10 Things I Would Tell My Daughter

  I don’t have a daughter. I have three amazing sons and I honestly never wanted a daughter. My family has a long standing history of mother-daughter relationships that put the dys-func-tion in dysfunction and I am happy to be breaking that cycle. My mother and I were no exception. The worst in the series….

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21 Things I Learned in 21 Years of Parenting

MARY MCCARTHY My daughter Sarah is 21 years old today. Yesterday she was born, and a grinning toothless baby, and a pre-schooler who didn’t look back at her teary-eyed mother in the hallway. Yesterday she was a first-grader who enjoyed having Harry Potter read to her but asked if she could read it herself, a…

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A Daughter’s Open Letter to Dads With Girls

Dads out there, listen up. You want your daughter to have the courage to demand to be respected? You want her to be respectful? This is where you come in. This is where you, and only you, can determine who your daughter will become as she grows into a woman. There are few relationships as…

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The Ellie hair saga. At what age…

From the time Ellie was born I’ve had hundreds of questions that started with the same 3 words “At what age…”. At what age do I start potty training?  For us it was 2. At what age do you move from a crib to a toddler bed?  For us it was 2.5. At what age…

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