Damn you, Barbie!

Barbie, body diversity, rainbow, self-esteem

 This morning, as I battled to tame her deliciously curly brown hair for school, Baby G very sadly uttered, “Mama, I wish I had long, straight yellow hair and blue eyes.”  That one sentence halted my world, Matrix like. In the microseconds that followed, I was forced to swallow the bitter pill that was her… Read More

You suck!

(and other things you don’t realise you’re telling your child.)

You-Suck

“You suck!” Are you aware that you tell your kids this all the time? I did once. I would tell them, “You’re fat, unattractive, unloveable. You are not good enough. I wish you looked like that prettier person over there.” Shocked? I’ll bet that you do the same. Every day. And you don’t even know… Read More