This is 28

This is 28! No really it is, today is my 28th birthday....more

How Kate Winslet Taught Me I'm Not Showing My Daughters the Right Things About Body Image

Recently, I’ve started to see my daughters’ bodies changing. Not quite puberty yet, but a little rounder here, a little curvier there. Yep, it’s almost time to have “the talks” in my house. I’ve done my best to protect their body images. I never talk about diet, although they rarely see me eat bread or pasta (seriously, goes right to my hips), try not to complain (to them) about the wrinkles and sags, and never complain when my jeans feel too tight. ...more
Great post. It's funny, but in the end our children are more likely to become who we are than to ...more

Pajama Party

The ultimate triumph was buying medium pajamas.My physical self lost twenty pounds In the last year but in my head, I had lost a hundred. In the swirling mass that is my daytime mind, I had become rail thin, my jeans held up only by my sharply angled hip bones, books could be stacked on those bones. The change in my head was dramatic. I was wearing size 10 jeans. I felt like Audrey Hepburn....more

5 Ways to Love Yourself

 Do you love yourself? I mean really love who you are as a person. Have you analyzed it? What do you do to prove to yourself that this is true?...more

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Going Bathing Suit Shopping

If you’re one of those people who has no issues when it comes to shopping for beachwear? Consider yourself lucky. Also?  Go to hell....more

Why I pierced my infants ears

e of my blogging friends just posted ...more

We're no Princess Kate Post Baby... #Sweatpants for Kate on MomCave LIVE

The internet was buzzing last week with talk about Princess Kate's post baby public appearance. Less than 12 hours after giving birth, she stepped out onto the steps of St. Mary's Hospital and presented the new royal bundle to a frenzied crowd of reporters. She looked beautiful, hair shiny, (clean!), and styled, makeup worthy of a red carpet, sporting a frock in cheery yellow and WHITE (!?!) and lady-like heels. Some of us were snarky and jealous, some sympathetic. But most of us were just plain confounded....more

23 brutally honest, utterly mortifying and occasionally ridiculous true confessions about my weight

1) Elephants in the room are my specialty. I’ve written about my kids, my sex life, my date rape experience, and my transgender parent for national magazines. And yet: I’ve been more afraid to write this post than any piece in my memory....more