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…

Spinal Tap Isn’t Just A Movie

Yesterday I had my first ever lumbar puncture (aka spinal tap). And I didn’t even get to see the movie! Instead, I laid on a metal table, while they moved an xray machine around trying to find the perfect opening to do the puncture. This is called a lumbar puncture (LP) with fluoroscopy. And it…

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…