Many parents are throwing menarche celebrations for their daughters.
"This year was an embarrassment to everyone associated with it."
"What I wouldn't give for a moment of peace and calm." This was the thought I had a few days ago on a particularly hectic day running errands, running my business, and parenting my four-and-a-half month old.
Most people assume that embarrassment of working out at the gym is just a body image issue. While that's probably true for some, it's not always the whole story.
Like the good little Catholic girl that I was, I said my prayers every night. And I prayed to God, begging and pleading with everything I had to bargain, to get my period and be just like the other girls.
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How many teens actually die of embarrassment anyway? And you can't count the time I went to pick up the pizza in my pajama bottoms and his dad's winter boots. When you're 16 years old, the answer is every day, and every time, your mother is near you, living and breathing.
Even the President of the United States has to deal with jealous boyfriends.
I promise not to flop onto her bed when her friends are over, fan out a bunch of Tiger Beat magazines and ask, "So who do you guys think is cuter? Zack from Saved by the Bell, or Ricky from Silver Spoons?"*
The expression (and S.E. Hinton book title) that I oft repeat to myself is, "That was then. This is now." Every day is a
My son is becoming more of a person everyday, and the butt-scratching freedom of toddlerhood is disappearing. I mourn for it a bit because I know he'll never be that unselfconscious again. And that means he is growing up.
5. Acceptance The normal reaction to feelings of sexual inadequacy, ignorance or stupidity is often a need to regain control
Worst-School-Pick-Up Dad... Matchmaker Mom... Fashion Forward Dad... One-Man-Makeout Dad... My mom is so embarrassing. She
Is it too late to get your deposits back? Don't marry the wrong person. Throw a party instead, host a reunion, feed the hungry. Celebrate the awesome achievement of choosing happiness over fear! Let others manage their own reactions, and if they want to judge you, let 'em.
This is an ancient village close to the venue that has been literally destroyed by a huge construction project that was built to assist in constructing roadways to the games.
Here's one secret to life. Shorten the time between having a really bad day and knowing you'll have a really good story.
The people who have had hostile reactions to my diet -- despite my best attempts to stay under their radar -- are either overeaters or heavy drinkers, or both. Once they fire a shot, I back away. Call me crazy. And while you're at it, color me healthy. And very happy.
One of my friends, who is a therapist, accidentally drunk-dialed her male client (rather than her ex-boyfriend) and played