Be Kind to Yourself Too, Momma

Jessica Burdg essays

Be kind to yourself—a lofty promise to ask of someone who isn't even old enough to tie her own shoes. I knew that, of course, but seeing her slap herself in disappointment like that made me ache.

Meeting Dollie

Jessica Burdg essays

If you needed an affirmation about the lifecycle of intolerance, this experience proves something: it is taught.

She Stutters

Jessica Burdg Special Needs

She stutters so badly, and she starts preschool next month. Can you fix it? Can you make them be patient, help them understand her? Can you promise they will be kind?