Challenging the “Norm” in Locker-Room Culture

My seven-year-old son is a hockey enthusiast and plays competitively for a team with an intense schedule. Until recently, my biggest challenge with the sport had been the time spent commuting to and from practice three times each week and watching the games, while still … Continue reading

You Shall Not Stand Idly By: Lessons Learned from Steubenville

The recent media frenzy surrounding the case of the Steubenville High School football players who were found guilty of sexually assaulting a sixteen-year-old girl at a party happened to coincide with National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. But now that April has come and gone and … Continue reading

Today My Daughter Loves Her Body…I’m Not Certain About Tomorrow

Last week my four-year-old daughter, Maya, had a wellness checkup with her pediatrician. As we waited for the doctor to come into the examination room, she stepped on the scale and excitedly exclaimed, “Mommy, look how huge I got!” “Yes, my love, you are growing … Continue reading