I’ve always told my sons that “boys will be boys” is neither a license nor an excuse. To hear that rhetoric used to erase Christine Ford’s allegations makes me want to scream. By Deborah Lindsay Williams
For their dazzling displays of genius in the face of runny noses and interrupted sleep, the award goes to… By Helene Cohen Bludman
Serena has arguably done as much for working moms in the past year as she’s done for tennis in the past decade. By Mary Pflum Peterson
Whatever your political stance, this issue is one of basic human rights. By Maria O. Alvarez
The movie lands right in the sweet spot of our problem with screens: we know the dangers; we can’t stay away. By Susannah Q. Pratt
Some lessons about social justice, no matter how terrible, are better learned by living than by lecture. By Francie Arenson Dickman
When we use #blessed, we are saying that we have been chosen for joy. The problem is what this word suggests in the context of suffering. By Liz Becker
Using script forces a child’s brain to slow down. It allows for deeper thoughts, more expansive word choices, and increased imagination. By Michelle Riddell
I don’t want to mess this up. I live in fear of being seen as a privileged person with an accessory on my arm. By Jenn O’Connor
Yes, I am enjoying a front row seat to my daughter’s semester in Cape Town. But I still wonder whether all this technology is giving us too much access to our kids. By Randi Olin
Fourteen teenagers and three teachers are dead who were not dead a few of weeks ago, and my house is falling apart, and my children are at school. By Brianne DeRosa
My son plays Fortnite. I’m not worried he will grow up to be violent because of it; I’m worried how the toxic masculinity it portrays affects us all. By Sharon Holbrook
As we reel from watching yet another school shooting, we must look closely at what we are asking of our teachers. By Kim Simon
Let’s not assume our sons are innately predatory. They’re not. It’s on us to make sure they stay that way. By Logan Levkoff
My parents taught me how to keep myself safe. But they never told me if I got hurt, it wouldn’t be my fault. By Jamie Beth Cohen
This is how it works in a humane society. Someone gets a bad break, and the system is set up to cushion the blow. By Mary Janevic
Not everything modern parents are doing is backfiring: our kids are tolerant, empowered and closer to us than ever. By Mary Janevic
Judgmental comments can be a reflection of our desire to connect, to become a village once more.
By Gail Cornwall
I actively chose hope in having a child, and when you choose hope you also choose despair.
By Shannon Lell
From sitcoms to memes, the mom runs the show while the dad can hardly remember the kids’ birthdays.
By Kathleen Siddell
Are we all so jaded and depressed by Hillary’s loss that we’ve just said: to hell with it, mermaid Barbies from here on out?
By Carrie Friedman
Whatever the political climate, we will continue to write about bruised nipples, maternal ambivalence, how to raise kids who believe love is love.
By Lauren Apfel
For black women, wearing our hair in its natural state was—and still is, to some extent—considered defiant.
By Margaret Auguste
I want my children to be part of a college community that is more in line with the ideologies of #Imwithher than #MAGA.
By Randi Olin
Yes, moms need to fight the current political situation. But they also need to take care of themselves.
By Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco