Families
"Bad Moms is adorably predictable: Mila Kunis plays Amy Mitchell, a stereotypical do-it-all mom who bows and scrapes to Christina Applegate, who kills it as Gwendolyn, the Head Bitch in Charge of the PTA." Image: Youtube

I'm Not Jumping On The “Bad Moms” Bandwagon — Here's Why

I went to the premiere of Bad Moms last week. I might have peed my pants during the movie and it took about two days until my face stopped hurting. I Read...
Jill Robbins    |   07/29/2016 - 10:24   |   SHARE
Culture
Because 95 degrees is too damn hot to toil for something with a less-than-amazing payoff. Image: Our Stable Table.

#RavsRecipes: Spicy Summer Slaw

I love this refreshing summer slaw. Packed full of nutritious veggies and healthy oils, this cold vegetarian dish is a perfect way to re-balance and Read...
Carrie Saum    |   07/29/2016 - 00:01   |   SHARE
Families
They are not yet aware that he’s gone. I know it’s only a matter of time before they figure it out. Image: Thinkstock.

Ask Erin: My Husband Left Me And The Kids Suddenly — What Do I Do?

My husband of 11 years recently and suddenly left me and our two children, ages 2 and 6. They are not yet aware that he’s gone. They think he’s Read...
Erin Khar    |   07/29/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
“It’s your day!” —  Britni De La Cretaz, on her day. Image: Justine Johnson Photography

Becoming Bride: The Best Advice From Real-Life Brides

Everyone I talk to agrees: Apparently, wedding planning is the most awful thing ever! Seriously, I did not know that when I first got engaged. This Read...
Melissa Petro    |   07/29/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Bodies
We don’t often give pregnant people realistic expectations or dote on them postpartum, as we should. Image: Thinkstock.

The Postpartum Period Is For Self-Care (Not Just Taking Care Of The Baby)

CN: mention of postpartum depression/suicidality. Generally, in my experience, people often get so excited about a new baby, that they forget that Read...
Sarah Bregel    |   07/29/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Families
We’re still the same people we always were. Image: Thinkstock.

6 Things All Parents Want Their Childfree Friends To Understand

Yes, a lot of parents are assholes. But you know what? A lot of people are assholes; some of them happen to have kids, some don’t. I can’t speak for Read...
Elizabeth Laura Nelson of SHESAID    |   07/29/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Minds
I want to feel and share deeply, intimately. I can’t admit any of this out loud. Image: Thinkstock.

Denial Won't Help Me Recover From Trauma

[M]y therapist pointed out there’s a huge discrepancy in the way I present myself. On the one hand, I am a successful working person who seems fine Read...
Renee Fabian    |   07/28/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Voices
Why should kids get suspended in preschool?

Racial Inequality Starts Early – In Preschool

For the first time in March 2014, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) collected data regarding how early learners are Read...
Esther Canty-Barnes of The Conversation    |   07/28/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Culture

Take The Cake: Nancy’s Thin Privilege Got Barb Killed. THANKS, NANCY.

It was Nancy's thin privilege that obscured her ability to see what Barb saw in the Popular Kids, to make the social leap that Barb couldn't, and Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   07/27/2016 - 15:21   |   SHARE