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7 Hilarious (And True) Changes From Baby No. 1 To Baby No. 3

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 01.28.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

Kid No. 1: Everything is brand new, washed in delicate soap and properly folded and put away in the matching dresser or hung on color-coordinated hangers. Kid No. 2: Hand-me-downs are washed and haphazardly checked for stains. Kid No. 3: It's cool if boys wear purple polka dots, right?

Where Similac And The Mother 'Hood Go Wrong, and Why It Matters

Chris Routly | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents
Chris Routly

It's not insulting or offensive, and certainly won't make anyone lose any sleep. But it matters that Similac went ahead with this campaign as it is, and they need to know they can do better.

Rainbow Baby's Pregnancy Is Nerve-Wracking

James Sims | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
James Sims

It has been eight months since we set foot in the labor and delivery unit of this hospital . We lost our baby girl in room 13 last May, following a nightmarish few months consumed by trips to the emergency room, bleeding with unknown causes and bouts of contractions.

This Is What I Told My Sons

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

I told them I know they might not like them now, but one day, they'll think girls are pretty cool. And I told them it's important above all to respect those girls.

What My Daughter Would Say If She Could Talk

Jon Helmkamp | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents
Jon Helmkamp

My daughter is just shy of eight months old, and although she can't talk yet, it sure seems like she has a lot to say.

Your Son Doesn't Need to 'Just Suck It Up'

Justin Ricklefs | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents
Justin Ricklefs

Dads, your words are strong. Powerful. And lasting. It's fine to want your son to be strong, tough and really good at baseball. But not at the price of cutting him down and breaking his spirit.

Though I Need No Reason

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Though I need no reason, I'll give you one anyway. Every day, I'll wake you with a smile and a hug so that I might show you each day must be met by bold gestures for the ones we love.

Dad's Daily Genesis

Ariel Chesler | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Ariel Chesler

Someone cried through the baby monitor. Or maybe the older one came to your bedside. And then someone said, "Oh, God, does there have to be light now?" And there was light, and it was not good. It was coming from the television.

Free Community College Supports Marriage and Family

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Marriage has fractured along class lines. Conservatives and liberals alike can agree that socio-economic class has come to define all couples, gay and straight, seeking access to the institution of marriage.

How to Handle Critical, Judgmental Moms

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 01.20.2015 | Comedy
Jacqui Zadik

We all know a few them: judgmental moms. It doesn't matter what you do, there will always be one -- or four--or more moms that judge you on your pare...

8 Ways To Be Intentional In Your Parenting

Jon Helmkamp | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Jon Helmkamp

Being intentional in how you raise your child is all about knowing what matters to you and making sure that you and your partner are on the same page moving forward.

5 Ways A Bad Date With Your Children Is Worse Than A Bad Romantic Date

Larry Bernstein | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Larry Bernstein

Do you know the worst part of a bad date with your kids? It doesn't end. You get home and they come with you. Tough luck, parent! That person who just lost it or caused you to lose it or joined you in losing it is still there.

These Rarely Seen Family Photos Of MLK Will Warm Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.25.2015 | Black Voices

We all know Martin Luther King, Jr. to be among the world's greatest educators, freedom fighters, orators, leaders and truth seekers -- but his four c...

Is it Finally Time to Put Marriage in the Dustbin?

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 01.16.2015 | Impact
Christopher A. Brown

The answer to addressing the rise in single parent homes and all of its consequences, not just child poverty, is not to give up on marriage. The answer starts with acknowledging where the problem lies.

Play With Me, a Parody

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 01.15.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

Singer Orly C and I have paired up to create this hilarious parody of Sam Smith's Stay With Me for parents who know how hard it is to relax or just enjoy a moment to themselves.

5 Games to Spur a Preschooler's Creativity

Vikas Gupta | Posted 01.15.2015 | Parents
Vikas Gupta

I have a 3-year-old daughter. As she's grown since her birth, I've come to love the opportunity to introduce the world to her and to help her make sense of it.

How I Lost My Heart

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

I just haven't figured out how to bridge the gaps in my heart when they're not around. And I probably never will.

My Daughter's Heaven

Rob Ashe | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Rob Ashe

She loves the bright sun and the way it feels on her skin. She adores the feel of the breeze on her face. She takes joy in slowly moving her hands through the sand. She breathes in the ocean air the same way I breathe in the smell of freshly-made chococlate chip cookies.

The Extra Kiss

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Allen Vaysberg

The extra kiss, that extra hug/Your kids keep asking for at night./Their blanket isn't very snug, And pillow isn't feeling right.

The Worst Times Happen At Our Front Door

Mike Reynolds | Posted 01.09.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

This isn't a story about regret or failure. I raise my voice because I do a lot as a parent, because there's a lot going on. We all have a lot going on. And kids don't listen all the time, nor should they be expected to.

A Letter To My Future Self

Andrew Knott | Posted 01.08.2015 | Parents
Andrew Knott

All my questions will be answered in due time. So, I'm writing not in search of answers for myself. I'm writing to help you remember.

15 Things That Need to End in 2015

John Willey | Posted 01.08.2015 | Parents
John Willey

We all talk about how much we want to change in the new year, but things usually end up pretty much the same as in years past. But there are some things that HAVE to change in the new year.

Parenting Is Not About Me

Lauren Stevens | Posted 01.06.2015 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

Too often, I see parents caught up in a battle between their own wants and their child's, and it is typically a cause of stress and strife in their lives.

5 Reasons Winter Break Needs to End

Vincent Daly | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Vincent Daly

Don't get me wrong; I love my children and countless millions of parents love theirs as well. But our collective cup hath runneth over. The kids need to go back to school now.

5 Easy Resolutions Every Parent Can Make

Richard Greenberg | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

It is up to us, as parents, to raise children who will respect authority, tell the truth and be kind to others. Here are some simple tools to help accomplish those goals.