Kelly Crawford

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Actually, I Don't Miss My Kids When I'm Away

I didn't spend more than a few hours away from my son until he was 2. It wasn't so much reluctance as lack of opportunity, but a dear friend's …

Parenting

Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together

For most of her childhood, growing up in southeastern Pennsylvania,Kelly Zimmerman felt alone and anxious.<p>She despaired when her mother was depressed or working late shifts; when her parents fought nonstop; when her friends wanted to come over, and she felt too ashamed to let them see her home's …

Parenting

I’m A Working Mom With No Hobbies... And I’m OK With That

I reject the idea that working mothers are supposed to hate their lives.<p>As I write this in a coffee shop, my son is playing pinball at a friend’s birthday party at an arcade around the corner. I dropped him off in the dark room buzzing with neon and remembered something: I love pinball.<p>Or I did, a …

Parenting

I Bribed My Kids With a Rewards Jar and Mellowed Out My Family

Three mason jars and a ridiculous amount of glitter changed me from a reactionary parent into a dad who sets boundaries for his kids and …

Parenting

Seven Tips for Practicing Positive Discipline . Talking With Kids . PBS Parents | PBS

<b>Understand the meaning behind the behavior.</b> Naomi Aldort, the author of "Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves," says that children want to behave …

Parenting

Here's Why Seafood Sometimes Rains From The Sky, as Recently Seen in China

Maybe not octopuses, though.<p>Last week, the coastal city of Qingdao in eastern China experienced a massive rainstorm, complete with sea creatures …

Weather

This is why white evangelicals still support Donald Trump. (It’s not economic anxiety.)

The media have been obsessed with white evangelicals’ unmovable support for Donald Trump. As a new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) shows, white evangelicals continue to be dedicated to Trump. His support among this group is at the highest levels ever, despite his alleged …

Black Lives Matter

Drug Researchers Find Brain Effects of MDMA Have Been Misread All Along

Studies don't actually represent typical MDMA users.<p>Anyone who took DARE in elementary school probably heard about how taking too much MDMA (aka …

Neuroscience

Does marijuana increase sexual desire?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the movie "Annie Hall," the titular character likes to smoke a joint at bedtime because, she says, it relaxes her and helps get her in the mood for sex -- even though her boyfriend claims it cheapens the experience.<p>Although there's a difference between dependency and enhancement, Annie …

Cannabis

Driver with head full of racist tattoos gets into car accident with delivery man on bike

A man with a head full of racist tattoos — including one that reads “AM A PSYCHOTIC NEO NAZI SERIAL KILLER SKIN HEAD FOREVER FOREVER” — got into a …

Middle Age

Kids Have Changed. Why Hasn’t Parents Approach to Discipline?

Author Katherine Reynolds Lewis has noticed modern kids are behaving differently and is convinced parental discipline should change to meet …

Parenting

Diner Said His Restaurant Receipt Instructed Cook to Spit on His Burger

The secret sauce nobody asked for.<p>It seems like you shouldn’t have to ask for your burger to be served without human spit on it, but tell that to the staff at the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Queens, New York. No really: Tell them—otherwise you might have to wonder whether someone did actually …

Washington State

Watch This White Woman Explain to a Black Woman Why Slavery Wasn’t So Bad 

After using census reports and cherry-picked facts, a resident of Cobb County, Ga., recently surpassed the record held by Roseanne Barr and Rachel …

Women of Color

Black Holes Could Actually Be Colliding Wormholes

When two wormholes collide, they could produce ripples in space-time that ricochet off themselves. Future instruments could detect these …

Wormholes

Overinvolved ‘Helicopter Parenting’ Leaves Children Unable To Manage Emotions, Child Study Finds

New child psychology study finds that controlling parents may inhibit their child's ability to thrive later in life.<p>Children don’t come with …

Parenting

Horrifying Audio Reveals Border Patrol Agents Joking As Migrant Kids Cry

Secret audio captures Border Patrol agents mocking crying migrant children asking for their parents<p>As the months of Donald Trump’s first years in …

Immigration

'If Trump is left to his own devices, he will cause serious damage that will cost lives,' Gov. Brown warns

The day President Trump pulled out of the Paris agreement on global warming, California Gov. Jerry Brown helped launch a robust movement of states, cities and businesses committed to carrying the country toward meeting its commitments. We checked in with Brown this week on how it has been going, …

Climate

Your kids’ expensive hobbies could ruin your family: study

Too many after-school clubs and expensive hobbies for children can damage families, a study claims.<p>Cramming in extracurricular sports, music lessons …

Why are we living in an age of anger – is it because of the 50-year rage cycle?

A neighbour objected to a young couple from Newcastle being naked in their own home. “We are sick of seeing big bums, big boobs and little willy,” was the core message of the note, crescendoing to: “We will report you both for indecent exposure.” It is such a small thing, banal, without …

Civil Rights

Dear Therapist: My Adult Daughter Thinks I Was an Awful Parent

She’s 32, and she blames me for her unhappiness.<p>Editor's Note: Every Wednesday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers about their problems, big and small. Have a question? Email her at dear.therapist@theatlantic.com.<p><b>Dear Therapist,</b><p>My 32-year-old daughter has developed the idea that I am …

Mental Health

When she threatened to leave, he threatened to kill himself: the story behind a landmark coercive control case

When Ami first met Steven Saunders through mutual friends, she was struck by how attentive he was: often quick to compliment her, he made her feel special. He even wrote her a long letter in which he sang her praises. Compared to her previous boyfriends, he seemed like a breath of fresh air, and …

5 Ways to Handle Disrespectful Behavior from Children

Whether your child rolls her eyes and says, "Whatever Mom!" when you tell her to start her homework or she pretends she can't hear you when you tell …

Self-help

A Rogue Star Hurtling Towards The Solar System Is Going to Arrive Sooner Than We Realised

Yikes...<p>According to new calculations, we may have a little less time to prepare for a star on course to kiss the edges of our Solar System.<p>Yep. …

Colbert blasts Trump over Iran nuclear deal: ‘You literally just backed out of an American promise’

For someone who claims, “When I make promises, I keep them,” President Donald Trump sure seems to be in the business of breaking American promises, …

Anyone who's been afraid to take antidepressants needs to hear this actor's story.

There are a lot of misconceptions about taking medication to manage <b>depression</b>.<p>Some assume antidepressants are simply "happy pills" while others think …

What Is the Eye of the Sahara?

This unique geological formation is visible from space<p>The Blue Eye of the Sahara, also known as the Richat Structure or the Guelb er Richat, is a …

Earth Science

Ask Amy: Mother is perennially disappointed in adult son’s choices

<i>Dear Amy: I am a single mom. My main focus and passion has always been my children.</i><p><i>Yesterday was my birthday and I spent the evening with my oldest son, 31, and his girlfriend. They are fundamentally good kids, and I enjoy being with them (for the most part).</i><p><i>However, I am always waiting for the</i> …

Drew Barrymore to mommy shamers: 'The joke is on you'

Back in March, Drew Barrymore bared her soul on social media.<p>Instead of viewing a job as a necessary evil, a means to an end, she posted that she wants to teach her daughters Olive, 5, and Frankie, 4, that “work is good and necessary.”<p>She struck a nerve with working moms, and she is one — Barrymore …

To the Mom in the Target Parking Lot Who Told Me Parenting Gets Worse

Dear Mom in the Target Parking Lot Who Told Me It Gets Worse,<p>You probably don't remember me, and there's a good chance you'll never see this, but I will always remember you. Three years ago, we crossed paths in the parking lot at Target — I, a brand-new mom, and you, apparently the most experienced …

Parenting

Why I F*cking Hate Bedtime

<i>Mommy! Mom? Mommy? MOOOOOOOMMMMMMYYYYYY!</i><p>You know the scene. You JUST sat down, FINALLY. You’ve got a glass of wine in one hand, chocolates in the …