Hell Raisers

Welcome to Hell Raisers, a weekly parenting newsletter by The Devil Strip. We are so happy you’re here. With this newsletter, our goal is to provide a resource for learning and to give you a place to be heard. Because let’s face it: Making other parent friends is hard. At least this way you can count on a weekly gathering of moms and dads going through the struggle, just like you. Every Friday you can laugh, cry, commiserate and know that you’re not alone. 

Create-your-own support group

By Julie A. Cajigas A few weeks ago, my husband had a health scare. I had to take him to the hospital, and due to COVID-19 concerns, I couldn’t ask either his parents or my mom to watch our three children. ...

Social development worries? Yeah, we’ve been there.

By Allison Chrien Worried about how social isolation and missing out on typical life experiences might be affecting your child’s mental health and social skill development right now? Yeah, we’ve been the...

How would 9-year-old me have survived a pandemic in 1984?

by Kate Hogan Green “Would you rather be a red panda or a turtle?”  “What’s your favorite color?”  “Can I show you the new room I built in Roblox?” My 9-year-old daughter, Adelaide has be...

Finding beautiful moments in the mess

Marissa Marangoni That’s what life is made up of, right? Moments here and there that are striking enough for your brain to store and bring back out again from time to time. I don’t know about you, but befor...

Ways to be actively anti-racist as a parent in Akron

Aja Hannah Disclaimer: There are so many ways to be anti-racist. Too many to put in here. These are specific to parents in Akron.  Mix up playdates Get to know parents of other backgrounds. Seek ...

Working from home (with kids)

by Marissa Marangoni A good percentage of you out there are still working from home. I’ve been working from home for a few years now, and I know that making your home your office all the sudden can be jarri...