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I Get It Now, Mom

I get it now, Mom. I haven’t been a mother for all that long. And I’m sure I’ll have more “Eureka!” moments along the way. But there’s so much I understand now — about you, about my upbringing, about our family values. I never understood why you wouldn’t let me just pop in to my friend’s house at any given […]

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My Daughter Starts Preschool This Fall… and I Can’t Wait!

“Mama, you be the baby and I’ll be the mama.”  “Can I watch something, Mama?” “Mama, will you read to me?” “I’m hungry. Can I have a snack?” When you are the mom of a young child, the same soundtrack of questions plays on repeat. When you’re a stay-at-home mom, it’s a never-ending loop. For […]

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The Years Are Short

When I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, a co-worker gave me a piece of advice: “The days are long, the years are short,” he chuckled. But there was a knowing wisdom in that laugh. While I tended to ignore most of the cliché tidbits people threw my way when they saw my pregnant belly, […]

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Just Call Me June Cleaver

In January there was the Women’s March. In March there was “A Day Without a Woman” for International Women’s Day. I want my daughters to live in a society in which they are respected and have equal opportunity to their male peers. Yet with this recent surge in feminist awareness, many times I still feel like a […]

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Our Daughters Are Watching :: 6 Ways to Foster Positive Body Image

When I found out I was having a girl, I kind of freaked out… but not in a good way. I worried about the tough challenge I would have in raising her to fight the many battles women and girls face. I especially worried about pressure from society and media related to body image, appearance, and self-acceptance. […]

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4 Body-Positive Lessons for Our Daughters

Way before celebrities like Lena Dunham and Jennifer Lawrence were extolling the virtues of body positivity, we sucked it up and dieted. And way before these same actresses bucked the patriarchy by rejecting the trend of systematic societal body shaming, promulgation of an unattainable body ideal, and tying our lovability and/or self-worth to our size, we […]

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