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Are We Encouraging Society to Sexualize Our Girls When They Play Sports?

  Recently I read an article called, “Dear Target, Why Are All Your Shorts For Girls So…Short?” In the piece, the author wrote a cheeky (no pun) article about the lack of options for tween girl’s athletic shorts at Target. Her post has since been shared thousands of times, and the comment thread is heated.… Continue reading Are We Encouraging Society to Sexualize Our Girls When They Play Sports?

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Rituals. The mundane moments that mean the most

Rituals. Every morning we do this thing. My daughter plops down on my lap while I sip my morning coffee. Today, was no different. My daughter asked the rhetorical question asked every morning, "Mom, will you brush my hair?" Handing me the brush without waiting for the answer. Only, this time I almost gave her… Continue reading Rituals. The mundane moments that mean the most

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Let’s make horseshoes instead of circles

It was a new neighborhood, a new school, and I had the new kids. We nervously arrived on the first day of school, immediately passing a group of chattering moms taking photos of their kids wearing freshly pressed shirts, with newly shorn haircuts to boot. It seemed everyone had their own circles. As my kids… Continue reading Let’s make horseshoes instead of circles

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What I want to tell new parents whose child has been diagnosed with hearing loss

To the new parents of a child diagnosed with hearing loss, I know how you are feeling. I have been there. And I am here to tell you— It is going to be OK. Yes, it is going to be challenging and you might find yourself thinking you aren’t made for this kind of stuff.… Continue reading What I want to tell new parents whose child has been diagnosed with hearing loss

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To The Mama in the Trenches. One day soon, it’ll​ change.

When did this happen? I swear it was literally yesterday. They were in diapers and cribs and highchairs and nursing and eating rice cereal. I carried a super cute diaper bag, and my shirt was never free of spit-up or worse. We were beginning our walk with hearing loss, hearing aids, cochlear implants, speech therapy,… Continue reading To The Mama in the Trenches. One day soon, it’ll​ change.