I'm Not Raising Nice Girls

I’m Not Raising “Nice” Girls

My daughter doesn’t want to go to after-school childcare. There’s a girl there that keeps telling her she can’t play with other kids, who makes her feel badly for having other friends, and who threatens to take away “privileges” like birthday invitations if she doesn’t follow orders. When my daughter told the childcare workers that she […]

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Celebrate the Mom Bod

Remember last year when the “dad bod” was all the rage? Let’s take a moment to think about the female version, a.k.a. the “mom bod,” and why it should be celebrated. After you have a baby you tend to forget that you grew a human being. Maybe it’s some form of blocking the experience from your brain […]

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Small Space, Lots of Kids

I have children who go wide-eyed when we visit people at their houses. These homes usually have so much space! Everyone has their own bedroom! There are yards! Pets! It’s somewhat astonishing to my 7-, 5-, and 3-year old, who have been raised living on campus at Baylor School here in Chattanooga. We moved on campus […]

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