Category Archives: Parenting

Evil Witch Claire Zulkey on Life as a Boy Mom



“Boy mom” Claire Zulkey is the only female in her family. (Yes, the family dogs are male too.) She’s also a self-described “evil witch” & creator of Evil Witches newsletter, a fantastic community and newsletter for people who happen to be mothers and know that you can love and loathe your kids at the same … Continue reading Evil Witch Claire Zulkey on Life as a Boy Mom


Honoring Dads on Father’s Day (& Always)



Father’s Day here in America was first celebrated on June 19, 1910. It wasn’t declared an official holiday until 1972—58 years AFTER  Mother’s Day was made official. Dads have long been assumed to be secondary parents, at best. But popular and persistent stereotypes of fatherhood — though perhaps grounded in some truth — don’t accurately … Continue reading Honoring Dads on Father’s Day (& Always)


Dads, Boys, & Masculinity



Dads need to help boys understand and shape masculinity. In years past, fathers were often “there, but not there,” according to Craig Wilkinson, a dad of two and founder of Father a Nation, a South African nonprofit that addresses gender-based violence, crime and fatherlessness by restoring and equipping  men to be nation-builders, fathers and role … Continue reading Dads, Boys, & Masculinity


Myths & Misconceptions About Boys



How many of these myths & misconceptions about boys have you heard? How many do you believe? “Boys are easier than girls.” “Boys are less emotional than girls.” “Boys leave their families when they grow up.” “With boys, you don’t have to fight over clothing choices.” “There’s less to worry about with a son than … Continue reading Myths & Misconceptions About Boys


Brain-Body Parenting with Dr. Mona Delahooke



Brain-body parenting can help you raise joyful, resilient boys, says Dr. Mona Delahooke. Boys’ behavior offers clues as to what’s going on inside the child — and deciphering what’s happening internally can help us tailor our response to the unique human individual before us. It’s time to  “move from focusing on behaviors to focusing on … Continue reading Brain-Body Parenting with Dr. Mona Delahooke


Navigating Race, Gender & Motherhood So White



Nefertiti Austin’s son was 6 yrs old when she realized he’d “have to learn that his race and gender could get him killed,” she writes in Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America. That’s not a lesson white boys have to learn, and that’s one consequence of living in a … Continue reading Navigating Race, Gender & Motherhood So White


How to Have a Kid and a Life



Yes, it’s possible to have a kid and a life. A life beyond babies, boys, and ballgames. A life that includes your hopes, dreams, and passions. It’s normal (and healthy) for your career, marriage, and friendships to shift and evolve when you become a parent. But you don’t have to give your all to parenting. … Continue reading How to Have a Kid and a Life


Practical Parenting Strategies (w Amy Williams)



Need some practical parenting strategies to help you manage hitting, backtalk and disobedience?  Amy Williams has solutions. Amy is a school counselor who also helps overwhelmed and stuck parents. And let’s be real: we all feel overwhelmed, stuck, and unsure at various points during our parenting journey. Giving ourselves grace is step one to moving … Continue reading Practical Parenting Strategies (w Amy Williams)


Hunt Gather Parent with Michaeleen Doucleff



Hunt, Gather, Parent, by Michaeleen Doucleff, shares ancient wisdom that’s still relevant today: the key to raising healthy, happy, helpful humans is to engage them in work of the family and community.  That’s a truth we seem to have forgotten in our collective desire to optimize our kids. Our intentions are good, but our actions … Continue reading Hunt Gather Parent with Michaeleen Doucleff


The Fully Human Parent by Steve Biddulph



Let legendary parenting author Steve Biddulph teach you how to be a fully human parent. His book, Fully Human: A New Way of Using Your Mind, came out a few months ago and Janet talked to him about it then. Later this month, he’s releasing a brand new online talk about being a fully human parent, … Continue reading The Fully Human Parent by Steve Biddulph