Lessons From a Mother-Daughter Book Club

“Mo-om! Let’s go-o!” my 11-year-old daughter, Hesperus, cries. There’s baby spit-up on my shirt but I don’t have time to change. “Get the bikes out!” I yell back, jabbing a contact lens into my right eye. The baby toddles into the bathroom, reaching her arms out for me. I manage to swing her onto my hip and blink the lens into my eye at the same time. She cries when I hand her off to my husband and her older sister and I say goodbye. ...more
"Feminist dilemma" is a great way to think about this! I have a daughter almost exactly ...more