We Need to Talk about Gilmore Girls

So have you watched Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life yet? I watched it this weekend. I stretched it out over two afternoons, while Flea was out with her Dad. Then watched the whole thing again – with Flea. Confession: I’ve loved Gilmore Girls for a long time. I… View Post

What Not to say to Single Parents

Every once in a while, one of my married friends will tell me that they are “single parenting” for the¬†week. Their partner is away, working, and they’re in charge. Friends, that is not single parenting. I love that you’re trying to relate, or find common ground. But please stop. So,… View Post

Can teens ever have a positive body image?

Senior school is hard. I thought I felt over-protective when baby Flea, a few weeks after her third birthday, toddled into school. Or when she rode her bike on two wheels for the first time. Now, though, the things I want to protect my daughter from seem intangible. The things… View Post

When did children’s food get so… posh?

Here’s a real conversation about food that happened in our house this week: Me: Did you get a snack at school today? Flea: Yeah, I had a bacon roll. Me: OK. But if you’ve had breakfast, try and get something else, ok? Not always bacon. Flea: Oh, I don’t always… View Post