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The Grounds Behind Her Eyes

The Grounds Behind Her Eyes

Jeff Bogle  01.23.2015
My urge, my only urge, is to wrap her up in my long arms and hold on dearly while the quietest storm passes over us -- only I'm pretty...
To My Daughter, Who Turns 5 Today

To My Daughter, Who Turns 5 Today

Farah L. Miller  01.22.2015
I saw it happen this fall. You turned from a toddler into a little girl right before my eyes.
'Dad, Am I Pretty?'

'Dad, Am I Pretty?'

John Kinnear  01.13.2015
You are pretty because you are alive. You are pretty because you are curious. You are pretty because you take the good parts of the world,...
The Worst Times Happen At Our Front Door

The Worst Times Happen At Our Front Door

Mike Reynolds  01. 9.2015
This isn't a story about regret or failure. I raise my voice because I do a lot as a parent, because there's a lot going on. We all have...
GoldieBlox Video Tells Parents To Encourage Daughters To Take Risks, Not Fear Failure

GoldieBlox Video Tells Parents To Encourage Daughters To Take Risks, Not Fear Failure

Caroline Bologna  12.17.2014
GoldieBlox, the construction toy company that aims to inspire future female engineers, has included empowering music for girls in their...
Are Mothers Unconsciously Contributing To Gender Stereotypes?

Are Mothers Unconsciously Contributing To Gender Stereotypes?

Carolyn Gregoire  12. 8.2014
We know that women are socialized to be more emotionally expressive than men, but it turns out mothers play a particular role in enforcing...
The Dangerous Lessons Kids Learn From Sexist T-Shirts

The Dangerous Lessons Kids Learn From Sexist T-Shirts

Jessica Samakow  12. 3.2014
Art by Damon Scheleur Mike Adamick was shopping at Target with his daughter when she saw a retro Superman shirt in the boys’ section....
14 Essential Truths About Raising A Tween Girl

14 Essential Truths About Raising A Tween Girl

Galit Breen  12. 2.2014
Never "dumb down" your conversations. Share with her happy things and hard things and important things. Model a good debate, a strong reaction,...
How My 4-Year-Old Daughter Helped Launch My Writing Career

How My 4-Year-Old Daughter Helped Launch My Writing Career

Mary Hickey  12. 1.2014
It's easy to forget in the daily grind of motherhood that the life your children watch you live is just as important as the life you give....
'Mommy, I'm Just Not That Kind Of Girl'

'Mommy, I'm Just Not That Kind Of Girl'

Judy Hall  11.25.2014
Sammy is her own young woman. She knows who she is. She knows what she wants. She is only 12, and we have lots of decisions to make about...
Little Girl Shuts Down The Idea That Superheroes Are Just For Boys With One Angry Glare

Little Girl Shuts Down The Idea That Superheroes Are Just For Boys With One Angry Glare

Caroline Bologna  11.25.2014
When British mom Karen Cole and her daughter Maggie were shopping at chain store Tesco on Saturday, they came across an upsetting sign...
Letter From Lego To Parents In The '70s Makes An Important Point About Gender

Letter From Lego To Parents In The '70s Makes An Important Point About Gender

Caroline Bologna  11.24.2014
Over the weekend, Daniel Fry posted a letter that LEGO included in boxes of its toy building bricks in the 1970s to Reddit. Addressed to...
Garth Brooks Doesn't Even Pause To Breathe While Perfectly Describing Parenthood

Garth Brooks Doesn't Even Pause To Breathe While Perfectly Describing Parenthood

Caroline Bologna  11.20.2014
Country star Garth Brooks went on hiatus from music 13 years ago to be a stay-at-home dad to his three daughters. Now that 22-year-old...
4 Things I Never Say To My Daughters

4 Things I Never Say To My Daughters

Zanthe Taylor  11.18.2014
You are lucky to have that beautiful, whole body. You are lucky in the opportunities you have. Good fortune has been given to you and it's...