Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mom: girl's most powerful body image protector.

Just came across this moving mommy-blog. If you are a mom or want to be some day, the concise blog post is a must read. My favorite quote:

"Currently, there is one woman to whom my daughters look when they perceive how a woman should feel about appearance, beauty, weight, and the intricate link with self-worth. That woman is me.

I refuse to let them down."

This blogger states that she will never criticize her body in front of her daughters. I think this is a noble proclamation and a tough one. What do you think would be the toughest part of following through with this promise?


Robin @ Pink Dryer Lint said...

Thanks so much for linking to my post, Julie!

I've found the hardest part of this promise is to internalize it. I don't merely want to avoid speaking ill of myself. I want to take it a step farther: to be at ease with myself -- flaws included -- and model that security and self-acceptance to my daughters.

It's been a great practice.

Thanks again, and best to you with Food and Youtopia1

Julie Duffy Dillon said...

Thanks for your comment Robin and I appreciate the conversation your blog post started. I hope more women can start practicing this internal kindness...just like they'd want for their own children.

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

wow makes you think the power of being a mum

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