I am on a couple of Mums’ facebook groups and I think they are amazing communities. Sure, there are some differing opinions, some weird and wonderful discussions and a slightly alarming number of spider pictures. But, I have at times been speechless at the kindness and care that these women, many of whom have never met, show for one another.
On the whole, they appear to be honest, respectful, compassionate, generous and intelligent women. Women juggling multiple life roles while genuinely trying to do their best for their families. I have been helped, challenged and inspired by some of these women.
But one thing that strikes me, and saddens me, is how often discussions about weight come up, especially with summer around the corner. Questions about the best way to lose weight, in general or from specific parts of the body, women stating that they ‘need to lose weight’ or ‘do something […]