Dr Samantha Thomas

Tumbling Through Life

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I love these…. Printing out for my wall :D Kudos to Red3Blog for putting them together! Looking forward to the Podcast!



Maggie’s first ten adventures in one handy adventure. I’ll be talking about Maggie and fat stigma in children on the Friend of Marilyn podcast coming up later this week, so check that out as well as previous episodes of the show.

See also:

“Maggie Gains Back the Weight and Learns to Accept Her Body”

“Maggie Gets a Master’s Degree in Gender Studies”

“Maggie Joins a Roller Derby League”

“Maggie Learns to Belly Dance”

“Maggie Goes to Re/Dress NYC”

“Maggie Joins a Punk Rock Band”

“Maggie Protests Fat Stigma”

“Maggie Explores the Galaxy”

“Maggie Reclaims the Word Fat”

“Maggie rejects Fatphobic Fashion Dictates”

“Maggie Makes a Yay Scale”

“Maggie Goes to the Beach”

“Maggie Takes Up Hiking”

Brian from Red No 3 (and the creator of all these great Maggie covers) is my guest on Friend of Marilyn™ this week. Check out what he has to say by listening to my show on iTunes! 

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Some good advice from Dr Seuss…

“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”

― Dr. Seuss

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Teach your children well.

I recently read this post by Tiffany at her awesome blog My Three Ring Circus about how other children react to her daughter. I loved it and encourage you to read the entire post. Here is an extract:

From a mother, who truly tries to teach her children that each person is special and has something unique and important to offer the world,

I implore you

please teach your children well.

If not, so they can see that people come in all shapes and sizes

and that there is no place for judgement of another person’s appearance in this world,

(I mean are any one of us really perfect? Is there even such a thing?)

then to protect the people who cannot protect themselves.

For those who, through no fault of their own,

are viewed as a little different.

By teaching your children acceptance

you are giving others the one thing they crave most of all;



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Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. - Steve Jobs