Modern Children’s Books

If you're very tired of The Very, Hungry Caterpillar, look no further! When I was a brand-new mom (though I'm still pretty new since my daughter's only one), I surfed the internet for recommendations on "the best" books to read to her. What turned up was a lot of old standards like Guess How Much …

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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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