Welcome to Camp Stress

My awestruck eight-year-old son and I sit side by side, watching a video that rivals something from Pixar. There’s action, adventure, and cinematography that would […]

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Arts & Entertainment

The Best Indoor Activities for Kids Around Boston

Parents are known to dread this time of year, when snow days and bad weather can leave children cooped up indoors for days. Once stir […]


The Breast Express RV Tour Is Kicking Off in Boston

A once hush-hush thing done behind closed doors, breastfeeding is making its way into the light of day as the normal and everyday part of […]


In Praise of Mediocre Kids

Not every child is destined to be an Olympic athlete, a music virtuoso, or a Rhodes Scholar…why can’t we just accept that?


How to Vanquish a Bully

Don’t let your little one become a victim.


How to Get Your Undergrad’s Mood in Check

Four ways for parents to smooth the transition to the (semi)autonomous world.


Eight Kids-Friendly Activities in Boston

Want healthy, happy kids? Stay on the move with these eight tot-friendly local activities.


How We Became Me

America was built on shared experiences, not solitary enterprises. After the most divisive election in the country’s history, is there any way back to E pluribus unum again?


Parenting in the Age of Donald Trump

White supremacy wasn’t something I thought I’d have to talk to my kids about. Then Donald Trump got elected.

Arts & Entertainment

Your Guide to February School Vacation Week 2017

For many Boston kids, February School Vacation Week is an opportunity to spend a whole nine days glued to their TVs, phones, and video games. Need […]


Will Daycare Turn Your Kid into an Aggressive Little Monster?

If you’re wondering whether daycare might turn your kid into an aggressive little monster, you’re not alone.


Boston Has Become a City Without Children

Who needs those pesky strollers on the T? Turns out, we all do.


How to Live a Meaningful Life Without Religion

In January 2013, I published an article in Boston magazine called “Losing Our Religion” about raising kids without religion. The story started out small, as a […]


The Homework Wars

It’s summertime. So maybe we can stop overloading our kids with work?


Coddled, Not Stirred

Why are Boston’s college students so immature when it comes to drinking? Maybe it’s the way we’ve raised them.