I recently attended a concert performed by rising-to-middle-school fifth grade students who sang This is Me from The Greatest Showman, the kid anthem of the year. The confidence of their...

I’m pretty sure I’ve had hearing loss for most of my adult life. It’s a genetic thing in my family. Although I can’t be certain exactly when it set...

“Twenty-four carat magic in the AAAIIIIRRRR!” The sound caused her to slowly peak around the corner into the kitchen where then 4-year-old Nate stood facing the radio, eye-level with...

I wish more people understood mental illness. I’ve been a mental health nurse for 8 years, and I can tell you with great certainty that you know someone with...

For as long as there are stay-at-home moms, there will be moms that question that decision. I had to be a stay-at-home mom. I still remember it, the feel...

I spent over 20 years denying my experience of sexual assault and harassment during college. It wasn’t violent, so I didn’t think I had a right to complain. I...

For a couple years now, I’d been hearing about weighted blankets, and each time I heard about them, I thought to myself, “My son should try one.” Ever since...

It has been one of those days. Those days that start hours before the alarm to get the kids ready for school goes off. When you hear one baby...

We tend to think of anxiety as something that primarily strikes stressed out adults. But the fact is, many kids deal with anxiety on a daily basis. The latest...

monkeybusinessimages / Getty When I got pregnant with my third child five years ago, I sat down one day to do the math.  My teaching job, which I loved,...