Maybe it should be, but this is not an article about school. I definitely have no idea what to do about that. It’s about parenting when you can’t come up with the kind of knowledge and certainty that is, well, so quintessentially parental. And yet, we parent anyway, don’t we?
I Have No Idea What’s Happening: 4 Ways I’m Parenting in Uncertainty
Published in Your Teen, July 2020
This is wild. But it’s not all bad.
4 Lessons I Hope My Teens Learn from a Coronavirus Quarantine
Published in Your Teen, March 2020
I’m so happy to share my latest, a feature article about intuitive eating for the January 2020 issue of Real Simple. My interest in intuitive eating began with both skepticism and curiosity (a personal story I may write about in the future) and transitioned into a reported article that took (off and on) most of 2019 to write and rewrite. It’s a complex topic that was hard to distill into one article, but I’m proud of how it turned out. Hope you enjoy it!
Intuitive Eating Is a Happier and Healthier Way to Eat—Here’s How to Begin
Published in Real Simple magazine, January 2020 issue
As a new writer, I made a lot of mistakes, and I was so grateful to anyone who shared their bits of wisdom and experience with me. Now, as an editor, I jot down my own scraps of advice, too. For over a year, I kept a Word document on my computer and would pop over to make a note whenever I had something to say. Here’s what I collected.
18 Things Your Editor Wants You to Know
Posted in Thoughts
I’m thrilled to be selected as one of the 10 moms gamely attempting to define motherhood in the Washington Post today:
“She is a mother. She is vulnerable (just hurt her child, and you’ll see) and she is strong (just hurt her child, and you’ll see). She has been elevated (she is Mom) and she has been demeaned (she is just a mom). She is full (loving a child so completely will do that to you) and she is empty (loving a child so completely will do that to you). Who says she can’t have it all? She has everything.”
Published in the Washington Post, May 9, 2019
I’m a huge believer in raising kids to be confident and capable, and that means taking every opportunity to share new skills with them. This one’s a little one – and maybe an old-fashioned one – but I’m not ready to let it go.
Life Skills for Teenagers: How Do I Mail a Letter?
Published in Your Teen, May/June 2019
Under the despicable misdeeds of a few wealthy parents lies a more everyday culture of toxic parenting. My piece for Your Teen:
It’s Time to Talk About the Parenting Crisis Behind the College Fraud Scandal
Published on March 14, 2019
If we follow one another on Twitter, you may have felt me bristling just a little bit last Thursday. There was news about parent happiness – and I wasn’t a fan of the scientists’ suggestion. So I called the lead researcher up, and here’s what I found.
Dads are happier than moms. Science wants to know why, and so do I.
Published on Washington Post, February 6, 2019
Boys will be boys? No.
There’s a better way.
Raising a Good Man Starts Now
Published on Medium, September 27, 2018
Published on Motherwell, February 22, 2018