• female hands at belly with with BOY and GIRL cards
    Pregnancy
    I Wanted a Girl, But I'm Having a Boy. Here's How I Got Over It
    Growing up, Laura always figured she’d be a mother to both girls and boys. So much so, that it never even occurred to her that she could end up with either all sons or all daughters. Having grown up in small, tight-knit families, Laura and her...
    Julia Ries
  • dad friends standing with strollers on street
    Family Life
    5 Ways to Support Your Soon-To-Be Dad Friends
    Do a quick Google search for newborns and expecting parents and it’s likely that most of the advice that pops up is geared toward the mamas to be. There’s no doubt that our future moms of the world need a lot of support, but it’s important ...
    Julia Ries
  • Family Life
    My Kid is Nothing Like Me
    From the moment a baby is born, most parents have a certain idea of what their kid will be like. Maybe they hope their child will grow up to be a lawyer like their mom or a college athlete like their dad. However, very rarely do children grow up...
    Julia Ries
  • How to Create a Learning Space
    School and Learning
    How to Create a Learning Space for your Child
    Now that your kids are back in school, you may be wondering how to encourage creativity and learning not only in the classroom, but also at home. An at-home learning space is an incredible way to let your child play and explore the world around ...
    Julia Ries
  • Not Raising Kids Gender-Neutral
    Family Life
    Some Parents Are Bucking the Gender-Neutral Trend. Here's Why.
    Editor's Note: This is the second installment in our series on gender-neutral parenting. You can also read our first piece, This Is How One Parent Raises Their Gender-Neutral Child. Pull up your favorite blog or look through your feed and there...
    Julia Ries
  • Anxiety Affects Children
    Family Life
    I Struggle With Anxiety, but I Don't Let It Affect My Kids
    Thanks to a bad accident Danielle experienced when she was younger, anxious thoughts trickle into her mind whenever she gets behind the wheel. What if a driver rolls through a red light? What if a car crashes into us, harming the kids? What are ...
    Julia Ries