Kids

Babies can't consent. Period.

Should You Ask Your Baby For Consent To Change Their Diaper?

I’m not saying consent isn’t important. I’m just saying that a really big part of parenting is helping a small being who isn't yet capable of making Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   05.11.18   |   SHARE
Kids fitness — by any definition — isn’t an obligation or barometer of worthiness.

Fitspo Is Not For Ten-Year-Olds​

While it's fine for child athletes to be on social media, it should be clear that what they are doing certainly isn’t necessary, or even appropriate. Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   05.7.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
(Photo courtesy of Sezin Koehler)

How #MarchForOurLives Leaves Out Gun Violence Survivors Like Me

Too many voices are being left out of this conversation. And from where I’m standing as a gun crime survivor, a march isn’t even close to a solution. Read...
Sezin Koehler    |   05.1.18   |   SHARE
Voices
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7 Of The Most Ridiculous Things My Kids Are Freaking Out About

This is not an exhaustive list, of the most ridiculous things my kids are freaking out about, but I am an exhausted mother. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   04.26.18   |   SHARE
Families
There I was throwing a loaded idea — heaven — at my son. What I should have said was, "I don’t know." But saying that out loud terrified me.

Kids And Spirituality: It's Okay To Say "I Don't Know" ​

There I was throwing a loaded idea — heaven — at my son. What I should have said was, "I don’t know." Kids and spirituality is harder than I imagined. Read...
Susie Mendoza    |   04.24.18   |   SHARE
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Mommamental: Talking About Sex With Our Sons

Welcome to Mommamental, the place you come to talk about the things that should have been in the parenting manual that absolutely did not come Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   04.22.18   |   SHARE
Mommamental
Your child needs to understand that love is first and foremost about caring for someone.

How To Explain Love To Your Child

Your child needs to understand that love is first and foremost about caring for someone. Read...
Nancy Spektor of The Good Men Project    |   04.19.18   |   SHARE
Families
My four-year-old has broken up with me. He’s moved on — with his dad.

Why My Four-Year-Old Broke Up With Me

My four-year-old has broken up with me. He’s moved on — with his dad. My son loves my husband more than me, and I never saw it coming. Read...
Tonilyn Hornung    |   04.17.18   |   SHARE
Families