I thought about it long and hard and after many sleepless nights I firmly believe playgrounds are kids' business. Solving issues for them makes them less competent and more dependent on me I won't be able to save her from a douche of a boss, or clients who always have to be right, but I can prepare her for life with these seemingly small victories and losses.
I remember bursting with excitement to get a break from boring homework, cranky teachers, chaotic classrooms and sticky cafeteria floors. Those were glorious days because I was a kid. Now that I'm an adult, spring break looks a whole lot different.
This amazing project saw me travel around the world photographing brave survivors. As a photographer and mother, it was incredibly moving to meet these young people and see firsthand the impact that meningococcal disease has had on their lives.
What I miss the most about my childhood has nothing to do with the involvement or lack thereof of my parents, but of what technology has taken from us.
We can't have it all. I know that. But sometimes, if only for a day, it might be nice to have a little more. Sometimes, it would be nice to be there.
Her voice carried the panic of a swimmer recognizing the undertow too late. She thrashed against the words, terrified of drowning in them.
Some of us meet the world's expectations only to realize that it failed to give us the fulfillment we sought within ourselves; some of us burnout mid-way trying to fulfill them; some of us realize that there has to be another way to find what we truly seek.
One of the most practical ways that we impart money savvy to our children is by constantly reinforcing the notion that money isn't just for spending.
We so eagerly await them, dread them, desire them and then despair of them. Our children are our greatest blessings and our most brutal teachers.
I want to write about tulips today. I don't want to write about sex. The trouble is, for me, writing about tulips means writing about sex: Something a...
Perhaps it's time to establish some basic "Rules of Civility" for technological use. These are circumstances in which you will absolutely, positively damage your relationships if you are on your phone.
Dealing with divorce is never easy. In fact it is one of the most stressful and grueling experiences to go through. Whatever the issues are which ended the marriage, being divorced can be harder than it ever was being married, especially if you share children.
There are some things we now understand about human development. Besides the need for food and water and basic shelter, we humans are all the same in one fundamental way: we need to know love and be loved.
If someone likes themselves or thinks they are attractive, they're labeled as egotistical or narcissistic. Bullsh*t. We teach our kids to love themselves when they are young, but then we hate on people who actually like themselves.
On May 26, 2012, I published an article titled "A Family Is Created When a 'Child Happens' from Non-Relationship Sexual Intimacy. In that article, I ...
There are some really uncomfortable moments while raising kids. Those moments -- though they take years off our lives -- are to be expected. And we commiserate with each other, and we live through them.