Confessions of a Part-Time MomDivorce and shared custody suits me, and it suits my kids, too.
A Writing Mother Is a Selfish MotherI used to lose myself in a world of words. But raising a child with autism required a new way of thinking about creativity.
Their Closets, ThemselvesFor two writers, recreating their family members’ carefully curated closets yielded new insight into the essentials of their lives.
You Will Hate Your Husband After Your Kid Is BornDon’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
The Post-Trump ThanksgivingHow to share a table with relatives whose views you abhor.
What Does a President Look Like?Ask a kid to draw one.
The “Things Could Be Worse” Guide to ParentingWhat I’ve learned as a mother of a kinda-sick kid.
Don’t Call Him a HeroThere are better ways to honor 9/11 first responders—people like my father.
How to Turn Pokémon Go Into a Lifelong PassionPeople who love the game are collectors at heart. Here’s how to entertain them forever.
My Father’s Secret PastAnd how it shaped my own search for my Jewish identity.
Exes and O’sOn figuring out the best name for the father of my children.
Please Don’t Ask Me to Put Down My Phone It’s a time machine to a place where my husband is still alive.
The Cupcake RevolutionI can’t save my daughter from a terminal illness. But we can help save other children from the same fate.
What’s in a Name?I agonized over changing mine when I got married. Then I lost my husband.
How to Win Every Argument With Your Kids ForeverThe answer can be found in game theory, according to a new book.
Play Date With the Lost GenerationMy toddler’s secret identity as a drunken artist of the early 20th century.
Who Am I Wearing?Fashion adventures, and misadventures, while living with dementia.
Goop TherapyHow I learned to love my kid’s obsession with slime.
The ACA Saved Our Family. Now, We’re Terrified.For a freelancer hit with a disabling chronic illness, Obamacare meant security and survival—and its repeal could be a disaster.
How Do I Explain to My Daughters What Happened in This Election?Deciding whether to protect them or to have a very difficult conversation.
I’m Not a Great MotherBut I’m an awesome dad.
Silent BirthSeventeen years ago, I had stillborn twins. They made me the mother I am today.
No One Ever “Just Adopts”Why it’s the one thing you should never say to an infertile couple.
Alone, TogetherTo avoid travel stress and major arguments, more couples should vacation together but fly alone.
The CrewAfter my father’s death, these men taught me about family, friendship, and kindness.
More Young Adults Are Living With Their ParentsWe say that like it’s a bad thing. It’s not.
Single-Mother Families Aren’t the “Other”They’re increasingly the norm. And it’s time to end the shaming and stigmatizing of solo moms.
In Praise of the AuntieThey’re the rule-breaking, adventure-taking, hug-dispensing women who make every family stronger.
Let’s Get LostWhy you should let your kids plan your vacation.
Being Mindful About MindfulnessIs the push to teach meditation in schools just a way to mold shiny corporate humanoids?