Allison Kenny

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Keep your back-to-school meals boring. Here's why...

How does simple meal planning lead to building your daughter's confidence this time of year?


This is the Easiest Way to Remind Your Daughter How Loved She Is

Add LOVE STORIES to her after-school routine! Here's why...

Be Your Daughter's Biggest Fan

At the beginning of a new school year, your daughter might show you the parts of herself that are hardest to love. You might be losing your patience over her whining, her foot stomping or her refusal to get up in the morning. Maybe she's struggling with frienship dynamics in her new class or worried that the academics are just too challenging for her.

How to Talk to Your Daughters about Charlottesville

Are you still reeling from the events that happened in Charlottesville? Have you sprung into action? Have you decided how you feel about Tina Fey's sheetcaking sketch? Are you still wrestling with how to talk with your kids about the news when you know they are just starting a new school year and deserve time and space to process that?

Give Your Kids Some Control as They Go Back-to-School

The beginning of a new school year has so many unknowns.  Who is my teacher going to be?  Will my friends be in my class?  Will the tests be too hard?    Kids don’t have any control over these things.

Back-to-School Means Back to Basics: Hug it Out

Did you get a little teary dropping off your kids to school on that first day? Or were you so excited for alone time that you practically kicked them to the curb? Either way, back-to-school is a huge transition for every family. For our girls, it's about a lot more than new notebooks, sneakers and extra sharp pencils.

Back-to-School isn't just shopping. It's also about this...

Maybe you've heard that divorce, moving and giving birth are the very most stressful times a family can face. Well, that list is missing one important thing...

I won't take my kids to the Women's March. I'm doing this instead...

What if your child has special needs? What if you do? What if your child is young or you are worried about safety in a crowd or you feel like most folks marching do not represent your kind of feminism? There are lots of ways to "march" with your young kids without actually marching. Say yes to what you CAN do. Here are a few possibilities....

What BlogHer16 Taught Me About Owning My Expertise


Dear Kids at School

Dear Kids at School,

I know that when you see my little girl, you notice all the ways she is different from you. You see her glasses and her funny walk. You notice that she talks fast and loud, that she grabs the stuff from your hands without asking, how she sometimes tells everybody what to do. You see that it doesn’t take much to make her cry or make her mad or make her break the rules. You notice that she is different than you. A different race. Has a different kind of family. Gets pulled from class for special ed. Why is she so weird…right? That’s what you want to know. Why is she so different?