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Saturday, June 17, 2017

On Father’s Day, I Celebrate the Miracle of Survival

My dad’s parenting style can best be described as “No Lifeguard on Duty.” He was and is an inventor who holds several patents, including a timing mechanism for military-issued explosives and another patent for children’s toys. That pretty much gives you an idea of what I was dealing with growing up. (And for the record, … Continue reading On Father’s Day, I Celebrate the Miracle of Survival

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

What the Campers Saw

While we’re on the subject of body positivity and big bottoms, I’d like to share a cautionary tale. One year I was scheduled to lead a group of little girls on a camping trip in the North Georgia mountains. The evenings would be chilly. While shopping for a fleece pullover, I spotted the cutest pair … Continue reading What the Campers Saw

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

My Butt Joins a Pantheon of Minor Gods

My 11-year old daughter flopped down on the couch, frowning, eyes downcast. I was reading (see also: how to avoid household chores) so I nudged her with my elbow. “What’s up, shorty?” She was wearing running shorts, having just completed a 3-mile run with her older brother. My girl was a born athlete, lean and … Continue reading My Butt Joins a Pantheon of Minor Gods

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