I never thought I’d venture into the land of children’s music—the soundtrack to my early days included Frank Sinatra, Tom Lehrer, Van Morrison, and whatever my older siblings were listening to—but here I am, 17 months into parenthood, shaking my sillies out and clapping my hands because I’m happy and I know it. I surrendered […]
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Today is #GivingTuesday, the day we emerge from the shopping frenzy that began right after we shoved that last piece of pumpkin pie into our mouths (or, if we’re being honest, before dinner even started) and celebrate generosity. Kicking off the charitable season, #GivingTuesday is a global day of helping others and giving back. On this […]
When my son was diagnosed with failure to thrive, to me that just meant failure to mother. I was the person responsible for making sure my baby thrived, and I was failing. Even worse than failing: I was a failure. My son was born six weeks early and weighed 4 pounds and 1 ounce. […]
This post is sponsored, but the opinions are 100% our own. Want your child to develop grit? Have a growth mindset? Know how to persevere through failure? Of course you do. Here’s one way to encourage these traits: have your kid write a book. You might think that your child has already done that (written […]
Selecting a school for your child is really hard—especially when she’s five years old and you’re not entirely sure what her needs will be tomorrow, let alone in a few years. Often people look to test scores and lists compiled by “U.S. News & World Report” to choose a good school, but the definition of […]
I reached my hand through the hole on the side of the incubator and gently patted my baby’s tiny belly. I let my fingers rest on his chest and felt the steady boom, boom, boom of his heart. “I’m your mama,” I whispered. This was the first time I was able to talk to my […]
I learned the difference between a maze and a labyrinth when I was seven months pregnant. “A lot of people think labyrinths and mazes are the same, but they’re not,” our doula explained. “A maze is meant to trick you. It’s a puzzle. A labyrinth, on the other hand, takes you on a journey into […]