January 14, 2011
Earlier this week I wrote about whether healthy family eating can help fight the growing eating disorder problem among young kids. Today, I’m getting more specific. And flipping the script by talking about my body image issues.
In a One Hungry Mama first (she says nervously), I’ve written an essay about how my sons have helped me confront my food issues.
Yup, folks, I went there. I’m telling the world how I really feel about my body, as a mom of boys (specifically opposed to girls) and as someone who cooks all the time. It’s complicated stuff, being a woman who doesn’t fit the ideal image of beauty raising two boys and loving food the way I do. But, thanks to my sons, I know that what I need to do to feel good is not complicated. (Just hard.)
This was a challenge to write, but I hope that saying these things out loud helps maybe even just one of you. And myself: