I’m not likely to have further time to post today, so here’s some worthwhile reading:

Naamah on the real difficulties of getting in shape when one is already overweight

Girl’s Gone Child on not hiding the world from your child and on whether it’s really healthier to let a child see violence than to see sex

GrrlTravels on the ebb and flow of love in the parent-child relationship

DoctorMama on things people work hard to achieve that are counterproductive 

Discuss in comments, if you feel so inclined.