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14 Essential Truths About Raising A Tween Girl

14 Essential Truths About Raising A Tween Girl

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

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'

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

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...
The Words I Can't Believe I Heard On The Playground

The Words I Can't Believe I Heard On The Playground

11.13.2014
I almost instantly threw up in mouth. I turned around to check to see if I had suddenly been transported to the 1950s, but the cars looked...
My 2-Year-Old Daughter Was Pressured About Body Image And Marriage

My 2-Year-Old Daughter Was Pressured About Body Image And Marriage

11.11.2014
I will educate my daughter as best as I can. I will raise her to be strong, to fight back, to be herself and be proud of who she is. I...
Now That I Have Another Chance, This Is The Kind Of Mom I Want To Be

Now That I Have Another Chance, This Is The Kind Of Mom I Want To Be

11. 7.2014
Just before I turned 21, I had a baby girl who was adopted at birth by an amazing couple. The fact that I have another chance to be a mom...
That Moment When Your Last Baby Says She Doesn't Want To Grow Up

That Moment When Your Last Baby Says She Doesn't Want To Grow Up

11. 7.2014
A quiet moment and a sound different from anything I'd heard at the table happened. Finley, her head resting on the table, arms crossed...
Watch These Girls Smash The Idea That 'Beauty Is Perfection'

Watch These Girls Smash The Idea That 'Beauty Is Perfection'

Jessica Samakow  11. 6.2014
GoldieBlox, the toy company on a mission to get girls building is kicking off the holiday season with a new powerful commercial. As AdWeek...
The Sexist Case For Vaccinating My Daughter

The Sexist Case For Vaccinating My Daughter

11. 4.2014
My silence was deafening, to me at least. Do my girls have a dad who won't stand up to crap like that from archaic people who still believe...
Costumes So Cute, It's Scary

Costumes So Cute, It's Scary

10.31.2014
I've dressed up in costumes that ranged from silly, to creative, to scary. Hell, if I could pull off sexy, I might go for that, too --...