Being a parent

Dad gives wife grief for dressing 'like a mom' — while she recovers from childbirth during a pandemic

A new dad is in hot water for complaining about the way his wife dresses since she gave birth to their baby just seven months ago. In a post on Reddit, the anonymous father says he is tired of his wife dressing “frumpy and like a mom” all the time... more

Here's how the 2020-2021 school year is going so far, according to 12 parents

For many parents, summer 2020 was spent agonizing over whether or not to send kids back to school. Because of the looming threat of COVID-19, people started making plans to create learning pods, figuring out how to home-school and stocking up on masks and hand sanitizer to protect kids headed... more

How to talk about vaccines with caregivers, employers and loved ones

For “heart moms” like Riki Graves, talking about vaccines is a matter of necessity. Her 6-year-old Juliana had a heart transplant when she was a baby. The procedure saved her life, but it also means she has to be on medications that weaken her immune system and make her vulnerable... more

15 funny parents sum up this year’s bizarre return to school

If there’s one thing parents of school-aged kids can agree on, it’s this: Heading back to school is going to be weird this year. Whether kids are distance learning, returning to the classroom full time or doing some sort of hybrid of the two, this school year is going to... more

16 back-to-school memes that are especially relatable for parents in 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this school year is sure to be unlike any other, and parents are definitely feeling the pressure. Not only do you have to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of distance learning, home schooling and whether or not it’s safe for kids and teachers to go back... more

Parents are struggling to get 'feral' kids back on track this fall

The back to school season isn’t easy for parents during a normal year, but this year, COVID-19 is making the transition even more difficult. Many parents are finding it challenging to navigate the new normal. Take, for example, one frantic parent from Omaha, Nebraska, who recently wrote in to Slate... more

How the benefits of vaccines really compare to the risks

Few big choices come easy in parenting. What baby food to get, diapers to use or books to read can all feel like heavy decisions for first-time parents. But when it comes to weighing the pros and cons of vaccines, recommendations are much more straightforward, says Dr. Lindy McGee, a... more

What parents can do to address their own back-to-school anxiety

When it comes to the 2020-2021 school year, states are anything but united on whether class will resume through distance learning, in-person instruction or through a combination of both. As every state’s education department is setting their own guidance for safely reopening, and local school districts have been given the... more