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Tina Fey Shares Her Advice For New Moms At 'Admission' Screening

(48) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 3:06 PM

Tina Fey may play the only main character in her new movie "Admission" who is not a parent, but in real life she is one of our biggest star mom role models. She admits to taking a "mommy's day off" wherein she eats cake and sees a movie...

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Michelle Obama And Jimmy Fallon's 'Evolution Of Mom Dancing' (VIDEO)

(3249) Comments | Posted February 22, 2013 | 11:48 PM

If Jimmy Fallon had put on a pink sweater and a wig and filmed "Evolution of Mom Dancing" alone, it would have been enough. But, no, he went ahead and paired up with Michelle Obama, in the name of encouraging parents everywhere to get up and get moving...

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Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

(1) Comments | Posted February 16, 2013 | 11:18 AM

In a world of constant texting, status-updating and Instagramming, many experts question whether today's kids will develop solid in-person social skills. But recently, Tanis Miller revealed that one youngster -- her daughter's suitor -- is an old-fashioned communicator. "A boy just called my house to talk to my...

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Children's Book Recommendations For Valentine's Day 2013

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 11:01 PM

HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal hasn’t had the best luck trying to explain the concept of Valentine’s Day to her 5-year-old son. “All he really cares about is the candy,” she told us. But the idea of love is a little easier. “Kids are fascinated by and drawn to...

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Receipt Includes Discount For 'Well Behaved Kids' And The Internet Cheers (PHOTO)

(796) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 11:55 AM

"If only all restaurants did this for people with kids..."

That's what Reddit user farthoven said about this restaurant check which includes a $4 discount for "well-behaved kids." On the heels of the recent Applebee's receipt-gate (pastor refused to tip, waitress posted evidence, Applebee's fired waitress...

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Kid President's Pep Talk Is The Only One We Need [VIDEO]

(137) Comments | Posted January 26, 2013 | 1:01 PM

"Who do you know who needs some encouragement?" That's what Kid President, the "self-appointed voice" of our childrens' generation asks in his latest video, which we're going to go ahead and call his masterpiece. (That's high praise considering an earlier KP favorite of ours included oratory...

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Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

(1) Comments | Posted January 19, 2013 | 12:50 PM

Earlier this week, we discovered a dad with a bizarre approach to doing his daughter's hair. Instead of wrestling with brushes and ponytail holders, he just... well, see for yourself here. We don't recommend trying his trick at home, but imagine that more than a few moms and...

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How Becoming A Mother Changed My Mind About My Own Adoption

(63) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 4:35 PM

This is the sixteenth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, including birthparents, adoptees, adoptive parents, foster parents, waiting adoptive parents and others touched by adoption.

Opening a Can of Worms
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This Month's Children's And Young Adult Book Recommendations: January 2013

(7) Comments | Posted January 12, 2013 | 1:08 PM

HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal has made exactly one New Year's resolution. "I am only going to read books I like this year. If I don't like a book, I will not finish it. I will put it aside and offer it to someone else, after fair warning that...

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The 'Real Parents' Question To Stop Asking Adopted Kids

(160) Comments | Posted January 12, 2013 | 9:36 AM

This is the eleventh post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, including birthparents, adoptees, adoptive parents, foster parents, waiting adoptive parents and others touched by adoption.

Stop Asking Adopted Kids If We Want To...

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Would You Buy An iPotty To Toilet Train Your Toddler? [PHOTO]

(92) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 5:29 PM

In many ways, the iPotty -- one of the wacky products to come out of CES 2013 -- was bound to happen. Toddlers are tech-savvy. Moms and dads turn to apps for help with toilet training. And yes, a fair number of...

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Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

(4) Comments | Posted January 5, 2013 | 7:36 PM

As anyone who has potty trained a child knows, the process involves a lot of encouragement and rewards. You start by offering stickers, then M&M's, lollipops and more treats that used to be forbidden -- and eventually you are cheering in the bathroom like a tween at One Direction concert....

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Adoption And Family: How Everyone Is Affected, Not Just 'Us'

(13) Comments | Posted January 5, 2013 | 2:57 PM

This is the fourth post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, including birthparents, adoptees, adoptive parents, foster parents, waiting adoptive parents and others touched by adoption.

Lessons Learned from an Imaginary Redhead
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Cindy Williams: 'I Didn't Know My Sons For 11 Years'

(141) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 3:33 PM

This is the first post of "30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days," a series designed to give a voice to people with widely varying experiences, including birthparents, adoptees, adoptive parents, foster parents, waiting adoptive parents and others touched by adoption.

I Never Told Any of My Friends About My Sons

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Baby Name Predictions For Kim Kardashian And Kanye West

(86) Comments | Posted December 31, 2012 | 11:46 AM

As soon as Kanye West announced the big news that girlfriend Kim Kardashian is pregnant, the masses (aka Twitter) immediately wanted to discuss what Kimye will name the baby. Some joked:

Many, however, pointed out that Kim and Kanye are

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Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

(6) Comments | Posted December 29, 2012 | 9:25 PM

It finally happened. After weeks of shopping and decorating and cooking and wrapping, Christmas came and went, leaving only a trail of new toys in its wake -- and parents on Twitter grappling with the aftermath. Kristen Chase summed up the phenomenon of doting nanas and papas gifting...

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Cute Viral Baby Videos Of 2012: The Moments That Made Everyone Smile This Year

(19) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 4:37 PM

As many moms and dads have argued, it's the high points of parenting that make it all worth it -- the adorable giggles, hilarious mispronunciations and glimpses of sheer delight. As the year comes to an end, we've gone back...

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10-Year-Old Plays The Drums On A Washing Machine And It's Amazing [VIDEO]

(555) Comments | Posted December 26, 2012 | 1:36 PM

Some parents of 10-year-old boys would be happy just to see their child recognize a washing machine. And while this kid may not be so bold as to, y'know, start the spin cycle, the drums he can play in the laundry room (almost) make us forget the appliance has any...

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10-Year-Old Plays The Drums On A Washing Machine And It's Amazing [VIDEO]

(0) Comments | Posted December 26, 2012 | 1:36 PM

Some parents of 10-year-old boys would be happy just to see their child recognize a washing machine. And while this kid may not be so bold as to, y'know, start the spin cycle, the drums he can play in the laundry room (almost) make us forget the appliance has any...

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Where Is Santa? Watch His Christmas Eve 2012 Journey Around The World

(74) Comments | Posted December 24, 2012 | 5:02 AM

Santa Claus is comin’ to town. Yes, your child’s photo with him may not have gone as planned and you probably forgot to move the Elf one (or 20?) times this month. But with mere hours left of Christmas 2012, NORAD Tracks Santa (aka...

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