My Plea for My Sons’ Future

I was extremely lucky because I grew up in very diverse neighborhoods. My classmates were from every ethnic and religious background imaginable, one of my first crushes was on a black boy in my class, and my first kiss was with a Latino. I knew gay kids and didn’t really think anything of it. This…

Baby Carriage Before Marriage

The old saying suggests that you have to get married before pushing that baby carriage. But that certainly doesn’t apply in 2016! More and more couples are choosing to have babies before tying the knot. Here’s why. Read the story on Mode.com!

Why Do We Feel Our Children’s Pain?

(Image courtesy of Shutterstock, via PJ Media) When I was pregnant with my son, someone told me that being a parent would be both harder and better than I could imagine. I had no concept of how all-consuming motherhood could be in every possible way, including when it comes to pain. I never knew what…

The Ways in Which I Fail as a Mother

(Image courtesy of Shutterstock, via PJ Media) I’m not completely sure I knew what I was getting myself into when I said I wanted kids. I knew about the lack of sleep. (OK, I had a vague understanding that there would be less sleep, but no one can really prepare you for sleeping a total…