childhood

I narrowly escaped life in a misogynist cult. Here’s how I fight against everything I was taught as I raise three daughters.

Motherhood has pushed me to explore a new way of thinking, and helped me to identify the rampant sexism alive in my own mind

Welcome to my life as a stay-at-home dad: Open doors, looks of sympathy and kind smiles

In the life I chose, a mediocre man is celebrated for work that is routine for a woman

Libraries have always been a sanctuary for me. Here are 9 reasons I love them so much.

Here’s one reason: Librarians, with their infinite knowledge, sometimes feel magical

Meet the 10-year-old who gave Kacey Musgraves a makeover

‘Who came up with the idea that you just have to have eye shadow on the lid?’

Barbie is just a toy, but a gender-neutral doll could mean a safer future

Mattel’s evolution from gender reinforcer to gender inclusion is a hopeful sign

We all love indulging in nostalgia. Here’s how I keep the past from negatively affecting the present.

Reflecting on why I’m feeling nostalgic helps me clarify my current tastes

‘Just Google it’: Millennial parents have access to endless information. Does it help or hurt?

Apps and websites are common go-tos among this generation of parents

Skinny-dipping, ‘Swan Lake’ and gazing at stars: Memories from summer camp

Feeling nostalgic for our own experiences of camp, we asked Lily readers what theirs were like

During the summer, dappled sunlight transports me back in time. Here’s how.

Suddenly I’m 13 again, waiting for my mom to pick me up from swim practice

Millions have read Anne Frank’s diary. A new book contains haunting, previously unpublished material.

Frank’s letters to her grandmother are particularly striking