I Remember Every Hairdo I’ve Had in 40 YearsBecause black hair is a big deal.
Growing Up UnvaccinatedI had the healthiest childhood imaginable. And yet I was sick all the time.
Comfort FoodNo one brings dinner when your daughter is an addict.
American Jews Are Secular, Intermarried, and Assimilated Great news!
When Mom DiedI was 16 when cancer killed my mother. I raised my sisters the best I could.
The One Thing No One Tells You Before You Have KidsDon’t get a dog.
My Daughter Went Away to Camp and ChangedHow do I catch up?
Good Guard, Bad GuardEight ways to know if your pool’s lifeguards are up to the job—and are being given the support they need.
A Town Without DadsOur fathers were American heroes, but they were never around.
Make Boomsa for the Motherland!The creative, absurd, and ineffective ways that countries try to boost their birthrates.
Blank SlateHow I chose my new name.
Death of a SunflowerYoung love, bad haircuts, and Fibonacci numbers: An essay by a Scholastic Writing Award–winning high schooler.
Kid Rock Is CoolIn defense of the most reviled genre of them all.
Tear Down the Swing SetsAnd the plastic forts. Here’s how to put the play back in playgrounds.
How To Talk to Your Kids About the School ShootingBe honest, but not too honest.
Gosh, It Must Be Hard Caring for Aging Parents. Here’s What It’s Like to Be One.
Missing ChristmasI’m Jewish. When my Catholic grandmother died, so did the holiday.
“Could You Be an Animal If You Didn’t Have Any Bones?”The picture book that will show your kid how evolution works.
Ban School Bake SalesDo American parents spend too much time volunteering at their kids’ schools?
My Parents Chose My HusbandSeventeen years later, I’m still married to him, still grieving, and still trying to figure out why I stay.
My Child Will Face a Hatred That I Have Never KnownI’m a white woman married to another white woman. How do we explain what happened to Trayvon to our black son?
I’m Not a Hero for Taking Care of My KidsI’m also not baby-sitting them. I’m their dad.
Approaching DeathA nurse goes from the ER to a hospice, and changes the way she thinks about life and its end.
Drowning Doesn’t Look Like DrowningIn 10 percent of drownings, adults are nearby but have no idea the victim is dying. Here’s what to look for.
Please Don’t Spill Your Child's Snacks All Over the PlaygroundIt seems like such a little thing, but it could save a food-allergic child’s life.
The Culture of Secrets An alphabet of Italian food, family, and pride: An essay by a Scholastic Writing Award–winning high schooler.
The Plant WhispererA mother, a daughter, and a garden.
The DebtWhen terrible, abusive parents come crawling back, what do their grown children owe them?
Coming HomeReturning to parenting after 16 months on the campaign trail.
The Cow Jumped Over the Moon?!Why children love absurdism.