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My Daughter Is My Soulmate!

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Eleni Makedonas

What if we explored the definition of a soul mate and considered the possibility that a soul mate doesn't have to be a romantic connection? What if a soul mate could be anyone you choose. Suppose a soul mate is someone who you love deeply and dearly, but not necessarily in a romantic or sexual way?

Happy Mother's Day!

Amy Koko | Posted 05.09.2015 | Parents
Amy Koko

I miss you guys! I know I haven't posted in what seems like years, but the thing is I have a job now, and seriously, this is some heavy shit. First of...

To My Mom: All The Things I Never Told You

Sonya Matejko | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Sonya Matejko

Here it is as a testament to how much you mean to me. I am sorry for the things that I never told you. Mostly though, thank you for being my mother, and I know that I will love you always and forever.

Mother's Day Cards I Could Use As An Estranged Daughter

Katie Naum | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Katie Naum

Thank You For Carrying Me In Your Womb and Giving Birth To Me. (inside) That Part Went Pretty Well From My Perspective. Remember The Time When We We...

Why You Can Never Say Thank You Enough to Your Mom

Unwritten | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Unwritten

"Thank you" is without a doubt the most underused phrase when it comes to moms. Whether it's the woman who gave you life, or the one who has treated you as her own, this one is for all of you.

10 Ways to Improve Your Mother-(Adult) Daughter Relationship

Ellen Resnick and Jenna Gebel | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Ellen Resnick and Jenna Gebel

By writing about our issues from our unique perspectives, we revealed to each other our thoughts and feelings, which in turn, enabled us to interact in new ways that reflect love, respect and friendship.

Ask 50 Daughters What 'Mother' Means To Them, And This Is The Tear-Jerking Reward

The Huffington Post | Farah L. Miller | Posted 05.08.2015 | Parents

To a 5-year-old, she is "Mommy." To a 17-year-old, she is "beautiful," but "sometimes mean." At 39, she is "so proud to finally be it." As a Mothe...

What We Learned From Our Mothers

Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Katharine Zaleski

"As the oldest in my family, I had the privilege of watching my mom raise my four brothers and sisters, work full-time as a teacher,and earn a graduate degree. Her tireless example taught me the value of hard work."

I'm Raising A Princess

Melissa Charles | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Melissa Charles

think the real reason is that I can remember having such pretty dresses in my closet and never being allowed to wear them. And then, when the High State Occasion finally came when it was deemed acceptable to wear it, I was allowed to wear the dress once... if I hadn't outgrown it first.

We're Both Still Growing Up

Jeff Bogle | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

It dawned on me, on this Tuesday, that we're both still growing up. That we never stop growing up, not really, whether we're 7, 11, 36, 39, or any number before, in between, or after.

12 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads Of Daughters, From Guys Who've Been There

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 04.30.2015 | Parents

We asked the HuffPost Parents community to share their advice for new dads of daughters, and here's what they had to say: 1. 2. “Every ...

Weighing In On Your Daughters And Scales

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Take a look at your own relationship with the scale. What are you modeling for your kids? Are you on the scale frequently and making constant references to your weight?

Every Father's Daughter

Margaret McMullan | Posted 06.27.2015 | Women
Margaret McMullan

When I think of my father in the time before he became my father, he seems marvelously determined and ready to get the hell started with his life. My father always appreciated a straightforward narrative.

Hurry Up, Rapunzel!

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

As parents, we do our best to plan for memorable moments. To create and capture the perfect photo opps. We watch as the baby fat fades and the school years pass, and we want to make it all count. Every second. Every moment. But why are we trying so hard?

Best Summer Books to Read With Your Daughters

Diana Whitney | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Diana Whitney

We were about a third of the way through The Hobbit when my 9-year-old asked skeptically, "Mommy, where are the girl characters?"

Why My Daughter Never Got A Trampoline For Her Birthday

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.19.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

From the time my daughter was old enough to jump up and down, she asked for a trampoline every year for her birthday. She never got one and there are four very good reasons why. While she made it through childhood relatively unscathed, she had four brothers who each thought they were Superman.

Why I Choose To Write About My Divorce

Jessica Kahan | Posted 06.17.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

I am not glamorous like the women who star in The Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce. But, guess what? Neither are most of the women going through this. When I write and women respond, it's because I am just regular and so are they.

Hyundai's Daddy-Daughter Spot You Must Watch to Believe

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Christopher A. Brown

What these automakers understand, however, is that beyond these consumers being men, they're fathers. These automakers understand the growing influence of the fatherhood role on today's man and how powerful that identify has become.

9 Pieces Of Advice Every Mother Should Pass On To Her Daughter

Honey Good | Posted 06.12.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

The mother-daughter relationship is complicated. Most have hills and valleys. My relationship with my mother was no different.

6 Awesome Things About Having a 6-Year-Old

Meredith Hale | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents
Meredith Hale

Last week, my daughter had her first drop-off playdate. I used to dreamed of the day when I'd be able to run to the grocery store while someone else's mom watched the kids. But walking away from that playdate was a bit of a wake-up call. She's growing up.

Home From the Sea

Tricia McCallum | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

My father is on the left in the photo. At a party years ago my father found himself sitting beside a rather austere young woman who haughtily ann...

Mom's the Word for Kitty

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.01.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

At the risk of starting a scandal involving promiscuous sex and teenage pregnancy, I have been living in a cathouse for almost two decades. And the madam of the establishment was the mother of nine children.

You Are A Good Daughter

Rebecca Emily Darling | Posted 05.31.2015 | Women
Rebecca Emily Darling

If you have loved your mother enough to feel the pain of her hurting you, and the pain of you hurting her, you are a good daughter.

I'm Not Sally Draper, But I Could've Been

Mary Novaria | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Mary Novaria

The Drapers lived in Ossining, N.Y., and so did we beginning in 1963. Before that, we lived in a Bronx apartment building on Fordham Hill, a place I hadn't thought of in years.

Why There's an Age Gap Between Our 3 Children

Alishia Osborn | Posted 05.25.2015 | Parents
Alishia Osborn

She is the most determined, tough little girl I know. She doesn't take crap from anyone. She loves hard, plays hard, tries new things, doesn't give up and leaves me amazed at what she can accomplish.