• By Aisha Sultan St. Louis Post-Dispatch

I heard my husband remind our daughter at least twice to make the school lunches for the next day. Each time, we heard the same “okaaaay,” from behind a closed bedroom door.

  • By Aisha Sultan St. Louis Post-Dispatch

After six years of researching how the higher education system works, Paul Tough has written a juicy, often-shocking book that calls out the College Board, the top universities in the country and politicians who have pushed access further out of reach from those who need it the most.

  • By Aisha Sultan St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg has triggered conservatives to the point where they have called her “mentally ill” on national television and compared her to “Children of the Corn” and Nazi propaganda. Even the president of the United States resorted to mocking her on Twitter after she spoke to world leaders at the United Nations session on climate change.

  • By Aisha Sultan St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Sister Jean Greenwald, with the School Sisters of Notre Dame, ordered a coffee at a McDonald’s in Joplin, Mo. The cashier gave her a political lecture with her caffeine.

  • By Danielle Drake-Flam St. Louis Post-Dispatch

While everyone dreads those three words "back to school," this year you can make hitting the halls fun with these trendy new school items.

  • By Aisha Sultan St. Louis Post-Dispatch

When my daughter became old enough to go to parties unattended but still needed a ride to get there, I had a captive audience. I used this drive to revisit the dangers of opioids, pills and alcohol abuse. Even when her friends were riding with us, I’d talk about the issue while they all rolled their eyes.

  • By Aisha Sultan St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Mia Daugherty, 36, is directing vendors where to set up free books and snacks, telling how she ended up co-leading this organization and rattling off various elementary schools’ test scores and infant mortality rates of impoverished St. Louis neighborhoods from memory.

  • By Aisha Sultan St. Louis Post-Dispatch

There’s no reason to be shocked by the extremists in Alabama who would force a girl raped by her father to bear his child. This is the holy war they’ve been waiting for. And this is the endgame that all religious zealots seek — the ability to control the most intimate, the most brutal, the most private decision a woman can ever face.

  • By Aisha Sultan St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The cruelest trick played on American mothers is how we’ve responded to the lip service political leaders and society give us.

  • By Aisha Sultan St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The latest episode of Parenting of the Rich and Connected takes place in the Missouri Legislature. You might think us simpletons stuck in flyover country, but our power players don’t mess with bribes and lame photoshop to “help” their kids. They try to change the law. 

  • By Aisha Sultan St. Louis Post-Dispatch

When I heard that an image of an assistant principal in my child’s school had been labeled with the n-word in a student’s Instagram video, it stung. We know there’s been a spike in hate crimes and bigotry in schools over the past three years.

  • By Aisha Sultan St. Louis Post-Dispatch

When my daughter was in third grade, she Googled “hypoallergenic dog” after years of hearing me tell her that our severe allergies prevented us from fulfilling her wish for a puppy.

  • By AISHA SULTAN • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

When Grace Strobel was born 21 years ago, the medical experts told her parents she would never read or write. Not only does she read, and write, she models. She gives presentations on life with Down syndrome. And she volunteers with preschoolers and kindergarteners.