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Children Matter Most

Kelly Benamati | Posted 02.14.2017 | Parents
Kelly Benamati

In the still moments of life I am reminded just how much my children mean to me.

Start the New Year Off With Family Vision Boards

Emily Madill | Posted 12.30.2016 | Parents
Emily Madill

Do you have a tradition for welcoming the New Year? Do you map out a plan for the upcoming year? Or is your focus primarily on organizing a grand cele...

5 Reasons Why It's Hard To Go Home For The Holidays

Barrett Pall | Posted 11.30.2016 | Queer Voices
Barrett Pall

We may not get to pick who we're blood related to, but we do get to pick who we are, who we surround ourselves with, and how we treat others, and we have to remind ourselves that no one can take that away from us.

Thanksgiving Stories: A Recipe for Celebration

Suzannah Galland | Posted 11.23.2016 | HuffPost Home
Suzannah Galland

I have a strict rule about Thanksgiving, and it is simple: If you can't cook, DON'T. There is nothing worse than a newbie gourmet confused about th...

6 Smart Ways To Set Long Term Structures For Posterity In Your Family

Laiza King | Posted 10.06.2016 | Parents
Laiza King

Now, if you have lots of young people in the family, vacations are easy to go on. The children readily agree, even if it's a trip to the backyard. They are young and impressionable. However, they won't be kids forever.

How Harry Potter Added Mindfulness And Magic To My Family Vacations

Debbie Lyn Toomey | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Debbie Lyn Toomey

I'm confident that once you start a family activity like this, it will become a tradition as it has for me and my family. Enjoy! Please leave your comments below and share with us some ways that you create lasting and meaningful memories with your family.

Taking Your Kid To The Movies For The First Time? Here's What You Need To Know

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Before you had kids, a trip to the movies was a no-brainer. You liked the actor or the movie poster was cool, so you went. Simple. But if you have little kids, you have to put a bit more thought into a visit to the multiplex, especially the first time you go. I

What You Don't See When I'm On My Phone Around My Children

Angela Ashton Smith | Posted 05.23.2016 | Parents
Angela Ashton Smith

I take photos of my children, and in moments when they seem to feel less than special, I pull them out and we retell the stories within them. I use them as a tool to help them remember the details of those moments.

Driving with Dad

Tom Kramer | Posted 05.12.2016 | Comedy
Tom Kramer

My parents taught me to be grateful, graceful, and obedient. At times I wasn't one or two of them. Okay... at times I wasn't all three of them. Over time, these values became easier to abide by and I'm grateful for the lessons.

Slow Down: A Mother's Day Reminder

Jess Chambers | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents
Jess Chambers

Moms come in every shape and size and are scattered throughout the world. We are gifted this coveted role in different ways -- yet our celebrations and hardships are often the same. We spend our days doing the work of motherhood and then grab onto a few special moments begging time to just stand still.

Mother's Day Gone Astray

Tom Kramer | Posted 04.29.2016 | Comedy
Tom Kramer

Moms know when you're lying or faking a cold to stay home from school. I always thought there was a Female Intuition Training School (FITS) where they studied, and that Mom graduated with honors. Plus she had her Masters in serving up the guilt.

It Will Only Take a Minute

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 04.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

Most of the time we don't think about time. It passes unnoticed. Time becomes important only when something needs to get done, or undone. A deadline, an appointment.

Why Time Is Not My Friend

Shea Curry | Posted 03.18.2016 | Parents
Shea Curry

It's the New Year and TIME still proves to not be my friend, but I'm working on our relationship. No, seriously I am! I made it through the chaos and overall exhaustion of the holiday season. I said I wasn't going to make it complicated.

10 Shows Parents and Teens Will Enjoy Watching Together

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.09.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

TV time can be quality time when you watch and discuss topical, timely, or thought-provoking shows with your teen. By Polly Conway, Common Sense Medi...

The Best Thing I Can Give To My Introverted Son

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on On weekdays, my son Felix hits the wall at five o’clock. It’s cocktail hour, when the afternoon slips ...

It's 2016: A New Year

Ellen Fischer | Posted 02.29.2016 | Parents
Ellen Fischer

January is a great time to set goals, but February through December is when acting on them really counts. This year, I'd like to challenge you to consider some steps towards the goal of improving the lives of our children.

Best All-Inclusive Family Friendly Resorts

Travel + Leisure | Posted 02.25.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The kids want to go ziplining--for the third time in two days. But you don't need to think twice. When you're staying at an all-inclusive resort, near...

Dreams Are Made of Sticky Sun Cream and Children's Laughter

Kerry Villers | Posted 02.19.2017 | Parents
Kerry Villers

For one or two weeks they have our undivided attention, without 'important phone calls', laundry or rush hour traffic. For those two weeks we aren't a parent, a spouse and a job title. On holiday we belong to our family and our family alone.

As a Mom, I'm Picking up the Pieces

Stephanie Land | Posted 02.03.2017 | Parents
 Stephanie Land

I'm writing this knowing my bank account is overdrawn, because I'm still waiting on four, unexpectedly late paychecks. I'm writing this from my couch, where my 19-month-old is sleepily nursing in my lap.

How to Love Your Mondays

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 01.24.2017 | Healthy Living
Kate Bartolotta

I used to spend the second half of Sunday dreading Monday morning -- what a waste of a perfectly good evening! Over the years, little tweaks to my routine and shifts in my intention have changed things to the point that I am definitely in the "I Love Mondays" camp. Here's what I've found that works:

Parents: Don't Waste Money on Powerball Tickets. Do These Things Instead!

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 01.12.2017 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

Dear fellow parents -- this is crazy. There are so many better ways to spend $50 of your hard-earned money than on powerball tickets. Many involve buying yourself some much-needed family time. Here are the first 23 that come to mind.

How To Get Kids and Adults Off Their Phones

Rodale's Organic Life | Posted 12.31.2016 | HuffPost Home
Rodale's Organic Life

Break out the craft supplies, and leave your screens alone.

101 Fun and Interesting Questions To Perk Up Boring Gatherings

Andrea Reiser | Posted 12.22.2016 | Parents
Andrea Reiser

Our idyllic holiday break could easily devolve into everyone staring at their own electronic devices in the car, and quiet, boring dinners resulting from too much together time with nothing new to talk about. Sound familiar? I decided that our family time was too precious and fleeting to let that happen, so I began to think about what I could do to keep everyone engaged and happy.

An Unusual Gift for a Creative Introvert

Naomi Liddell | Posted 12.07.2016 | Arts
Naomi Liddell

I'm an introvert, often mistaken for an extrovert. I can talk a lot, I'm not afraid of large parties, I have zero problems being the centre of attention and new places or experiences make me really happy.

A Surprising Solution to Running Low on Time and Money

Michael Neill | Posted 12.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

As you read through the following descriptions of how I had attempted to organize my time and manage my finances up until that point, see if you can spot the common thread and maybe even predict the surprising solution I came to...