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The Ugly Truth About Why I Need to Raise My Daughter Differently Than My Sons

Quora | Posted 01.05.2017 | Parents

Should you raise girls differently than boys? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by ...

Rowing Your Boat

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 12.28.2016 | Media
Bil Hitchcock

I have been thinking a lot about Debbie Reynolds over the last few hours since the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, was announced yesterday. ...

Here's What Happens When Moms Tell Daughters How They Were Conceived

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.13.2016 | Parents

“Story time” doesn’t get anymore awkward than this. In a new Cosmpolitan video posted to Facebook, moms tell their daughters about how t...

How My Mother's Alzheimer's Has Opened Up My Heart

Lisa Hirsch | Posted 12.02.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Hirsch

Mom sounded as if she was free and clear of Alzheimer's. Her voice and tone was the mom that I always knew. I wondered how this could be. Is it possible that mom still has moments of being herself? At these times could she have a flashing thought wondering what is happening to her?

Fulltime Med Student Manages Mother's Profitable Business Teaching 30 Somethings To Be Companions

Lisi Maldonado | Posted 11.27.2016 | Entertainment
Lisi Maldonado

"You're late! You're appointment was 45 minutes ago Angeline!" Startled out of my relaxation, I look up from my pedicure to see a male tech rushing wi...

A Father's Promise To His Unborn Daughter

Erol Yayboke | Posted 11.25.2016 | Parents
Erol Yayboke

We haven’t met yet but I’m pretty sure you’re destined for great things. Especially if you’re anything like your mother... you’ll probably a...

12 Things I Wish My Mama Told Me Growing Up

Jessica Semaan | Posted 11.23.2016 | Women
Jessica Semaan

You do not have to achieve anything for me to love you. I will love you even more when you fail.

Aaron Sorkin Writes Emotional Letter To Daughter After Trump's Win

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.10.2016 | Fifty

Ever since Donald Trump’s win, countless celebrities, including Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert, have expressed concerns over what it means for the ...

The Only Way We All Will Win

Trana Pittam | Posted 11.09.2016 | Parents
Trana Pittam

I planned on waking her and bringing her downstairs when the moment she had been waiting for arrived. It didn't, and I let her sleep.

13 Fathers Of Daughters On The Best Part Of Being A ‘Girl Dad’

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 11.02.2016 | Parents

Lots of women proudly identify as “boy moms,” but less often do you hear about a “girl dad.” Girl dads are the fathers of daughters ― the on...

Learn From Your Teenage Daughter What She Wants From You As Her Mother

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2016 | Teen
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

As mothers we try so hard to relate to our teenage girls only to find we don't feel heard or appreciated. We read all the parenting blogs and sympathize with each other but how do we really know what our daughters want and need?

Buick Sundays

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 10.18.2016 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Sundays were always special because mom didn't work on that day. She was tired from six straight 10-hour nights of waiting on tables. No one could bla...

What Should Mothers Teach Their Daughters?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.18.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Although we wish we were no longer in a gender-biased world, there are still many times when girls are expected to act a certain way. Mothers can help their daughters learn how to build confidence in themselves and accept who they are. Girls appreciate when their mothers applaud their daughters' interests and attitudes and it builds a strong mother-daughter bond.

8 Things I Won't Stop Doing As A Dad of Tween Daughters

Jeff Bogle | Posted 10.05.2016 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

While I'm on record as saying "it gets better" as your kids grow up, it also gets more complicated to parent them and to know if you are making the correct-est decisions yourself.

Mom, I Got My Attitude From You (And That’s Not A Bad Thing!)

Quiet Revolution | Nidhi Berry | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on Dear Mom, The big question appalled and surprised parents often ask their child after a confrontational or...

A Facetime Eulogy

Sister Jenna | Posted 09.26.2016 | Technology
Sister Jenna

Today, I found myself in a most unusual position of giving the eulogy at my father's funeral through FaceTime while riding a train to New York City.

Celebrating 5 Generations Of Grandmas, Bubbes, Omas And Daughters

Lisa Rosenthal | Posted 09.18.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Rosenthal

My mother, my children's Bubbe, and my grandma Rose's daughter, was a New York City marathoner. In the 1970s and early 1980s, when running distances like that (26.2 miles) was considered unhealthy, unwise and kind of crazy.

Raising My Daughter To Be A Warrior Of Love And Justice

Evan Michael Zislis | Posted 09.16.2016 | Parents
Evan Michael Zislis

My daughter started taking martial arts when she was five years old. I think it’s helped teach her confidence, self-discipline, and self-reliance. L...

When Your Child Doesn't Turn Out The Way You Pictured

Ashleigh Wright Haslinger | Posted 08.31.2016 | Parents
Ashleigh Wright Haslinger

What was I thinking when I thought I could picture a life with my daughter before I met her? Did I really think just because I was her mother I could shape her into exactly the child/girl/woman I wanted her to be?

Blogger Writing Challenge: You Can Rape Me Because I'm Drunk

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 08.30.2016 | Women
Elaine Ambrose

I've never met Audrey Hayworth, a talented writer and blogger from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but we are friends through social media. We are inviting all bloggers across the country to join us in an important cause on Friday, September 2 to participate in the "You Can Rape Me because I'm Drunk" challenge. Yes, it's important.

For Parents On Their Last First Day Of School

Bryan Behar | Posted 08.22.2016 | Parents
Bryan Behar

This isn't the essay about dropping off my daughter at college. This is the essay about dreading the essay about dropping off my daughter at college.

Small Story, Big Point

Ellie Newman | Posted 08.16.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

We like and want different things. We live in the world very differently, and how we experience the world is not the same. So, honor what you prefer, respect the preferences of others and speak up.

Identity Crisis: The Difficult Task Of Becoming Who You Are

Sherry Bronson | Posted 08.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sherry Bronson

I was the right age but I'd avoided thinking about grandmother-hood. I couldn't imagine what it should, could, would, look like for me. So as my daughter waited patiently for my response, thrilled with her news, I knew that I was deliriously happy for her and would sort myself out later.

Stay Weird, My Love

Jessica Kahan | Posted 08.11.2016 | Parents
Jessica Kahan

Your "weird" is what makes you, you. The way you write. The way you draw. The way you wear your heart right out on your sleeve. The way you laugh and giggle and sing. The way you dance and draw song lyrics all over your pants.

A Letter To My Child's Future Kindergarten Teacher

Mia Carella | Posted 08.10.2016 | Parents
Mia Carella

As I sit here looking over classroom supply lists and counting down the last days of summer vacation, I am thinking about you. My "baby" will be entering your classroom in a few short weeks. She will be moving on to the "big school" (as she calls it), and she is so excited. I, on the other hand, am a little sad and scared.