Friday, July 26, 2013

Day 26: Good Read

So for this challenge I, once again, had quite a few options to choose from, and it was a bit tricky to narrow it down.  For once, though, I managed, and picked one of my long-time favorite and inspirational reads.

"Mom, I'm Fat"
I don't remember how I found this article.  I think it was floating around Facebook for a while.  The first time I read it, I cried.  I probably teared up the first few times I re-read it, too.  It's just that good.  At least, for me, it is such a wonderful example of how small moments can really shape a child. 

To be honest, I don't know if, at this point in my life, I'd have the guts to do what the author did.  I have so much frickin' baggage when it comes to body image that I don't know if I'd be able to shove that aside to help my daughter.  I really hope that I would be able to put my own issues aside to potentially prevent my daughter from experiencing some of the same torturous issues that I've faced.

I am so inspired by the way she handles things.  That despite her expertise in the area of girl empowerment, her own child baffles her.  As much as she inwardly struggles, she outwardly does what I think will never be forgotten by her daughter, and hopefully help her daughter move through and avoid any further body image issues.

Great read.  Truly.  Worth saving for your future children....... at least I think so.

Day 26 Prompt: Something you read online. Leave a link and discuss, if you'd like.


  1. Such a caring Mom, addressing a situation rather than ignoring or pushing aside her daughters thoughts and feelings. It would have been nice if my Mom had done that when my older brother decided to call me Tubsy and convince his friends to join in the name calling ~ And my Mom felt it a better life lesson to teach me that Sticks and Stone May Break My Bones rather than to teach how hurtful name calling can be ...

    1. I try hard to be grateful for the lessons my parents taught me - the things NOT to do when I have kids!

  2. Thank you for sharing that! I too have had a fear of passing my "issues" on to my son and work hard everyday not to. This Mom's approach was perfect.

    1. This mom has a great website, too. Google her name to find it. Well worth the read!


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