I didn’t understand how someone could be nice, charming, and in my mind adored by everyone, but threw snide comments at me often, sometimes as soon as people left the room.
Dear Fiona, I am in awe of your courage. I am humbled that at 8 years old, you already hold a deep belief that as a family we must do …
I also know that if momma’s hair ain’t happy, SHE AIN’T HAPPY.
The success of Girls proved something we knew already: the lives of females are intrinsically and boundlessly interesting.
I’ve been surprised how different it is to raise a girl than a boy.
The biggest struggle with raising girls is the biggest struggle with raising all children—the need to first grow ourselves into the people we want to be rather than expecting our children to fulfill that role.
It was in that moment that I realized where many of us are failing our daughters if we are truly trying to raise strong, confident girls.
Life in Nepal is especially hard for girls, who continue to lag far behind boys in educational opportunities.
The problem is that children most often do not immediately disclose sexual abuse, and given the damage this type of behavior can do to a child, a misdemeanor simply isn’t adequate accountability.
This story starts with a desire to fall in love with my job again. You see teaching middle school during the age of standardized testing really takes the wind out …