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I'll Keep You Safe, Mom

I stood in the hallway and tentatively pushed the bathroom door open, holding my breath as I peered into the darkness, waiting for it to bump into Read...
Sam Milam    |   06.19.18   |   SHARE
Long Reads
There are many ways to teach your son to become a feminist ally; these are just 3 of my favorites.

3 Ways To Raise Your Son To Be A Good Feminist Ally

Teach your son to become a feminist ally; these are just 3 of my favorite ways. Show him how to leverage his privilege in a patriarchal world. Read...
Mariana Plata    |   04.17.18   |   SHARE
My four-year-old has broken up with me. He’s moved on — with his dad.

Why My Four-Year-Old Broke Up With Me

My four-year-old has broken up with me. He’s moved on — with his dad. My son loves my husband more than me, and I never saw it coming. Read...
Tonilyn Hornung    |   04.17.18   |   SHARE
Families
“Nevermind mom, you don’t understand. You’re not a gamer.”

Accepting My Son Is A Gamer Has Been Really Hard For Me

Then all of a sudden he stopped and muttered the words, “Nevermind mom, you don’t understand. You’re not a gamer.” That stopped me in my tracks. Read...
Allison Cooper    |   03.9.18   |   SHARE
Families
My Darling Boy, I know what life is like with depression.

A Letter To My Son, From Your Depressed Mother

My Darling Boy, I know what life is like with depression. Here are some things I want you to remember. From Your Depressed Mother. Read...
Claire Gillespie    |   02.23.18   |   SHARE
Minds
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How The Brutal Murder of My Father-in-Law Saved My Husband's Life

There were 1,958 murders in New York that year, and my husband's father was one of them. It was a brutal homicide. My husband was only seven at the Read...
Misha V.    |   02.15.18   |   SHARE
The first thing he said with a big smile was, “These aren't dolls, they are real people!” (Image courtesy of the author.)

Bye Bye, Barbie: Giving My Son Dolls That Look Like Actual People

I'm giving my son dolls that look like actual people. He has no idea that they are revolutionary or how different they are from the dolls I grew up Read...
Fiona Tapp    |   11.2.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
image credit: Mikli Feria Jorge (via Twitter)

Mom Gives Her Son RuPaul Drag-Style Makeup; People Act Like A**holes

Why does his makeup look better than mine EVER HAS IN MY LIFE? Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   07.6.17   |   SHARE
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