As a parent, I find myself alternately loving the continued growth and maturity of my children and dreading the moment when they decide that their world will no longer be centered under our shared roof. As all children should eventually do, they’ll begin to look more and more out the kitchen window and wonder just …

A couple of months ago, as I scrambled out of restaurant with my two cranky kids, leaving behind a table of flung food and spilled milk, a woman stopped me. “You’re a great mom. You’re doing a really good job.” I looked back at her speechless, searching her eyes for a clue. What Jedi master …

Over school vacation I took my 10-year-old daughter to see “Cinderella,” curious about how they would update this “timeless fairytale.” After all, we’ve been seeing charismatic and outspoken princesses like Anna from “Frozen” and Rapunzel from “Tangled”; I figured Cinderella might swap her glass slippers for Converse high-tops, start a wish-making business with her fairy …

Sometimes I think I’m the luckiest mom on earth. My 14 year-old daughter still likes me. We don’t fight, she doesn’t talk back and we giggle all the time. When people meet her they tell me she seems so well adjusted and self-confident. I agree. In fact, I think she’s exceptional. But of course I …

When my daughter came home from her new preschool crying about friend troubles, I approached the task of helping her with the enthusiasm of a well-trained competitor. My experience leading workshops and developing curriculum for Girls Leadership had all been practice. Now, I was ready for prime time. Or so I thought. While Winnie told …