Kerri Sandberg’s story is about falling in love with a former drug addict who is H.I.V.-positive.
You hope that you can pass along enough of your wisdom so that when they’re alone, you’re still along for the ride.
January 30, 2017 The Checkup By PERRI KLASS, M.D. When my son first negotiated for the right to take the New York subway to school alone, I thought I was agreeing that he could take a very particular train from one specific stop to another specific stop at certain times of day (and after all, if he didn’t arrive, I thought, the school would know…
With sturdy threads of work and affection, my grandmother was weaving the torn world back together for me.
January 27, 2017 By LAIRD HUNT My grandmother, F. Helen Hunt, was tough. I learned this when I was 13, the year I moved alone from London to Clinton County, Ind., to live with her on her 80-acre farm. I sailed in amid the wreckage of my parents’ marriage. Maybe I should say as part of the wreckage. Upon my arrival, my grandmother took one…
January 25, 2017 Modern Love By THE NEW YORK TIMES On this week’s podcast, the actor Mykelti Williamson reads “For the Boy Who Makes Waves,” about a man who uproots his life so his autistic son can be closer to the ocean. You can also hear the episode on iTunes and Stitcher. The 2009 Modern Love essay was written by Joe Blair, who expanded his…
By SAM ROBERTS January 24, 2017 Vicki Lansky, a best-selling author who dispensed recipes and practical advice that helped a generation of parents cope with child-rearing challenges and housekeeping, from cradle cap to divorce, died on Jan. 15 at her home in Plymouth, Minn. She was 75. The cause was nonalcoholic cirrhosis, her husband, Stephen Schaefer, said. Ms. Lansky’s path to publishing was serendipitous, but she churned…
She made clear that our society demands impossible choices from parents — and pretends otherwise.
A day in the one of the world’s busiest maternity wards.
January 23, 2017 The Checkup By PERRI KLASS, M.D. How can we get our kids to put down their phones when they see us on ours so often? A 2016 survey by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit children’s advocacy and media ratings organization, asked almost 1,800 parents of children aged 8 to 18 about screen time and electronic media use by the parents. The average…