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
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
I had the pleasure of interviewing bestselling financial author Beth Kobliner about her latest book. Great info, especially for the money-intimidated.
‘Make Your Kid A Money Genius’ Author Explains How and Why to Talk to Your Kid About Money. Now.
Published in The Washington Post, March 28, 2017
In the event of the worst (or even a false alarm), do you know what’s expected of you as a parent?
Parents Need To Prepare For School Lockdowns, Too
Published in Washington Post on September 13, 2016
I bit my tongue, folks, and didn’t even give my opinion. But three amazing experts did.
Should You Give Your College Kid An Allowance?
Published on Washington Post on August 9, 2016 and in print on August 11, 2016
What would you add to the list?
11 Parenting Podcasts Worth Checking Out
Published in Washington Post on June 23, 2016
A Q&A with Peggy Orenstein, author of the brand-new Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape.
Parents Need To Talk To Daughters About The Joys Of Sex, Not Just The Dangers
Published in Washington Post, March 29, 2016
The upside of this tumultuous election.
Embracing The Politics Talk – With Kids
Published on March 10, 2016 on Washington Post
I review Dr. Lisa Damour’s terrific new book on teenage girls, and sit down with her for some Q&A.
The Mystery Of Teenage Girls “Untangled” With Author Lisa Damour
Published in Washington Post, February 9, 2016
Because I’m an old fogey, of course. But there’s more.
My Kid Uses A Landline, Not A Cell Phone. Here’s Why.
Published in Washington Post, January 26, 2016