As a dad, there are moments I'm filled with doubt because my hope is that I'm doing everything I can to give my daughter the best life possible. To me at least, part of giving her the best life means giving her space to grow and be independent, even as a toddler.
As shocking as it may be to some, there exists a whole population of families for whom Santa does not wrap his gifts. Don't believe me? Start asking around.
I treaded very lightly and explained that I was that mom at one time, but that I had found a way out of the daily grind. My passion and book, Get Your Girl Back, was to help their moms do the same.
Breakthrough ideas can show up anywhere, anytime, anyhow -- and they DO -- especially after extended periods of frustration, confusion, struggle and doubt.
As parents, we want our children to go into the world of school, peers and friendships, and life feeling happy, confident and valued. We do our best to fortify their self-confidence within the home so that they are equipped to be strong and successful in the rest of the world.
Jimmy, of course your show is for adults. But YouTube? 83% of kids 15 and under watch YouTube videos. They often don't get irony, or understand the line between funny and mean.
Like a browse through a peppy Facebook feed or a college alumni magazine, accomplishments at the speed of bullet points can be downright intimidating. They are also only one way to view the year you have had.
Thank you for your realism that this doesn't always work. Without even knowing it, you had my back in that interview. Thank you for supporting what needs to be the message.
You can be strong and feel a lot at the same time. In fact, feeling a lot makes you stronger. That's true regardless of whether you're a boy or a girl.
Kamden has shown me that life wasn't meant to be lived on the shore. It was meant for dreaming and deep sea sailing. Sure it's windier and more wavy, but I'd argue it's where we are most alive.
Tonight I faced one of the worst tiny fears of an American parent. My child was not dead or dying, she was not stripping for a living and doing drugs. She had, however, at age 8, discerned the falsity of Santa.
Each episode seeks to leave their little viewers a bit wiser and empowered than they were a half hour earlier. These feisty little phillies focus on big ideas and they hammer home their messages in a way that resonates with kids.
President Obama's recent speech fits a historic and racist framework through which we can describe the exclusion and banishment of people with felonies who are detained and deported. Even while some parents of citizens will be eligible for relief, parents with felonies and their families will remain vulnerable.
1. A partner who's really into cooking the turkey (this is not a euphemism).
I marched off to the drawer where the office supplies were, grabbed the giant pair of adult scissors and returned to stand directly in front of her. I grabbed a fistful of hair from the crown of my head and chopped it as close to the scalp as I could