Category Archives: Ella

Blogging at the New HuffParents Site: What Political Protestors Taught Me About Parenting

Last spring I published an Op Ed about hate speech and its ramifications for parenting. I’ve been thinking about arguing and compromise a lot lately, and what the debt crisis and the terrible behavior of legislators means for my children. … Continue reading

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The Boy Lives: Portrait of a Reader as Young Fan

  To: J.K. Rowling From: Another Muggle Mother Dear Ms. Rowling, Because of you my nine-year-old daughter knows she is a muggle. (So does my son, for that matter, but that is a different discussion). To temper her perpetual disappointment … Continue reading

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Naturalized Nature

Peggy Orenstein’s new book, Cinderella Ate My Daughter, really doesn’t need my plug, but she’s saying some smart things about gender and culture, how girls are marketed to, and why contemporary girly girl culture is not empowering but dangerous. She … Continue reading

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