Midterm Elections

This First-Time Candidate's Campaign Ad Shows What It's Like to Run as a Mother

Liuba Grechen Shirley's two children are the stars of a new campaign video in her bid to unseat a longtime incumbent in New York's 2nd congressional district.
Marie Solis
mental health

The Health Repercussions of Being a Latina Nanny

Job insecurity, stigma, and the disparity in privilege are all factors that take a toll on women of color who work in childcare.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
virtual reality

Here's a Baby VR Headset for the Parents of the Future

Wait, would you actually put your kid in an augmented infancy machine?
Dyllan Furness
Parental Advisory

People Who Grow Up in Foster Care Should Have a Say in Fixing It

A researcher who grew up in the UK's system could be among the first to help change it for the better.
Michael Regnier

Watching Other People's Kids for a Living Is a Poop-Stained Nightmare

We asked nannies about the weirdest and worst aspects of their jobs.
Caroline Thompson
50 states of art

A Step-by-Step Guide to Staying an Artist While Having a Baby

Virginia artist Sarah Irvin provides a practical reproduction and childcare model for the studio aesthete.
Sarah Irvin
Parental Advisory

The Unexpected Health Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Contact

Why keeping babies close may be better for everyone.
Lena Corner

When Your Baby Dies in a Home Daycare, Who's to Blame?

When Kathryn Martin first placed her three-month-old daughter, Kellie Rynn, in a home daycare center, she thought she had no reason to fear. A month later, Kellie Rynn suffocated in her sleep. Though the coroner's report lists Kellie Rynn's death as an...
Cecilia D’Anastasio
Fighting Words

Why You Should Curse Around Your Kids

Derogatory language made me a better person.
Austin Williams

Inside Japan's Dangerous, Unregulated 'Baby Hotel' Childcare Industry

Getting a nursery or kindergarten place for kids is next to impossible in Japan. Instead, some families are left with no choice but to check their children into unregulated "baby hotels"—with disastrous results.
Charlotte Jansen

Even In Queer Relationships, Outdated Gender Roles Are Rampant

A 2016 study finds that boring gender norms still influence American ideas about who should do chores and take care of the kids in relationships.
Diana Tourjée

Daycare Worker Claims She Raped Babies to Please Her Boyfriend

Heather Koon pled guilty to sexually assaulting four babies. Her lawyers claim that she performed the obscene acts under orders from her fiance, James Osbourne, who is a convicted sex offender
Nancy Dunham