Sometimes you just know when it’s time to stop breastfeeding.
I’m now 39 weeks pregnant. For me, the end of pregnancy is a time of anticipation, excitement, discomfort, reflection, and mood swings.
It’s tough being a toddler — and a parent of one. Dr. Tovah Klein has a different approach for understanding and helping toddlers develop and succeed.
If your toddler doesn’t sleep, life can be miserable. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Here’s what I learned about how to survive the crib-to-bed transition and how to set limits at bedtime.
It’s almost bathing suit season and, to prepare, I’m going to… Do absolutely nothing. You see, I’m now well into my second trimester of my second pregnancy, and this time I’m doing things a little differently. During my last pregnancy I tried to be calm and relaxed at first about all the rules, prohibitions, and […]
Would parenting make us less miserable if we did it differently? A call from scholars and modern parents to change parenting norms.
Today I’m participating in an author blog tour about my writing process.
Here are my favorite breakup songs of all time that had stood the test of time through times of loss and nostalgia.
Maybe most parents are judging Calliou a little too harshly. Is Calliou a misunderstood toddler? A new book makes me question my assumptions about toddlers.
My review of Phoebe Baker Hyde’s The Beauty Experiment also includes my own “experiment” in eliminating a beauty crutch.
This month’s selection for The Brilliant Book Club is The Good Mother Myth, edited by Avital Nathman. Can we learn to redefine motherhood to fit reality?
My review of Mother Daughter Me, a memoir by Katie Hafner about family love, the past, and healing.
Join our discussion of Katrina Alcorn’s book, Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink. Her message: You’re not alone. It’s not your fault. It doesn’t have to be this way.
If your toddler could write an apology note for his behavior, what would he say? Mine just wrote me a few poems.
My review of Kate Hopper’s new memoir, Ready For Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood
My doctorate is not in television. But wouldn’t that be a fun doctoral program in which to enroll? I’m interviewed by a Chicago Tribune columnist about why we should all watch more television.
Do moms and dads parent differently? How do societal expectations affect our parenting?
American moms are “maxed out” in their attempts to “have it all.” All moms — working and stay-at-home — will connect with the gripping story of Katrina Alcorn and her analysis of why American moms are increasingly “on the brink”.
The hardest decision in my life was my choice to confront anorexia.
Are you watching the best that TV has to offer? You could be a better parent, a happier spouse, and a more informed citizen by watching better television.
Elizabeth Gilbert has a new novel coming out, The Signature of All Things. Learn about how Gilbert’s life as a writer can help us learn a few lessons that have nothing to do with eating, praying, or loving.
Check out first-time novelist Lacy Crawford’s new satire about the college admissions process, Early Decision: A True Frenzy. It’s funny, poignant, and revealing — of a broken educational system that doesn’t serve many children and families well.
How do we raise kids who aren’t helpless? Learn a few tips for raising responsible, helpful kids.
During the middle of my pregnancy, I was not myself. Don’t suffer in silence if you’re depressed and pregnant. You’re not alone.
Are you a helicopter parent? Sometimes I am, but I’m trying to figure out why and how to stop.
Much of the advice I got during pregnancy stressed me out. Why will I be throwing out all the books next time?
For parents, it’s hard to know when to opt out, lean in, or opt back in. Are regrets inevitable?
The decision to have a second child can be a tough one. I review Lauren Sandler’s new book, One and Only, and wonder about this choice.
What do Americans get wrong about teaching kids good eating habits to last a lifetime?
For some co-sleeping is a great solution for making sure that the whole family gets enough rest. For others, other arrangements are better. What worked for your family?
What do babies and kids really need to be happy and healthy? Other cultures don’t buy nearly as much stuff as Americans do, but their kids are doing quite well.
Why didn’t I know that I’m not alone? Women in academic careers are penalized for having babies, while men are rewarded.
For kids to succeed in school and in life, “grit” — or perseverance and passion for long-term goals — may be more important than IQ scores or grades. How do we make sure that our kids are “gritty”?
Beginning bloggers need a lot of help. Blog mentors can help guide newbies to find their own voice and style.
A blog about oversharing parents has caused a viral sensation and is now a book. When is it okay to share your parenting experiences, and when is it just too much?
Kids learn a lot from being bored, a recent study concludes. What would be lost if kids aren’t allowed to explore and play?
When it comes to housework and to be happier, women should ask for help, lower their standards, don’t apologize, and stop the comparisons.
There’s another part of spring cleaning that you might have missed: going through your medicine cabinets.
What are the common questions that you’ve had for your pediatrician?
Here’s what you need to know about kids and seasonal allergies.