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An Open Letter to Stay-at-Home Parents

An Open Letter to Stay-at-Home Parents

10.21.2014
I work in an environment where bonuses and financial rewards for extra effort are customary and even expected. You never get paid a dime...
Is Parenthood 'Worth It'?

Is Parenthood 'Worth It'?

10.21.2014
It was already 1:30 in the morning, and I had to wake up at 6. Tomorrow was going to be a long day -- as if the night wasn't already long...
5 Ways I Have Blown It As A Dad

5 Ways I Have Blown It As A Dad

10.17.2014
I need to be reminded daily that they are kids. I'm learning to enjoy their childish ways, because I don't want to speed up such a sweet...
Why Dads Matter, According To Their Biggest Fans

Why Dads Matter, According To Their Biggest Fans

HuffPost Parents  10.17.2014
If the fight for paternity leave or the backlash against ridiculous dads in ads and an actual obituary for Mr. Mom haven't made it clear:...
Teaching My Daughter to Be An Advocate With The Teal Pumpkin Project

Teaching My Daughter to Be An Advocate With The Teal Pumpkin Project

10.16.2014
To participate, you paint a pumpkin teal, place it outside your home, and buy some non-food items (think: stickers, crayons, bouncy balls)...
Dad Asks His Kids About Sports, And Their Responses Are Slam Dunks

Dad Asks His Kids About Sports, And Their Responses Are Slam Dunks

Avery Stone  10.16.2014
Talk about a pre-game interview! This dad has some some basic questions about sports for his two kids-- Bean, 6, and Berry, 3 -- and the...
The Unique Way Parents Walk Toward Their Children

The Unique Way Parents Walk Toward Their Children

10.14.2014
I remember how far behind she'd left my stepfather, who'd come with her, and the way her purse swung on her arm, and the broad, breaking...
Wouldn't It Be Great If We Could All Quit Our CEO Jobs To Be Better Parents?

Wouldn't It Be Great If We Could All Quit Our CEO Jobs To Be Better Parents?

10.14.2014
If someday my daughter hands me a list of all the things I have missed, I will be heartbroken. But I will also know that in my back pocket...
This Is How The Mommy Wars Start

This Is How The Mommy Wars Start

10.14.2014
Some people want to just do their thing like they did a decade ago, before blogs, before Facebook, before social media. Others want to...
How To Pick The Right Pediatrician

How To Pick The Right Pediatrician

10.14.2014
The list of things to do before our first baby arrives seems eternal at times. Between setting up the baby's room and keeping doctor's...
DWI: My Parenting Philosophy

DWI: My Parenting Philosophy

10.13.2014
As a veteran mom of five -- no, I'm not retiring yet! -- the moniker of my long-standing parenting philosophy is: DWI. No, it doesn't stand...
Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

10.13.2014
My husband I may have fought our own little culture war to get here, but as I contemplate my family under the bright stadium lights on...
Why I Quit Making Fun Bento Lunches for My Kids

Why I Quit Making Fun Bento Lunches for My Kids

10.13.2014
I'm thickheaded sometimes, but I finally get it. It's clear as day. All of the faceless Internet trolls, who have never met my family,...
Ebola 101: Managing Our Children's Fears

Ebola 101: Managing Our Children's Fears

10.10.2014
Our job as parents is to help our children deal with worrisome information by understanding how they think and process information at this...