Category Archives: Washington Post

Washington Post: 10 Moms Define Motherhood

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.”

Defining Motherhood

Published in the Washington Post, May 9, 2019

Washington Post: Dads Are Happier Than Moms

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

Washington Post: ‘Make Your Kid A Money Genius’ Author Explains How and Why to Talk to Your Kid About Money. Now.

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

Washington Post: Parents Need To Prepare For School Lockdowns, Too

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

Washington Post: Should You Give Your College Kid An Allowance?

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

Washington Post: 11 Parenting Podcasts Worth Checking Out

What would you add to the list?

11 Parenting Podcasts Worth Checking Out

Published in Washington Post on June 23, 2016

Washington Post: Parents Need To Talk To Daughters About The Joys Of Sex, Not Just The Dangers

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