Thao Thai is a writer and editor based out of Ohio, where she lives with her husband and daughter. Her work has been published in Kitchn, Eater, Cubby, The Everymom, cupcakes and cashmere, and other publications. Her debut novel, Banyan Moon, comes out in 2023 from HarperCollins. Follow her on Instagram and sign up for her newsletter.
The Most Important Love Advice I Plan To Share With My Daughter
Everybody’s experiences are different — but here’s what I want her to understand as she heads out into the world.
The Time My Daughter Said "I Love You," And It Hit Way Differently
Those words never ceased feeling like a gift, packaged carefully just for me.
I May Get More Excited About Halloween Than My Kids Do
Gigantic skeletons to glowing orange porch lights — my heart beats with delight for spooky season.
Hear Me Out: The Sanderson Sisters Are Surprisingly Feminist Icons
I'm getting ready for Hocus Pocus 2, so let me make my argument, ok?
There's Nothing Quite Like A Greasy Spoon Diner
A love letter to a place where the coffee always flows free, and I say yes to whatever my kid wants.
Moms Say 'I Love You' With A Million Small Gestures, Too
Sometimes love looks like an egg sandwich and folded laundry.
The Most Pure Mom Bliss Happens At The Community Pool
After all, there's nothing quite like summer.
More Little Moments In Life Deserve Cake
Or, why I celebrate the last moments of summer with a small, fudgy cake.
What Is Discord? Why This App Should Be On Parents' Radars
It’s one of the fastest growing social platforms out there.
It’s So Hard To Watch Your Kid Cry Over A Frenemy
Some lessons they have to learn themselves — but you can help, too.
Forget #BestSummerEver. I'm All About A Mediocre (At Best) Summer.
My expectations have sunk very, very low.
Here's What Your Most-Used Emoji Says About You As A Parent
Hey, that’s me! 🤣: The Marginally Cooler Millennial
My House is Kind of Falling Apart — And I'm Okay with That
Home is where the broken stuff is.
I Used To Be Over-The-Top Competitive. I Won't Raise My Daughter That Way.
My sweet daughter may have a slumbering bear of competitiveness inside of her.
My Buy Nothing Group Is the Parent Support Group I Didn’t Know I Needed
It’s a new kind of inheritance, one that moves not through a single family, but through a community.
Why Do We Ask Kids What They Want To Be When They Grow-Up, Anyway?
I still haven't figured it out.
What Happened When I Found The Most Powerful Tool For Parenting
What I began to understand is silence was a kind of magic-making.
Why I Won’t Be Teaching My Daughter To Be A “Good Sport”
It’s not her job to smile and keep the peace.
I Stopped Smiling During The Pandemic, And It Feels Great
Turns out: the constant act of smiling can really wither your soul to dry little ashes.