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Dear Toddler, Screw Your Tantrums

Dear Toddler, Screw Your Tantrums

08.29.2014
There was no consoling you. You battled through bites of grilled cheese. Slapped my hand when I tried to feed you tomato soup. In the end,...
Talking to My White Child About Race

Talking to My White Child About Race

08.29.2014
"Mommy," he piped up from the back seat in his sweet little voice, "I don't like people who have different skin color than mine." My brain...
Honey, You're Fine

Honey, You're Fine

08.29.2014
When you are standing in the middle of your bedroom with one sock, two pacifiers, four bedsheets but no idea why you came into the room...
Making New Mom Friends is Like Trying to Pick Up a Guy

Making New Mom Friends is Like Trying to Pick Up a Guy

08.29.2014
She catches your eye across the playground. She has a cute haircut and is wearing those sandals you've been eying. The kid she's pushing...
How Do My Kids See Me?

How Do My Kids See Me?

08.29.2014
In the beginning, I was their home. I was everything, but now things are a little... different.
Why We Need To Love Teachers

Why We Need To Love Teachers

08.29.2014
I always knew how great the responsibility of a teacher was, but it wasn't until I became a mother myself that I understood just how much...
Sometimes I Ignore My Children, And That's OK

Sometimes I Ignore My Children, And That's OK

08.29.2014
I'm all for introspection and self-analysis and balance and boundaries. I think our kids deserve our time and attention. But I can't help...
The 5 Stages Of Spending Time Without Kids

The 5 Stages Of Spending Time Without Kids

08.29.2014
On the rare occasions we're granted a parental sabbatical, I've noticed a disturbing trend -- we miss our damn kids too much!
It's Not Just About Breastfeeding

It's Not Just About Breastfeeding

08.28.2014
All women have a fundamental human right in the care of their children, and when we are talking about breastfeeding, let's steer the conversation...
A 10-Step Guide To Painting Rooms, If You Forgot You Have Kids

A 10-Step Guide To Painting Rooms, If You Forgot You Have Kids

08.28.2014
Pro Tip: Tears thin paint. Try to cry into your shirt. If you do hit the bucket, really sell the lighter color to your house guests as...
10 Ways for Parents to Fight Racism

10 Ways for Parents to Fight Racism

08.28.2014
Hogwarts is run by white people, and let's not touch racism and Tolkien. Where are the South Asian superheroes? The Black people in Dr....
Goodbye, Skinny Genes

Goodbye, Skinny Genes

08.28.2014
Sure, over the past 15 years I've given birth twice -- once to twins -- and I noticed that I am rounder, softer... a bit more "zaftig."...
25 Ways To Keep The Summer Camp Dream Alive For Your Kids This Fall

25 Ways To Keep The Summer Camp Dream Alive For Your Kids This Fall

08.28.2014
Start by taking all of their electronics and tech items. If they want to text a friend, they'll have to write a letter. They'll complain...
Yes, You Can Still Get Fired for Pumping at Work

Yes, You Can Still Get Fired for Pumping at Work

08.28.2014
These are the women who followed Sheryl Sandberg's example and have "leaned in" as far as they could. They are pushing ahead and aiming...