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3 Ways to Be an Awesome Mom (Plus Have Fun at It)

Natasha R. Smith | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Natasha R. Smith

I kept thinking that once I got ONE more thing off my list, I'd have more time to spend with my boy. WRONG. All it brought me was guilt. Besides, I wasn't being that productive any way. How could I be? Trying to work while ignoring my precious boy's pleads for attention? Impossible.

Working Mother Heads To Washington, D.C.

Regan Long | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

At one point or another, we all will have to separate from our baby, no matter what age they are. That being said, some parents are forced to do this in an unfathomable amount of time. When we look at an average leave being 6-12 weeks of unpaid leave in the United States, for many, that would be a gift.

School Bells Start Ringing Again Soon, Get Kids Ready with Great Hair

Gina Rivera | Posted 07.28.2015 | Style
Gina Rivera

School is right around the corner, and you know what that means ... back-to-school shopping and new hairstyles!

What Are We Doing Today?

Amanda Magee | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Amanda Magee

It's a question I hear, often before the girls are even dressed. Their gangly legs poke out from beneath t-shirts. Sometime over the last year they shifted from their dad's shirts to mine. The hems aren't as long as before, the v-neck dips and are yanked up by still-modest hands.

The Hidden Costs of Airplane Travel With Kids

Ali Wilkinson | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Ali Wilkinson

It's summer! What better time to get away for a few days. There are often some pretty amazing travel deals -- particularly to the warmer parts of the country -- during the summer that may seem too good to pass up. A trip to San Diego for only $150? Yes please! What could go wrong!

Advice For A Doubtful Bride

Giulia Rozzi | Posted 07.29.2015 | Divorce
Giulia Rozzi

Since I wrote the article Seven Signs It's More Than Just Cold Feet and toured with my solo show Bad Bride I have received a number of emails from strangers asking for advice. I wanted to share one of those messages (edited for anonymity) and my reply because I think the conversation may be helpful for others that feel stuck in a relationship.

How to Deal When the Kids Like Their Nanny More than You

Lynn Perkins | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

Your family's nanny enables you to keep the proverbial balls in the air and the train on the tracks. With tremendous relief and real gratitude, you acknowledge that you've found the right person for the job.

Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 07.27.2015 | Parents

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips ...

Cool Dad Transforms Pop-Punk Classics Into Bedtime Lullabies

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.23.2015 | Parents
Van Winkle's

Even the loudest songs can be turned into a lullaby. Change the tempo, make a few instrument swaps and Blink 182's "All The Small Things" could becom...

Empowering Youth in Child Welfare and Foster Care Through the Gift of Sleep-Away Camp

Bill Baccaglini | Posted 07.23.2015 | New York
Bill Baccaglini

Many readers have experienced the magic of summer camp--days spent basking in the sun, swimming and splashing around the pool or lake, playing sports,...

Past, Present... Future

Amanda Spencer | Posted 07.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Spencer

I recently stumbled upon a past incarnation of myself. How? Since last year, I've been a volunteer and advocate for a neuro charity. It's given me, si...

Kids Fail Adorably At Explaining Adultery On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.22.2015 | Comedy

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Climate Change This Week: Solar For Everyone, Mothers Mass, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Broken computers and wildflowers are making this week's column late, short, but swee...

How Can I Make Sure My Kids Don't Lose Knowledge and Skills Over the Summer?

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.21.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Summer slide -- when kids forget what they learned from the school year -- is pretty common. Here are a few ways to keep kids skills up over the summer.

The Anguish Of Being A Mother

Jenifer DeMattia | Posted 07.21.2015 | Parents
Jenifer DeMattia

Our greatest victories in life come from those for whom we've worked the hardest. And that is why I will always be a mother first. Because it tells the world I am a warrior.

Yes, Even Jim Gaffigan Lies To His Kids About Food

Dan Pashman | Posted 07.21.2015 | Taste
Dan Pashman

Every parent lies to their kids sometimes, and comedian Jim Gaffigan is no exception.

Reasons Why Bathtime With Your Kids Is a Bad Idea

Brooke Arellano | Posted 07.17.2015 | Parents
Brooke Arellano

I am one of those people who love taking baths. A place where you can get clean, read a magazine and have a glass of wine?! I'm a mom... it's all about multitasking. Which may be why I continually make the mistake of inviting my daughter into the bath with me. Two birds, one stone. Genius idea, right? Wrong.

3 Kid-Friendly Projects To DIY This Summer

This Old House | Posted 07.17.2015 | Parents
This Old House

"We're bored!" A few weeks into summer vacation and the kids have no idea what to do with themselves. Turns out there are some easy DIY projects that can also be educational! But, don't tell the kids that! Here are a few of the most popular kid-friendly projects featured at our new website, The Snug!

Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 07.17.2015 | Parents

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips ...

5 Real Headlines for Environmental Education

Ben Klasky | Posted 07.17.2015 | Green
Ben Klasky

Environmental education is not a "nice to have" - it's critical to our children and the future of our planet. And if we are going to actually become an effective movement, we are going to need to get far better at telling our story and sharing messages that actually move people.

26 Marvelous, Adorable And Bizarre Quotes From Kids

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.16.2015 | Parents

 Kids' minds are a treasure trove of wisdom, hilarity and total randomness. The wild things they say suggest as much anyway. Parents can document...

Is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome a Result of Stubbornness?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.16.2015 | Parents
Van Winkle's

The Back to Sleep initiative, now referred to as Safe to Sleep, has drastically reduced the number of crib deaths. The number of reported cases is three times lower than it was in the early 90s. But even one infant death is too many when it can be prevented by taking simple precautions.

Is Your Child Ready For A Smartphone? How To Tell

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living

Wondering if it's time give your son or daughter a smartphone? We don't blame you. It only makes sense that you'd want that kind of 24/7 connectivity...

These Honest Beanie Babies Hit WAY Too Close To Home

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 07.14.2015 | Comedy

Despite the major developments in 21st century medicine, we still haven't discovered a cure for '90s nostalgia. #Awareness. Luckily for Millennials, t...

36 Ways My Mother Loves to Torture Me Over Summer Vacation

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 07.14.2015 | Comedy
Alexandra Rosas

The first thing I want to say is I would rank these but then I would run out of numbers.