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Join My Mommune

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This morning, a friend sent me a quote tweet about parenting. "The majority of our mental load and emotional labor as modern-day mothers comes from...

There’s a Dire Straits Song About This

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I've recently rethought my policy of not paying my kids to do chores, and I need to talk about it. Sometimes, I need to hear...

Journalist Dads

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Andy Close wants kids someday. Brian Hagberg already has some. They sat down with Stacey Gross, the host of the Two Moms Day Drinking...

I’m Raising The Rock

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I never really thought of it until I sat down to write this, but I grew up in the best of times. Don't worry,...

“Don’t Flush Paper Towels Down the Toilet,” and Other Things I Can’t Believe I...

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Well. Just spent the last two hours working this whole braided essay into a column like divinely inspired basket weaver over here. It was called "I...

Plotting Chaos: The Terrifying Sound of Silent Kids

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Generally speaking, people value silence. A quick internet search yields hundreds, if not thousands, of quotes espousing the wisdom and introspection that can be found...

I’m a Yeti-loving Tiger King

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Okay. I had an idea for a column this week. I still have the idea. I'll probably bring it to life soon. But before I...

I’m not a teacher…

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...but I play one in real life This week, I made the decision to fully homeschool my kids. I legally signed them out of school...

Acceptable novels and Halloween movies

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It’s almost Halloween. And by “Halloween” I mean, of course, the last few days of September, the entire month of October, and a 10-day period...

Increased Anxiety, Referrals for Parents Facing COVID Stress

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"All of us can relate to it in some way," said Mike Philhower of the increased stress parents are feeling in the wake of...