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Author: callie

Books for when your girl gets her period

Books for when your girl gets her period

As I’ve said before… being a girl is hard. And it’s especially hard during puberty. I can remember being so ashamed of having to ask my 5th grade teacher for permission to use the bathroom and then having to hide my pad as I left […]

Raising a strong daughter

Raising a strong daughter

Good Morning America did a great segment this morning on what girls think it means to be a strong female. When asked what it means to be a powerful woman the girls replied: “strong” “don’t show off” “just do it” “they feel good about themselves, […]

Raising a princess

Raising a princess

I’ve always been interested in books about society and girls/women. I probably should have at least taken a Women’s Studies class in college, but alas, I am fairly stubborn. Anyway, I bought Peggy Orenstein’s “Cinderella At My Daughter” not long after it came out in […]

Creating a textual lineage for your daughter

Creating a textual lineage for your daughter

I first came across the idea of a textual lineage when I was a Reader’s Workshop teacher in a middle school. I was searching (and searching and searching) for books and resources that could help me support my middle school boy readers. In my searching […]

Preschool before birth

Preschool before birth

Two months ago, my husband and I moved from Denver to Houston for his job. In doing so we left behind a growing mid-sized city to move to a growing gigantic city. Houston is huge. So huge it’s obnoxious. In attempts to find friends and […]

The myth of the perfect girl

The myth of the perfect girl

Obviously since finding out I am having a little girl, I’ve ordered lots of books about raising girls. Obviously. (My husband is thrilled 😉 ) I started and finished The Myth of the Perfect Girl in about two days. Although (kind of oddly) the author’s […]

Holy sh*t, I’m having a girl

Holy sh*t, I’m having a girl

Yesterday was my 20 week ultrasound and the ever-exciting gender reveal. I’m an incredibly impatient person, so waiting these 20 weeks has been ridiculously hard. I don’t know how people can manage to be “team green” and wait til the birth, I’d probably go insane. […]