parenting
We spend way too much time policing other parents and not enough time helping other parents and their kids.
estrangement
Forgiveness doesn't mean I have to remain in a relationship with her and allow her to keep hurting me.
kids
I want my friends to have all the babies. ALL THE BABIES. Plus I can't wait to imprint on my friends' children and mold them in my image.
in

Jul 18, 2014 at 4:00pm | 78 comments

social media
In the last year or so, I have made a point of posting pictures in which my daughters are doing something other than smiling –- making music, playing soccer –- so the comments say something other than “She’s so beautiful!”
taking your kid to work
Even on days when he’s an over-tired little tyrant or will not stop grabbing the trackball out of the mouse, I feel extremely lucky that I get to have a job and see my kid. But as he gets older, I worry.
gay and lesbian
When you love someone, you don’t give a crap about which sex they’re into.
parenting
Maybe it’s a stage. And maybe it’s not. But either way, I don’t want him to ever feel like he wasn’t able to express himself because his parents didn’t support him.
in

Jul 10, 2014 at 11:00am | 378 comments

abortion
In my 20s, I had an abortion in a Massachusetts clinic before the protection law was in place. It was like going to the doctor in a war zone.
sex talk
You can’t control the universe and hide erotic stuff from your child, but you can talk to her about sex when she’s little.
motherhood
I am not a mom, but I study them -- and the difficult work they do -- for about eight hours a day.
moms
A boy said, "No girls allowed. Boys game only.” She looked back at me, smirked and stayed in line.
travel
parenting
As a non-binary person, as someone who indentifies as neither a man or woman, neither "Dad" or "Mom," what parental name is there for me?
kids
Hating on kids and the women who choose to have them doesn’t make you a good feminist. It doesn’t make you environmentally conscious. Hating kids legitimately makes you a bad person.
in

Jun 4, 2014 at 3:00pm | 806 comments

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It's been fifteen years since I've lived in a place with more than one bathroom, and I am so over it.
veganism
I simply explained to Noah that if given the opportunity to choose, the dairy cows and chickens would pick life over death and freedom over cages.
modeling
I have no defense except to say that I was really curious to know if my daughter had what it took to make it into a Target circular.
in

May 22, 2014 at 2:00pm | 125 comments

gay
Chances are, straight parents, one day, your kids will ask you about gay people.
in

May 20, 2014 at 2:30pm | 63 comments

pregnancy
Oh man, you have no idea how disappointed we are to have a completely healthy baby girl. Girls are so useless.
mother's day
My child is completely dependent on me for her safety and care, and it's terrifying to love someone so defenseless.
periods
I won't have a period party or buy cheesy books full of metaphors about "roses blooming."
divorce
If parents act maturely and responsibly, emotional trauma doesn’t even need to enter into the equation.