The Mom Cliff

The Mom Cliff

You know how there was so much advice out there when our kids were babies and toddlers? Then suddenly (spoiler alert 🚨), you hit the most challenging years of parenting, and help is hard to find? We call that the Mom Cliff. And it’s why we started Girlology.  As...
Helping Her Find Her Voice

Helping Her Find Her Voice

I've been credited with (and unfortunately accused of) raising daughters who believe their voice matters. Each of them uses their voice in different ways, but it's been fun to watch them discover the power and value of speaking up. What did I do? Everything wrong....
Dads Need Help with Periods

Dads Need Help with Periods

Men often admit it – periods freak them out a little. Is it worth the effort to help them overcome their menstrual misunderstandings? What if they were actually supportive – even low key supportive. We don’t need men cheering us on when we start, or making a big deal...
Is She Anxious?

Is She Anxious?

Last week, the US Preventive Services Health Task Force released a new recommendation for screening ALL children ages 8-18 for anxiety. Honestly, I wish the publicity folks had done a better job emphasizing that the screen is for Anxiety DISORDER because using the...
The Sexting Talk

The Sexting Talk

If you have a middle schooler or high schooler, NOW is a perfect time to have or update your Sexting Talk. Even if you think you’ve had this chat, feel free to bring it up again, because once is never enough when it comes to adolescents learning important lessons....
5 Essential Back-to-School Chats

5 Essential Back-to-School Chats

  I’m definitely a list maker, and with the back-to-school shuffle, I have more lists than usual. Besides the normal ones…school supplies, appointments, etc., I also have one big fat list of TALKS I want to have with my daughter before the new school year begins....