic holding her in place, I couldn't help but notice the length of her dress (super short), the backless top of the dress, the black knee-high stripper boots, the heavy eye makeup. I immediately felt a twinge in my stomach. I was uncomfortable. ...more

I am a woman who has struggled with body image all of my life. Now that I am a new mother I have ... more

Dear 13-Year-Old Me: In 2011, You Will Be Breathing Fine

Exactly one month from today, I will be 23 years old. If I could tell my 13 year old self something what would it be? Here is a letter to her. Dear Alex, Allie, Alexandria, Allie-Pat, Clearly by the start of this letter you are having an identity crisis and can't decided what you want to be called. Just go with Alex, ok? ...more

I need to do this. In fact, I think I will. Check it out at ... more