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Moms are more tired than dads—and now there's data to prove it.
Teachers Don’t Want Schools to Close Again Either, But We Do Wish You’d Occasionally Listen to Us
As I’ve seen over and over again throughout my 16 years working for the New York City Department of Education, when society faces a crisis, the general public tends to lay it at the feet of teachers and insist that we find a solution. Rather than giving us the support …
Marie Holmes has written for Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, the Washington Post, and other publications. She lives in New York City with her wife and their two children.
These Are The Secrets For Raising Kind Children, According to Experts
Harry Styles wants us all to treat people with kindness. Here's how to help kids do just that.
My Kid Is The Youngest (Or Oldest) In the Classroom. Does That Matter?
Parents stress over relative age order *a lot*. But does it really predict kids' future success?
Why I Gave Up on the Perfect Christmas
I’m a mom. In 2020. Which means the pressure to be perfect is a year-round overwhelming self-destructive carousel of guilt for me. And why should Christmas be any different? It starts the second Halloween ends; you’re still picking Heath bars out of your teeth when the plans for the Christmas …
I Think Kids Should Roam Free on Halloween
Halloween — every year, but perhaps particularly this year, what with the petitions to move the holiday from October 31 — seems to inevitably make parents nostalgic. We recount Halloween misadventures of our youths, back when we didn’t adhere to a curfew or let the weather slow us down. We’d …
Why Don't Breastfeeding Support Groups Support Quitting, Too?
The online breastfeeding community supports you through thrush, nursing strikes, mastitis, I even saw a local community band together to lend a woman a pump part at work. They have tips and tricks, suggestions for positions to try for different issues, there are constant words of encouragement. But what I …
Life With an Empty Nest: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Crying)
True confession: from the time my kids were rousing, and sometimes carousing, teenagers, I secretly looked forward to an empty nest. I longed for a clean house, easy, unplanned dinners and well quite frankly, me time. My friends lamented about how sad they’d be ushering their kids off to college, …
I Suffered From Infertility — But That’s Not What Scares Me Most About Trying for a Second Child
The first time I felt the pain, I was running. I was 13 weeks pregnant and starting to train for a half marathon. I’d be five months along by then, and I loved the idea: “We’d already run a marathon together,” I imagined saying to my future child. “So this …
The Mom's Guide to Vancouver
Vancouver is known as Canada’s coolest city — and with quick connections to major U.S. hubs, especially on the west coast, it really should be on your (easy-to-reach) travel bucket list. And bring the kids along with you, because traveling to seriously family-friendly Vancouver with kids is not going to …
The Best Dolls for Boys — & Why They Matter
It might be news to toy stores that label their aisles “boys toys” and “girls toys” (or grandparents who insist your daughter would really like a miniature vacuum cleaner for her birthday while your son needs a train set), but kids don’t care about gender. And if they do, it’s …
My Kid's Grades Are None of Your Business
As a kid, I was a consistent student; that is to say, my grades were consistently... all over the place. I excelled in art and English but barely squeaked by in math and gym. So every marking period, I’d arrive home with a report card that looked like alphabet soup …
What to Do if Your Child Is Scared of Halloween
My little boy has a dark side. He's always been drawn to spooky stories and loves to pretend to be a ghost or a goblin — and Halloween is his absolute favorite time of year. Of course, not all children feel this way. For many kids, the idea of people …
What to Do if Your Child Doesn't Like Their Teacher
Sometime over the summer vacation, you can usually expect your child's school to send a letter or email letting you know which class they will be entering and who their new teacher will be. This information might be met with delight or perhaps surprise — but what if the announcement …
Pro Tips for Starting at a New School
Moving to a new school is exciting, but it can also be a tough transition for kids — from navigating a new school building to finding their place in a new class to striving to make friends all over again. Your child may experience feelings of stress and anxiety; sometimes, …
Lies My Yoga Teacher Told Me
If you’ve done any time on the mat, you’ve at some point been told to surrender your toxins or melt your heart or make your inner body bright. And though I never asked my students to honor the goddesses that live in their inner thighs, even I cringe recalling some …
This Ruth Bader Ginsburg Coloring Book Is 9 Printable Pages of Pure Magic
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the kind of woman who has spent her entire life teaching other women how to color outside the lines. Related story You Should Know the Names of These Black Women Health Heroes Born in 1933, she was among the generation of women who, if they went …
Queer Eye's Favorite Couple, Tom & Abby, Made a Huge Relationship Announcement
For anyone who hasn't seen Netflix's revival of Queer Eye, the Fab Five were fine and all, but there was really an unexpected breakout star from the show: Tom Jackson, the recipient of the makeover in the first episode, "You Can't Fix Ugly." Tom may have called himself "ugly" and …
ABC Is Pouring Millions of Dollars Into the American Idol Reboot
ABC is full steam ahead on its revival of American Idol, and as more details about the show emerge, it becomes clearer and clearer how much stake the network is putting in this idea. If the new American Idol flops, it's going to be very, very bad news for ABC.
You Won't Believe How Much It Costs to Produce & Attend the Oscars
The Oscars are right around the corner, which means one of the biggest nights in Hollywood is coming up. But even though we already knew the Oscars are a massive production, we never would have guessed how much money it actually costs to put on the ceremony.
The day I found out I have ADHD was super-chaotic, but also made total sense
The day I found out I have ADHD was super-chaotic, but also made total sense.
Being a mom with ADHD is no walk in the park, but nevertheless, she persisted
Being a mom with ADHD is no walk in the park, but nevertheless, she persisted.
When it comes to creativity, ADHD is this woman's superpower
When it comes to creativity, ADHD is this woman's superpower.