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 | 257 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.
parenting
I fully support men being actively engaged in their children’s lives and education. However, after working with families in poverty for years, I know that making broad assumptions that “one size fits all” is just not realistic.
asian-american
I can provide alternatives to the Avril Lavignes and Gwen Stefanis of the world, but then my kids walk out the door without me.
children
I have nine sons and seven daughters, and I do not intend to stop.
tv
Watching smart television turn into insane nonsense, it’s as if the networks don't know what children are actually like.
fitness
At 45, there are some things I can’t do anymore, but my modified workouts make me feel freaking fantastic.
parenting
My hope is that one day my daughter will understand her innate value as a woman loved by God