Posts with Label: Parenting

Traveling Away

Traveling Away

After eight days of being gone, my boy came home a different child. I put him on a bus in England and watched him drive away, across a country, across the Channel, across half a continent.  I got a text message from one of the teachers the next day telling me they’d arrived safely in […]

Beauty and Shame

Beauty and Shame

I’m thinking a lot lately about beauty standards, shame, body confidence, and how I want to be and how I want to parent.  It reminded me of something that happened on one of our trips last summer. The beaches in Menorca are all topless.  Actually, at every beach we went to, bottoms seemed optional as […]

Pretty

Pretty

When I was little, and didn’t want to sit through getting my hair brushed or styled, my nana would say “It hurts to be beautiful”. It’s a statement I’ve known all my life and one I still say to myself.  And to my own daughter. It’s a truth universally acknowledged and accepted.  If you’re a […]

March

March

Despite the cold and wet and snow, despite a train cancellation that added 90 minutes to our journey, despite a million other things we could have been doing on a Sunday afternoon after a busy week, yesterday the six of us made our way into London for the Women’s March.  It was my babies’ first […]

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