Critics who decry "trips for mom" are completely missing the point. Everyone in this world should have an opportunity to spend time with inspiring people who help you live your best possible life. And even better, if you can get paid for your time, it's a total win.
Newborn health was the topic of a global conversation last week, as you no doubt know if you’ve been following along on Impatient Optimists. In ...
You know what makes our ideas and opinions less important? Pretending that we are so fragile that we can't handle a healthy and robust debate.
We still adore our men, but our alone time has little resemblance to the hot dates we once had. Wow, did we take those nights for granted! Want proof? Behold: Date Night Before Kids vs. Date Night After Kids.
As a fan of Tina Fey, Paul Rudd and director Paul Weitz, I looked forward to hearing what words of wisdom they would impart about parenting and the college admissions process. Here are some snippets.
The debate about how we accommodate mothers in the workplace should be much larger than any one CEO. When we have no national child care policy, and no consistent national standard about how new mothers are treated at work, we all suffer.
Is it Mom-nesia? Mom-entia? Mom-ory loss? Whatever it is, I've got it. I hope I'm not alone here.
At work, I get emails from wonderful, incredible, women and mothers who feel isolated, anxious and depressed. They feel under-appreciated and live with an invisible wall of pressure to be the perfect woman, mother and wife.
It seems as though all tech companies want to cozy up to the mommy market. And why wouldn't they?
We spend too much time on shopping, entertaining, and shuttling around and too little time with the family. If only there was an alternative? Maybe there is. Try storytelling at home with the kids. It's the perfect activity for the holidays.
As someone ensconced in the food media world, I get a lot of the same questions over and over: How come people don't read my blog? How do I get more subscribers? And the best question of all, which always seems to come up after a few drinks: Why don't you read my food blog?
Shortly after this month's election, I overheard several of my son's friends talking "smack" on the playground about the election's winners and losers. Nothing too derogatory, but several voiced digs along the lines of, "I can't believe your parents voted for [Candidate X]."
Jenny McCarthy is entitled to her opinion and her mommy instinct, but she's not entitled to the validation and amplification that come with a job as a daily blogger for the Sun-Times. As Maria Puente writes at USA Today, "She definitely has a voice, and now she has a megaphone."
Is there more that we as parents can do to find real solutions to cheating? What actions can parents take to affect real change so that cheating doesn't become an indelible part of our educational system?
This incessant posting of baby pictures has GOT to stop. I'm talking about you, Mommy Bore. Not you, brand-spanking new parent, who has every right to post pictures of your precious pink maggot on every social networking tool for at least two weeks following birth.
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