I repeatedly suggest that my daughter Zooms or FaceTimes more often, but she gets annoyed. “Mom, I know what I need.” By Laura G. Owens
The temperature hovers near forty degrees. More than a dozen children stand with me in a haphazard circle in the playground. By Megan Sager
Regardless of who works outside of the home, men do less housework than women. And COVID has made the imbalance worse. By Molly Winter
I wonder if this is the year I’ll get to invite my son inside. By Kathi Valeii
Here are some great ideas for how parents can help encourage their kids to read. By Lisseth Aizpurua
“I’m scared!” she refuses to go upstairs alone. “Sit next to me,” she pleads from the couch. “Closer,” then clings to my arm. By Jennifer Alessi
Now it is deep into fall and all I know is this: he sleeps late, he is very tall, and sometimes he still wants to walk with me. By Gretchen Michelfeld
We’re not cut from private school cloth, but we’d also reached our breaking point. By Amy Paturel
When I was younger, there were life choices I viewed as a certain death of the soul. Now I’m the owner of a Honda Odyssey and parent to three kids. By Cara McDonough
My family used to be just like the ones who are going to benefit from the food drive at my children’s school. By Megan Hanlon
While life had taken people from her, Alex was dependable, he showed up every Monday through Friday. By Felicia Scarangello
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We sat together and sang and laughed and forgot for the moment what was happening in the world around us. By Amy Litzenblatt
She screams with a primal, gut-shriek: “I hate math! Math is stupid!” By Melissa Savoie
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I don’t allow myself any excitement, not after 2016, but I allow him his. By Caroline Horwitz
RBG worked so hard not only to open doors for other women, but so that other women wouldn’t have to work just like her. By Jenny Leon
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It’s a shock that J.K. Rowling—one of our family’s champions—has chosen to deny the very existence of our child. By Carrie Goldman
Was Tamir Rice also an only child? Did he also make cookies with his mother? By Jill Moffett
In the Before Time, I wouldn’t have allowed Call of Duty in our house, much less allowed him to play it for hours on end. By Deborah Williams
With all the changes in 2020, one thing has remained constant: being bullied is a traumatic experience for kids. By Lori Orlinsky
Step Three: Layer 2 healthy parents and 1 naturally skinny sister. By Amye Archer