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We have to do better.

I remember it clearly.

I remember when I looked at my daughter sleeping. She was only a few weeks old at the time. So perfect, so amazing. 526 more words


Making David Sedaris Proud

It’s been a year since the girls and I have lived together sans their father here.  He moved out a year ago.  Last year was a year in transition to say the least, but everyone is emerging in very good shape.   932 more words



“I’m Switzerland!”  I used to say to Abbey when I was in the water with her and her little friends.

It was our short hand; it meant that I’m neutral.  571 more words

Feminism and the Kids

I only really began to think about feminist issues after becoming a parent.

Children have a way of forcing you to deal with The Profound Questions of Life, usually while you’re driving or trying to get them to sleep. 1,828 more words


It's the Man's Job to Deal With Mice

When we moved into our new house, we went from a tiny little ranch with only an extended one car garage for storage to a space with two full size storage rooms. 482 more words

My Daughter Can Open Her Own Door

The problem with raising strong, independent girls is that they’re, well… Strong and Independent.

The other day, on the way into preschool, Bea got in an altercation with a little boy who wanted to hold the door.  438 more words

Screw the Village

I get the “it takes a village” mentality, but leave my kid alone!

I am very clear with my children that they do not have to feel obligated to talk to or listen to adults if they are uncomfortable. 591 more words