Life in a family is constant triage; need always dictates priority. Children and their things and their needs osmose around the corners. Sounds come through: a burst of laughter, a slammed door, maybe a faucet left on. You shouldn't have to choose where your heart goes. You don't have to choose.
I'm going to say the thing that moms aren't supposed to say. My kids eat chicken nuggets for dinner. Frequently. And... I'm cool with it.
When I was five years old, I sat next to a child who was different than me. Not worse, not better, just different. At a young age, I learned the importance of this difference, and my life has never been the same since.
Academy Award-winning actress, Julianne Moore, Emmy Award-winning actor Michael J. Fox, and NBA Hall of Famers, Walt Frazier and Bernard King, gathered with a collection of committed New Yorkers to raise money Tuesday night for Steady Buckets.
We've regressed as parents, with your all-comsuming worry about medals and gold stickers on notebooks, or my God, we can't have Valentine's Day unless everyone receives a valentine from somebody.
What these automakers understand, however, is that beyond these consumers being men, they're fathers. These automakers understand the growing influence of the fatherhood role on today's man and how powerful that identify has become.
We fear trace amounts of pesticides on our food, while sitting on sofas containing pounds of similarly toxic chemicals. These chemicals migrate out of our sofas and other household products and are released into the air in our homes.
Not only have we become disconnected from each other, our over-connected and technologically driven culture has led us being disconnected from nature!
I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).
Do I have to explain myself to my own son now that I am just about to turn 60? I gave him the "mom stare" -- you know the one (trust me, muscle memory brings it right back no matter how many years it's been since you have needed it).
Until D.C.s mental health system can truly operate as a system, thousands of kids like Latisha will continue to fall through the cracks. Ultimately, if not enough progress is made on childhood mental health, Mayor Bowser risks not making progress on homelessness, improving schools, and in so many other areas she has on her agenda.
The day prior, I received multiple messages from several sources. Key words in print kept reverberating in my mind. "Alleged threat," "police investigation," "a list," "unspecified harm," "social media."
Having gone through the harrowing experience that is watching your child undergo surgery, here are six things I wish someone had told me.
As one of Broadway's most anticipated musicals of the 2014-2015 season, Finding Neverland doesn't disappoint.
The morning I gave up my cell, I, too, was anxious as I adjusted to going about my day device-free. Then it got easier. Once Eric brought it home, however, my feelings were mixed. On the one hand, I was thrilled to have that rectangular little lifeline back in my paws. At the same time, I noticed that after spending the day unplugged, I didn't much feel like plugging back in.
As a new mom, I resented my law degree. I resented the responsibility and the expectation it placed on me. But for the first time in a long while, I am grateful to be an attorney. I am grateful to have a profession.