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Dear Daughter: These Are Our People

This week’s “Dear Daughter” letter comes from Anna Carpenter, a wife, mom and world traveler, who, a few years ago, sought out to explain to her two-year-old why she was always surrounded by a tribe.  Her words remind us about the importance of community in developing our earliest sense of identity and self worth. Dear Daughter, There’s a special group of …

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Dear Daughter: Loving You Is Not Hard

This week’s ‘Dear Daughter’ letter comes from special needs mother and author of A Different Beautiful, Courtney Westlake, who answers the question, “What’s it like to be her mom?”   Dear Daughter, The question was from a near stranger, but as part of a heartfelt discussion on motherhood, it gave me pause because I knew my new …

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Dear Daughter: This is How to Be a Woman

Today’s ‘Dear Daughter’ letter comes from a mother to two daughters in southwest Virginia, Kristin Burke. Kristin recounts a critical conversation she had with her oldest daughter, about a situation with “mean girls” at school, a few months before she turned 10. Her words remind us how to be a woman at any age–with strength, grace and …

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