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A FAT LITTLE GIRL is eight years old,she’s got pink cheeks that her grandmother calls chubby. She wants a second cookie but her aunt says “you’ll get huge if you keep eating.” She wants a dress and the woman in the changing room says “she’ll probably need a large in that.” She wants to have dessert and her waiter says “After all that dinner you just had? You must be really hungry!” and her parents laugh. A FAT LITTLE GIRL is eleven and she is picked second-to-last in gym class. She watches a cartoon and sees that everyone who is annoying is drawn with a big wide body, all sweaty and panting. At night she dreams she is swelling like the ocean over seabeds. When she wakes up, she skips school. A FAT LITTLE GIRL is thirteen and her friends are stick-thin ballerinas with valleys between their hipbones. She is instead developing the wide curves of her mother. She says she is th...

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"Superb, adorable, funny – must read for any family with small children." 5/5

"Superb, adorable, funny – must read for any fa...

coffeeandvanilla.com 28 Mar '14, 1pm

Parents unsuccessfully try all kinds of tricks to make Layla fall asleep, but even the little stubborn princess can be out...

STUDY: Active moms influence children to be active:

STUDY: Active moms influence children to be act...

runnersworld.com 27 Mar '14, 7pm

Mothers who run may not only improve their own health, but the health of their children. A recent study finds that mothers...

Study: Active Moms Influence Children to be Active

runnersworld.com 27 Mar '14, 5pm

Mothers who run may not only improve their own health, but the health of their children. A recent study finds that mothers...

Kids can't get enough of Captain America & Minn...

payless.com 27 Mar '14, 9pm

Character Shoes for Kids at Payless ShoeSource® Do your kids love characters? If so, then Payless' collection of character...

New Post: 3 Faves: Running, Recipes & Reading

New Post: 3 Faves: Running, Recipes & Reading

gottarunnow.blogspot.com 24 Mar '14, 11am

I've especially enjoyed the scenery this week! While running, I've seen the sunrise, spring flowers blooming, 5 deer, an a...

First-Ever Book Educating Children About Dangers of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

First-Ever Book Educating Children About Danger...

ecowatch.com 23 Mar '14, 2pm

is an illustrated children’s story book created to educate youth about the devastating impacts of mountaintop removal coal...

Ikea children's bed canopies recalled due to strangulation hazard

Ikea children's bed canopies recalled due to st...

straitstimes.com 20 Mar '14, 9am

Ikea is recalling eight brands of children's bed canopies because of a potential strangulation hazard. In a statement yest...

AFP reporter Sardar Ahmad, wife and children ki...

straitstimes.com 21 Mar '14, 8am

KABUL (AFP) - Mr Sardar Ahmad, a staff reporter at the Agence France-Presse news agency, was killed in an attack on Kabul'...

The Super-Dry but Important Urban Planning Report You Should Be Reading:

The Super-Dry but Important Urban Planning Repo...

modernluxury.com 23 Mar '14, 7pm

Urbanist think tank SPUR—which has the ear of Mayor Ed Lee and the media on planning issues—just released an ambitious blu...