Tag Archives: Parenting

I Have No Idea What’s Happening: 4 Ways I’m Parenting in Uncertainty

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

4 Lessons I Hope My Teens Learn from a Coronavirus Quarantine

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

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

Your Teen: Life Skills for Teenagers

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

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

Raising a Good Man Starts Now

Boys will be boys? No.

There’s a better way.

Raising a Good Man Starts Now

Published on Medium, September 27, 2018

Motherwell: How to Talk to Our Sons About Guns and Aggression

Published on Motherwell, February 22, 2018

Your Teen: Speak Up, Kid

Part of growing towards independence is finding your voice – here’s how to help kids advocate for themselves.

Helping Our Kids Learn to Speak for Themselves

Published in Your Teen Magazine

Your Teen Magazine: Don’t Expect the Worst from Teens, or You Just Might Get It

You know those stereotypes about how rotten teens are?  Skip them. Here’s why:

Don’t Expect the Worst from Teens, or You Just Might Get It

Published in Your Teen Magazine, July-August 2017

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