Talking Fat with “The New York Times”

Last week, The New York Times‘ parenting site, Motherlode – which selected Daddy’s Little Miracle as one of its Must-Read blogs – posted a story I wrote about “fat talking” in front of my little miracle baby.

You can read it right here.

Overall, the response has been great. Readers were overwhelmingly supportive and seemed to enjoy the story. Some commenters offered diet and exercise advice and book recommendations. Some offered their own touching anecdotes. A few people suggested that my “fat talk” was me trolling for compliments. I don’t know if that’s true, but I definitely love compliments.

Someone suggested I get the boy out of diapers/nappies. (If only…) And someone wrote, “I applaud you for your candor and wit”. That person gets the prize. I love being complimented!

But, as anyone familiar with this site will know, I also love writing about body image.

I’ve carefully dissected the ways in which I overeat and attempted to come to terms with my addiction to sugar.

I’ve discussed weight loss formulas with my little miracle baby, warned him against the perils of obesity and challenged the idea that he was contributing to my weight gain.

(Then there was the time that my son told me God came to him in a dream and called me fat, which wasn’t the best.)

But it’s not all about me. I’ve also put together a can’t-lose, 100% effective diet for daddies that’s incredibly easy to follow.

What do you guys think?

Do I write about this stuff too much? Not enough?

What about our Brooklyn Nets? 2014 champs?

Tell me all about it in the comments!

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