Tag: self-esteem

You’re Not A Bad Girl

Not too long ago, my oldest turned four. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the so-called behavior “transformation” that quite a few other mom friends have promised talked about. Supposedly it comes with leaving the terrible three’s behind (oh boy if you think two is a challenge…) and moving on up to four-year-old-hood. Yes, of course I understand

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Not Athletic? Join the Team!

One of the harder things about growing older is that you start to realize that things you fantasized about are simply not ever going to happen. I chose a career as a lawyer when I was in my twenties. Yet I still believed that someday I could be a veterinarian, or a teacher, or an

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“I Don’t Have to Be Nice, I’m Pretty!”

People, these are the words that came out of my two-year-olds mouth. TWO YEARS OLD. And a fresh two, like closer to one than three. I couldn’t believe it. A little background, I consider myself a feminist. I’ve also given dozens of talks to young women about the importance of learning to view media with

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Building Self-Efficacy

Alternative Title: Why I ran a race I knew I’d lose. I’ve got some serious perfectionistic tendencies when it comes to motherhood. In my head I’m some kind of modern-day working June Cleaver. Nutritious meals cooked daily, family time chock full of wholesome activities, and parties worth re-pinning. Some of that does actually happen…but so

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