The Shame of Solo Motherhood

Having kids without a partner was the right thing for me. So why did it make me feel so deeply embarrassed?

Aug. 10 2018 9:30 AMThe Sharing Economy’s Next Target Is Child Care
July 20 2018 9:30 AM“There Is Motion at Your Front Door”How a seemingly innocuous “video doorbell” app turned my life into a domestic horror movie.
July 11 2018 10:30 AMWhen Your Dad Is Mike Pesca, Host of the Gist PodcastFeaturing Emmett Pesca, age 9, grade four.
June 27 2018 11:46 AMMy Grandmother’s Dementia Turned Me StraightAnd letting that happen was the right thing to do.
June 26 2018 2:15 PMWhy Understanding Passing Is Key to Appreciating FX’s Pose
June 25 2018 2:16 PMWhat the Queer Coming Out Experience Can Teach You About Adoption
June 20 2018 6:14 PMFamily Members of Detainees Are Reviewing Border Detention Centers on FacebookThe ratings and reviews of these facilities paint a vivid picture of what life has been like inside the centers.
June 20 2018 5:55 AMBringing James HomeWhen our baby died, we wanted to take his body and bury him ourselves. No one at the hospital knew what to do.
June 16 2018 8:23 AMRaising Boys in an Age of “Gender Battles”If more men publicly called out their female partners as true intellectual equals, it would set an important example for our sons.
June 15 2018 9:45 AMAn Intellectual History of the SandboxSince 1885, it’s been a place for children—and ideas—to flourish.
June 11 2018 7:37 AMWhen Your Mom Is “Mommy Blogger” Heather Armstrong aka DooceFeaturing Leta Armstrong, age 14, grade eight.
June 7 2018 9:39 AMYouth Gone WildEight-year-olds should not pitch.
June 6 2018 11:00 AMChildren of Queer Parents Often Face Confusion and Hostility. Establishing a Family Narrative Can Help.
June 6 2018 5:55 AMDon’t Let Travel Sports Eat Your Life!Escaping the time suck of youth athletics.
June 4 2018 12:10 PMWhat It’s Like to Be RecruitedAnd why I committed to a school before I was ready.
Aug. 8 2018 9:00 AMWhen Your Mom Is Tiny Harris and Your Stepdad Is T.I.Featuring Zonnique Pullins, age 22.
July 18 2018 5:55 AMAlone in the DarkWhy we need more children’s books about suicide and severe depression.
June 27 2018 3:14 PMHiding One Love for the Sake of AnotherPassing as straight is the only way to preserve my relationship with my abuela.
June 27 2018 5:53 AMLittle MonstersWhy does Donald Trump Jr. have a carefully curated “sexy dad” Instagram persona?
June 26 2018 5:55 AMROTUSCharlotte Pence, daughter of the VP, uses her pet rabbit’s Instagram account as a convenient extension of the family brand.
June 22 2018 3:21 PMDon’t Let the Atlantic Story Scare You: Trans-Affirmative Care Is Best for Kids
June 20 2018 4:40 PM“Family Values” Conservatism Is OverThe GOP’s ability to position itself as the defender of the American family has been weakening for a long time—but Trump’s immigration policy is its death knell.
June 18 2018 5:51 AM“Nits Make Lice”America has a long history of casting suspicion and blame on nonwhite children.
June 15 2018 11:56 AMFatherhood Makes Men Better—at Work and at HomeBut research suggests this only happens when they are fully engaged in the work of parenting.
June 15 2018 8:00 AMGalway, Fergus, Emile, and MeLessons on fatherhood and writing from a famous poet—and his son.
June 7 2018 12:02 PMMy Daughter, the JockA once-nerdy father comes to terms with a daughter who loves basketball.
June 6 2018 12:24 PMStuck in the Bleachers With YouHow do you make friends with sports moms? And will those friendships last?
June 6 2018 10:00 AMNew Recommendations for Postpartum Care Are Long OverdueHere’s how women have been getting by in the mean time.
June 5 2018 9:00 AMBoopMy kid, the incompetent, smart-assed, absurd, victorious middle school fencer.
June 4 2018 9:00 AMTwo, Four, Six, Eight, Who Do We Appreciate?A modern history of childhood, in one postgame cheer.