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 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.
Meet the mother-daughter pairs of 'sMothered,' who are extremely close and do things like get nipple piercings and sleep naked together
On season four of "sMothered," daughters and mothers try to set boundaries with each other about alone time, weight loss, and other difficult topics.
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.
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.
'Teen Mom' cast members share their best parenting and co-parenting advice — they say being a good communicator is key
The women agreed that letting go of pride and being a good communicator is key when it comes to co-parenting.
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.
Blake Shelton says he's prioritizing family life with Gwen Stefani over his music career: 'Those things all take a backseat now'
Blake Shelton told Entertainment Tonight that he's focusing on family and "having fun putting out songs when I feel like it."
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.
I was told not to fall asleep after my baby was born but it was physically impossible. A baby sleep expert agrees.
The author struggled with sleep after giving birth and talked to a sleep expert who said new parents need more support in hospitals.
I hate playing with my toddler. It doesn't make me a bad mom.
The author went viral after admitting she hates playing trains with her son. Many parents chimed in with the things they hate doing with their kids.
A couple used 2 pole dancers for their gender-reveal party and the mom-to-be said it was a 'magical moment'
The video, which has gone viral on TikTok, shows two pole dancers — one wearing pink, the other in blue — performing at the gender-reveal party.
I thought I was biracial my entire life. At 43, a DNA test revealed I'm white with Jewish ancestry.
Kara Rubinstein Deyerin always thought she was Black and white. An at-home DNA test proved otherwise.
I'm a former college teacher. I wish parents would teach their kids these 3 life skills before they're done with high school.
The author taught in college for nine years and shares three things all parents should be teaching their kids before they head out to college.
As a diplomat, I could choose where to raise my family. I picked Uruguay because of the access to top-notch healthcare at a reasonable price.
The author could've chosen to have her baby anywhere in the world. She decided to go home to Uruguay where healthcare is affordable.
I gave birth in Ukraine during the war and fled when my baby was 7 days old
Galina Diakonenko was eight months pregnant when Russia invaded Ukraine. The mom was evacuated when her daughter was seven days old.
I'm a mom of 3 kids in school. I only buy one brand of backpacks because they last forever and are waterproof.
The author is a mom of 3 kids, all of who are in pre-school. The backpacks have lasted 3 school years and are in perfect condition.
My 3-year-old asked to have his hair dyed black and red. I agreed to it and have no regrets about his permanent dye job.
The author's son requested to have his hair dyed red and black after seeing her with bright-green hair. She hopes it teaches him to always be himself.
A 26-year-old who suffered a ruptured ectopic pregnancy says a doctor sent her home, leaving her to bleed internally for days
A woman with an ectopic pregnancy said an ER physician sent her home. When she was finally treated, she'd been internally bleeding for five days.
I'm a New Zealander who gave birth in Thailand. I felt supported, and the Thai food was delicious.
The author shared how the postpartum care at the private hospital she went to was excellent. It sent her home with a large basket of baby items.
I was offered 3 days of paternity leave. I ended up leaving my job.
The author shared how he and his wife delayed their plans to have children so that he could be off during the summer from his teaching job.
Like Serena Williams, I had to make sacrifices for my family. The motherhood penalty exists for all moms.
The author shares how she had to choose between her mediocre job and taking care of her children, and how she relates to Williams' essay.
I was married to the military for 21 years. The roller-coaster lifestyle taught me essential resilience skills.
The author shares how she learned to let go of her plans after moving so often throughout the years, and how nothing is permanent.
I'm an American raising my child in Ireland. I don't want to move back to the US because I feel safer here.
The author shares how she's never had to pay for medical care for herself or her son, and that she doesn't have to worry about school shootings.
I went to Disney with my boyfriend and his ex. To make our blended families work, we need to get comfortable with the uncomfortable.
The author shares how as a widow dating a divorced man, they both have had to get comfortable in uncomfortable situations.
I traveled from the UK to give my kids an American summer. They're having a blast.
The author says her British kids are experiencing a typical American summer with all the little joys that don't make international news.
I hardly see my kids when we take a Disney Cruise. They love it, and my husband and I get a couples vacation.
We've been on five DIsney cruises, and every time we set sail, my children are too busy doing their own activities to hang out with their mom and dad.
I was abandoned by my parents 36 hours after I was born. I'm thankful to them for bringing me into the world.
Jonathan Lancaster was rejected by his parents at birth because his appearance was affected by a rare genetic condition. He came to terms with it.
I thought I knew everything about pregnancy. Then I had to terminate mine at 16 weeks.
The author says she had to terminate a pregnancy and was able to have two children thanks to IVF. She learned that the experience is deeply personal.
My developmentally disabled son should not be on the sex-offender registry. He deserves a pardon.
Carol Nesteikis was devastated when her intellectually disabled son was convicted of "exposure." She has devoted her life to clearing his name.
I'm an American who gave birth to 3 kids in the Netherlands. I had an at-home nurse offering postpartum support, and it was life-changing.
The author shares how it is common to have a postpartum nurse helping new mothers with things like diaper changing, cooking, and taking care of kids.
'iCarly' star Jennette McCurdy says her mother was a narcissist who 'encouraged' her eating disorder
In "I'm Glad My Mom Died," McCurdy says her mom taught her anorexic behaviors like calorie restriction and weekly weigh-ins. She later became bulimic.
We're raising our kids vegan. It sometimes leads to isolation and hard choices.
The author is vegan and raising his children vegan. He's run into challenges with eating at birthday parties and deciding whether to go to zoos.
I've answered why I'm in a wheelchair countless of times. When my 4-year-old asked me, it made my heart sink to tell him about the car accident that put me there.
The author says that when her toddler asked why she used a wheelchair, her heart sank, even though she had explained it to other kids before.
When my son was born with major brain damage, I was stunned to learn it happened because of a common virus
The author shares that when her son was 1 week old, doctors discovered that he had a rare condition caused by a virus she caught when pregnant.
I grew up watching Olivia Newton-John movies. She was like an extra mom to me after I lost my biological and my foster moms.
The author says she thought of Newton-John as an extra mom after her biological mom died of a drug overdose and her foster mom died of a tumor.
My husband and I learned to stop interrupting each other. We fight less now.
The author says that when she and her husband decided to stop interrupting each other, they communicated better and had fewer fights.
Serena Williams said her daughter only spent one 24-hour period away from her in 5 years
"I'm also an incredibly hands-on mother. My husband will tell you I am too hands-on," Serena Williams said in an interview with Vogue.
Months before announcing her retirement, Serena Williams hinted at a difficult choice between motherhood and her career
Serena Williams, who announced her retirement on Tuesday, previously told Insider that pursuing a career and raising a child had led to "mom guilt."
My itchy skin during pregnancy turned out to be something more dangerous than I expected
The author says that at 39 weeks she was diagnosed with cholestasis, which can increase the risk of stillbirth and make the pregnant person very itchy.
The 5 best binders for every academic level, from elementary school through college
Binders help students keep school supplies and papers organized. Here are the best binders for elementary, middle, and high school and college.
I gave birth to my baby in the same room where I had a stillbirth. This is what I want Chrissy Teigen to know about birth after loss.
The author shares what it's like to give birth after a stillbirth, following the news that Chrissy Teigen is pregnant again after losing Jack in 2020.
A C-section saved my marriage. It forced me to finally ask for the help I needed.
The author shares how after a C-section, she finally asked her husband to help around the house. That saved their marriage.