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“This extraordinary book encompasses and embraces the complexities of 20th and 21st Century post-nuclear family realities. Lillibridge generally refers to the real-life characters of this psycho-drama as Girl, Mother, Stepmother, Father, and Brother, which makes the story read like a remarkable post-modern fairy tale. This book is absolutely of its time, adding to and illuminating a Zeitgeist that cannot, and will not, be turned back. The enduring need that ties together this new reality to old is this: How do we find ways to love each other? Real love is not without ambivalence, and that is true here. This is the great strength of Girlish, a compelling memoir for our time. ”
—Sue William Silverman, author of True Confessions, Lovesick, and The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew

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Mothering and Fear

Fri Sep 28 2018

We know there likely will be at least one moment of physical danger that they may or may not evade. A shove. A punch. A horde of children intent on inflicting pain. I hope my boys learn the snappy comeback, find an alternative exit.  Read more »

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7 Things Your Kids Say You’re Getting Wrong About YouTube

Tue Sep 25 2018

My kids rarely watch TV. They get their entertainment from YouTube, and they aren’t the only ones. Dubbed The YouTube Generation, one estimate puts them in league with over one hundred trillion other young people who feel the same way. View at modernparentsmessykids »

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TBR Tuesdays Interview with Krystal Sital, author of SECRETS WE KEPT

Tue Sep 25 2018

From the moment I picked up Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad, I was enthralled with the beauty of Sital's prose. The narrative is gripping, but the art  with which she strings words together is simply gorgegous. I'm pleased to introduce you to her book, and to Krystal herself through this virtual interview.   Read more »

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This is a Lie I've Told Before

Wed Sep 19 2018

It's Writing Prompt Wednesday! Prompt from Abigail Thomas Read more »

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TBR Tuesday Review: To the Moon and Back: A Childhood Under the Influence by Lisa Kohn

Tue Sep 18 2018

Today's suggestion for your To Be Read List is an astonishingly beautiful and haunting memoir by Lisa Kohn about grouping up in Reverend Moon’s Unification Church. Read more »

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Instead of Wings

Wed Sep 12 2018

This week's prompt comes from Mary Carroll-Hackett. Instead of wings... Read more »

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TBR Tuesdays: Interview with Lisa Romeo, Author of STARTING WITH GOODBYE

Tue Sep 11 2018

It's TBR Tuesday, when I suggest a book to add to your To Be Read pile. This week's book is STARTING WITH GOODBYE by Lisa Romeo Read more »

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Review of Girlish by Slippery Elm Literary Journal

Sat Sep 08 2018

Reviewed by Milena Velez View at findlay »

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I Remember/I Don't Remember: First Kiss

Wed Sep 05 2018

Writing Prompt from Abigail Thomas: 4 lines that start "I don't remember," followed by 4 lines starting "I remember." Read more »

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BOOK REVIEW + GIVEAWAY for My Mother Says Drums Are For Boys

Tue Sep 04 2018

Welcome to TBR Tuesdays, where I suggest books to add to your To Be Read pile. This week's selection is: My Mother Says Drums Are For Boys: True Stories for Gender Rebels by Rae Theodore. Read more »

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It Is Now Safe to Exit the Ride

Tue Aug 28 2018

A roller coaster may be a tired metaphor for a book release, but I’m standing by it. It’s my last post on the Ball, and tired is an adequate description of my present state as well. View at thedebutanteball »

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Parenting Styles: Have I Overdone the Internet Safety Lectures?

Mon Aug 27 2018

We have all read the horrific stories of cyber-bullying, and it would destroy me to watch either of my kids being harassed online, or in real life for that matter. We talk about internet safety often—perhaps too much, it turned out. View at modernparentsmessykids »

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