Month Nine (Status Report)

For context: Intro to My Happiness Project Last month’s resolution of focusing on motherhood went fairly well (but admittedly was not a drastic change from the norm). As for being present, I think that putting PJ in daycare has made me better able to focus on spending time with her on our days together and doing …

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Being a Mother in a World that Sexualizes Female Bodies

Last night, I was undressing my infant daughter to get her ready for her bath. This is a nightly ritual where I nibble on her feet, play "This Little Piggie Went to Market," blow raspberries on her tummy, tickle her ribs, and, yes, pinch her teeny, tiny bare booty. That last part shocked my sister. …

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