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“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



They’re beginning the walk away.

No longer toddling towards me arms out stretched.

I find myself staring at their backs as they lug their own bags, carry their own loads. 178 more words


Review of There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me by Brooke Shields

About The Real Story of My Mother and Me

Brooke Shields never had what anyone would consider an ordinary life. She was raised by her Newark-tough single mom, Teri, a woman who loved the world of show business and was often a media sensation all by herself. 395 more words

Non Fiction