Parenting

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Why I Will Never Tell My Son To “Man Up”

When our boy was a toddler his emotional outbursts only received quick glances. Now that my five-year-old has officially entered boyhood, his crying looks awkward on him; he gets full-on stares.

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There I was throwing a loaded idea — heaven — at my son. What I should have said was, "I don’t know." But saying that out loud terrified me.

Kids And Spirituality: It's Okay To Say "I Don't Know" ​

There I was throwing a loaded idea — heaven — at my son. What I should have said was, "I don’t know." Kids and spirituality is harder than I imagined.

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I’ve Homeschooled My Kids For 14 Years — Here Are 5 Things I’ve Learned

With so many schools across the country closed — and little reason to think they’ll be reopening anytime soon — parents today are forced to get creative about managing their children’s educations at home. Read...
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I Was Determined To Breastfeed, But Nothing Went As Planned

Imagining breastfeeding my baby, was my one oasis in a pregnancy during which nothing went according to plan. Read...
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How To Help Your Teen Deal With Social Isolation

For teens, friends are a lifeline, but you can help them manage loneliness and depression. Read...
It might seem frivolous to those who feel right at home being called "mom" or "dad," but many queer parents agonize over what their children will call them.

Not All Parents Are "Mom" Or "Dad" 

While it might seem frivolous to those who feel right at home in the titles "mom" or "dad," many queer parents agonize over what they want their children to call them.

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Stop Blaming Parents For Our Lack Of Self-Care

When I have to pick between doing what’s best for my kid and doing what’s best for me, most of the time, I’m going to pick my child. Read...
We just don’t stop! Having a sick kid home from school means we’re forced to stop.

Surviving Days At Home With Sick Kids

Sick days don’t have to be all bad. And if you can manage to stay healthy yourself, you might just find yourself back at work feeling even better.

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