Parenting

She Has a Nice Body. . . for a Mom

January 25, 2011

I would give anything to have my high school body back. I have often heard women say this. Not me. Sure my boobs were a little perkier (okay, a lot perkier), but just like I don’t want the hairstyle, fashion choices, or high school drama back, I don’t want the body, either. To start, I […]

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On Mothering Girls: The Puffy Skirt

December 20, 2010

I am raising two girls. I am also raising a boy, but he is less complicated; less scary. My boy may be physically draining, and a bit of a nihilist, and a little too much the class clown at school, but that is the easy stuff. I don’t have to worry about raising him to love his […]

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The Journey Back to Myself. . . Five kids later.

December 15, 2010

One thing I dreaded, becoming the mother of five recently, is someone saying, “you look good for having had five kids.” I thought that would be the ultimate backhanded compliment.  I want to look good- period. I don’t want the asterisk or the footnote ***but she has five kids to be a part of it. […]

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Life After Pregnancy: Why I Should Have Thrown Out My Scale Years Ago

December 8, 2010

It was no surprise that I’d gained close to 70 pounds while I was pregnant with my first son. I ate like eating was the new black, figuring that I’d simply breastfeed those pesky pounds away after I popped him out. When, unrelated to my weight issues, he didn’t nurse, the weight didn’t fall off, […]

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My First Prenatal Appointment…Again

December 2, 2010

I had my first “real” prenatal appointment for my second pregnancy this last Friday. The appointment started out with the scale, something I haven’t stepped foot on in over a year. If my pants fit and I can run up a flight of stairs who cares what the scale says? To be honest I had […]

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Baby Fat: Accepting My Postpartum Body

December 1, 2010

I’ve lost eight pounds in the last week. Hold on.  Before you start throwing things at the screen, I had a baby seven days ago.  He weighed in at 7 lbs., 14 oz.  And I only lost eight pounds, which hardly seems fair, really. Considering the doubling of my blood supply, the placenta, and the baby, […]

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