I don’t usually think of my kids in relation to freedom of reading and banned books. I generally think of that as an issue for older kids who are more likely to be confronted with content issues (language, sex, race) … Continue reading
Category Archives: Ella
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
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
Actually, maybe the highlight of our summer. The little girls and their dads and brothers at the breakfast viewing pancake party went batshit crazy. More on why this whole series is so great for girls here.
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