Our Moms and Ourselves

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Our Moms and Ourselves
Mon, 05-04-2009 - 1:45pm
Leslie Goldman's recent blog post kicks off our week-long series of guest blogs from our favorite writers, book reviews and more about the impact our moms have had on our body image and attitude toward dieting and food, and the lessons we hope to pass down to our own daughters.

"When I was 13, I was less than pleasant to be around. Wait, let me modify that. I was a dream in school, an angel to teachers, opened doors for strangers, full of laughter around my friends, saved little ants from certain death by picking them up off the sidewalk and moving them onto the grass … but was a horrible, hormonal, angst-filled monster to my mom. This was a woman who essentially lived her life for me and yet I’d ask her to drop me off three blocks from the mall so no one saw me with her...."

Read more: Our Moms and Ourselves—A Week of Blogging and Memories

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Tue, 05-05-2009 - 7:11am

I have read some books that lead me to think that teenaged behavior is a function of: