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‘Heather Has Two Mommies’ Is Still Relevant 30 Years Later
My daughter started asking for her daddy, so I turned to Lesléa Newman’s classic picture book and it changed everything.
A Dad Defends Dad Jokes
Babies made him do it. They fell for his corny humor, and he stuck with what worked. Then his audience grew up.
Why Women, but Not Men, Are Judged for a Messy House
They’re still held to a higher social standard, which explains why they’re doing so much housework, studies show.
Work-Life Conflict Doesn’t Stop After Maternity Leave
Parents need support as their children grow older, and there are few policies that address it.
Paternity Leave Has Long-Lasting Benefits. So Why Don’t More American Men Take It?
Men who take leave are less likely to get divorced, and have better relationships with their children, research shows.
It’s a Girl! It’s a Boy! And for the Gender-Reveal Cake, It May Be the End
A decade on, this food phenomenon has spawned videos, bakeries — and some resistance, as gender issues grow more complicated.
How Pregnancy Zapped My Creative Drive
I’ve always defined myself as an artist. I wasn’t prepared for the ways pregnancy would kill my urge to create.
One Hospital’s Plan to Reduce C-Sections: Communicate
There might be fewer unneeded cesarean sections if doctors learned to keep mothers informed at every stage of labor.
All the Weird Things That Happen to Your Body After Baby
From separated abs to pelvic floor issues, what to look out for after having a baby.
All Babies Cry, but How Much Is Too Much?
Babies with colic can be incredibly challenging, but thankfully the condition ends on its own.
My Childhood Went Viral Before Social Media
As the daughter of a writer who chronicled my every stage publicly, will I do the same?
Great New Picture Books That Teach, Without Preaching
Sometimes kids need stories about the stuff they know already: how — and why — to hold hands. How — and why — to read books. How to be a good friend.