No Girls Allowed

This is a story of Sydney Ireland: Scout.  Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.  This is the story of Sydney Ireland, scout, who, for the past thirteen years has been working toward the highest recognition conferred in the Boy Scouts of America, the rank of Eagle Scout.  Only... Continue Reading →

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Parents are Losing The Screen Wars. I’m One of Them.

Admitting you're failing as a parent is never easy. Admitting it on social media means you're opening yourself up to unsolicited advice--some well-meaning, some not--judgement, and commentary. Despite that, I'm going to offer myself up as a sacrificial lamb. I'm going to lay myself bare on the altar of parental judgement because I know I'm... Continue Reading →

What I Need My High Schooler to Know

Dear Son, High school's sure changed a lot in the last thirty years. Back then I used to think programming the Commodore 64 to scroll my name in a loop was a big deal...but I have a feeling the important bits haven't changed that much. Some stuff is definitely harder (the omnipresence of social media),... Continue Reading →

Girl Magic, Part I

My sons just spent a week dribbling footballs. They tackled, ran, shot on goal. While I watched my own kids, out of the corner of my eye, I was also watching the girls who were there. Some were thin and lanky, all giraffe legs up to their armpits. Many were strong and wide, thighs thick... Continue Reading →

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D.E. Haggerty

Writer, Blogger, Book Addict

PRS Consulting

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YOURS IN SISTERHOOD

a performative documentary project based on letters to the editor of Ms., 1972-1980

The Happy Traveler

Seeking to read the pages of Earth's Book.

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Being proud to be a vintage housewife

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