children
When did we stop seeing the future president, or the next great American novelist, or the person that will cure cancer when we looked at a classroom? And instead saw the next suicide, the next drug deal, the next Sandy Hook?
health issues
Raising my boys vegetarian is about sharpening their minds, not restricting their choices.
babysitting
Why are people so surprised that I was assaulted by a 9-year-old and his little brother?
childfree
If everyone could just mind their own damned business when it came to who has kids and who doesn’t, we’d all be happier people. Trust me on this one, people.
body
As a Young Possessor of the Chub, I remember people constantly telling me "Don't worry, you'll hit puberty and thin out, then you'll be SUCH a beauty."
in

Dec 11, 2013 at 10:00am | 320 comments

friends with kids
To spawn or not to spawn -- that is the question. Too bad I still don't have an answer.
books
I didn't want to be a mother, but my husband wanted to be an author. So I agreed to support his dream.
children
A new study by a somewhat iffy researcher concludes that the higher a woman's IQ, the less likely she is to want children. Thoughts?
kids
I'd always thought of pregnancy as a bucket-list experience, something big that I wanted to do once -- and only once -- before I died.
kids are weird
I play a little Vampire Weekend, and these are the first words out of the little one's mouth: "Can you put on 'Gangnam Style'?" It hurts my heart.
anorexia
That feeling of exalting in tininess -- no matter how perilous to health it could be -- is as familiar to me as it is horrifying.
fat
Recently a five-year-old dropped an F-bomb on me.
in

Dec 5, 2013 at 2:30pm | 198 comments

children
I never imagined that I’d have two poorly-behaved stepchildren sucking the joy out of life and that the world would consider me a huge bitch for not loving them.
home alone
Being an only child of a single parent I got left home alone on a regular basis. I'm not sure of the exact age I started getting my Kevin McCallister on, but I know I was young.
in

Oct 14, 2013 at 5:00pm | 190 comments

kids
Kids are boring. Yep. I said it. Here, take my Mother of The Year award and replace it with a bottle of Jameson’s, because I’m going there.
children
Having a week where I don’t have to put anyone to bed, or be the disciplinarian, or wait until after 9:00 p.m. to watch my recorded HBO shows is THE BEST.
teen pregnancy
I would defy the stereotypes; I would be more than an unplanned pregnancy.
women
How about the ladies all get to relax and we let men play nice for a change?
children
About that family that got kicked off a plane due to a toddler tantrum...
family
I accept my body and I want my kids to accept theirs too.
sexism
The Children's Place's new sexist tee-shirts are perfect.....FOR ME TO POOP ON.
kids
I had daydreams of a vibrant social life with other twenty-somethings parents; we would drink tea while our children napped in their trendy strollers. After almost four years, I can safely say: um, not the case.