Why Amazons?

My daughter’s were each about eight pounds at birth. They weren’t tiny, but they weren’t tipping the scales yet either. It only took about two months for that to change. All three of them doubled their birthweight by eight weeks and have been in the 90th plus percentiles ever since.

Whenever someone meets me and my girls for the first time they ask, “Is your husband tall?” I am of average height 5’3″ and my husband is 6’2″. So, when my 5-year-old’s head reaches my chest folks speculate…aloud. It’s fine. I’ve accepted my limitations in that area and I’m glad my girls are on their way to being athletes or ballerinas or just very tall women.


I love that Wonder Woman is an Amazon Princess. I love that they have a super hero that  they can claim. The lasso of truth. What an amazing weapon to have in this day and age. Wouldn’t we all love to be able to cut through the garbage? To restore enhanced images? To eliminate personal bias in news reporting? To have a shared perspective born out of recognizable and relatable truth?

So, despite having not seen the movie yet. It’s so hard to get out of the house with a newborn. I know I will love Wonder Woman. I can’t wait to take my oldest daughter and talk with her about those themes. I hope those themes will permeate this blog as I endeavor to raise my Amazon princesses with wit, wisdom, and wonder.

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