Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

Becoming parents was a reality check for my partner and me. We realized there were a lot of things that we hadn’t done yet with our life that were suddenly a lot more challenging with full-time jobs and full-time parenting.

While we obviously can’t put parenting aside for the moment, we have decided to slow down a bit in our careers, and that feels really scary.

But when we sat back to reevaluate what was really important to us, we found that eating cinnamon rolls in our pajamas together on Saturday mornings was kind of non-negotiable.

The news cycle can feel oppressively negative. Here’s how I cope.

It’s okay to break out the cookie dough and blankets

When I was growing up, I was a tomboy who hated pink. Here’s why — and what’s different for kids today.

As we gain a better understanding of gender and sex as fluid concepts, fashion is also becoming more malleable

A chronic illness upended my life. I’m still trying to find a new normal.

Should I talk about my diagnosis on a first date? Tell my friends if I’m feeling particularly awful?