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An Open Letter to My Teenage Boys About Rape Culture

We need to have a talk about something serious.<p>Hey guys,<p>We need to have a talk about something serious. Something that’s on my heart as your dad, but it’s going to be uncomfortable for you. I want to let you know that up front. And that’s OK; sometimes we need to have uncomfortable talks.<p>It’s about …

This Is Why Parents Are More Exhausted Than You Think They Should Be

At first, people understand that bringing new life also brings exhaustion. People ask new parents if the baby is sleeping through the night as if that is the magical key to them feeling like a fully functional human being. But, every parent knows, it is not. I'm quite sure that it is a scientific …

Free Pass: My Son Was Drifting Away

Friday night. 12:45 a.m.<p>I'm heading home after a fabulous evening with my best girlfriend. I hop into an Uber, rest my head back, and close my eyes. It's been a long day.<p>"You have a good night tonight?"<p>I open my eyes and meet my driver's gaze in the rear-view mirror.<p>"Amazing," I say. "How about …

5 Terms Every Parent Should Add to Their Sex-Ed Vocabulary

Cory Silverberg is elevating in-home sex-ed to an art form, one kick-ass book at a time. His first kids' book on reproduction, called <i>WHAT MAKES A BABY</i> (for preschoolers through 2nd-graders), combines inclusive language, helpful descriptions, and bright, bold and beautiful illustrations by Fiona …

9 Things Kids Can Play With In-flight That Don't Involve Technology

Flying with kids. Some call it fun, but most call it a necessary evil.<p>As the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents withhold screen time from their children before the age of 2, here are 9 ways to keep your kids entertained in-flight. Yes, some of these are as old as you, but oldies are …

I Fought the Lice and the Lice Won

The title is a bit hyperbolic, but that is how the past week has felt. No, we are not festering beneath a pile of bugs at the present moment. In fact, the LiceEnders ladies came to my kids' public school yesterday and did not find lice on <i>my</i> children, just a week after we found them. But oh, what a …

What are your favorite parenting books?

A lovely reader recently asked me which parenting books I'd recommend. Such a good question! Here are our 15 favorites (and I'd love to hear...

A Week in the Life

This week I cooked six meals, packed four lunch bags, polished shiny apples, measured perfect serving sizes, sliced grapes and tomatoes and bread. I wiped peanut butter off the floor, jam off the wall, dabbed a wet paper towel furiously on my new shirt with the fresh ketchup stain. I washed dishes, …

This Ad Puts All The Emotional Truth Of Motherhood Into Words

You may be able to watch this entire clip without realizing what it is an ad for. (Answer: The Boba baby carrier, which makes a couple of quick cameos.) It is far more difficult to get through the thing without tearing up.<p>The script was inspired by real moms' comments in Boba's community. "These …

19 things to say to your son before he's grown

denise slark images/Flickr / Today<p>Boy Running in Cape: Things to Say to Your Son<p>There are many (many) life lessons that parents should share with …

Parenting

Organic Baby Formula Guide

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read leour disclosure page.<p>Share the post "Safe Infant Formula Guide"<p><b>UPDATED April 2018</b><p>Written by Maia …

Nutrition

Day Camp in Sudbury, Mass

An aerial, interactive view of all the activities and facilities at Sewataro. Sewataro is a day camp for boys and girls in Eastern Massachusetts.

A Simple Tool for a More Positive Home

“Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child’s life and it’s like lighting …

Top Ten Favorite Products of a First Time Mama Bird (9-12 Month Edition)

Can you believe it? Bird is ONE! Didn’t it just fly by? Ha ha ha, very funny world, but for me...no, it really didn’t. But I do love that people …