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To My Daughter on Her First Birthday

Noelle Newby | Posted 09.09.2015 | Parents
Noelle Newby

The realization hit like an epidural. I felt a joyous ache, both comforted and terrified in the knowing our relationship had and would continue to forever change. As I held you once more, I was reminded of the poem, "On Children", by ultimate truth-teller Kahlil Gibran.

5 Reasons to Have a Big Party for Your Child's First Birthday

Mommy Nearest | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Birthday parties are something all kids look forward to. But as a parent, let's face it -- they basically suck. If your kids aren't old enough to have any opinion regarding their birthday parties just yet, consider yourself lucky. Here are five reasons to have a blow-out party for your child's first birthday.

10 Truths My Twin Boys -- 1-Year-Old Today -- Have Taught Me

Betsy Boyd | Posted 06.23.2016 | Parents
Betsy Boyd

When you two find each other in a room, you often laugh hello and scramble to climb on your brother's back. I'm in awe of your camaraderie.

How a Former Hollywood Publicist Throws a First Birthday Bash

Amanda Rumore | Posted 05.21.2016 | Parents
Amanda Rumore

In my former days, I was a Hollywood publicist. Glitz and glamor were part of the job and planning A-list events was my forte. In the days before social media, I had fashion stylists and couture event planners in my Rolodex. So, how would that transfer into my current role as doting mom

Parents' 'Demanding' Invitation To Baby's First Birthday Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents

In the simpler days of yore, baby birthday gifts were merely kind gestures from friends and family. But as this viral invitation to a 1-year-old's fir...

These Babies Eat Birthday Cake The Way Nature Intended: Face First

Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents

What with our verbal skills and, you know, fully formed skulls, we adults have many things babies do not. But one thing we lack is a socially acceptab...

One; Take Two

Stacey Gish Wallenstein | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Stacey Gish Wallenstein

This milestone is bittersweet. I am not ready for you to leave babyhood. But I am so excited to see where the next day takes us.

12 Lessons My Twins Taught Me In Their First 12 Months

Cara Paiuk | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

12. Time is the most precious commodity in the world. This last year has gone by faster than any before. And that scares me. I want it all to slow down so I can savor every crazy, wonderful minute.

To My Daughter on Her First Birthday

Jill Patir | Posted 11.26.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

today is my daughter's first birthday. And today, while she can't tell me if she feels any different, I sure feel different. I feel emotional. I feel nostalgic. But most of all, I feel proud.

A Birthday Tradition

Monica Wyche | Posted 09.02.2013 | Parents
Monica Wyche

I had a few minutes alone with my baby this morning, feeding him a bottle. As we sat there, quiet and cuddly, I found myself telling him the story of the day he was born.

WATCH: Baby's First Baking Project!

Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents

To think we once considered videos of kids singing "Happy Birthday" and trying to blow out candles the height of cuteness! (OK, we still do. But bear ...

The Parenting Moments I Can't Remember

Devon Corneal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Devon Corneal

I just now understand that in anticipating my son's "firsts," I've forgotten to appreciate what he's left behind.

10 Reasons I'm Jealous Of My Son

Adrian Kulp | Posted 10.03.2012 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

Charlie turns 1 year-old today. I can't help but feel a little jealous of his lifestyle.