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Twenty First Century Feminism: New and Improved

Julie Schwartzbard | Posted 09.04.2016 | 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 09.04.2016 | 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 08.31.2016 | 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 08.31.2016 | 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 08.26.2016 | 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 08.26.2016 | 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 08.21.2016 | 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 08.20.2016 | 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 08.14.2016 | 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 08.13.2016 | 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 08.10.2016 | 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 08.11.2016 | Parents
Jimmy Dunne

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

How to Get Along With Your Adult Daughter (or Daughter-in-Law)

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 08.05.2016 | Fifty
Samantha Rodman PhD

Listening to grandma's advice for all matters related to a baby is increasingly a thing of the past. Parenting nowadays is high-intensity, and women base a great deal of their identity on the specific parenting choices that they make.

Look What Happens When Moms Choose Their Daughters' Hairstyles

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.28.2015 | Style

Mothers supposedly know best. And when it comes to etiquette, men, money, and the importance of lipstick, she's usually spot on. But would you ever le...

My 8-Year-Old Daughter Turned Me Into A Feminist

Abby King | Posted 07.22.2016 | Parents
Abby King

I steer clear of weighty labels and propaganda. But if knowing this and teaching this small and enormous lesson to my lovely, sensitive, strong, artistic, athletic, sweet, funny, smart and undeniably cute daughter bears the label of feminism, that's fine with me.

WATCH: Mother-Daughter Duo Defies Disability By Running Marathons

HooplaHa | Posted 07.21.2016 | Good News

Arianna Tanghe is like most 14-year-old girls. She loves music, movies and spending time with her family and friends. She's the youngest sibling of two athletes and longed to experience the rush of crossing the finish line just like her brother and sister before her. There is just one complication. Arianna has cerebral palsy.

I Have Two Boys But Wish I Had a Daughter

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.19.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

I think once you stop berating yourself for being a "bad mom" and accept that your fantasies are just normal fantasies, then you can move past them and think about whether to have a third child with a clearer mind and heart.

Confessions Of A 67-Year-Old Daughter To Her 88-Year-Old Mother

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 07.15.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

Dear Mom: You'd think by this time in my life, I would stop having secrets from you. Ha. You'd think by this time in my life -- having reached the empowered age of 67 -- that I'd stop withholding information from you. Ha. Though the reason has changed, the practice has not.

How an Ordinary Person Can Change the World, Well at Least Start the Process...

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.10.2016 | Impact
Janice S. Lintz

Imagine waking up one day and learning that your daughter has a hearing loss. Imagine finding out the access your daughter needs doesn't exist in this country but does elsewhere.

A Note to My Daughter: No Bullying -- and That Includes Yourself

Kasey Ferris | Posted 06.25.2016 | Parents
Kasey Ferris

My kids begged to sleep together in my boys' bedroom last night. It's a rarely granted request in our house to have four kiddos in one room, mostly because they take forEVER to settle down and actually get to sleep.

How The Presidency Made Me A Better Father

Barack Obama | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Barack Obama

People often ask me whether being President has made it more difficult to spend time with Michelle and our girls. But the surprising truth is that being in the White House has made our family life more "normal" than it's ever been.

Schooooool's Out for Summer! (Kindergarten Here We Come!)

Stacey Gish Wallenstein | Posted 06.18.2016 | Parents
Stacey Gish Wallenstein

My daughter -- my first born, the child who made me a Mommy -- is graduating Pre-K on Friday. I can't believe the journey -- that started with counting the seconds down until the day after Labor Day so I could press redial for two and a half hours just to get a school's application - is over.

How I Will Celebrate the First Father's Day Without Dad

Shaun Robinson | Posted 12.06.2015 | Entertainment
Shaun Robinson

To all of you who have lost a father whom you have loved dearly and who showed you that love right back, I hope you can embrace Father's Day with a spirit of gratitude and courage. In my father, God gave me the greatest gift ever: an angel to watch over me. And, this Sunday, I will celebrate him.

A Father's Love: The Traveling Jam Jars

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.17.2016 | Women
Deborah Stachelski

Seeing my dad give his life for our family, and work so hard without ever complaining, inspired me to go for my dreams and not be afraid of failure. His fearless spirit to just go for something new and try it, put that spirit in me as well.

Ten Days to a Totally P.C. Toddler

Heather Kasdan | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Heather Kasdan

Is your toddler embarrassing you with his or her inability to grasp basic societal concepts? Have you noticed your daughter just playing with her babies and totally ignoring the "boy toys" in the house?