Who Gets to Tell the Story of a Child’s Illness?
When I started writing a book about my daughter’s bone marrow transplant, I didn’t question my right to describe my kids in print. Now I do.
After the OutrageLast summer, the Red Cross pulled its racist swimming posters. Has it done anything about racism in swimming?
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.
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.
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.
Alone, TogetherTo avoid travel stress and major arguments, more couples should vacation together but fly alone.
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.
The GrandmannyMy dad came out when I was a teenager. I couldn’t understand how hard he had it until I became a parent myself.
Play Date With the Lost GenerationMy toddler’s secret identity as a drunken artist of the early 20th century.
Their Closets, ThemselvesFor two writers, recreating their family members’ carefully curated closets yielded new insight into the essentials of their lives.
How to Turn Pokémon Go Into a Lifelong PassionPeople who love the game are collectors at heart. Here’s how to entertain them forever.
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.