It wasn’t until I had kids that I began to wonder what it might have been like to hug a grandparent who returned affection with shining, loving eyes.
I understand my place in history. But I’m frequently distracted by how much control kids wield just by being kids.
In the past year, the desire to hold my children’s children has been growing strong, like a train picking up speed on a fast track.
My grandmother would be 100 this year if she were still alive. I consider myself fortunate that she was an active presence in my life. She got to meet my children and the older ones have fond memories of her. My grandmother only had an elementary school education. She may not have been the smartest … Continue reading “How Grandma Shared Important Life Lessons”
My mom is a grandma on steroids, blinded by adoration, paranoia, and utter subjectivity when it comes to the objects of her perfection – I meant, affection.
Since Harvey Weinstein – and countless other prominent men – have been outed as sexual predators (at worst) and clueless misogynists (at best), adults are more frequently giving our daughters empowering talks and broaching subjects like consent, patriarchy, and basic human decency with our daughters and sons. When it comes to truly supporting the next … Continue reading “How Parents Unwittingly Nurture Patriarchy”
You don’t have to hire a decorator or scour the internet for ideas, products, or advice to create a wabi-sabi infused home.
While these make great bedtime stories, you may want to cram a tissue up your sleeve, grandma style for those guaranteed sniffles.
There are only four of us in the family. But that fifth stocking belongs to our family, too.
Besides Nancy Drew, here are 10 new classics for moms and their tween daughters to watch together.