Growing Up with a Brother with Special Needs

Growing Up with a Brother with Special Needs

The important life lessons I learned from my brother—and why I wouldn’t change a thing.

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The Lesson of the Pizza Bowl Fail

The Lesson of the Pizza Bowl Fail

Accustomed to doing so much for her son, who has cerebral palsy, a mom realizes he’s old enough to start making some of his own decisions.

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Stop With the Trophies Already!

Stop With the Trophies Already!

One mom offers a plea for kids to be awarded trophies only when they’ve accomplished something that deserves the recognition.

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A Family Outing, a Kind Artist, and a Story That Will Melt Your Heart

A Family Outing, a Kind Artist, and a Story That Will Melt Your Heart

It was her kids' only chance to see an exhibit they were dying to see--so the artist gave them a private tour even though the museum was closed.

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I Took a 14-Year-Old YouTube Addict to Niagara Falls

I Took a 14-Year-Old YouTube Addict to Niagara Falls

Seven surprises from a rare but successful mother-daughter weekend trip to the iconic Niagara Falls.

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What Potty Training Taught Me

What Potty Training Taught Me

Why the biggest lesson from potty training was for me, not my son.

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The Magic of Eid

The Magic of Eid

My family celebrates the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr, which takes place in June this year—here’s why it’s so special to me.

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How We Raised Two Adopted Sons as a Gay Couple

How We Raised Two Adopted Sons as a Gay Couple

What it was like to raise our kids during changing times.

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How I Learned to Embrace My ‘Village’ to Become a Better Parent

How I Learned to Embrace My ‘Village’ to Become a Better Parent

Why I am thankful for all the parenting advice I got along the way—from friends, family, and strangers alike.

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The Decision to Opt Out of Common Core

The Decision to Opt Out of Common Core

With resistance to the Common Core standardized tests growing, more parents are refusing to allow their children to take them. But here’s why the solution may not be as simple as just opting your child out.

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Why I Let My Daughter Say No to Homework

Why I Let My Daughter Say No to Homework

How a mother stood by her daughter’s decision to stop doing homework.

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The Family That Protests Together

The Family That Protests Together

We hesitated before taking our kids to a political rally—but it ended up being a great lesson in civic engagement and standing up for our beliefs.

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What It Takes to Perform in a Musical and Be a Mom

What It Takes to Perform in a Musical and Be a Mom

How I juggled motherhood with a dream role in a special musical.

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Why I Hated All Nine Months of Pregnancy

Why I Hated All Nine Months of Pregnancy

A mom’s experience with antepartum depression during pregnancy.

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Is My Babysitter Doing a Better Job Than Me?

Is My Babysitter Doing a Better Job Than Me?

Though my sons’ caregivers can sometimes seem to be better role models than me, that doesn’t mean I’m a bad parent.

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