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Our Daughters Are Watching :: 6 Ways to Foster Positive Body Image

When I found out I was having a girl, I kind of freaked out… but not in a good way. I worried about the tough challenge I would have in raising her to fight the many battles women and girls face. I especially worried about pressure from society and media related to body image, appearance, and self-acceptance. […]

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4 Body-Positive Lessons for Our Daughters

Way before celebrities like Lena Dunham and Jennifer Lawrence were extolling the virtues of body positivity, we sucked it up and dieted. And way before these same actresses bucked the patriarchy by rejecting the trend of systematic societal body shaming, promulgation of an unattainable body ideal, and tying our lovability and/or self-worth to our size, we […]

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Disney Princesses Are the Worst

Disney Princesses Are the Worst

Despite being a woman, I’m not a very good feminist. I never gave much thought to what makes a feminist. But then I had my first daughter, and I noticed I was becoming more aware (and supportive!) of movements like equal pay, mandatory maternity leave, and proactively protecting women from sexual and domestic violence. I […]

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Why I Don't Wear Yoga Pants in Public (and Neither Should You)

Why I Don’t Wear Yoga Pants in Public (and Neither Should You)

A few weeks ago my fellow blogger Lindsay came across this over-the-top article on what suburban moms should and shouldn’t wear. Lindsay wrote a thoughtful response here on Boston Moms Blog. While I do not believe mothers need to be constantly under a “dress to impress” rule (and the idea of a silk shirt in my rotation is hilarious), I […]

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Baring the Boob :: Tips for Dressing While Nursing

Pregnancy presents many challenges, one of which is getting dressed each day. Dressing a growing baby bump isn’t easy. But the wardrobe challenges don’t end when your baby is born. When you’re nursing, getting dressed means your breasts must be accessible any time, day or night. If you’re uncomfortable with “overexposure,” as I am, you’ll likely have to invest […]

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It’s All About Mom

This week I went around the office asking my co-workers to free associate to the word “mom.” Responses I received included, “hard working,” “tired,” “selfless,” “babies,” “throw up,” “dirty diapers,” “no time,” and “crushed Cheerios everywhere.” Not a single clinician at my psychology practice said phrases like, “is good at dancing,” “goes to book club on Tuesdays,” “has […]

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