Posts Tagged ‘daughter’

What I’ve Learned About Being a Woman From My “Tom Boy” Daughter

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Today is my daughter’s birthday. For 9 years, she has been challenging my understanding of what it means to be a woman. Here is what I’ve learned from her so far.

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Finding Happiness in Loss

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The week your dad dies is not what you’d normally consider happy, and yet I don’t have to look hard to find moments worth highlighting.

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I Called Because He’s Dying

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After five years without speaking to one of my parents, I finally had a reason to pick up the phone.

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Who Says?

I’m not ashamed to admit it: I love this song. I sing it to my daughter at least once a day. You’ve got every right To a beautiful life I try to remember to sing it to myself once in a while, too. Who says you’re not perfect? Who says you’re not worth it? Who […]

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Perfect

You’re so mean When you talk About yourself, you were wrong Change the voices in your head Whenever I hear those lyrics, I think about my mother. She’s constantly telling me not to say mean things about her daughter. And then I think of my own daughter. Pretty, pretty please Dont you ever, ever feel […]

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