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10 Books My 3-Year-Old Daughter Is Loving Right Now

I started taking a children’s book writing class because, you know, fantasy work-from-home job.  The class has made me appreciate how hard it is to craft a kick-ass kids’ book–one that grabs my daughter’s imagination AND doesn’t make me want to shoot myself when I have to read it 100 times on demand. I thought […]

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I’ll Never Stop Telling My Daughter She’s Beautiful

As a woman, I appreciate where Devan McGuiness is coming from in her Babble article, “Please Stop Telling my Daughters They’re Beautiful.”   She’s noticed that while strangers tend to engage her son about school and sports, they’ll focus all their attention on her girls’ looks and clothes.  She wants us, the random people who meet […]

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A Letter to My Daughter Who is Starting College (In 16 Years)

Viv turns two next month, and I’m already panicked by the thought that she will not always live under my roof.   To help calm my fears, I’ve drafted a letter full of sound parental wisdom that I plan to give my daughter when it’s time for her to leave the nest.  Dear Viv, Tomorrow, you’re […]

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