No Day is Perfect. Not Even Mother's Day.

No day is perfect, despite the name you give it, the expectations you attach to it. The weather doesn't cooperate or someone gets sick. Both happened this year to me, though I'm not complaining. (Okay, full disclosure I felt sorry for myself and slightly depressed for an hour or so. Totally wallowed in self-pity)...

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Why would anyone bring tweens' attention to their "body type"?

Discovery Magazine, whose readers are "tween" girls ages 8 - 13, did a spread on "Find the perfect suit for your body size!" The article called out body types, asking girls to identify with one of the types (curvy on top? round in the middle? straight?), and suggested bathing suits that would best flatter their figure...

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And so it begins.

She’s a happy kid with a ready grin. At least she was. Today, she was grouchy, demanded more sleep. Didn’t want me to touch her. Wouldn’t get out of bed. But more than anything it was the way she looked at me. Like I was more a stranger (or an enemy) than her Mommy.

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Let's do this.

I am pretty sure I didn't control any of it. These sweet little beings we've given life to are PEOPLE. I can nuture till the cows come home but I cannot fight nature. WE cannot fight nature. 

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