parenting

I have spent much of my adult life feeling like I must be a terrible parent because I missed an award ceremony or didn’t make a Halloween costume.

You Are Definitely Too Hard On Yourself

Berating yourself for what you perceive as less than exemplary parenting is not only not making you a better parent, it’s probably limiting you. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.21.17   |   SHARE
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Everyone has described Zoey as a fighter, especially those that have needed to do a procedure on her.

Preemie Baby Humor 

Babies have humor, too. Matthew Gilman recalls his premature baby showing some personality. Read...
Matthew Gilman of The Good Men Project    |   09.20.17   |   SHARE
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No one said this was going to be easy.

Are We Gaslighting Kids, Or Are We Just Parenting Them? 

Don’t tell me kids don’t know how to work the system. If kids are old enough to be devastated about not having red patent-leather Mary Janes, kids Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.19.17   |   SHARE
This is the textbook definition of discrimination and fat shaming. It’s awful for the teachers involved.

Mom Refuses Fat Teacher – Then It Gets Worse

This is the textbook definition of discrimination and fat shaming. It’s awful for the teachers involved (apparently there was *gasp* more than one Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   09.19.17   |   SHARE
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image credit: Marie Southard Ospina

Why Raising A Daughter Scares The Sh*t Out Of Me

We can keep the diet talk, the self-criticism, the weight loss rhetoric, and the calorie-counting out of the house, but we can’t keep it out of Read...
Marie Southard Ospina    |   09.19.17   |   SHARE
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Photo courtesy of the author.

Good Fathers Are Not Saints

An equitably responsible life between a man and a woman should not be seen as a rare wonder, but an expectation. Read...
Amy Monticello    |   09.15.17   |   SHARE
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I am a lot of things; some people might think I am too many things. I am also worth loving.

On Loving A Person With Mental Illness

I am a lot of things; some people might think I am too many things. But I am all the things that you are, sometimes just in greater quantities. I am Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.13.17   |   SHARE
Minds
The world is inherently full of risk, and to be honest, travelling doesn’t elevate that risk much.

Why I Sent My 6-Year-Old To London Alone After The Terrorist Attacks

My mother called me the morning after the terrorist Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   09.12.17   |   SHARE
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