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The FACs: Body Image

Around the Table

The mantra in our house is; “There is no such thing as fat, there is only unhealthy”. Bam! My job is done. Who are you kidding Cherie? Three women in a household with no male figure around to validate how pretty we are or how great we look in our latest fashion (Even though I raised my girls to despise the idea that their self-worth is based on such statements; the art of the testosterone driven compliment still holds unbelievable power.) is bound to need more than some wise old mantra you got from the fortune cookie of your last meal. Course, like any good mother, I’d prefer to believe, the girls are fine. Until the box is put up on the table and the topic chosen is “Body Image”. How to address this issue? Goodness, it was difficult enough in my day when Good Housekeeping magazines drove the standard of what a beautiful woman was to be.


But nowadays, there are tons of magazines available that borderline