A Boy, a Bird, and a Bus Station in Athens
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How far will you go to teach your daughter to lead?
And there I was, simply her mom letting her be brave so she could develop this thing called courage. When it comes to teaching our daughters to lead, how do we do that? How far should we go? Encourage good…Keep reading
A dull ache for a sharp object
When Mom’s pocket knife gets confiscated When the security employee at the gate asked me to step aside, I remembered. My pocket knife. Oh no, my pocket knife, I thought, realizing I had left it earlier in the little cosmetic…Keep reading
Dear new parents: Complicate your child’s life. Spell their name weird.
Test drive some of the names I’ve collected for this post. Dear New Parents, It’s time to choose a name for your baby, the most beautiful baby who has ever existed in the entire history of the Earth. How do…Keep reading
My daughter and the peeping tom of Venice, Italy
It was scary to think how much time and effort this man had put into his actions that night.Keep reading
The Toy I Trashed: The Hot Wheels Slimecano
With lots of pieces and lots of slime, I should have known better.Keep reading
Yes, send your daughter to Italy. Alone.
My daughter’s Venice experience was indeed life-changing.Keep reading
I Cut the Grass Today
I cut the grass today. I cut the grass with one of those old-fashioned rotary cutters that require nothing more than two legs and two arms to maneuver. No jerking on the starter cord. No gasoline. No loud engine noise. A cool…Keep reading
You’re a Good Mother: It means more coming from a stranger
I know I’m a good mother because a stranger told me so. And that’s why I know it’s true. Granted, it’s nice to hear it from someone close to you, such as your spouse or a parent or friend. In…Keep reading