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I Already Knew

Joelle Wisler | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Joelle Wisler

I have learned that sometimes you feel afraid of the thunder, but sometimes you are outside dancing in it and that really has nothing to do with me.

Climate Change This Week: State of the Climate, Solar Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO A "Cheesy Love Story" : The Fun Ad Doritos Doesn't Want You to See - palm oil...

The Art of Family Travel

Cliff Hsia | Posted 01.26.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Then imagine taking your family and all your things to travel through different countries, living in different places, eating different foods, and trying to keep your sanity as parents along the way.

Ryan Kristobak

Kids' 'Rich Coast' Is The Soundtrack To Your Next Great Adventure | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment

There is something inexplicably gripping about music's ability to resurface moments and feelings from specific points in your life. We all have those ...

8 Life Lessons Every Adult Should Learn From Kids

Lindsay Robin Christianson | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Lindsay Robin Christianson

It's easy to feel like we, as adults, are the teachers and it is our job to share everything that we know and have learned with the youth of today. It's funny how sometimes, the things we have "learned" are the same things that hold us back in our lives.

Parenting Is Sometimes Like A Triathlon

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Jenny G. Perry

You feel like you are winning at times. You excel in one way, but always have a weaker leg of the race. You prepare, but you never know what the weather will be like that day. It could be cold and windy or really freakin' hot.

10 Things You Learn During A Snowstorm

Jennifer Lizza | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Lizza

After all the status updates come the pictures. Kids in the snow, dogs in the snow, Grandma in the snow, rulers on the deck in the snow and, of course, just snow with the caption "beautiful," or "It's really coming down now."

This Video Of Kids Explaining Germs Is So Cute It's Sick

Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents

We adults have learned a few important things about germs in the last century or so. For instance, we know that a fridge's salad drawer is a germ metr...

What I Learned About Parenting at IKEA

Raluca State | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents
Raluca State

My kids ran into that playroom and straight for that ball pit. We stood by the window for a moment, watching quietly, a smile on our faces. Then we realized we only had an hour to shop in peace and were wasting it at that window. So we slowly walked away, shopping list in hand.

Are You a Highly Sensitive Parent?

Seleni Institute | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents
Seleni Institute

Highly sensitive people are more vulnerable to getting hurt, overstimulated, overwhelmed, and tired. And that also means motherhood can be even more of a challenge.

Why Do I Have To Be A Stay-At-Home Mom?

Rachel Toalson | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

We get really good at debating what's best for the children, but sometimes what's best for the children is what's best for us.

All I Can Ever Promise To Be As A Mother And Stepmother

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 01.22.2015 | Divorce
Nicole Jankowski

While I would never claim to be GOOD at the job of being a mother, I can claim, with assuredness, that I am, at least, experienced.

Mom Who Is Being Investigated For Letting Her Kids Walk Home Alone Stands By Her Decision

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents

Last month, 10-year-old Ravi and 6-year-old Dvora were walking home from a park when they were stopped by police and driven to their residence about a...

11 Ways To Find Balance in Motherhood

Joelle Wisler | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Joelle Wisler

We want to be skinnier and have the cleanest homes and be able to follow our dreams, all while corralling uncivilized, messy, poopy, shorter versions of ourselves. That really doesn't seem like too much to ask, so I came up with some ways that we can all do this.

These Kids Will Inherit the Earth

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

I know much of that impact isn't going to occur during my lifetime, but will be passed forward to future generations, including this generation in front of me today.

8 Clueless Things I Said Before I Had Kids

Mary E. Graham | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Mary E. Graham

Before I had children, I was the perfect parent. I knew how to do everything, solve every problem, and handle every childhood dilemma. Then I had kids and I realized I knew nothing -- absolutely nothing.

Responding to the President's Call for Student Privacy

Sara Kloek | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Sara Kloek

Privacy is important but so is helping kids develop new skills, learn about the world, and have fun. When it comes to apps, a little knowledge can go a long way for both parents and for kids.

Are You Unintentionally Giving Sleep a Bad Name?

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

My plan is all about the mechanics, the timing, the facts. In the midst of it all, I've forgotten about how my daughter feels: She doesn't want to sleep.

7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids - A Search for a Simpler Life

Michael DeSa | Posted 01.21.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

After working hard for a while, being smart with our money, and investing time into building a strong family, we can now embark on a seven-country, seven-month trip to a new continent. It's time for us to do something we love with the people we love.

Projecting Your Insecurities Onto Your Kids

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Look for the best in everyone in every situation, and let your kids hear you do it. It will not take long before this becomes your default way to view the world, and then you will start seeing less hurt and rejection around every corner for your kids.

5 Ways Little Kids Wash Their Hands

Brent Almond | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Brent Almond

Based on personal experience of how regularly my child practices responsible (unassisted) hygiene, it's a wonder we're not in the midst of a full-blown toddler zombie apocalypse.

The 15 Stages of Holiday Break Re-Entry

Mary Beth Holcomb | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Mary Beth Holcomb

1. Set alarm clock for first time in two weeks. 2. Lie awake all night, panicking about everything you swore you'd accomplish over last two weeks.

The Struggles And Joys Of Raising Children In An Interfaith Family

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | BETTY ROLLIN | Posted 01.16.2015 | Religion

How do interfaith couples decide which faith their children should adopt? “We both wanted to keep our own religions and our own identity for ourselv...

The Importance Of Being 7

Devon Corneal | Posted 01.16.2015 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Today you are 7 and I am amazed. You don't know this, but every night I check on you before I go to sleep, and last night, I stared at you for an hour because I cannot believe how big you are. Of all of the things in my life, you are the thing of which I am most proud.

Play With Me, a Parody

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 01.15.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

Singer Orly C and I have paired up to create this hilarious parody of Sam Smith's Stay With Me for parents who know how hard it is to relax or just enjoy a moment to themselves.