Tomorrow You Start Kindergarten, Today I Am Selfish

It’s the day before your first day of Kindergarten. Right now, you’re out with your dad on your last of the three of your “adventures.” Today it’s running around the city visiting no fewer than two playgrounds. The morning started off pouring rain. That didn’t stop any one of you, though. Frankie, you put on rainboots and asked your dad to carry an umbrella for you just in case. Of course he said he would....more

More Than Her Curls: What My Daughter Taught Me About Beauty

I am the first to unabashedly admit that I love my daughter Frankie’s hair. It’s fairy tale hair: long, blond spirals down to the middle of her back. Little girls on the playground call it princess hair; older women stop us in grocery store aisles and can’t help but comment on how pretty it is. My daughter, to her credit, says thank you then rolls her eyes once backs are turned. I gush, “I wish it were mine!” ...more
Frankie is very matured, amazingly, for her age to say,  “You thought I wasn’t going to be ...more