Children

They are never too young to understand just how much stuff they have, and how little stuff other people have.

6 Tips For Raising Kids Who Care About More Than What's Under The Tree

Capitalism is too real. God dang Americans are greedy. And so are our kids. We eat, sleep and breathe capitalism, and maybe some folks will argue Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   12.15.16   |   SHARE
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Age gaps aren't the enemy (Imag Credit: Thinkstock)

There’s An Age Gap Between My Kids – Deal With It

Most of us grow up envisioning the “perfect” family that we will have one day. One boy, one girl – 3 years apart. Right? Then we become adults and Read...
Allison Cooper    |   11.8.16   |   SHARE
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Teach your kids to celebrate differences.

White Parents: Teaching Our Kids To Be Colorblind Isn't The Answer

“Is she Black or white?” I asked another mom who was describing a little girl in her son’s class that she thought my family might know. “Oh, we teach Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   11.3.16   |   SHARE
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Was I lucky? Yes, but not because I have one child of each gender.

Nope, I’m Not Lucky This Time

Luck. By definition this word means a success or failure that’s brought on by Read...
Allison Cooper    |   10.31.16   |   SHARE
Your child's body is not a "problem" (Image Credit: Thinkstock)

On The Subject Of Childhood Dieting

Though it's worth noting that my weight was beginning to become a health concern, I’d never considered my body a “problem” until I heard how doctors Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   10.21.16   |   SHARE
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“It’s a 24/7 job that I can’t walk away from. Can I handle that?”

Can You Be A Good Parent If You Have A Mental Illness?

I’m a person who needs to know the facts. I bring a notebook with me to every doctor’s appointment. I record important meetings. The research list Read...
Elis de Guerre    |   10.20.16   |   SHARE
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If I stop taking my medications, what will my life become? (Image: Thinkstock)

I Have A Mental Illness; Should I Have Children?

I live with bipolar II disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, ADHD, and complex PTSD. I take Effexor, Klonopin, Depakote, and Adderall. I knew I Read...
Elis de Guerre    |   10.6.16   |   SHARE
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Being a Supermom isn't worth losing a spouse (Image Credit: Thinkstock)

I Gave Up Being A Supermom To Be A Better Wife

When my son was a baby, I used my husband as a second set of hands. He was my co-parent, the other caretaker... I was no longer viewing him as my Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   10.5.16   |   SHARE
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