independence

Parenting

Get Your Own Damn Breakfast, Kids

Every weekday morning in our house, the alarm clock goes off at 6:30 a.m. My husband and I groan. We push snooze. Our two kids, ages 4 and 7, come pattering into our room. They climb into bed with us, and we all snuggle squished together like cozy sardines in a can. But there’s school, […]

Style

I Let My Daughter Wear Whatever She Wants

When I was 14 and graduating from junior high school, I wore what I damn well pleased. “What I damn well pleased” happened to be a slinky evening gown. It was a basic slinky evening gown, mind you, sleek and powder blue without frills. Since I was a late bloomer, I stuffed my foam bikini […]