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10 Things My Toddler Is Doing in the Bathroom Besides Using the Potty

10 Things My Toddler Is Doing in the Bathroom Besides Using the Potty

Meredith Hale  03.13.2015
Left to his own devices, my toddler would gladly flush everything from his rubber duckies to his sister's toothbrush down the toilet.
An Apology To My Daughter's Teacher

An Apology To My Daughter's Teacher

Laura Lifshitz  03.12.2015
She may not hit, but she hits with words. In a sea of happy face stickers and bright blue stars, my daughter did not earn a reward from...
Finding Our Eye Of The Parenting Storm

Finding Our Eye Of The Parenting Storm

Louise Storm  03.10.2015
Having four children in four years for us is like living in the proverbial eye of a hurricane: bizarrely tranquil and surrounded by a swirl...
Why You Can't Eat Healthy If You Have a Toddler

Why You Can't Eat Healthy If You Have a Toddler

John Whyte, M.D., MPH  03. 9.2015
My toddler son is pretty well behaved -- for a 2-year-old, that is. Sure, there are temper tantrums, and Lego pieces scattered throughout...
What Early Education Can Learn from the K-12 Choice Movement

What Early Education Can Learn from the K-12 Choice Movement

Katharine B. Stevens  03. 9.2015
The developing early education sector can learn a lot from the long history of its K-12 counterpart.

Who Are We? What Do We Americans Truly Value?

Marian Wright Edelman  03. 6.2015
If we compare Black child well-being in America to child well-being in other nations, the U.S. Black infant mortality rate exceeds that...
Help From Pinterest For My Daughter's Party? Not This Time

Help From Pinterest For My Daughter's Party? Not This Time

Kali Kasprzyk  03. 5.2015
This year, I took a different approach. I wanted to have a party that was as stress-free as possible for me. Because when Mommy is stressed,...
What I've Learned in a Year of Hearing, 'Mommy, Somebody Needs You'

What I've Learned in a Year of Hearing, 'Mommy, Somebody Needs You'

Megan Morton  03. 5.2015
Tomorrow may be the last time your pre-tween son lays his head on your shoulder. And we may have just been too busy to notice. We may be...
When Moms Bond

When Moms Bond

Lisa Sadikman  03. 5.2015
We look at each other and laugh and that's all it takes for the floodgates to open. She has three kids; I have three kids. We both worked...
Shine Your Light. Stamp Your Feet. Rock On.

Shine Your Light. Stamp Your Feet. Rock On.

Wendy Wisner  03. 5.2015
Oh, my daydreamer. My tender, unhinged, bright, fierce soul. Here we are. I am spending my days witnessing this trembling in you. These...
A Letter To My Daughter On Her Second Birthday

A Letter To My Daughter On Her Second Birthday

Becky Tountas  03. 3.2015
May you always be so proud of your body -- pointing out your beautiful belly and happy to see your reflection in the mirror. You only...
5 Reasons I'm Breaking Up With You, Oscars

5 Reasons I'm Breaking Up With You, Oscars

Katia Bishops  02.27.2015
Gee, thanks so much for taunting me and showering me (no pun intended) with an endless parade of freshly-cleaned, coiffed and manicured...
Top 5 Unsolicited Comments From Strangers On 2 Kids Under 2

Top 5 Unsolicited Comments From Strangers On 2 Kids Under 2

Kali Kasprzyk  02.27.2015
The title says it all. I'm a mom of two kids. Under two. I am fully aware of this. Ever since it became obvious that I was carrying Baby...
A Letter To The New Big Sister

A Letter To The New Big Sister

Meg Owen  02.27.2015
Your little sister smiles from ear to ear when she sees your face, and always looks for you when she hears your voice. Even though I'm...