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Talking to Strangers

6 Lessons I've Taught My Children About Strangers

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Rachel Garlinghouse

Because of the outright racism, racial microaggressions, and personal interrogations we've encountered as a family, I've had to teach my children some profound lessons in order to protect their bodies, their adoption stories, and their integrity.

Why We Need to Talk to Strangers

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Minding your own business (or calling the cops) is fine, knocking on a stranger's door or helping someone else's kid off the jungle gym is creepy. What has become of us?

Everything That Goes Through Your Head When You Meet A Cute Stranger

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.10.2015 | Comedy

Sometimes, we're our own worst enemies. Getting the courage up to talk to a complete stranger that you're attracted to isn't easy. What if they rej...

Hitting the Target

Abby Heugel | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Abby Heugel

I know I will never walk into Target as a mom. And while I have not one iota of regret or envy, that doesn't mean I can't appreciate the beauty of what I don't want -- or extend my admiration for those who chose paths that I'll never walk down.

NYC: My Own Personal Cocktail Party

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 06.19.2013 | New York
Jeanne Martinet

At the risk of seeming New York-centric, I believe people here tend to be more culturally-diverse and more engaged in what goes on around them than people in most other places, so our conversations tend to be more interesting -- and often more unguarded.


Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 10.01.2012 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

It was just Chase and me, happy and relaxed after our trip, ready to curl up with our brand new books. But the Universe decided that I had had quite enough relaxing, thank you very much.

I Want to Talk to My Kids About Etan Patz -- But I Don't Know How

Erin Mantz | Posted 07.25.2012 | Parents
Erin Mantz

Reading Etan's kidnapper lured him with a simple soda, I can't help thinking I can do all the tests with my kids in the world but if push comes to shove, would they go for the Coke?