I'm featured at the Today Show parenting site this week with two posts: one about making room for the next phase with my son, and another re-post of my most popular essay ever. I can still pick him up, so I do.
As the mother of a child with a life-threatening food allergy, this at The Mighty made my heart happy.
My friend Kim is a busy mother of two sweet little boys, and she is wonderful and kind and smart and all of the things you want in a friend. She had a suspicious spot on her arm that turned into a melanoma scare, and her message to you is in this bracing essay: take care of yourselves.
With hate speech and frustration and politics all around us, this simple and straightforward letter from a father to his son about not engaging in gossip or tearing others down is a much-needed breath of clean air.
Humor break! NYC-based Wendy Bradford is a mother of three, and hilarious.
Not everyone shares Kathy's philosophy on teaching her teenage son about drugs and drinking, but I think it's spot on. "Your father and I are so proud of the man you are becoming. We love you so much that we don’t care if you hate us. That’s our gift to you, we are your parents, not your friends."
Powerful advice at Time.com: If as the saying goes, your best teacher is your last mistake, how do we empower children and adults alike to see mistakes as guideposts you use to get better and to seek feedback for what should happen next? The answer is both difficult and simple: Let them see you do it.
Since the moment I met her, I have loved Nancy Davis Kho's smart, practical writing. She has an insight that is uniquely hers, and she has a way of weaving music into the theme that speaks to my heart. This essay on midlife is no exception.
This story of love, post 9/11, is too beautiful to miss.
PUPPIES. Pure joy.
I love this father's quiet love for his daughter.
Austin, Texas residents!
This is a tip from a friend: Pageboy is like Uber, but for hair and make-up. You install the app to get on-demand access to hairstylists and make-up artists when you don’t want to leave the house to primp for a big night out. Since they’ve been been hugely successful in Houston, they’re planning on expanding all through Texas, starting with Austin! They’d love for you to try it out, using the promo code below to get half off your first blowout.
Named for the iconic haircut made famous by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Pageboy services can be booked months in advance or on the fly. A blowout is priced at $70 for 45 minutes - with a 20% gratuity automatically added - customers pay via the app.
To celebrate the arrival of Pageboy in the ATX, Austin users can use code PAGEBOYATX + for 50% off their first blowout. (First, download the app on iTunes.)
And last, but not least by a long shot, some movie news from Disney :
Last week, Walt Disney Studios announced that 13-year-old Storm Reid will play the lead role of Meg Murray in the upcoming Disney live action adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle’s A WRINKLE IN TIME (my favorite book of all time!). With director Ava DuVernay alongside Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who, this is going to be fantastic.
|Storm Reid (Photo courtesy of Disney)|