Grandmother’s Cook Book by Paul Rest

When I was away at the university, the women in my grandmother’s church put together a cookbook. The pages were typed and then mimeographed. The book’s cover showed a woman churning butter. The book was titled, “Zoar’s Favorite Recipes.” Zoar was the name of my grandfather’s church. It was the top of a “T” on…

The Instagram Effect: The Pressure of Perfection How to deal with the self-esteem pitfall after giving birth

Our relationship with social media is definitely a love/hate one. As much as we enjoy seeing what’s up with our friends and our favorite celebrities, its also takes a toll on our self-esteem. New moms see celebrities shedding baby weight within a few weeks; fitness models that further promote their tight abs, cellulite-free, stretchmark-free bodies. …