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A Priceless Mother's Day Gift to Myself

Aidan Donnelley Rowley | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Aidan Donnelley Rowley

We fill our spaces and silences with banter about sleep and snacks and strollers and field trips. We dance, and skillfully too, around the harder, nameless stuff -- the stuff that makes us shake with worry and spin with wonder, the stuff that makes us real.

The Don't Parenting List

Marva Soogrim | Posted 11.12.2012 | Parents
Marva Soogrim

Leadership begins with the parent. By setting an example, parents establish a guideline for their children that will last a lifetime.

5 Reasons 'My Kids Are My Whole Life' is a Stupid Thing to Say

Leslie Irish Evans | Posted 06.01.2012 | Parents
Leslie Irish Evans

Motherhood is, by its very nature, a "giving" job. We give physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually to our children. But we need a sense of proportion and limits when it comes to our kids.

What Nobody Tells Parents, But Should

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.22.2012 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

What could possibly be the harm in pulling someone aside and saying, "You know, this is really none of my business. But I think what you're doing is amazing"?

How to Build a Time Machine to Your Childhood

Dana H. Glazer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana H. Glazer

Have you noticed that as we get older we require larger amounts of stimulation to engage us? That what once excited us when we were young now doesn't hold the same potency?

Being a Parent Versus Being a Spouse

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Being a parent shouldn't mean that you put your marriage on hold. If your spouse is always second or third on your life's agenda, your marriage will suffer.

Mama Said There'd Be Days Like These

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith C. Carroll

Like the Eskimos who purportedly use dozens of words for "snow," my daughter has countless ways to whine. Although instead of using lots of words to do it, she uses only one: "Mama."

Parenting: An Endless Workout

April Rudin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
April Rudin

The regimen of the treadmill is similar to the regimen of parenting.

Generation 'N' for 'Narcissist': Pushover Parents and the Kids They're Raising

Rob Asghar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rob Asghar

The movement to coddle children for every imaginary achievement is indeed at the heart of an increasingly documented rise in narcissism among American youth.

The Value of Teaching Kids About Poverty

Sheila Lirio Marcelo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sheila Lirio Marcelo

Growing up in a place where poverty confronted us on a daily basis profoundly impacted my life. We were taught that if were were successful, we should give back to those in need.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': What Are Parents Really Juggling?

Dr. Thomas Bradbury | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Thomas Bradbury

Parents unquestionably revel in times of great delight, yet these times are leavened with, and even overwhelmed by, tension, disputes, worry and even outright anger.

Live Like Your Kids Are Watching

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Stiffelman

It's easy to espouse wise counsel when things are going well. But the truth is, the way we handle the curve balls matters most. Because the truth is, we aren't raising children; we're raising adults.