One Nation, UnderpantsThe triumphant return of Captain Underpants, hero to hyper, school-hating 8-year-olds.
Do Family Road Trips Have To Be Horrible?Once upon a time, road trips were awesome. How to recapture that spirit when caravanning with kids.
The Buddy SystemA single close friendship can ease a boy’s passage through middle school. But what if your son can’t find a pal?
I Want To Be My Kid’s Only ParentI crave the closeness of single motherhood—without the complications a husband can bring.
The French Government Wants To Tone My VaginaInside my amazing and embarrassing postnatal “perineal re-education” class, paid for by la France.
The Worst Years of Our LivesEveryone hates middle school. But this crucial, oft-ignored part of your children’s education is getting a makeover.
My Insignificant YearA miserable basketball team, a Nazi classmate, a fateful standardized test: notes on the indignities of the seventh grade.
Pop MusicLearning to be a good dad by listening to songs about bad ones, from “Cat’s in the Cradle” to “Papa’z Song.”
I, Mark, Take You, Mark …Sure, marriage equality sounds great. But what about the coming flood of same-named couples?
On a Short LeashDid you hear about that Buddhist couple who're never more than 15 feet apart? Well, we tried it.
Give Me the Keys, DadWhy there’s no personal, societal, or governmental solution for what to do about elderly drivers.
The Ties That BlindIt’s tough enough making decisions about elderly parents. What if you don’t like the siblings you have to agree with?