Marriage & Parenting
I've compiled a list of questions that my kid will answer with more than a single word or grunt.
John and Sara Jennings created a time-lapse video to document Sara's pregnancy and their preparations for the baby's arrival. Read more »
When you try to hide these obvious conversations that are happening right in front of us, it feels like you’re hiding from our family. It feels like the small gap between us that your child... Read more »
Sometimes yelling slows the action or stops a certain behavior, but it comes at a price. A child’s feelings get hurt. I feel guilty because I didn’t keep my cool, and there’s... Read more »
Sesame Street is the backbone of PBS's programming. Now it's headed to HBO. The move is good for business, and Sesame Street's longevity, but perhaps bad for the egalitarian spirit at the show's core. Read more »
These 12 picture books that have recently crossed our desks share an adventure, whether it’s a plan that goes unexpectedly awry, learning a new skill, making a new friend or taking a trip and... Read more »
As a kid, the end of summer was something to be mourned. It meant the end of freedom and the start of school. For parents, the day is less dread and more excitement. Read more »
If family-centric groups of different political stripes are critical of and fight against each other, we weaken our ability to fight against the many forces that are harming children. Read more »
There were days when I lived to put the kids down and then could do nothing more than curl up in bed with my good friends Pillow and Netflix. Years, in fact. Read more »
Now, almost two weeks after my daughter's birth, I have found that while the warnings were useful and accurate, they were lacking in some areas. Read more »
Even though women raised by working mothers are more likely to earn higher wages, the narrative of working motherhood remains tinged with guilt. Read more »
A Chicago nonprofit legal advocacy organization says too many child welfare investigations of "free-range" parenting put families at risk, take resources away from real instances of neglect. Read more »
Teenagers do some pretty dumb things — it’s a proven fact. However, the new trend in bad decision-making may leave them exposed on the Internet. Read more »
If you thought calculating a tip at a restaurant is a struggle, you haven’t seen the math homework kids are bringing home these days. Read more »
Recent data say that some children spend up to seven hours a day looking at computer or phone screens. So how can parents know if their child is addicted to screens? Read more »
If you, like me, have ever wished you could request a copy of the instruction manual that was missing when your child was born, perhaps you can gain some wisdom from this list of things I wish... Read more »
Around the world, children under the age of 12 are happy, but that can change dramatically as they grow up. Read more »
Protesters carrying signs against abortion gathered outside a Planned Parenthood Association of Utah office Tuesday afternoon to call on government officials to strip funding from the reproductive... Read more »
My children have a problem. They think the purpose of life is to have fun. Read more »
Even though motherhood and a happy family may be their own reward, some women are getting an added “wife bonus” as an extra incentive for managing their household and taking care of... Read more »
For several years now, I’ve been trying to live under the guise that I’m one of those fantastic moms whose entire life is made up of silver linings. Read more »
My wedding day was beautiful, but I’m not convinced it was the biggest day of my life. Read more »
I will never stop believing that, someday, what we’ve gained is going to feel so much bigger than what we gave up. Read more »
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