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Live Every Day Like It's Father's Day Live Every Day Like It's Father's Day

Or Mother’s Day. Or your birthday.

I'm Marlo Mack, Creator of the 'How to Be a Girl' Podcast, And This Is How I Parent I'm Marlo Mack, Creator of the 'How to Be a Girl' Podcast, And This Is How I Parent

Marlo Mack produces How to Be a Girl, a podcast about life with her transgender daughter “M.” Through stories on everything from what it was like when other moms at school found out a girl in class had a penis to how she told her child she may not ever be a biological mother, Marlo (not her real name) gives listeners…

Teach Your Kids the Anatomically Correct Names of Their Body Parts Teach Your Kids the Anatomically Correct Names of Their Body Parts

An anonymous mother wrote a piece for Today titled “How to Imagine the Unimaginable.” It’s the type of story that as a parent, you can’t bear to read, which means that you must (though do be warned that it deals with sexual abuse). She details how she discovered that a babysitter had played a game called “privates”…

The Introvert’s Guide to Raising an Extrovert The Introvert’s Guide to Raising an Extrovert

As an introvert who is married to an introvert, I assumed that our son would, of course, be an introvert.

I'm Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and This Is How I Parent I'm Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and This Is How I Parent

Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots movement working to reduce gun violence. Made of teams of everyday Americans in all 50 states, the organization has been called “the NRA’s worst nightmare.” Watts and her fellow activists are now wrapping up Wear Orange Weekend,…

Have a 'Tagging Out' System With Your Co-Parent  Have a 'Tagging Out' System With Your Co-Parent 

Parenting can feel like a long practice in trying not lose your shit. You will fail sometimes. That’s okay. The best thing you can do is accept that it happens, and find ways to mitigate the explosion.

How to Throw a No-Frills Kids' Birthday Party  How to Throw a No-Frills Kids' Birthday Party 

Your kid’s birthday party is coming up! Have you figured out where you’re gonna put the petting zoo? Are the 1,000 butterflies ready for their release? Did you remember to book your the child’s favorite band and name the party [Kid’s name]-chella? You did confirm that the skydiving Trolls will be dropping in after the…

I'm Jenny Rosenstrach, Creator of 'Dinner: A Love Story,' and This Is How I Parent  I'm Jenny Rosenstrach, Creator of 'Dinner: A Love Story,' and This Is How I Parent 

Jenny Rosenstrach wants to help fellow parents answer that constant, nagging question: What’s for dinner? And for the past eight years, the mom of two has been doing so by sharing recipes and delightful personal musings on her website Dinner: A Love Story. (For an intro, check out her posts on dinner prep strategies, …

What All Parents Can Learn From Single Parents  What All Parents Can Learn From Single Parents 

I was three and a half months pregnant when my partner and I separated, and I suddenly had to rearrange my life around something I’d never anticipated: single parenthood. In operatic moments, I made mental ledgers of all the things I’d likely have to give up as a sole caretaker: my demanding career, my exercise…

I'm Brit Morin, Founder of Brit + Co, and This Is How I Parent I'm Brit Morin, Founder of Brit + Co, and This Is How I Parent

Brit Morin is the founder and CEO Brit + Co, a lifestyle site that’s packed with tips and ideas for everything from hosting a royal wedding viewing party to cleaning a mattress. Through her brand, which reaches over 175 million every month, she wants women to know that they can do it all themselves, and she’s helping…

What to Do When Your Teen Hates You What to Do When Your Teen Hates You

You knew it would happen, but you never thought it would happen this fast: Your child has become a teen. And now, suddenly, everything about you is annoying or embarrassing—the shirt you’re wearing, the way you walk, the questions you ask, the gifts you buy, the pace at which you spread cream cheese on your bagel. The…

Don’t Take Your Baby to a Chiropractor Don’t Take Your Baby to a Chiropractor

If you have a baby, and if something is wrong with that baby (something always seems wrong), somebody will suggest that you take your baby to a chiropractor. Perhaps you will hear this recommendation even when nothing is wrong. Friends, do not take your baby to the chiropractor.

How to Read to Kids, With Martellus Bennett

When you read to kids, you do so much more than “reading”—you put on a performance and hold a conversation. You do voices, you show them the pictures, and you follow the special cadence of kids’ books. Using his book Hey A.J., It’s Bedtime!, children’s author and NFL player Martellus Bennett joins us on video to…

How to Help Your Teen Get More Sleep  How to Help Your Teen Get More Sleep 

When it comes to teens getting enough sleep, numerous forces are working against them. Early school start times are wreaking havoc on their circadian rhythms. An overload of after-school activities is turning bedtime into gotta-start-on-homework time. The buzz of texts from friends, the screens shining in their faces…

How to Introduce Your Kid to Horror Movies How to Introduce Your Kid to Horror Movies

Parents have always shared horror with their children.

Wait 17 Seconds Before Jumping Into Your Kid's Struggle  Wait 17 Seconds Before Jumping Into Your Kid's Struggle 

All day, every day, the struggles your kids face are real. And you can bet they’ll let you know about those said struggles. Maybe they can’t figure out a homework problem. Or how to place the correct arm into the correct armhole of a jacket. Or maybe the moat of their Lego palace does not look like the picture, and…

How to Get the Most Out of College Visits With Your Kid    How to Get the Most Out of College Visits With Your Kid   

There’s a wistful idea about college visits that the moment you and your kid step onto the perfect campus, you’ll just know: This is home. In reality, it’s not like that. After a few tours, schools end up feeling more similar than different, and you may be more confused than when you first began.

Get Your Kids to Spring Clean With You  Get Your Kids to Spring Clean With You 

It’s springtime, and many of us will be taking on spring cleaning tasks like washing the windows or deep cleaning our kitchen appliances. Many spring cleaning tasks involve heavy lifting and require stronger cleaning solutions than we use for our day-to-day chores, making them less than ideal for kids to help with.…

Stop Labeling Kids By Their 'Learning Style'  Stop Labeling Kids By Their 'Learning Style' 

You may have taken the quiz as a child: What type of learner are you? You’d answer questions like, “When you see the word cat, are you more likely to a) picture a cat in your head, b) say the word ‘cat’ to yourself, or c) imagine yourself physically petting a cat?” Once you made your selections, your so-called…

Check Out This Free Digital Collection of 6,000 19th-Century Children's Books Check Out This Free Digital Collection of 6,000 19th-Century Children's Books

The University of Florida Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature has a digital archive of 6,000 children’s books from the 19th and early 20th century, all free to read online. A redditor discovered the treasure and shared it it Reddit’s Books community. Fans of history and children’s literature will be…

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