The Top Secret Dictionary All Kids Use

Eureka! I’ve done it, you guys! I’ve FINALLY discovered why kids do all the baffling things they do. It’s not that they’re deliberately trying to drive us out of our ever-lovin’ minds, it’s that they are operating under a totally different set …

Tell Her She's Beautiful

Tell Her She’s Beautiful

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What Parents of Teens Need to Know About Tinder

The story of Nicole Madison Lovell, the 13-year-old Virginia girl who was murdered by people she met on social media, renewed many parents’ fears of raising kids in the technological age. We hope that our kids will be smart, we educate them about …

Letting Childhood Linger

Letting Childhood Linger in a World that Rushes Adulthood

My 11-year-old daughter plops down next to me on the couch, curling her legs up into a ball. She says nothing, but her furrowed brow makes it clear something is bothering her. “What the matter?” I ask, praying it’s not something horrible. (I always pray it’s not something horrible.) …

Actually, it does matterhow you give birth

Actually, It DOES Matter How You Give Birth

Whenever people discuss c-sections and natural childbirth, one well-meaning sentiment always rises from the fray: It doesn’t matter how you give birth, as long as baby comes out healthy. I appreciate people wanting to remove the judgment that often surrounds …

Winter on Mount Motherhood

When Winter Hits Mount Motherhood

I was going to be the mom who baked cookies. That’s what I pictured when I was young. Every day, my children would return home from school to a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. I’m not sure where …