The Dubious System for Measuring the Size of Your Baby’s HeadWhy so many parents are mistakenly told that their kid has a massive noggin.
Got Lice? Come On In.My kids’ school lets students with head lice stay in class. What a great policy!
I Can No Longer Get a Decent Photograph of My ChildrenThey refuse to be frozen in time, and so I can feel time slipping through my fingers.
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.
How I Fell in Love With the Finnish Baby BoxOr at least a bougie knockoff of the one Finland’s government sends to all expectant parents.
Avoiding the Scourge of a Million Crappy Plastic ToysMy anxious quest to follow the doctrine of “toy limitation.”
There’s Someone Missing From My Facebook PhotosThe person who makes my seemingly effortless parenting possible: my nanny.
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.
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.