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Enjoy Every Minute Of It? Do You Even Have Kids?

M. Blazoned | Posted 04.08.2016 | Parents
M. Blazoned

What you can do is pause every now and again during a moment you are enjoying and suck the life out of it. Memorize it. Every detail.

The Movie That Made Helen Mirren Regret Not Having Children

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.29.2016 | Fifty

Dame Helen Mirren is known for her poise and elegance, but the actress opened up in a recent interview about an emotional moment during which she abso...

Finding Adventure Again After Kids

Jennifer Legra | Posted 02.26.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Legra

Having kids didn't kill our adventure gene, it just made it easier to find the "buts" -- but I'm tired, but the baby's sick, but the packing, the money, the routine, the fill in the blank.

One Woman's Perfect PSA To People Who Keep Asking Her About Kids

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.28.2015 | Women

Public Service Announcement: People's reproductive plans are none of your business. In a Sept. 20 Facebook post, writer Emily Bingham used a random ...

10 Ways Having Kids Changes Your Relationship For The Better

Glamour | Posted 08.27.2015 | Weddings

We've heard plenty about how having a baby can add stress to a relationship, but not so much about the rewarding ways in which things can change. I spoke to 10 women about how having a baby impacted their relationships...for the better.

Ten Life Lessons I Learned from Actress Jane Seymour

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Robin Gorman Newman

At age 64, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jane Seymour is still going strong, and has so many life lessons to share for moms and others.

What A Modern Midlife Crisis Really Looks Like

M. Blazoned | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty
M. Blazoned

Hey, how's your midlife crisis going? Mine's great, thanks for asking. I can no longer read anything on my phone, my teeth are cracking by the day, I question every decision I've made since I was 21, oh -- and this is key -- I've taken to wearing a flower in my hair. Why? I have no idea,

I Never Wanted Kids -- Until I Did

xoJANE | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women

Ten years after I made my initial no-babies-ever-under-any-circumstances declaration, I'm perusing baby name books and painting my guest bedroom a shade of pastel periwinkle.

5 Things You Must Do Before Having Kids

Toni Hammer | Posted 12.28.2014 | Parents
Toni Hammer

Everything changes. Your sleep habits, eating habits, hygiene, skinny jeans -- it all gets destroyed once children enter your life. And, yes, they're cute and funny and challenging and awesome, but dude. My life will never be the same.

Beyond Work/Life Balance: Living The Life You Want

Anne Rohosy | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Anne Rohosy

Despite what the media might tell women, you don't have to choose one way of life over the other forever. You can, in fact, change your mind. You can choose and re-choose the direction of your own adventure.

15 Signs You May Not Be Ready For Kids

Megan Morton | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Megan Morton

You think only surgeons are capable of pulling a craft fuzzball out of a toddler's nose with tweezers while scanning through the DVR.

How Being a Writer is Like Being a Parent

Abby Heugel | Posted 10.12.2014 | Books
Abby Heugel

Most people I know do have kids, so it's not like I'm a stranger to the toils and troubles that most parents face. Given what they say on a regular basis, I realized that being a writer isn't all that different from being a parent at times.

Girls' Night Out, Before And After Kids

Lisa Stadnyk-Webb | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Lisa Stadnyk-Webb

Although my love of ladies' nights hasn't changed, I now have two kids under 2 years old, and I've recently noticed that how I get myself ready for these rare nights out has changed dramatically.

8 Things You Do In Your 20s That (Surprisingly) Make You A Good Parent One Day

Jessica Blankenship | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Jessica Blankenship

Luckily, all those long nights -- whether you were being a hardworking student or a wild child -- that your mom told you were unhealthy were actually getting you trained for being a parent who could stay up all night and still be mostly human the next day.

Be Like Mike? 5 Things to Consider When You Decide to Have Kids Later in life

Jerry Patterson | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Jerry Patterson

We saw, and are now realizing, some of the benefits described here for sure, but we also recognized the risks we created in the process -- and planned accordingly. My advice to all older parents -- do the same.

Why Fewer Women Are Seeking Help For Infertility

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 01/22/2014 07:29 AM EST on LiveScience Among women who are having trouble becoming pregnant, a s...

The Things Nobody Tells You About Having Children

Quora | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents

What is it that nobody tells you about having children? We asked a few of our readers and here is what they had to say. Paul Lehman, father: How har...

I Never Wanted Kids -- And Then Everything Changed

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I somehow missed the gene that makes people think babies are cute. I hate to say it, but yes -- probably even your baby. And yet, when I reached my late 20s, I realized I needed a baby and started panicking about completing the requisite steps to get there ASAP.

Dear Women, America Thinks You Should Have Babies By This Age

Posted 11.12.2013 | Women

If you've passed the quarter-century mark and have yet to reproduce, the majority of Americans apparently think that the clock is ticking. Gallup ...

How One Weekend Changed My Feelings About Motherhood

Natacha Hildebrand | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Natacha Hildebrand

I fell in love with a boy. And the boy asked me to marry him. And, you guessed it: That boy? He wants kids. To make matters worse, he's the type of guy that you just know will be an amazing father. Well, this really left only one thing for us to do: a test run.

7 Totally Selfish (Yet Practical!) Reasons To Have Kids | Posted 10.29.2013 | Parents

When I'm having a bad day on dad duty, I like to think of all the time-saving, work-reducing, positive ways my 4-year-old son Felix makes my life just a little bit easier. These are the reasons people really have children, the reasons that make it all worthwhile.

More Kids? Heck, No!

Meredith Gordon | Posted 05.05.2013 | Parents
Meredith Gordon

When I tell people I don't actually want more children they look at me like I've just said the most horrible thing. When you tell people you don't want more children, they look at you like you hate children -- in particular your own.

How Can Couples Be So Sure They'll Never Want Kids?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.11.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

My issue with young people deciding not have children has far less to do with any societal obligations they may or may not have. It's way more personal: Yes, you may count me among those dumb-clucks who worry that young people just don't know what they're missing and when and if they do realize it, it'll be too late.

Resisting This Could Cut Your Cancer Risk In Half, Study Says

Posted 12.14.2012 | Black Voices

Those bright eyes and chubby cheeks may be hard to resist, but researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle have good reason...

What's The Best Age To Have A Baby?

Robin Marantz Henig | Posted 01.29.2013 | Books
Robin Marantz Henig

A woman who had her first child at 34 is likely to be, in health terms, 14 years younger than a woman who gave birth at 18.