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Letter to My Girls About the Mean Girl

Letter to My Girls About the Mean Girl

Janine Huldie  05. 5.2015
A mean girl is a bully who will use mental warfare and aggression to drag you down every chance she can get.
The Kind of Princess I Want my Daughter to Be

The Kind of Princess I Want my Daughter to Be

Amy Nielson  05. 2.2015
Being a princess isn't for the faint of heart. It is for the strong. It means that you lead after you listen. It means that you accuse...
We're Both Still Growing Up

We're Both Still Growing Up

Jeff Bogle  05. 1.2015
It dawned on me, on this Tuesday, that we're both still growing up. That we never stop growing up, not really, whether we're 7, 11, 36,...
Why I'll Always Tell My Daughter She's Beautiful

Why I'll Always Tell My Daughter She's Beautiful

Jenny Studenroth Gerson  04.24.2015
When did mothers stop having the right to think their children are the most beautiful ones in the world? The first time I held Willow in...
5 Things I Want My Tween Daughter to Know About Dating

5 Things I Want My Tween Daughter to Know About Dating

Thomasina Guidry  04. 8.2015
Like a mad scientist, she is going to create the ideal boyfriend based on what she has gathered from her research. She will mock up and...
12 Brilliant Kids' Clothing Lines That Say No To Gender Stereotypes

12 Brilliant Kids' Clothing Lines That Say No To Gender Stereotypes

Caroline Bologna  04. 7.2015
In October 2013, Jennifer Muhm's 4-year-old daughter declared she wanted to be an astronaut for Halloween. But when the mom and daughter...
Is 'Pretty' A Bad Word?

Is 'Pretty' A Bad Word?

Leslie Kendall Dye  03.27.2015
My mother told me I was pretty all my life because she never would have thought otherwise. She didn't insist I was pretty because she was...
A Letter To My Teenage Daughter While You're Still A Little Girl

A Letter To My Teenage Daughter While You're Still A Little Girl

Lauren Cormier  03.25.2015
In case we lose our way somewhere in the next 16 years, and you find yourself standing some distance from me on the day you leave the nest,...
8 Lessons I Learned From My Daughter's Cheerleading Tryouts

8 Lessons I Learned From My Daughter's Cheerleading Tryouts

Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis  03.25.2015
Whatever happens, it's all good. In every scenario there are lessons to be learned and opportunities to grow.
I'm Not Just Raising Little Boys, I'm Trying to Raise Good Men

I'm Not Just Raising Little Boys, I'm Trying to Raise Good Men

Meredith Ethington  03.24.2015
Your daughters believe you when you say that there are no boys out there good enough for them. Sure, a woman doesn't need a man to survive,...
My Daughter Isn't The Only One Who's Getting A Special Education

My Daughter Isn't The Only One Who's Getting A Special Education

Kathy Radigan  03.19.2015
I left that day almost the same way I came in. Except my feelings of joy, gratitude and respect had grown, and my feelings of sadness and...
I Told My 2-Year-Old Her Butt Was Big

I Told My 2-Year-Old Her Butt Was Big

Lauren Cormier  03.19.2015
Maybe we should start looking at our bodies as amazing creations instead of things in need of constant tweaking to meet a made-up ideal....
Your Tween's Private Photo Could Go Viral. Here's How.

Your Tween's Private Photo Could Go Viral. Here's How.

Galit Breen  03.18.2015
Our kids aren't all that different then we were at this age. But their access to social media makes their quickly made decisions capable...
Why I Won't Give My Daughter A 'Cutesy' Girl Name

Why I Won't Give My Daughter A 'Cutesy' Girl Name

Katherine Don  03.18.2015
I want my girl to make a name for herself, so to speak -- and I'll be damned if anything I choose gets in her way.