Parenting Archive

  • Every year I am amazed by how much older you are and how much you’ve grown. You are 6. It’s been six years since you were born. Six years! One Saturday […]

    A Letter to My Oldest Daughter on Your 6th Birthday

    Every year I am amazed by how much older you are and how much you’ve grown. You are 6. It’s been six years since you were born. Six years! One Saturday […]

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  • Today is your birthday. No, today is the actual day you were born. Hi, we’re your family. Laura–you can call her mom–is going to teach you how to draw, and […]

    A Letter to My Second Daughter on the Day You Were Born

    Today is your birthday. No, today is the actual day you were born. Hi, we’re your family. Laura–you can call her mom–is going to teach you how to draw, and […]

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  • I can’t believe you are five years old. I can’t believe how much has happened in the past 12 months. Amelia, you are becoming a really sweet and thoughtful little […]

    A Letter to My Daughter on her 5th Birthday

    I can’t believe you are five years old. I can’t believe how much has happened in the past 12 months. Amelia, you are becoming a really sweet and thoughtful little […]

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  • You are 4. Four years old. It’s been a long year and we’ve asked a lot of you. We asked you to leave your home and leave behind your best […]

    A Letter to My Daughter on her 4th Birthday

    You are 4. Four years old. It’s been a long year and we’ve asked a lot of you. We asked you to leave your home and leave behind your best […]

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  • You were supposed to be born around February 2nd. So January 25th started just like any other day, except that your mom and I slept incredibly well. For the last […]

    A Letter to My Daughter on Her 3rd Birthday

    You were supposed to be born around February 2nd. So January 25th started just like any other day, except that your mom and I slept incredibly well. For the last […]

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  • At the height of the Vietnam War in 1968, seven men and two women walked into a Selective Service office in Catonsville, Maryland. Moving past stunned clerical workers, the activists […]

    Heroes for my Daughter: The Catonsville Nine

    At the height of the Vietnam War in 1968, seven men and two women walked into a Selective Service office in Catonsville, Maryland. Moving past stunned clerical workers, the activists […]

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  • As a parent, I’ve always been a little iffy on the whole Santa Claus bit. I want my daughter to enjoy that part of life which is magical and whimsical, […]

    The Truth About Santa

    As a parent, I’ve always been a little iffy on the whole Santa Claus bit. I want my daughter to enjoy that part of life which is magical and whimsical, […]

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  • From 1969 until the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, Jane counseled women about abortion and helped gain access to underground abortion providers.  Jane initially sought to […]

    Heroes for My Daughter: The Jane Collective

    From 1969 until the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, Jane counseled women about abortion and helped gain access to underground abortion providers.  Jane initially sought to […]

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  • Today marks the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. In 1848, a group of people came together in Seneca Falls, NY and wrote the […]

    Heroes for My Daughter: Alice Paul and the National Womens Party

    Today marks the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. In 1848, a group of people came together in Seneca Falls, NY and wrote the […]

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  • Founded in 1966 by Huey Newton, and Texan Bobby Seale, in Oakland, California, the Black Panther Party (BPP) represented an angry voice calling for an end to police brutality in […]

    Heroes for My Daughter: The Black Panther Party

    Founded in 1966 by Huey Newton, and Texan Bobby Seale, in Oakland, California, the Black Panther Party (BPP) represented an angry voice calling for an end to police brutality in […]

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