Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Baring All For Our Children

Please visit Alicia Kamm's new website, Born Ready Baby. She interviewed me for a piece, Mom Bares All: Now & Then.

Baring all, stripping down, seems like such an important task for women today. Especially as mothers. I want my daughter to not enter the world without knowledge or to be stunned when she loses her innocence.

It's a wobbly line I walk as I figure out how and when to talk to my daughter about my past. But I know it's so important to be honest and to present her with a good role model.

Celebrity Baby Scoop reports on actress Melissa McCarthy about how she deals with talking to her own young daughters about her issues in Melissa McCarthy: I Don’t Want To Pass On Negative Body Image To Daughters.

Mom-of-two Melissa McCarthy opens up about her weight in the latest issue of Good Housekeeping. ”Sometimes I wish I were just magically a size six and I never had to give [my weight] a single thought,” the Bridesmaids star admits. 
“But I am weirdly healthy, so I don’t beat myself up about it – it wouldn’t help, and I don’t want to pass that on to my girls,” she adds.

As moms we are so hyper-vigilant about not passing on our issues to our daughters, which I think is good.

If we're aware enough to understand what will probably affect our children, hopefully we're conscious enough to also be working on our issues for ourselves, too.

Are there any issues or bad habits that you worry about passing on to your children?


  1. Great blog! Thank you for sharing. I second the negative body image & recently wrote a blog on it. I've tried to change my ways so that my daughter doesn't pick up any of my really bad habits. I don't ever want to say to her: Do as I say, not as I do. For that reason I'm continually trying to improve myself. It's not easy and I often fail, but the effort is worth it. Great blog, Sheila. Thanks so much.

  2. Anonymous4:19 PM

    Melissa McCarthy is passing a bad idea to her kids: that stuffing your face will self-medicate your inner turmoils away.