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How (And Why) To Be Humble When You Parent

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

It's funny that we don't speak more about humility when we talk about parenting. God knows, if anything is humbling, it's the experience of being a parent.

The Misconceptions of Not Breastfeeding

Robin Cassady | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Robin Cassady

Breastfeeding is a topic of conversation all over the world for numerous reasons. The biggest disappointment in regards to this topic is how the mothers that choose not to breastfeed are being thrown into the lion's den.

Delivery in the Disaster Zone

Nate Clark | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Nate Clark

According to a hospital director in Nepal: "At the moment of the first tremor, we were performing caesarean sections. We brought the patients outside and successfully completed the surgeries. These doctors and nurses never left the patients."

6 Things you Should Know If Your Child is Having Surgery

David Reyes | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
David Reyes

Having gone through the harrowing experience that is watching your child undergo surgery, here are six things I wish someone had told me.

The 15 Painful Stages Of A Tooth's Arrival In Our Home

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

Why must they feel such pain while other kids sprint through teething? Feel sad they feel pain. Feel grateful to have kids to begin with. Feel guilt for feeling any of these feelings. Post something on Facebook about loving motherhood and its many gifts.

The Best Tips and Tricks for Taking Pictures of Babies and Infants

Quora | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Quora

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times! Babies are amazingly cute. But they move too much, they are totally unpredictable, and they will not pose. As a first time mom, who enjoys photography, I've taken a lot of baby photos. And I've learned a few tips. It takes practice, patience, and lots of shooting.

In Brokenness, Beauty

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Monica Stevens-Kirby

There is a visceral and magnetic power of babies to express profound and concentrated emotion in experiences adults take for granted

Finding Our Eye Of The Parenting Storm

Louise Storm | Posted 05.10.2015 | Parents
Louise Storm

Having four children in four years for us is like living in the proverbial eye of a hurricane: bizarrely tranquil and surrounded by a swirl of activity.

Top 5 Unsolicited Comments From Strangers On 2 Kids Under 2

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Kali Kasprzyk

The title says it all. I'm a mom of two kids. Under two. I am fully aware of this. Ever since it became obvious that I was carrying Baby A in my tummy, I started to get an outpouring of comments.

It's OK To Hate The Newborn Stage

Courtney Reynolds | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Courtney Reynolds

Whether we're 20 or 40, a successful businesswoman or an accomplished artist, some of us are just not cut out for the newborn stage. And it's OK to admit it.

The Hands I Want to Hold

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Jennie Sutherland

These little sausage fingers are learning how to sign "more" and "please" and "milky." They awkwardly clap and playfully mimic peek-a-boo. Soon, they will hold a pencil as you learn how to express your ideas, thoughts and dreams.

Homeless Cat Saves Baby

Rescue Idiot | Posted 03.18.2015 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

The cat came across the baby boy, reportedly less than 12 weeks old, in a cardboard box on the streets of Russia. The cat climbed in to cuddle the baby and also meowed to get the attention of anyone who could hear.

They Should've Warned Me

Jenny Studenroth Gerson | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Jenny Studenroth Gerson

When I was pregnant, everyone was all about "warning" me about what was coming next. I walked around much of those 10 (let's face it, pregnancy is 10, not nine, months) absolutely terrified.

How's a Busy Mom Supposed to Find the Time to Protest Guantánamo?

Frida Berrigan | Posted 03.11.2015 | Impact
Frida Berrigan

When we went to Cuba in 2005, I was not a mother, I was not nursing and I had never been covered in baby snot or toddler vomit. It doesn't seem like so long ago and I am not a different person, but it is hard to be here when my friends and part of my heart are in D.C., working so hard for justice, accountability and all that I hold so dear.

Meet The First Babies Of 2015!

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents

New year, new babies. Yep, there were a bunch of little ones born right around midnight on Jan. 1, 2015. Although we don't officially know who the ver...

His Hands Hold Miracles

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Walker Baron

Soon my grandson will celebrate his six-month birthday. Actually that's not quite true. Chances are only his family will celebrate this milestone. ...

What No One Told Me About Becoming A Dad

Bobby McMahon | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Bobby McMahon

I'm glad I'm in good company, but while I'm all for learning valuable life lessons, it would have been really nice if someone had given us a heads-up about this one.

20 Years of Protecting Infants During Sleep

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Alan E. Guttmacher

Knowledge about SIDS has come a long way in the past 20 years. We've discovered many ways to reduce the risk of SIDS -- primary among them placing babies to sleep on their backs.

Dads Spending Time on Baby, Not Baby Talk

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

Fathers want to step up at home when it comes to caring for their children. But stepping up involves speaking up -- to their babies, which they may be less likely to do, according to a new study just published in the December 2014 issues of Pediatrics.

Talk, Read and Sing to Kids to Close the Word Gap

Jim Steyer | Posted 12.21.2014 | Education
Jim Steyer

With a boost from Hillary Clinton last weekend in San Diego, the American Academy of Pediatricians launched the next phase of its campaign to help close the "word gap" between children in high- and low-income families.

Helping Our Children Starts With Listening To Them

Carol Dyanti | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Carol Dyanti

Every child is their own person, with their own complications, and the job of a mother is a very impossible but very sacred one. It is my job, and I would like to suggest the job of each of us, to love them, to create a better world for them, no matter what.

California's Early Learning Momentum Goes on

Deborah Kong | Posted 11.29.2014 | Education
Deborah Kong

We must continue to raise quality in order to provide children with the kind of early experiences that are proven to boost high school graduation, increase college enrollment and completion, reduce crime and prepare a skilled workforce for the 21st century.

What's Being Done to Ease Detained Children's Trauma?

Sylvia Puente | Posted 10.15.2014 | Latino Voices
Sylvia Puente

My heart aches as I've learned that of the thousands of Central American children detained at the U.S.-Mexico border this year, as many as 800 are less than five years old -- and as many as 94 of these children aren't even a year old.

How To Be The Perfect Mother

Lyz Lenz | Posted 10.15.2014 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

Perfect mothers understand how privileged they are to be parenting in America. But the French are doing everything better. So, mothers, be confident in your choices, because you are probably doing everything wrong.

Rest Easy, Parents and Children: Healthy Sleep for Every Family

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Bertin, M.D.

Establishing habits in children as early as possible is a parenting benchmark and a cornerstone of adult self-care. When children push nighttime boundaries, parents become chronically over-tired. That makes them less likely to maintain the necessary routines in the first place, which sets up a vicious cycle.