Category: Sarah Hoffman

Wear Star Wars, Share Star Wars Day

Wear Star Wars, Share Star Wars Day
Last year, when first-grader Katie Goldman was taunted for being a girl who loved Star Wars, the Internet held a day of support for her and all the little geek girls who have had similar experiences. Katie’s own school marked the day by calling it “Proud To Be Me Day”, where all children were invited... Read more »

Pink Is Not the Enemy. Stereotypes Are.

There is a growing faction within the girl-empowerment movement that expresses disdain and scorn for all things pink and princess.  Supporters of young girls are increasingly pitting rough and tumble tomboys against tutu-wearing, glitz-loving girly girls. Why can’t girls be both? Pink is not the enemy.  Labels are. To understand how pink has evolved into... Read more »

Response to a Bullying Comment

Well-known blogger Sarah Hoffman, who has been writing about the bullying facing her young son, has asked me to collaborate with her on a response to one of her commenters.  Here, in Sarah’s words, is her introduction to our post: After I posted Tired, the ninth post in my series about combating bullying at my... Read more »

Guest Post: How I Prepared To Raise Her

Click the above icon to vote for Portrait of an Adoption! I am inviting other adoptive parents, birth parents and adoptees to share their own stories through guest posts.  If you are interested, please contact me at How I Prepared To Raise HerBy Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser of Standing in the Shadows I think most... Read more »