Have you read the amazing children's book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst? If not, you should. Here's my parody of the original, from an adult's point of view.
We have an unprecedented chance to fill in the blanks in kids' lives -- to support their diverse passions and open their minds to new possibilities. Let's not hold our breadth.
Car-related recalls get attention in the media and the majority of car owners take action. But what about the other life-threatening products that are recalled?
I applied for application waivers, whatever it took to find the right fit for me and my 3-year-old daughter at the time. One thing was for sure: Leaving her behind with family was not an option. We were going to do this together.
There is a saying: It takes a village. Well, for our family it is literally a true statement. My husband, Eli, and I have two beautiful daughters. Milo is five years old and Demi is 19 months old. To have them, we needed to go through two surrogacy journeys with the help and support of a wonderful egg donor, two amazing gestational carriers, doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, attorneys and our close family, of course. Both Milo and Demi share the same egg donor and have a different biological dad; one girl is biologically Eli's and one is biologically mine.
When I was in Asia in April, I was inspired to start an educational foundation. I founded a school in Nepal 25 years ago, the Trungram International Academy, which teaches over 400 students a year, and I wanted to extend that opportunity to more children.
Wearable technology opens new channels for connecting the hardest to reach to services, to new ways for citizens to have their voices heard, and to new opportunities for civic engagement in larger government processes.
As parents, I think we're constantly learning. After all, parenting is one of the most challenging things in life. So I will continue to learn as I go along, and I will most definitely try to do better. Because no matter how good you are -- or think you are -- there's always room for improvement.
If you're thinking about having kids in the near future, now is the time to consider how a visit from the stork can affect your finances. From the cost of prenatal care and birth to day care and life's little necessities, kids are expensive.
I admire all the mothers and fathers who nurture and respect the home by cleaning and organizing. But some of us may benefit from letting go of a few tasks, to then benefit from being creative in other ways.
To honor the ultimate sacrifice of her niece and nephew and the thousands of children like them, Tara Baldwin founded Operation 300, a nonprofit organization that provides children who have lost their fathers in military combat opportunities to camp, hike, play sports and do with supportive role models the other fun things that they would have done with their own dads.
Logical moderation is the key to living. There is clearly a dose-response relationship between screen time and sleep and a threshold for screen-based recreation.
It's pretty amazing how we can rise to the challenges that are placed before us. And when we do, we realize how powerful we truly are.
I want to be a mom, but I shouldn't have to risk sacrificing my career, health and financial stability to do so.
The most financially aware parents teach their children that it's right to want to be rich, and it's also possible for anyone who thinks big.
Hands are the tools with which we shape the world. They define us to an extent -- as sons and daughters, providers and professionals, laborers and learners.