Family

Assigning Hope in Middle School
Family / Parenting / School

Assigning Hope in Middle School

I have been stressed out about middle school since he was in kindergarten.

Be Careful What you Google
Parenting

Be Careful What you Google

The past lives in a search engine and it’s not that I want to keep the past from my children, I just want them to be old enough to face it.

Dear Parents: Hang Up and Hit Your Kids
Family / Parenting

Dear Parents: Hang Up and Hit Your Kids

Don’t let your kids turn out like Donald Trump.

Meditating with Monks
Family / Parenting

Meditating with Monks

“The who are doing what?” “The monks are making a mandala!” I didn’t know how it would go over. I couldn’t wait to see them myself, Tibetan Buddhist monks creating a sacred cosmogram from colored sand for hours at a time. They’re on tour for a year, and they’re here […]

Beyond Talk: Helping Kids Deal with Divorce
Parenting

Beyond Talk: Helping Kids Deal with Divorce

“It’s not your fault” and “We will always take care of you”—those phrases don’t have the leverage necessary to lift that weight.

In a Family, Small Moments Aren’t Always Small
Family

In a Family, Small Moments Aren’t Always Small

My husband’s ex-wife and I have an interesting relationship.

Photo credit: Scouts for Equality
Family / Family-building / Kids / Parenting

The Boy Scouts: Honor, Credo, or Oxymoron

The Boys Scouts of America flagrantly recruits hairless, prepubescent males into their uniform-wearing, male-bonding, rubbing-two-sticks-together-in-the-woods lifestyle.

photo credit: you queen
Family / Parenting

Confessions of a Mother on the Other Side

I need to tell you something that may confuse, might offend, and could easily lead you to judge me harshly. But, I want to explain something to you from the perspective of a parent with older kids.

When Neighbors Aren’t Neighborly
Family / Kids / Parenting

When Neighbors Aren’t Neighborly

What do you do when your neighbors stop talking to you?

A Musical Ode to Fathers
Family

A Musical Ode to Fathers

VillageQ contributors share memories of their fathers and the music that shaped them.