I hate Elsa: A Book Review

A good mama-friend of mine recently let me borrow her copy of Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein.  Orenstein delves into the girlie-girl culture that seems to permeate girlhood today, and examines it through the eyes of a mother with a preschool daughter.  As the mother of a preschool daughter myself, it was particularly poignant for me.  While the book was very interesting, it did not offer many solutions to keep your daughter from idolizing Disney princesses.  Has anyone read the book?  Thoughts?  Although it lacks practical solutions, it is thought provoking, and I would recommend it to anyone who is parenting a daughter.

Amazon: Cinderella Ate my Daughter


Michelle is a lawyer with the Houston Office of Andrews Kurth LLP where she has a diverse civil litigation practice representing clients in cases involving contract disputes, property rights, business torts, and personal injury.

Michelle and her husband, who she met in law school, stay busy raising their three young children. Between bedtime stories and soccer games, she finds time to serve on the PTO Board of her oldest child's school, and gives time to her neighborhood association and church. Michelle loves running, yoga, and design. Michelle also currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Texas Young Lawyers Association.

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