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As a Palestinian American, I’m heartbroken. I’ve also never been more proud of my people.

Watching the violence unfold via social media has been a disillusioning experience

I got sober during the pandemic. What will happen when my friends meet this version of me?

When isolation began, I was still a boozy social butterfly

As a former foster parent, am I a mom — or something else?

Regardless of the title, I’m happy to just be part of my child’s chosen family

40,000 young Americans have lost a parent to the coronavirus. On Mother’s Day, we need to step up for them.

These extraordinary times call on all of us to see one another’s children as our own

Homebuying as a single Black woman is hard. No one told me it’d be terrifying.

I was told saving up for the down payment would be the hardest part — but a year in, there have been so many unknowns

Ask Dr. Andrea: My doctor says it’s ‘just’ stress. It feels like more.

I don’t even know where to start

Pandemic days are stifling. So I tried out this technique to build optimism.

With ‘temporal distancing,’ the goal is to imagine yourself in the future

It’s our second pandemic Mother’s Day. Here’s how the crisis altered our relationships.

9 mothers and daughters share stories of closeness, isolation and grief

I’m left with survivor’s guilt as I watch India burn

When my mother died in Kolkata five years ago, I had the privilege of traveling to memorialize her

I got pregnant with triplets at 40. I was shocked when doctors asked which of the children I wanted to keep.

I learned ‘selective reduction’ is common with high-risk pregnancies — but it didn’t make the question any easier