Question of the Day: “What’s with all the crazy?”

The word “crazy” gets thrown around our house a lot more than I’d like. Having grown up with a schizophrenic grandmother and a mother who was institutionalized for “further observation”, the word crazy carries a sensitive connotation for me. The word itself is defined as being mentally deranged, manifested in an aggressive way, so it…

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Question of the Day: “How do I stop apologizing for my body?”

As a woman, I have been taught explicitly and implicitly about what is right about my body and what is wrong about my body. We are given many road maps about what our bodies should look like, how we should handle sex and our sexuality, what our bodies could/should look like during its various ages,…

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Single Mom Life: “Let’s get you skinny!”

The above quote was said to me by my eight-year-old son.  My son is eight going on eighty-five, and he loves his lists.  After hearing me gripe about not being able to go running because of the 22 degree wind chill, he decided to come up with an indoor workout we could both do.  Apparently,…

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