Over the past few years, thanks in great part to Sheryl Sandberg's movement to "lean in," women are being encouraged to constantly gravitate to more. To seize every opportunity for advancement, to never give up on your dreams.
I have a 3-year-old daughter. As she's grown since her birth, I've come to love the opportunity to introduce the world to her and to help her make sense of it.
"W-H-Y are they playing so badly?" My daughter asks in a voice that sounds like a deathbed rattle. I giggle and then realize this is not a rhetorical question. She actually wants an answer.
I remember those days when my kids went from one birthday party to the next, eating what seemed like nothing but cake and ice cream. I also saw the parents who would try to get their kids to not eat the cake, even forbidding it due to the sugar overload for that particular day.
When you play "What if..." with positive statements, you give yourself an opportunity to nourish yourself in the now.
Singer Orly C and I have paired up to create this hilarious parody of Sam Smith's Stay With Me for parents who know how hard it is to relax or just enjoy a moment to themselves.
I have a child who doesn't sit still -- ever. Over the years, I've watched her peers learn to sit long enough to draw pictures. I've watched others learn to stay seated for an entire meal. My 5-year-old girl operates quite differently.
So look in the mirror, and then see what's within, see the good that you do, and the love that you bring, Look at your strength and your courage, true beauty is what you should see.
We've been here before. Literally, as any New Englander can tell you. Such a mood of complete irascibility has seldom been observed in my house. It's frustrating to watch the team you love get outplayed on their own field.
"Can I hold her?" And with those four short words, my anxiety goes through the roof. On the outside, it might just look like I'm a baby hog; one of those moms who doesn't want other people to hold her baby. And maybe that's true, but it's not for the reasons people think.
The next time you and your child are playing on a smartphone or tablet, consider using one of these apps to drive the fun outside. Do you have a favorite kid-friendly nature app that deserves a mention? Please feel free to share it in the comments section below.
In a way, artists are prepared to make excellent parents because they are used to finding creative solutions to financial hurdles, something most parents have to do many times in their child's lives, regardless of their occupation.
What are you doing on Monday? It's Martin Luther King Day. Your kids are out of school. Maybe you also have the day off. How about making it a day on instead?
Through this step-by-step process to creating meaningful and transformative goals for this next year, not only will you be superwoman at work, but you'll thrive in all areas of your life and realize the most fulfilling year of your life yet!
For parents of kids who are transgender, gender education alone isn't going to provide that reassurance. What I think would really help are more everyday success stories -- people who can show trans kids, their parents and society as a whole that being transgender doesn't have to forever define you (unless you want it to).
I remember watching my grandmother, her wrinkled, blue-veined hands turning vermillion in the hot, Ivory soap-sudded water, working the day out of my stockings and slips.