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"I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny - a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones…

Sitting so ostentatiously on the boundary between “youth” and “age,” 50-year-olds threaten an image we hold of good parents (i.e., the handsome, glossy-haired ones depicted in the house-paint ads). By acting young when they’re supposed to be old, they cause discomfort for the people around them. Parents like Kate Garros have felt this all too acutely. “If you don’t meet people’s expectations of what a mother looks like, they can’t hack it,” she told me.

If you’re a caregiver or parent of someone living with a chronic condition – you’ve got everything under control, right? Not true. Caregivers need care too. Many people who care for a loved one are at significantly greater risks for depression and other health issues. If you’re a caregiver – your dedication is unparalleled and amazing – but you still deserve to be cared for. It’s ok to ask for help. You are a strong person and don't have to carry the burden yourself. #mugshot #health…

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The 35 Most Touching Photos Ever Taken

Nick Vujicic, who was born without arms and legs due to tetra-amelia syndrome, leads a richer and fuller life than most. | The 35 Most Touching Photos Ever Taken

Three cheers for Jackie Drake! In the ‘80s, Jackie, a 42 year old ‘house-wife’ from Manchester, was caring for her mother who had dementia, but as a married woman, Jackie was refused Invalid Care Allowance. Jackie agreed to be a test case for the Association of Carers who were campaigning to get the ICA extended to married and co-habiting women. 96,000 women stood to benefit if the campaign was successful.

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how to be an undivided mom

Undivided Mom is a devotional ebook for any mom who wants to mother with a vision, with a purpose and for God's glory, and through His strength. This post gives a sneak peek into her book and a special discount code available now!

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Caregiving as a 'Roller-Coaster Ride From Hell'

More than 40 million women are the primary caregivers for a sick person, very often the man they are married to. <-- Interesting piece.