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Open-Ended, Mouth Shut

Open-Ended, Mouth Shut

01.23.2015
As you can see, the key is to continue asking questions with increasing levels of specificity. Under no circumstances should you allow...
Your Son Doesn't Need to 'Just Suck It Up'

Your Son Doesn't Need to 'Just Suck It Up'

01.23.2015
Dads, your words are strong. Powerful. And lasting. It's fine to want your son to be strong, tough and really good at baseball. But not...
10 Things My Sons Have Taught Me

10 Things My Sons Have Taught Me

01.16.2015
Parenting is not for the weak. Kids will tell it like it is and will challenge you in ways you never thought were possible. Buck up, and...
The Whole Truth About Life I Finally Shared With My Grown Sons

The Whole Truth About Life I Finally Shared With My Grown Sons

01.13.2015
I'm the mom of two boys. My oldest has just finished the first semester of his sophomore year at our state university. My youngest is about...
What a Million 'Moms of Boys Only' and a Viral Article Taught Me About Having Sons

What a Million 'Moms of Boys Only' and a Viral Article Taught Me About Having Sons

01.12.2015
One satisfying byproduct of writing the article was that it struck a chord with hundreds of thousands of others around the globe. But I...
What Being A Mother Is Really About

What Being A Mother Is Really About

01.12.2015
Real motherhood is not about having the child you pictured in your head or having a child who fulfills the dreams you thought you had....
A Letter To My Future Self

A Letter To My Future Self

01. 8.2015
All my questions will be answered in due time. So, I'm writing not in search of answers for myself. I'm writing to help you remember.
10 Things I Want My Son To Learn Before He Becomes A Teenager

10 Things I Want My Son To Learn Before He Becomes A Teenager

01. 8.2015
As we stand on the cusp of zits and body hair and raging hormones, I am beginning to think about the type of teenager I want him to be...
This Is 18

This Is 18

12.30.2014
I was once the mother of babies who squirmed to be out of my arms and let down, who then grew into children who would wiggle free of my...
Are Mothers Unconsciously Contributing To Gender Stereotypes?

Are Mothers Unconsciously Contributing To Gender Stereotypes?

Carolyn Gregoire  12. 8.2014
We know that women are socialized to be more emotionally expressive than men, but it turns out mothers play a particular role in enforcing...
How Yoga Helped This Single Mom And Her 6-Year-Old Find Balance In Life

How Yoga Helped This Single Mom And Her 6-Year-Old Find Balance In Life

Carla Herreria  12. 3.2014
Noelani Love owns one of the most renowned and popular yoga studios in Hawaii, but she admits she didn't really like yoga until she became...
The Dangerous Lessons Kids Learn From Sexist T-Shirts

The Dangerous Lessons Kids Learn From Sexist T-Shirts

Jessica Samakow  12. 3.2014
Art by Damon Scheleur Mike Adamick was shopping at Target with his daughter when she saw a retro Superman shirt in the boys’ section....
Wear a Freaking Coat!

Wear a Freaking Coat!

12. 1.2014
Boys today, it seems, are made with the kinds of legs that don't get cold. They wear shorts (my son included) on even the coldest of days....
10 Things I Want My Son To Know Before He Turns 10

10 Things I Want My Son To Know Before He Turns 10

12. 1.2014
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...