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I Gave My Daughter Her First Joint

[Editor's Note: Today is National Pot Smoker's Day. As more and more states legalize marijuana, situations like this will just keep happening. What's your opinion? Tell us in the comments. - Rita]...more
Here I was just last night worrying that I'm TOO hard on my kids, and my 17 year old son came in ...more

POTUS Says Fighting for Family Issues Is Our Responsibility, Too. He's Right.

"Women's rights—whether that's equal pay, whatever the case might be—it's not just for women. When women benefit, everyone benefits." ~ Towanda Long, Queenocracy.com, waiting to participate in #ObamaTownHall...more
Second that! and second that over and over! All power to women! Thank you BlogHer and SheKnows.more

Day of Silence: What If Someone Had Stood Up for My Trans Daughter?

"Slurs," my husband told me angrily over the phone."They're commenting on her pictures with slurs."...more
What a beautiful story! Many transgenders don't (or didn't) have the support your daughter has, ...more

An Important Note to "Responsible Parents" About Prom and Graduation Nights

Dear "Responsible Parents," We're in the middle of Prom season and graduation is just around the corner, so I thought the time was ripe for a reminder of What Not To Do on Prom Night and/or Graduation Night. And that is: DO NOT RENT A ROOM AT A HOTEL FOR YOUR KIDS. ...more
Wow I had now idea parents would actually be willing to book their kids a hotel room. That is so ...more

Will Paid Family Leave Be There When You Need It?

The irony: In order to go to the White House for the "Champions of Change for Working Families" event today, I had to do some fancy scheduling with my husband. It happened smack at the hour of school pick-up. "So if you go to work early, you can swing by and pick up the kids after school and bring them back to your office. And then I can drive out and grab them from your office and then go home to get our science fair stuff. And then if you make sandwiches and leave them on the counter, I can toss those to the kids..." ...more
TheSoccerMomBlog Such an incredibly frustrating story.  I'm sorry you had to go through that.more

I Lie to My Daughter About My Poor Body Image

Standing in front of the steam covered bathroom mirror, naked, dripping wet, and quite honestly ashamed of what is looking back at me, my tween daughter barges in. ...more
beetsperminute Thank you so much!more

The Worst Prom Dresses of 2015

Gather around, my friends. It's our favorite time of year: bad prom dress season! While we love the girls inside the dresses, we feel it's our duty to guide today's youth in the area of formalwear. The BlogHer editorial team passed around a few pics ... what do YOU think?...more
These are PROM dresses? Made for HIGH SCHOOL teenagers? What is this world coming to?!more

Great Tips to Help Your Anxious Child

When my daughter started kindergarten all our dreams came true for her. She attended an amazing school, she had an awesome teacher, and she made some wonderful friends. She was way more outgoing than we thought she'd be. She had absolutely no problems at all (except liking to go socialize in the bathroom too much!). The summer before first grade was smooth too. We swam almost every day and made lots of memories. ...more

VIDEO: Watch the #ObamaTownHall Meeting with Lisa Stone and President Obama Now

A couple of days ago, BlogHer co-founder and SheKnows Chief Community Officer Lisa Stone broke the news: The President wanted to hear from women about their experiences with money, jobs, and the struggle to get ahead. And the White House wanted Lisa to moderate that conversation, in a Town Hall Meeting in Charlotte, NC. ...more
Lisa Stone, BlogHer and SheKnows should be proud of themselves in confronting the President with ...more

President Obama Talked to Lisa Stone and a Group of Working Women. Here's What He Wants Us to Know.

It's been a pretty big day around SheKnows today. You know, there were donuts in the break room this morning ... and we hosted a Town Hall with the President! ...more
The unemployment rate has NOT dropped as you want people to believe and NOT ONE person is ...more