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One in five children is living with a mental health illness. It could be a friend's child. It could be your child's classmate. It could be your child — and you might not even know it. It's not entirely shocking,...
What are your earliest memories of being aware of your body? Aware of what you thought of yourself, and how you were viewed by others? My first memories were of my mother telling me how beautiful I was. She...
When my husband and I first started thinking about having kids, we talked a lot about what they’d be like. Whether we’d have boys or girls, if they’d inherit my husband’s dimples or my eyes, and what they’d be...
People usually look at me like I’m crazy when I suggest they do it. But for those brave enough to try it, Screen-Free Week is a fun way to reframe your relationship with screens as a family. Add in...
Motherhood is busy. It’s so easy to fall into the routine of tending to the family while simultaneously forgetting to take time for yourself. Let’s be honest here, mom guilt can definitely play a role in the lack of...
Did you know that in September, more than 80% of the more than one million people who had left the workforce were women? The percent of American women working is the lowest since 1988. Why? During COVID, parents, especially...
As a kid, when I wasn’t letting myself into our house after school, I was either at my mom’s or dad’s work. At my dad’s office (an Army helicopter hangar), I learned dirty jokes and learned about the different...
Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ve probably heard of the new Netflix movie starring Jennifer Garner called Yes Day. Based off the 2009 children’s book of the same name by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Yes Day is...
We all think that we support our kids, but all too often we hear them tell us that they don’t think that we are listening to them. As parents, we often hear the common phrases, “You just don’t get...
There have been times I have wished, in this busy four-kid, two-working-parent life I lead, for the world to just pause so I could catch up. And shockingly, it did last year. Am I ready for COVID to be...
Some days I felt stagnant. Dormant. Stale. I mean, I was doing my job and doing it well. But at times, I felt like I was just going through the motions. I was, and still am, a master at my craft, but something...
As we continue to acknowledge, uplift, and encourage autistic people, I would like to take a moment to remind you to listen to autistic people — not just parents of autistic children. Hear their voices and share their stories,...

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