If you live in South Africa, this week your Facebook feed has been filled with pictures of kids on their first day of school. If you're like me, you've been sending messages back and forth about kids who are fine, mothers who are not, hints of tears and declarations of wine. When I imagine having twenty-eight little … Continue reading Rookie Mom: How to Partner with Teachers
Last week, I was informed by a perfect stranger in a public place that I was a terrible parent. When a woman you have never met and knows nothing about you gives you such an astute observation, you take it seriously. Even after thinking about our constructive conversation for three days, I was still unsure. … Continue reading Are You a Terrible Parent?
"Don't you wish you had a son?" This question was often directed at my father, who has three daughters of which I am the oldest. Every time, he answered surely and quickly, "Nope. I love being a dad to girls." And he really does. Even when the house was full of GHDs, giggling girls and … Continue reading What My Father Taught Me