There's nothing like activities that make us actually relax--and take our minds off everyday stressors (even if just for a moment). This is why the coloring book craze has become such a large…phenomenon--because it's an easy way to practice self-care, fun, and mindfulness all at the same time--and exercise those artistic skills. And we all know we need some distractions lately... Well, this is why I'm personally excited about Color by Disney, which is not a coloring book, but an app. This means you can color on the… >> Read More
In lieu of Donald Trump's inauguration today, a group of LGBTQ-identifying high schoolers recorded a powerful message for Donald Trump, our incoming president--and it's something that should not be…missed. What they say is not only important, but it can't be ignored, especially not for the next four years. The students, who are from GLSEN's National Student Council, made a video called "Dear Mr President: LGBTQ Students Will Not Stop Now," where they surprisingly offer congratulations to Trump--with the caveat that they hope he will stand up for… >> Read More
Yes, we all know. Tomorrow is the big day--Trump will officially be our 45th president. For some, this is a frightening time--which means that it will be a day full of anxiety and dread--which means…it's also a good time to indulge in a little self-care even if you are marching or protesting in some way (you know, other than all the mom stuff you do on the reg). The Coloring Book to Inspire Action was created by Sarah Routman and AnnaMarie Ronning, and it's aim is to "heal, support… >> Read More
Today is the last full day of Barack Obama’s presidency. And I am grateful to have lived in the United States at a time when the white male monopoly on the Presidency was broken, at last.
It’s…important to say that I do not agree with Obama on everything, and in fact, I vehemently disagree with the positions he has taken on certain subjects dear to me. However, there is one point on which I can unequivocally admire Obama: his integrity and dignity in his personal life. There are ample role models… >> Read More
Regardless of your political affiliation, you have to admit, Obama is a fantastic example of a dad. He is dedicated, loving, and attentive (I mean, the guy is President, and yet he has had a perfect…attendance record at his daughters’ parent-teacher conferences). He's also great with other people's kids. To celebrate his last day in office, here are some moments when Obama completely lost his shit in the most adorable way possible around kids (and of course, his own two daughters). Enjoy (and if you need to, grab a Kleenex,… >> Read More