photo of ME's potty training and bed-wetting guest, Dr. Andrew Barnes

As parents, many of us struggle to sort through varied and often contradictory bits of potty training and bed-wetting advice from childrearing books, peers, grandparents and childcare providers. We wonder when our child should be out of diapers, when toileting “accidents” are something to worry about and what approach will be most effective (and least…

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photo of ME's transgender youth guests, Leslie Lagerstrom & Dr. Elizabeth Reeve

What is your experience with – or knowledge of – transgender individuals? What do you know about mental health challenges transgender youth may face and factors that help them thrive and succeed in life?   This week, mom and blogger Leslie Lagerstrom (creator of Transparenthood) and child and adolescent psychiatrist Elizabeth Reeve join Marti &…

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on our minds

What fun it was to be with the hundreds of wonderful moms who turned out for the 8th annual A Night Out for ME event on May 2nd! Marti & Erin loved chatting with so many of the moms, those who attend every year and the new friends they met.   Twelve-year-old Clara (Erin’s daughter…

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tv appearances

Although we like to think of childhood as a time of joy and innocence, the American Psychological Association estimates that about 15 million children in the U.S. have a diagnosable mental health disorder, and millions more are at risk because of inherent or environmental factors. Yet only about seven percent of these young people receive…

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photo of 11th Annual Motherhood & Words Reading featured writers Susan Ito, Shannon Gibney and Judy Batalion with host Kate Hopper

Author and writing teacher Kate Hopper invited a select group of women writers to read from their work at her 11th Annual Motherhood & Words Reading at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. Kate’s mission is, in her own words, “to highlight the amazing writing out there by women about motherhood.”   As in years…

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