Today I woke up at 6:45 to take my son to his before-school STEM class, which I love because he loves it but which I also hate because it requires us to give up 20 more minutes of sleep.
I took…the opportunity to wake up my daughter for the first of many times, on my way out the door, and woke her three more times when I got back, yelling the words, “Please don’t fall asleep in the bathroom,” from the hallway. Things you think you probably won’t say to a 12-year-old who never slept… >> Read More
Grace Meng is literally a life-savor. She is a Democratic Congresswoman representing New York's 6th congressional district in the New York City borough of Queens. She is also the first Asian…American to represent part of New York in Congress (which you know, is a big deal and huge for diversity). So, why do I love her? Recently, Meng discovered that women and girls are being penalized for menstruating. Seriously. Our laws currently penalize anyone who has a period (if you don't believe me, take a… >> Read More
I was staring at the beautiful family photograph on his mahogany desk. All I could think was how my family used to look exactly like that—happy. Now there was one less person, and only…sadness. My rabbi said hello as he walked into his office, pulling me away from my thoughts. He sat down and asked me how I was doing. He already knew. He was the same rabbi who performed the funeral service just three months earlier. My husband had gone out running on what was a typical… >> Read More
Getting your kids to do chores can literally feel like pulling teeth. The struggle, sadly, is very real. Terri Cox, however, figured out a way to teach her son a lesson, and it's kind of genius. Her…18-year-old son Connor recently came home for the holidays--and according to Buzzfeed, they made a verbal agreement that he would carry out all of his normal chores. Of course, he didn't. Terri, however, wasn't going to let it slide, especially since she cleaned his room before he came home from his winter break at college. So, instead,… >> Read More
Australian high school student Cassidy Trevan was only 15 when she died by suicide two years ago. However, her mother, Linda Trevan, recently came forward with a distraught letter Cassidy wrote…before her death. The letter sheds light on details of a sexual assault and the subsequent emotional abuse that Cassidy suffered, which may likely have contributed to her decision to end her life. In the letter, Cassidy wrote: "I was a student at [name of school redacted] and I was raped by some of the students… >> Read More