Dealing With Gender Disappointment

I always wanted a daughter. Ever since I gave any serious thought to actually having children, I always pictured myself as the mother of a daughter. And in my mind I had big plans for her. She was going to be smart, independent, and capable. She’d be funny, witty, and compassionate. I would be the ideal professional female role model, … Read More

Are Baby Gender Stereotypes Real?

Before I had children, I always thought those stereotypes about boys and girls were manufactured by society – that children were born blank slates and they only developed into gender roles because we, as a society, cultivate those personalities. Now that I have two children, a boy and a girl, I’m starting to rethink that concept. My children couldn’t live … Read More