There is a bond between brothers that I see each day within my house. And there is a bond between a boy with a disability and his brother that is different than any other I have known.
When we went to Cuba in 2005, I was not a mother, I was not nursing and I had never been covered in baby snot or toddler vomit. It doesn't seem like so long ago and I am not a different person, but it is hard to be here when my friends and part of my heart are in D.C., working so hard for justice, accountability and all that I hold so dear.
You want to fulfill my fantasies, right? Satisfy my deepest desires? I thought so. That's why I'm going to cut right to the chase and let you know exactly what I want between the sheets: no guessing games, no playing coy, just straight to the stuff that will make me melt.
I believe that religion can be comforting and enlightening and bring order to a world that feels chaotic. However, that only works when all people feel welcomed. It works when the basic principle is love and finding community through kindness and acceptance. In cases when acceptance is not offered, religion can scar a person's soul.
I ask, as parents, teachers and citizens who care a whole lot about our future, what is the ultimate goal of our children's education? Is the STEM education enough for them? Will it teach them to be intellectuals who are productive personally, professionally and societally?
Parents who use shame to discipline may feel the job is getting done, and maybe, on a behavioral level, there is a change but the effects of shame on long-term success and self-esteem in children show that shame doesn't lead to lasting change.
Are you a sanctimonious know-it-all b*tch? Do you look down your nose at the decisions other people make in regards to their children? Then you're in the right place. Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life.
Humble and driven, Aaron has so many pearls of wisdom to share. Here are five things you may not know about this Caldecott honor winner, and hopefully inspire you in your own creative or parenting endeavors (or both)!
Fantasy only goes so far and usually does best in the bedroom (or in poetry). This is our sacred, precious life, it deserves our conscious attendance, fierce protection and pragmatic awareness.
Enjoy watching your children's joy in doing their sport, not in your children's achievement within it. Assess your circle of sports parent friends. Take care of yourself.
I was holding my six-year-old son's hand when we encountered an act of animal cruelty. It happened on a steep cement path in a tiny Mexican village, on our way to the market to buy oranges. A few steps ahead, I glimpsed the scene first.
In death, my mother is whole, complete and more present than she was ever able to be in her body. She's present in me.
Why aren't more students motivated and why haven't we figured out how to get them motivated? The problem with motivation is not necessarily an issue with students or even with teachers as some might think.
As a stay-at-home/work-at-home/homeschooling mom, I have one uniform: yoga pants, a comfortable shirt and a ponytail. Actually, when I talk to other moms, this seems to be a pretty typical mom uniform.
Why did you do it? I know your son was probably crying and crying and crying, because that's just what babies do at this age. Why didn't you just put him in his crib and walk away, go outside, call someone to come and help you?
There's no doubt that antibiotics are a good thing. They save lives every day. As with many things, however, more is not always better. And this is certainly the case with antibiotics.