Why I Never Criticize My Appearance

I'm wrapping up the Why I Do What I Do series today.  This post is a repeat from last year, but it's one that I think bears repeating.

Several years ago I made a commitment that I would never criticize my appearance in front of my daughters.


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  1. TheMomChefJuly 20, 2012

    My father-in-law talks about being heavy and losing weight in front of Dudette all the time and we are constantly doing damage control as a result. Good for you!

  2. Loved it then and still love it now! Self-image is an insecurity I struggle with daily and I try VERY hard not to project that onto my daughters. In the past year, both of my oldest have made comments about wanting to be skinny - they are 9 & 7 and neither is at all overweight. I know that I have to be a very strong, positive example for them when it comes to self-image in order to help them overcome the "societal" image of beauty.

  3. Yes, Lisa, fight the good fight, you beautiful woman!

  4. And good for you, too, in regards to painstakingly controlling the damage. (Sigh... sorry you have to, though.)


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