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Friday, February 14, 2014

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How much photoshop was used in that cover? I suspect quite a bit. I'm glad my daughter is grown, but she has a daughter of her own now and she gets to raise her in the toxic environment of now. The 90s weren't nice to my kids and it just get worse year after year.

I hear you. For all the steps forward women attempt to make, it only takes one (or three in this case) to set us back. And I agree with you, they are beautiful, sexy, FLAWLESS. But what has it got to do with Sports except selling MILLIONS of copies?

My friend, a Pediatrician, was recently telling me how many 9 and 10 year old little girls she sees who are wearing thong underwear. Unbelievable and terribly sad. When I was 9 I was still wearing Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday underwear.

I have a child who comes in the child center, she is 9 years old, and wears a padded training bra... The first time I was there with her, I turned to my coworker , Vicki, and asked her if that child had breasts...Vicki said that she is promiscuous, I asked her if she meant precocious, and she said, "no, she flirts with all the boys"....ugh, it grosses me out, but what grosses me out more is that she is home schooled, and she comes in with her two younger sisters who I know are going to turn out exactly like her. I don't think it's my place to say anything to her momma, but dammit if I don't have to bite my tongue when I speak to her.

And Jennifer? Yeah, she is adorable!

It's getting harder to raise boys too. There has been a sharp increase in eating disorders and body issues in boys. They too are feeling pressured to look and be a certain way. I think childhood as we knew it is on its way out. Keep fighting the good fight, moms and dads, for all your kids.

We are working hard to teach Madison to value herself for her brains and not the fact that she is adorable. (Not being egotistical but the child is a cutie!) one of the hardest thing we are dealing with these days is the move from the toddler department to the girls department. Who decided that little girls need to be dressed like teenagers?!?! Inappropriately dressed ones at that! Why??? It has been impossible to find appropriate swimwear so my sister is making the girls swimsuits this year. 5/6/7/8 year olds do NOT need to be in tiny bikinis!!! Hell, 9/10/1/12/etc. don't need to be either.

We've come a long way, baby, but not near far enough. *sigh*

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