Katherine Ozment

Katherine Ozment is a freelance writer with twenty years of publishing experience, including senior editing stints at Boston magazine and National Geographic. Her musings on the ups and downs of raising three children have been published in such venues as The New York Times, Salon, and Babble. Raised in Arkansas and New England, she loves hot yoga, fried catfish, and strong verbs.

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The Go the F**k to Sleep Approach

Why ’Go the F**k to Sleep’ and other parenting books have it all wrong.

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In Appreciation of Roughhousing

Good, old-fashioned shenanigans can benefit kids physically, emotionally, and even cognitively.

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All Together Now

Do five-year-olds really need graduation ceremonies?

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Bad Mother

Why I lied to get my daughter into summer camp.

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Old School

Should grandparents take Parenting 101 before the grandkids arrive?

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On Parenting

Searching for meaning in a bowl of rice.

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Tales of a Fourth-Grade Party

This Boston parenting essayist has seen the future, and the parents are AWOL.

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Dear Mom Friends

A Mother’s Day thank you to my mothers in arms.

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On Parenting: Three's a Charm?

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On Parenting: Learning to Love Bedtime