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6 Things I Want My Daughter To Know

Erin Dullea | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents
Erin Dullea

I wish I could give my daughter a cheat sheet so that I might spare her any experience that might dim her magnificent light. But this is her story -- heartbreaks, failures, lessons and all. And those will be her guides -- her messengers.

Even in Florida, a Little Girl's Wish Is to Be 'Frozen'

Tamar Abrams | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Tamar Abrams

What 4-and-a-half-year-old girl wouldn't want to spend a day with Elsa from Frozen? Certainly not Ariel Shipp of Jacksonville, Florida. And luckily for her she had the opportunity to do just that last month, though Elsa bore a startling resemblance to her mother, Amy.

Would I Have Been Friends With My Mom if I'd Known Her Back Then?

Jesse Damiani | Posted 10.16.2014 | Arts
Jesse Damiani

It's a simple question, one that many of us ask ourselves at some point. While scrolling through #tbt photos on Instagram, Danielle Delph, a Portland-based artist, had an epiphany: she wanted to explore the idea concretely.

My Phantom Daughter-in-Law

Amy Barr | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Amy Barr

The transition from full time advisor to mind-your-own-beeswax bystander feels pretty jarring. After all, the role of daughter-in-law is a big position that someone will ultimately play in our lives.

"Rocky Mountain Guy"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.15.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima I have long been told, by people too numerous to mention, including members of my own family, to take a hike. But because of the rare...

16 Things I Want My Daughter To Know

Christine Burke | Posted 10.15.2014 | Parents
Christine Burke

She just turned 9 this week, which means I only have nine more years to get her ready to fight for herself in the real world. Nine more years to make sure she knows how to braise a roast, manage her iCloud storage and distinguish between a jerk and Prince Charming. That's not a lot of time.

The Woman Code by Sophia A Nelson -- A Review

Suna Senman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Books
Suna Senman

The sincere and open introduction tells how writing this book moved Nelson from broken hearted into a strong woman. While her stories of "loosing self" are familiar to most women, Nelson's roadmap from crushed to whole is unique.

Thank Heaven for Daughters

Rich Siegel | Posted 10.10.2014 | Comedy
Rich Siegel

I read this article the other day or somebody sent it to me. To be frank, my memory as well as my resistance to a second beer with dinner, is lon...

The Unrules to Dating my Daughters

Mike Reynolds | Posted 10.09.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

I trust that my partner and I raised our daughter to surround herself with good people. She's picked you as one of those people and your role is one of the most important pieces of her life puzzle. To me, that puts you in some pretty exceptional company.

Who's Really Sexualizing Our Daughters, Anyway?

Karyn Pickles | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Karyn Pickles

Children are not sexual. Exposed skin is not sexual. Children with exposed skin are not sexual. Children are children.

15 Things All Dads Of Daughters Should Know

Justin Ricklefs | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Justin Ricklefs

Having daughters is one of the greatest joys I could imagine. We have a saying at our house that goes like this, "I love you more today than I did yesterday." Raising girls is a privilege, not a burden.

Why I Want My Daughter To Curse

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 10.02.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

I'm not ready for Sienna to have her mom's sailor mouth, but eventually, when she's a teen, I don't want her to be afraid of speaking the language of her classmates and once she reaches adulthood, I hope to be ready for her to speak such words in my presence as part of normal conversation because the reality is that cursing is ordinary and sometimes, often even, acts as a release for pent up stress.

Resiliency In Wonderland

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

Whenever I go back to visit my parents in the upstate New York city where I grew up, I run into old childhood friends and classmates who have stayed i...

My Mother Is More Popular Than Me

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

My girlfriends all seem to like my mother better than me. I just think that because when they come over, they always talk to my mother and I have nothing to contribute.

6 Things That Surprise Me About My Kids

Mommy Nearest | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

At night I write down things in my journal that surprised me most that day, along with moments that spoke to my heart and inspired me. Most of the time, I'm writing about my son and daughter. Here are a few ways they have surprised me most.

This Woman Spent 40 Years Thinking She'd Lost Her Dad's Special Bible

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion

It’s been decades since her father’s death, but a Tennessee woman has finally found a way to be close to him again. Thanks to the kindness of s...

My Father's Last Yankee: A Eulogy for Derek Jeter's Career

Stefanie Williams | Posted 09.25.2014 | Sports
Stefanie Williams

I simply say thank you to Derek Jeter -- whether he ever reads it or not -- for giving me 12 extra years to feel the limited warmth and love for my father I thought I lost when he died in 2002.

Why I Want My Daughter to Learn Ballet

Mommy Nearest | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I am so excited for my 3-year-old daughter to start ballet class next week. She has been wearing her ballet shoes and leotard around the house and practicing her twirling in anticipation of the big day. She's excited because she adores dancing and pretty outfits. I'm excited for different reasons.

Show-and-Tell Feminism For Dads of Daughters

Ariel Chesler | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents
Ariel Chesler

Women are rightly frustrated that it takes reproducing a girl from their own genetic material for many men to be aware of what it's truly like to be female in our society.

What Matters Most About Being a Father

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Cliff Hsia

Your kids need you to really love them. And loving them is more than just financially providing for them. You need to love them for who they are and who they want to become.

32 Feminist Lessons For My Daughter

Maureen Shaw | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Maureen Shaw

Having a period isn't a curse. It makes you uniquely qualified to create and sustain life, if you so choose. Speaking of choice, only you can/should make the choice of if/when you would like to become a parent.

The Case Against Straight A's

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have seen too many kids get stressed out, anxious and even depressed in their mission to get straight A's. Let me tell you why I dislike the pursuit of straight A's.

What Happened When My 4-Year-Old Received Her First 'Blonde' Joke

Mike Reynolds | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

Well, my 4-year-old daughter has been presented with her very own blonde joke and like many things that happen to my oldest child I find myself wondering if this is a milestone I'm supposed to be celebrating or one I should be shuddering from.

Be Careful What You Tell Your Daughter -- She Might Believe You

Lisa-Jo Baker | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Lisa-Jo Baker

How does a mom strap that Hello Kitty backpack onto her only daughter's tiny frame and send her out the door, down the three front steps and into the world when there are so many wolves abroad?

Mean Toddlers: Preventing Mean Girls From Developing in the Earliest Years

Katherine Rose | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Katherine Rose

What if girls were taught to deal appropriately with jealousy long before they ever get to middle school? As a scholar in child development (and thus, a lifelong student of human behavior), I believe they should be. It could have great payoffs later in life for girls and women.