I Let My Daughter Wear Whatever She Wants

When I was 14 and graduating from junior high school, I wore what I damn well pleased. “What I damn well pleased” happened to be a slinky evening gown. It was a basic slinky evening gown, mind you, sleek and powder blue without frills. Since I was a late bloomer, I stuffed my foam bikini […]


All The Ways Kids Benefit From Having A Best Friend

I grew up side-by-side with a best friend. We spent most of our afternoons wandering the wooded area in between our homes, making up games, and enjoying fits of laughter over little things. We weren’t always placed in the same classroom, but we always found each other the moment the recess bell sounded. As we […]