... it got me thinking about the differences between raising boys and girls without gender prejudices. Of course, in an ideal world there wouldn't be any differences, but there are, or there are for me. So I'm going to take a bit of time to reflect on myself, on my own parenting
This design came to me in two stages. I had been mulling over various phrases for a while, things like: 'Why be a princess when you can be a warrior?' or 'fight like a girl', something to contrast a stereotypical princess with a fighting spirit. It was pretty much on the back burner while I waited for a epiphany about what it would look like.
Everyone thinks their friends are amazing, when really they are just kind or reliable or loyal or fun or smart or funny (not to be underestimated as character traits mind). My friend Emma Moss is genuinely amazing, in fact she’s breathtaking: and I’d like you to meet her:
This month marks ten years since the birth of my first child. For me, this is a good time to reflect on what that experience was really like. It's time we started sharing more honestly, because maybe, just maybe, we can make it easier for those who come after us.