Dear Teenage Daughter

Set the precedent and respect yourself first; then others will respect you, too.

When They Aren’t Babies Anymore

I said it. The thought that dances through my head and taunts me every day. In sheer frustration, I growled out the sentence: "things were so much easier when you were little". Instantly, I saw that my sensitive 9-year-old had drawn up his face and began silently sobbing. I crushed him with my words because... Continue Reading →

Seeing My Anorexia Through My Daughter’s Eyes

I happened to overhear my daughter's online meet for Health class. The topic caused me to freeze in place. I felt a dry knot in my throat. I struggled with the idea that she was already at the age to be dealing with these issues; but even more so that it was a subject of... Continue Reading →

Seeing My Anorexia Through Her Eyes

My next weigh-in at the doctor's office found me at 89 pounds. I sat in the exam room nervously waiting for my doctor. I heard the sirens of an ambulance approaching and panicked.

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