Frankenmom: Experiments on my child monster

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A dark sky with a lightning bolt striking the eart. a black and white dramatic close up of a wide eye sits translucently on top. The heading sits in the foreground Frankenmom: Experiments on my child monster - Letters to my Daughter

My own experiments on my child monster began the day I found out she existed. Like a scientist, I began methodically studying the available body of evidence. I made calculated decisions to help me get closer to the elusive goal of ‘perfect parent’ of ‘perfect child’. I spent days reading endless articles and blog posts. Bolting together the latest nutrition … Read More

Help! I’m a feminist but my daughter wears pink

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Pink owl themed baby booties sit on a pile of folded pink and white baby clothes and blankets behind a headin that says Help! I'm a feminist but my daughter wears pink - Letters to my Daughter

Gender stereotyping really grinds my gears. I celebrated when John Lewis released a line of gender neutral clothes, and looked for forward thinking children’s clothing brands who didn’t make every pair of girls’ shorts the shortest things ever. During pregnancy I swore that my daughter would very rarely wear pink. She would be a tiny bastion of feminism and shirk … Read More