Body image and self love

Baby talk

When innocent comments sexualize kids Experts say calling kids ‘flirt’ or ‘heartbreaker’ can actually damage their understanding of sexuality Original story ran in Toronto Star on Aug. 21, 2016 I’ll admit to having done something super cliché when I found out one of my best friends was expecting a boy after my daughter was born: I started planning our kids’ wedding. At their first play date — and let me emphasize that they were just little blobs lying on a…

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A letter to my daughter

Dance like no one is watching My beautiful girl, You’re only 15 months old, but I’ve never known another person so full of life, so unapologetic, so unabashed. This, my little button, is why I love you. I have more reasons to love you than there are stars in the sky, and this is one of them. One day you will not live so carefree. You will tug on your clothes with a self-conscious frown. You will blush when someone…

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Our beautiful bodies

Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? Enough. Please I’m begging: Enough. Enough with the sensational magazine cover stories about celebrity pregnancy weight gain. As if this is news (it isn’t). As if it’s our right to stand at the grocery store checkout and gawk (it isn’t). As if what’s happened to these women’s bodies is unnatural (it’s not). For the record, none of this is okay:   Would we do this to someone we love? Would we take to…

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