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Denise Richards on teaching by example

Denise Richards says that she made the decision to include her two young daughters in her new reality show after considering what people would say about her. "I'm in a no-win situation," she explains. "If I don't have my children in my show, then peo...

"Mom Job" anyone?

Oh how I love me some lists! This is my favourite week of the year for scouring every major paper and trashy magazine to read the best of everything over the past 12 months. So match that with my love affair with words and imagine my excitement at th...

Changing the world for our little girls

When the ultrasound technician asked if I wanted to know the sex of my unborn baby, I held my breath. And then let it out in a gush of giddy relief when she looked at me and smile: "It's a boy." It's not that I wouldn't have desperately loved a littl...

Reverse discrimination of the scrawny child

My 10 year-old middle child, Cassidy, is smart, full of life and extremely skinny. So much so that she the term scrawny can easily be applied to her body type. She is long limbed and tall for her age. I believe her to be a beauty for the ages, this i...

Sarah Jessica Parker's new clothing line is body friendly

In the past few years I have shied away from buying new clothes as much as possible. Part of it has to do with the fact that my fun budget is just not what it used to be since I am a single mother of three, ever growing children. The other part has t...

Photoshopping school portraits

It's common knowledge that magazine photographers Photoshop the ever-living crap out of the images they take of models and celebrities. Once a person understands how the program works, there's literally nothing they can't change about their subject's...

The dilemma of keeping teens safe

Yesterday Kristin Scott wrote about a teen who lost her breast due to an infection that spread after she got her nipples pierced. Another similar case has been in the news that involved a teenage girl who died from a long battle with an infection tha...

Would you wear these panties?

The choice of underwear depends heavily on one's state of mind, body shape, body image, etc. Some women specialize in skimpy, lacy underthings before children and then replace those garments with comfy, cotton granny panties after the birth. Other wo...

The psychology of sizing women's clothing

Does your self-esteem have a direct relationship with the size of your pants? If so, you are not alone. Nearly all women are affected by the number on the label of their clothing. The bigger the number, the worse we are likely to feel. The small the ...

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