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A University Professor Shares Insights About Motherhood and Career

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

No Brag Just Fact

Sandy Thomas | Posted 11.10.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

Back in 1986 Moorhead High (Moorhead, Minnesota) alumni were planning a 10th year reunion. My husband Glenn and I were both members of Moorhead High'...

My Daughter's First Date

Jimmy Dunne | Posted 11.09.2015 | Parents
Jimmy Dunne

Some lanky high school freshman kid with a too-red face who never got the memo on how combs work had that determined look in his eye of: "One day I'm going to look like John Cusack," and knocked on our front door to pick up my daughter for her first real "date."

A Letter to My Daughter

Sara Lindberg | Posted 11.05.2015 | Parents
Sara Lindberg

Your beliefs about your ability and feelings start with "I CAN." Accept failure as a step towards success. Try not to doubt who you are or criticize yourself, your body. The world does all those things for you and it is your job to stand up to it.

Dad Lets 4-Year-Old Daughter Tattoo Him, Suffers Facebook Backlash

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 11.04.2015 | Weird News

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My Mother's Closet

Jodi Weiss | Posted 10.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jodi Weiss

My mother died of leukemia over four years back. My father and I managed the responsibilities that come with the passing of a loved one -- funeral, un...

5 Reasons We Continue to Go Outside

Jeramy Hope | Posted 10.02.2015 | Parents
Jeramy Hope

We often get asked why we continue to head out to dinner, festivals, events, cinema, and events where large amounts of people are. We get... "Why do you guys put yourself through this?" "Is it fair to get Jenna so upset? "Don't you get embarrassed?" "What about other people around you?" "Shouldn't you stick to McDonald's?"

Mending Our Body Image: A Win for Our Daughters, Our Mothers, Our Culture and Ourselves

Jesua | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

I brought my beautiful girl, Arayla (10.5) with me to Ecstatic Dance in Oakland today, for the first time in a couple of years, as it's often one of...

No Coincidence: The Message I Received From My Late Father

K.C. Wilder | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
K.C. Wilder

I was sitting in a McDonald's parking lot, alternately sobbing and sucking down gulps of a mocha frappe. I was trying to decide if I'd just experience...

Raising Safer Daughters; Raising Better Sons

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There may well be duties in these data for university officials. But there are duties in them for parents, too. The victims are, inescapably, our daughters. The report is shockingly silent on the fact that the perpetrators are, inevitably, our sons.

Distance Up Close

Amanda Magee | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Amanda Magee

The first day back to school was a study in spacing. It was the first time that Avery would ride the bigger kid bus with Briar, leaving Finley home for another hour and then off to ride the younger kid bus alone.

We Are Mothers - By December McIntyre

Kindness Blog | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Kindness Blog

Some days we wake up wondering if this madness will ever end because we don't think we can endure another day. Other times, we stare intently at our children with longing hearts, hold their tiny faces in our hands and beg them, please stay here in this moment with me forever.

Here's What Happened When My Daughter Told Me To Stop

Emily Ballard | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Emily Ballard

This slight tension between me and my daughter has been present for a few weeks now. She's growing up, not a little girl anymore, but not quite big one yet either. She needs and wants me, and I need and want her, and yet something is new. Something is different.

Twenty First Century Feminism: New and Improved

Julie Schwartzbard | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women
Julie Schwartzbard

Looking back at my experience and then ahead to my daughters,' it has become clear that being a feminist in the 21st century means doing better than I did. It's no longer enough to "be anything that we want."

The Writer-Detective Team

Tracy Strauss | Posted 09.04.2015 | Books
Tracy Strauss

A writing mentor once told me, "To be a writer [of memoir] is to be a very good detective." Like a detective, the memoir writer finds the tension points, the contradictions, and the core story.

Teenage Girls, Mothers, and Aunties

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Until very recently, raising children almost always included the support of extended family and friends. These days, parents often feel terribly isolated as they attempt to meet the needs of their children, whether they are raising them on their own or with a partner.

Every Guy Thinks He Wants Boys, But Every Guy Is Wrong

Fatherly | Posted 10.13.2015 | Parents

I realize that being "girly" is just a myth. What does that mean, anyway? Would my kid be less girly if she dressed up as Spider-Man for Halloween instead of a princess? Would she be less girly if she wanted to tackle little boys on the football field instead of taking ballet classes? Not to me.

Why Our Daughters Should Play More Video Games

Samantha Parent | Posted 08.27.2015 | Technology
Samantha Parent

At first, I was resistant to the idea of my young girls (ages 7 and 11) playing video games. My sons -- and husband -- have always been the "gaming" junkies in our household. My girls have been more interested in singing, dancing and finding any excuse to be up on stage.

Why Every Parent Of A Daughter Deserves Special Recognition

Yagana Shah | Posted 08.26.2015 | Fifty
Yagana Shah

When a child is born, parents think they are getting a gift. Little do they know that they'll inevitably lose us at some point, in one way or another. Some parents end up estranged from their children. But for parents of daughters, that little girl they cradled in their arms eventually leaves home.

Run! Don't Walk!

Kara Wiegand | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women
Kara Wiegand

Do I want my daughter to go through her life tentatively or tenaciously? Am I teaching her to be timid or to be bold? Do I want my daughter to walk through life, or do I really want her to run?

Halo and Horns: Exploring My Mother's Legacy

Hilary Holland Lorenzo | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Hilary Holland Lorenzo

Mother ceaselessly sought to mentally destroy me as a prepubescent, because I was the outlet most handy and available to absorb the pain of her losses and dereliction.

How to Be a Cool Mom (As Opposed to a 'Cool Mom')

Em & Lo | Posted 08.14.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

A recent article discussed the trend of so-called "cool moms" joining in their daughters' debauched bachelorette parties -- drunken trips to male strip clubs in Vegas included. Thanks to social media, it's easier than ever for women like this to be enmeshed in their daughters' lives.

5 Benefits of Having Little Brother My Daughter Doesn't Realize

Claire McCormack | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Claire McCormack

Little brothers: the quintessential pain in the ass. Ask my daughter and she will tell you there are exactly 0.00 benefits to having a little brother. As someone with two older sisters and no brothers, I beg to differ.

Dads Against Dads Against Daughters Dating

Mike Reynolds | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

Oh summer. A time to spend with our families doing things we often end up fighting over, a time to complain about how hot it is (only if we're talking about the humidity of course), and a time to watch men on the beach walk around with their young daughters proudly wearing their D.A.D.D. t-shirt.

Smelling My Daughters' Heads

Jimmy Dunne | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Jimmy Dunne

But the truth is, I'm really not interested in kissing their heads -- I just want to smell their heads.