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6: Not Just Blossom's Friend. In Her Opinionation, The Sun Is Gonna Surely Shine!

Stacey Gish Wallenstein | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents
Stacey Gish Wallenstein

Last year on my daughter's fifth birthday I wrote "Forever Young. Want Her to Be Forever Young". On her sixth birthday I think how this year is so dif...

5 Exceptional Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money Management

Pauline Paquin | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

This post appeared first on The Savvy Scot Although we value education, we almost never teach our kids about financial education. This can often lea...

Touched by Motherhood

Alison Chrun | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents
Alison Chrun

The first skin-to-skin contact with my babies was intoxicating. The first embrace, kisses, everything was beyond intense. It was a love and a feeling that was so deep and overwhelming, I have no words to describe them. But everything changed after that.

Your Children Are Perfect Just As They Are

Meryl Davids Landau | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents
Meryl Davids Landau

Today, no matter what your child does, accept the perfection of your own starfish washing up on the beach--and know that it is equally perfect for you to gently, but non-judgmentally, lead her back to the pristine water.

What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting)

NPR | Kimberley Richards | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents

Erika Christakis' new book, The Importance of Being Little, is an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash card...

Yes, I Will Continue To Wear My Pajamas To School Drop-Off

Mommy Nearest | Posted 02.09.2016 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Isn't the fact that my daughter got to school prepared and on time the most important thing?

The 3 A.M. Call That Made Me Realize My Boyfriend Was Stepdad Material

Kristina Kuzmic | Posted 02.10.2016 | Divorce
Kristina Kuzmic

This man, this wonderful man had the nerve to come along and interrupt my bitterness. I am forever grateful to him for that. And so are my children.

Climate Change This Week: Cool Landscapes, Hot Futures, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.10.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Bear Cub Club meets in the Tongass National Forest, which, with the Great Bear Rainforest is part of the Pacific temperate rainforest, the largest such ecosystem in existence.

Young Fan Hopes To Heal Cam Newton's Broken Heart With Her Own Trophy

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 02.09.2016 | Sports

Emma and Kelsey youngs wait for #panthers to return— Mark Hames (@mark_hames) February 8, 2016 Sunday after S...

Changing the Lessons

Thomasina Guidry | Posted 02.08.2016 | Black Voices
Thomasina Guidry

If you haven't talked to your child's teacher about what their lesson plans are for Black History Month (or for any subject), I encourage you to do so.The burden of education isn't solely on the teachers. It's my responsibility, as well. There are many opportunities available for what your children learn. You just have to ask.

What I Discovered When I Became Best Friends With My Ex

Lauren DePino | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Lauren DePino

I met Ross my freshman year in college. Eleven years my senior, he was my philosophy adjunct professor at Temple University in Philadelphia. He was cute, Jewish, and intensely attentive. Just my type.

What Our Careers Teach Us About Being Parents

Emily Hatch | Posted 02.08.2016 | Parents
Emily Hatch

There is a steep learning curve to becoming a parent. And unlike others roles, parents are never off the clock. But luckily, many skills learned in former or current careers can be applied to parenting.

What if Schools Taught Kindness?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 02.08.2016 | Education
Greater Good Science Center

When other kids are suffering, can we understand how they might be feeling? Kindness bridges those gaps and helps build a sense of connection among the students, the teachers, and even the parents.

This Is a Story About a Girl Who Saved a Play

Christopher Lamb | Posted 02.06.2016 | Parents
Christopher Lamb

I sat on a folding chair a week ago waiting for the play, "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood," to begin at the Indianapolis school where my wife te...

Playdates: 10 Things to Expect When You Are Expecting

Quenby Schuyler | Posted 02.05.2016 | Parents
Quenby Schuyler

Playdate. Sometimes I cringe at the word. I have been ducking and dodging the word for eight years now. I spent the first few years of my son's life working fervently to arrange them. Trying to get my kid to play with another kid felt like trying to arrange a marriage.

20 Steps Of A Toddler's Morning Routine

Brooke Arellano | Posted 02.05.2016 | Parents
Brooke Arellano

10. Ask for a drink of water and spill it.

Racy Super Bowl Ads Aren't Dead -- They're Just Online

Common Sense Media | Posted 02.05.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Everyone knows that half the fun of the Super Bowl is the commercials. With advertisers paying $5 million per 30-second spot, the results are usually pretty spectacular -- and often sexist, stereotypical, and age-inappropriate. This year, though, things look different.

35 Insanely Awesome Kids' Bedroom Ideas (They'll Love These!)

Hometalk | Posted 02.05.2016 | HuffPost Home

Remember being a kid and dreaming of adding a slide to your bunk bed or making a princess-worthy canopy? No one can appreciate fun bedroom features like a child, and these ones are some of the best out there.

The Un-Pinterest Valentines

Pamela Boccia | Posted 02.04.2016 | Parents
Pamela Boccia

That morning, I was able to move out of the space of "not good enough" and into the space of "I am enough."

Battle of the EpiPen

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Carolyn Ossorio

Can we talk about the exorbitant cost of EpiPens? I've probably bored you already. Let's face it: Another person whining about the high cost of health care in America. Hell yes I'm complaining! I just had to pay $440 for two EpiPens so my son, um, won't die if he inadvertently eats a tree nut.

Being a Nurse Helped Prepare Me for Motherhood

Kimberly Starr | Posted 02.04.2016 | Parents
Kimberly Starr

If you get a group of nurses talking, we'll start telling stories. And suddenly, it'll be three hours later and we're all laughing and crying at the stories. It's the same way being a mom -- only it's my kids instead of someone else's.

Boy Dancing To Justin Bieber Makes Us 'Sorry' We Can’t Slay Like Him

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 02.03.2016 | Good News

If you have ears and live on planet Earth, you've heard Justin Bieber's "Sorry." And you know it's a song that begs to be danced to. For most of us, t...

Free Pass: My Son Was Drifting Away

Heidi Allen | Posted 02.03.2016 | Parents
Heidi Allen

Please remember this story I told him. In the very near future you will have a 13-year-old of your own, and you'll be tested just like I was. Enjoy your free pass. You won't get another.

Dinner Is Hell

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 02.03.2016 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

Something tells me that many other parents of a 2-year-old can relate to the title of this write-up. Not wanting to sound overly dramatic, but no joke, until your child is a few years older, chances are you're probably not going to enjoy dinner.

The 411 on Kids' Nutrition - Part 1

Little Global Chefs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Parents
Little Global Chefs

There is so much information out there on what your kids are supposed to be eating. Eat this, not that! And NEVER those! It can be so confusing ...