I'm a psychotherapist and author of a book about online dangers. Here's why I skip the back-to-school photos, and why you should too.
From identity theft to online predators, this mom and psychotherapist shares why parents should not post photos with identifiable details.
When I took $100,000 in student loans I didn't know it would affect my kids' lives. Forgiveness will let me save for their future.
The author says she took out $100,000 in loans after being told college was her way out. Loan forgiveness will help her save for her kids' futures.
I'm a former teacher and I used to dread back-to-school season. It was hard for me to give my students what they needed.
The author shares how she quit teaching after six years because of the stress and trauma she dealt with once classes were back in session.
Some parents are choosing to 'worldschool' their kids, traveling from country to country in the process
There isn't one way to "worldschool" children — some families enroll their kids in public schools around the world, while others homeschool.
I let my daughter quit family therapy and take control of her own mental-health care. Now, we're trying art therapy instead.
When my daughter stopped talking to our therapist, I was hesitant to let her quit. Now, we're letting her take control of her mental-health care.
After my daughter was diagnosed with a chronic illness, I needed to confront my anxiety and OCD. It's still a work in progress.
After my daughter was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition, I started seeing a therapist to cope with my anxiety and OCD.
After my partner transitioned, I was surprised she wore a bikini on a family trip. I learned so much about her that day.
The author says her wife's choice of bathing suit surprised her at first, then helped her learn something new about her wife and her new body.
My husband and I met in an ambulance. We've been married for 24 years.
More than 20 years after they met in an ambulance, the author and her husband are still together and have three kids.
It took 7 months for doctors to figure out why I was fainting several times a day, and my life now looks completely different.
When I started fainting several times a day at the start of the pandemic, it took seven months to get a diagnosis. Here's what life looks like now.
My brother needed a liver transplant but didn't have health insurance. My advocacy is what got him on the donor list.
When my brother needed a liver transplant and didn't have health insurance, I advocated for him and got him on the donor list. Here's what I learned.
After IVF and surrogacy, my children are 10 weeks apart. Having 'twiblings' showed me how different each baby is.
The mom calls the siblings "twiblings" and they are now 6 months and 4 months old. She struggled with depression after bringing the youngest one home.
After 3 surgeries, 13 years, and $30,000, I'm happier now without my breast implants
The author says that after getting breast implants, she suffered from several health conditions. With the implants gone, she feels better.
Ketamine made me a better mom. I couldn't hide my depression any longer.
The author says that after years of battling depression, she decided to try ketamine and it helped mend her relationship with her daughter.
My kids are 6 and 9 and have never been to school. This is why we chose to unschool them.
The author's 6-year-old and 9-year-old have never been to school. She says she they learn every day through different activities.
I grew up without television. Now, as a mom, I'm generous with the screen time I give my kids.
The author shared how her upbringing left her with gaps in knowledge, and how her kids enjoy television while also having other hobbies.
I'm a minimalist planning to leave the US. This is how I decided what baby stuff we needed to buy and what we could live without.
The author is planning an international move. She shares the baby items she found were nonnegotiable to have and the ones she can live without.
Growing up I didn't think girls could be funny. Now as an adult, I make my female characters hilarious.
The author shares how she's made her female characters funny to inspire little girls to be funny in real life.
I gave birth as a single mother in Australia thanks to universal healthcare. I couldn't have done it in the US.
The author shares how having IVF covered by insurance and having three months guaranteed of paid leave allowed her to become a single mom.
Parenting with chronic migraines feels almost impossible some days. But my husband and I figured out a plan that works for us.
My chronic migraines have made motherhood difficult. But after reevaluating our parenting plan, my husband and I found balance and advice for other moms and dads.
I watched both my parents and two grandparents suffer with dementia. Having a family history increases my risk, but I refuse to live in fear.
I have a family history of dementia and watched both my parents and two grandparents deal with it, but this doesn't mean I have to live in fear.