Body Positive Parenting: When People Judge

It’s hard being a fat parent. Because people automatically assume you have no idea how to feed your kid a healthy diet. They assume you’re constantly getting dinner at the drive thrus of the local fast food restaurants and tossing candy bars into the back seat while driving for ice cream. Of course, the food…

I Am Not Wearing Pink In October

I like the color pink. It’s pretty. It’s versatile. But its beauty has been diminished by its relationship to breast cancer. To many advertisers have jumped on the pink wagon to sell as many products as possible on the coat tails of the pink ribbon. Yogurt. Energy drinks. Makeup. Oh so many more. After watching…

Numbers Are Very Scary. Especially Big Ones

I have a theory about why more girls/women don’t go into the sciences and math. Because we have been taught from birth that numbers are scary. Especially big numbers. More numbers. We learn that they have endless power over us. Who would want to build a career, a future, around something so terrifying?! Now my…

The World Is A Hopeless Place

Despite my declarations of being media free, I have not been. Between the Facebook announcements people share and the news feed email I get daily, I’ve been inundated with articles. I’ve even been paging through Yahoo news. (Which is actually an oxymoron because half of the things reported as news are anything but news. For…

PSA: Garden Chat

As I’ve wandered my neighborhood, I’ve seen something that has me alarmed. I am talking about fake flowers in your outdoor gardens. Yes, people in my neighborhood jam clusters of plastic flowers into their gardens and pass them off as…well, I’m not sure what their end goal is. Do they want flowers but lack a…