PHOTOS: Strong is the New Pretty

Photographer and mom of two Kate T. Parker celebrates the tenacious spirit within every girl in a stunning new book of images depicting girls doing things a heck of a lot more interesting than sitting there and looking pretty. Strong is the New Pretty started as a personal project for Kate, who has two young…


Why Santa’s ‘Naughty-or-Nice’ list isn’t Nice, and What to Tell Your Kids Instead

In the final—and hectic—days before Christmas, it’s tempting to invoke Santa’s naughty-or-nice list to keep excitable kids in line. Unfortunately, as guest contributor Dr. Vanessa Lapointe explains, that list makes zero sense when you consider the developmental needs of children. Imagine what it would be like to go to work every day knowing that some…