Child Lore Revisited

Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts is an anthology of childhood rhymes viewed through the lens of subversive folklore. Folklore can be defined as stories, customs,...

The Government is a Poor Substitute for Family

The federal government is warehousing thousands of migrant children in teeming, cold facilities, where workers are prohibited from hugging not only teenagers, for whom these shelters...

4 Reasons Why The FAMILY Act Is The Right Paid Leave...

The United States lags behind the rest of the developed world when it comes to paid family leave. We are the only OECD (Organization for...

Undercover at the Black-Tie Gala

The Crystal Ball—one of our city’s top charity events for people who track such things—was hopping. Models striding down a runway, music thumping, lights...

Permission and Language

There are too many facts, statistics, and evidence-based research figures in the unforgiving table of data on child sexual abuse for any parent to...

Baby Talk

I gave birth to my first and only child when I was 35, a maternal age regarded as “last call” in 1986. Sharing my semi-private...

Cameras On Preemies Let Family In, Keep Germs Out

Hospitals around the country have been upgrading their neonatal intensive care units to include personal webcams for each tiny patient. It’s a convenience for...

How Mother’s Day Came Our Way

Throughout history, mothers and motherhood have enjoyed a place of honor. But an annual ritual of thanking Mom with feasts, festivals, and flowers? That's...

Local Parent and Teacher Advocates Talk Unity … Separately

Over the weekend, education advocates gathered to talk about solidarity in the School District. Two groups –Parents United for Public Education and Teacher Action Group...

Sorry, But Those Are the Rules

These are a few of the things that people have deemed more important than my kid: An art gallery A library’s quiet vibe The...

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