How “mom co-ops” gave me the community that my son and I were missing

How “mom co-ops” gave me the community that my son and I were missing

How “mom co-ops” gave me the community that my son and I were missing Motherhood—and mothers’ voices—should be celebrated every day. But that also means having conversations about the complexities of parenting. In our weekly series, “Millennial Moms,” writers discuss the simultaneously beautiful and daunting responsibilities of motherhood through the lens of their millennial experiences. Here, we’ll…

What it’s like to grieve a family member you’ve never met

What it’s like to grieve a family member you’ve never met

What it’s like to grieve a family member you’ve never met I quickly learned to hate filling out family trees in grade school. I distinctly remember being a kindergartner and wincing because I could fill out my mother’s side with ease—Grandma here, Aunt there—but when it came to my father’s half, I didn’t know what…

Babies born in September are more successful, so that explains Beyoncé and Zendaya

Babies born in September are more successful, so that explains Beyoncé and Zendaya

Babies born in September are more successful, so that explains Beyoncé and Zendaya According to a new study, your birth month can impact much more than your astrological sign. In fact, it correlates with the overall success of students throughout their childhood and adolescence. So if you’re trying to get pregnant, maybe aim for a…

Eating breakfast at diners with my dad is how we say “I love you”

Eating breakfast at diners with my dad is how we say “I love you”

Eating breakfast at diners with my dad is how we say “I love you” I can play one song on the piano. It’s not “Heart and Soul,” or that other song from Big that Tom Hanks plays on the toy store’s floor piano. The only song I can play is “The Glamorous Life” by Sheila…

Father’s Day is another reminder that grief is a lifelong process

Father’s Day is another reminder that grief is a lifelong process

Father’s Day is another reminder that grief is a lifelong process The time on my phone reads 12:00 midnight as the day rolled over to May 11th. It’s my birthday. Any minute now, I expect my phone to alert me by lighting up. Just like every year on this day, I expect a text message,…

My dad wasn’t around much in my childhood, but he is here for me now. That’s worth celebrating, too

My dad wasn’t around much in my childhood, but he is here for me now. That’s worth celebrating, too

My dad wasn’t around much in my childhood, but he is here for me now. That’s worth celebrating, too Father’s Day was a holiday my brother and I never quite celebrated. It merely served as a reminder of our parents’ separation. I have lots of memories from the time my dad was in my life,…

Giving birth didn’t ease my “baby blues.” It made me suicidal

Giving birth didn’t ease my “baby blues.” It made me suicidal

Giving birth didn’t ease my “baby blues.” It made me suicidal Motherhood—and mothers’ voices—should be celebrated every day. But that also means having conversations about the complexities of parenting. In our weekly series, “Millennial Moms,” writers discuss the simultaneously beautiful and daunting responsibilities of motherhood through the lens of their millennial experiences. Here, we’ll be…

Should parents tell kids about their addictions or mental health issues? Here’s what experts think

Should parents tell kids about their addictions or mental health issues? Here’s what experts think

Should parents tell kids about their addictions or mental health issues? Here’s what experts think Earlier this year, Walking Dead actor Kevin Zegers posted a video on Instagram of his 3-year-old daughters talking to their mother, Jaime Feld, about their father’s alcoholism. In the video, captioned, “Learning em’ young,” Feld can be heard explaining to her…

What I learned about my immigrant grandparents and my love for my heritage by traveling to Portugal

What I learned about my immigrant grandparents and my love for my heritage by traveling to Portugal

What I learned about my immigrant grandparents and my love for my heritage by traveling to Portugal For as long as I can remember, my Portuguese heritage has been an important part of my life and identity. My maternal grandparents (who I call Vovó and Vovô) are both immigrants from Portugal now living in Massachussetts.…

How coming out to my dad as queer strengthened our relationship

How coming out to my dad as queer strengthened our relationship

How coming out to my dad as queer strengthened our relationship June is Pride Month and Father’s Day is on June 16th. My dad and I were taking a walk when I came out to him. I’d started with a story—explaining to him that a friend of mine had recently come out—to test his response…