Parenting

Arts & Entertainment |
April 24, 2019

This West Texas Gender Reveal Party Is Mesmerizingly Bizarre

Gender reveal parties are a twenty-first-century curiosity. On the one hand, they’re social events that provide expectant parents Facebook- and Instagram-ready opportunities to celebrate the happy milestone of bringing a baby into the world with friends and family. On the other hand, they often perpetuate outdated social stereotypes of gender

Essay |
November 18, 2015

The Will of God

I always knew that the work my dad did as an Episcopal priest and grief counselor was important. But I didn’t understand how important until the birth of my son.

The Culture |
March 1, 1997

Green Eggs and Kao

I thought I’d teach my young son’s Laotian friend about all the essentials of American culture, including Dr. Seuss. I just never imagined how much he’d teach me.

Health |
September 30, 1992

Last Rights

My son ended his life after three years of madness and unbearable depression. Who am I to say he did the wrong thing?