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Negative Body Comments: Things You Can’t Say In Front of My Daughter

My maternal grandmother lived with my mother, father, and me during most of my childhood. I remember her never being satisfied with her appearance and the stream of negative body comments she made about herself. She pointed out the sagging skin under her arms, her “ruined” stomach covered in stretch marks from carrying and giving […]

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Cooking with Kids: One Dad’s Life Lessons from the Kitchen

Cooking is one of my favorite activities to do with my children. People often seem surprised to know that my five-year-old can flip his own pancakes (under supervision, of course), and knows when something is burning on the stove. I’m often asked, ‘How did you teach him that?’ The answer is that I didn’t teach him […]

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