Parents: 5 Things You Need to Know About the New Republican Health Care Bill

Nothing matters more to me than my kids’ health. So I’ve been digging into how the Republicans’ new health care bill (the one that was kept secret until last Thursday) will affect families like mine. Short answer: yikes. Here are five big changes all families need to know about: 1. Maternity Care Giving birth could get a lot more expensive. …

One Gift Dads Could Really Use For Father’s Day

Ever notice that Father’s Day is never celebrated with quite the same fanfare as Mother’s Day? It didn’t even become an official holiday until a whopping 58 years after Mother’s Day was established. Just one of many ways that, in our society, men aren’t expected to be full partners in parenting. One gift that could help level the playing field? …

10 Questions to Spark Meaningful Family Conversations

Sometimes you need a little inspiration in order to spark insightful, surprising conversations with your kids. Here are a few Q4KIDZ questions to get them thinking about the larger world and their place in it. Friends, Family & Being a Kid 1. What words do you wish your friends would use to describe you? 2. In what ways are you different from …

5 Things Parents Can Do Today to Raise Kind and Generous Kids

Last weekend, my seven-year old was racing with a friend at the park when the other boy tripped and fell. My son stopped running, leaned over to ask the boy if he was ok, and extended his hand to help him up. As I watched from afar, a spontaneous, happy thought popped into my head: “What a good kid!” It’s …

5 Things Parents Can Do Today to Raise Kind and Generous Kids

Last weekend, my seven-year old was racing with a friend at the park when the other boy tripped and fell. My son stopped running, leaned over to ask the boy if he was ok, and extended his hand to help him up. As I watched from afar, a spontaneous, happy thought popped into my head: “What a good kid!” It’s …

85,000 Demand Paid Family Leave From Walmart

More and more Walmart workers have been speaking out about having to go back to work days after giving birth, because of Walmart’s grossly inadequate paid family leave policy. So ParentsTogether joined with PL+US (a group that fights for paid leave), OUR (an inspiring organization of Walmart workers fighting for respect), and other allies to collect 85,000 petition signatures calling …

Poesía Días de la Semana

Yo tengo una casita que es de color azul, y se abren sus ventanas cuando le da la luz. Allí viven, muy contentos, los días de la semana; se acuestan por la noche, se levantan de mañana. Primero llega el lunes con paso muy marcial. Va siempre derechito, le gusta madrugar. El martes siempre canta una alegre canción, para que …