It’s International Women’s Day: Bring on the Strong Female Protagonists

“I’m glad we’ve begun to raise our daughters more like our sons, but it will never work until we raise ours sons more like our daughters.” -Gloria Steinem This week I discovered a new tool in my quest to raise feminist sons — books with strong female protagonists. Raising Feminist Sons First let me back…

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This Holiday Season, Ditch the Mom Guilt

I’ve felt a bit off kilter this December. It stems from taking the must-do, should-do, could-do, won’t-do (MoSCoW) approach to my holiday preparations this year. Take Christmas cookies, for example. I mentioned in my previous post that, after consulting with Evan and Nate, I moved “bake at least two different types of cookies” from my…

Decorate with Fall Leaves (and Why Leaf Walks Aren’t Just for Kids)
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Decorate with Fall Leaves (and Why Leaf Walks Aren’t Just for Kids)

Earlier this week I told you how our annual leaf walk was a bust. That the boys weren’t into it and that not even the jauntiest of my rhymes was able to save the day. Not a big deal, right? Just a short neighborhood stroll where we’d gathered a few leaves and then stopped. Who…