5 Reasons Single Moms Shouldn't Date Dudes Without Kids 

There are valid reasons why dating a Dude Without Kids (DWK) is the most awesome thing ever. But before you start shacking up with a DWK of your own, you might want to check out these words of wisdom. ...more

5 Things Your Kids Want You to Remember After School 

School has started for some. Activities and homework will be back in gear, though sometimes I wonder if activities ever cease to slow. Before you go scheduling your Kindergarten or 6th-grader in multiple activities, keep in mind a few things from their perspective: ...more

Dutch Doctor Defies Anti-Abortion Governments 

While women's health and reproductive rights in the United States are the subject of much current political debate, Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts, 49, has been taking the cause into her own hands for nearly two decades. ...more

How I'm Helping My Kids Build Confidence

We're teaming up with the Representation Project (of which I have always been a fan) and their new #BuildConfidence initiative, to talk about how we, as parents, can celebrate, inform and empower mentors who model positive self-esteem and body image. This is my take. ...more

I Used My Experience As 'The Fat Kid' To Teach My Kids About Body Image and Kindness

We were driving the other day when my mind got blown. Kids never fail to freak me out in all kinds of ways. Here's what went down. ...more

#BuildConfidence As Your Kids Head Back To School

As we're getting ready for the new school year, it's critical to think beyond school supplies and new clothes and take a moment to have an authentic conversation with our children about building their inner strength and confidence. ...more

There's No Such Thing As Work/Life Balance for Superdads

Millennial dads have ambitious goals—they want to be superdads. They want to bring home the bacon, cook it and wash the dishes after. They also want to tuck in the kids every night, then burn the midnight oil finishing up work for the office. As any mom can tell you, it is simply not possible to be all these things simultaneously without losing your mind. ...more

MASK: South Side Moms Are Working to Keeping Kids Safe

Tamar Manasseh is a mom, just like you and me. The 37-year-old is raising two teenagers in Chicago and is struggling about how to do that in a culture of guns, gangs, drugs and violence. Parenting today, she says, is different than when she was a child. "I call it 'motherhood interrupted.' We learn to parent from our parents, but I can't parent my kids that way anymore. You don't know how to raise your children anymore." ...more

Stop Spanking, Start Gentle Parenting

My parents spanked me and I turned out fine. Really, I did. Where I grew up, if you didn't spank your child you were at best a lazy parent or at worst a sinner who would be held responsible for any future misbehavior out of your child. And while I don't feel like spanking damaged me, when I had my own child, spanking just didn't feel right. ...more

Parents Are Doing So Many Things Right

"Best mama in the world!" my 3-year-old announced the other day. Her eyes gleamed and her arms reached toward me. My first reaction was to glance over my shoulder, attempting to locate this amazing mother my daughter was speaking of. Because clearly, it's wasn't me. I raise my voice too often. I'm on my phone all the time. I don't know how to cook. My daughter's sweet, loving words sent me into a tailspin of All the Things I'm Not Doing Right. ...more