The Longest Shortest Time

Talking with Kids About Race and Racism

Recommended resources for grown-ups and kids from writer Eula Biss.

Talking to Kids About the Birds and the Bees

Worried about how to have ‘the talk’ with your kids? Here’s our fave books and websites for getting the conversation going.

EPISODE #117: Coming of Age with Down Syndrome

The day Sophie got her period, there were phone calls and high-fives all around. Sophie was psyched. But her mom, author Amy Silverman, felt torn. What does it mean to have daughter with a grown-up body, and a mind that doesn’t quite match?

Resources: For People on the Spectrum

Think someone in your family might be on the autism spectrum? Check out these books and websites.

Gift Guide: Non-Cheesy Reads for New Parents

Sex, giggles, ambivalence, existential crises. This list’s got it all. Pick something out for YOUR favorite new parent!

A Book to (Really) Make Any New Mom Laugh

The perfect parenting book to set up shop on ANY new mom’s bedside table.

Books: For Having Fun Eating with Kids

Dan Pashman from The Sporkful tells us his five favorite books to make eating with your kids more FUN.

Books: For Talking the Birds & the Bees with Your Kid

Dreading “the talk”? Here are some age-appropriate reads for pre-schoolers through high-schoolers. Plus, a few picks for you.