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Why I Don't Want You to Feed My Children

Susanna Sung | Posted 01.30.2015 | Parents
Susanna Sung

Notes come home from school reminding me to pack a snack for my child. Sign-up sheets for snack rotations are circulated for team sports. A two-hour swim at the pool with friends includes crackers, two kinds of fruit, pizza, cupcakes and two kinds of beverages (I am not exaggerating.)

How to Get Your Child to Listen to You The First Time

Kelly Pietrangeli | Posted 01.30.2015 | Parents
Kelly Pietrangeli

Do you feel like a broken record -- repeating the same instruction to your child over and over? Not sure whether to book them a hearing test or sign yourself into the looney bin?

Why Travel With Kids, By Kids

Aimee Chan | Posted 01.30.2015 | Travel
Aimee Chan

I can give lots of reasons to pack up all the gear and invest in a family holiday -- phrases such as global citizen, cultural tolerance and lifelong shared memories come to mind.

The Milestones That Really Matter In My House

Robyn Passante | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
Robyn Passante

Some parents celebrate their children's growth using hash marks on a door frame. Others marvel -- or weep -- at the increasing heft and strength of their little one each time he or she leaps into their arms. I celebrate my children's growth every time I get to throw something out.

'Frozen' Coming to Disney Cruises This Summer

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 01.30.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Select Disney Magic and Disney Wonder ships to Europe and Alaska will offer various Frozen-themed activities, including character meet-and-greets, deck parties, and a three-song stage production. ("Let It Go" is, of course, on the lineup.)

What's Ahead for Mommy Bloggers

Amy Koko | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
Amy Koko

Here's what I would like to say to all the mommy bloggers who are good writers and pretty funny and offer good advice about how to deal with a toddler who will only wear ballerina tutus: You ain't seen nothin' yet. And you moms out there who have kids over 5 know what I mean.

Costa Rica Family Adventures

Findery | Posted 01.29.2015 | Travel
Findery

Most travel stories of Costa Rica consist of young, adventurous backpackers excited to discover the natural beauty of the one of the world's most eco-friendly travel destinations. What is not often talked about is how much this Central American country has to offer outdoor-loving traveling families as well, and what an enriching experience it can be for little ones.

20 More Mom Confessions About F'ed Up Things Their Kids Have Done

Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee

If your resolution was to be a little more zen about the whole parenting thing this year, we think these stories will give you a good boost of morale to keep going and remember that you're an awesome parent!

In Baby's Battle Between Sleep And Popsicle, We All Win

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents

This little girl can’t decide which urge is stronger: her desire to snooze, or her passion for her popsicle. We’ve all been there, child, we...

This Company Will Give Your Baby A 'Unique' Name For $31,000

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.28.2015 | Parents

If you don't want to name your baby Liam or Emma, a Swiss company has you covered. Erfolgswelle is firm devoted entirely to generating unique baby...

Despite What You May Have Read, New York Is a Terrific Place to Raise a Baby

Natalie Thomas | Posted 01.28.2015 | New York
Natalie Thomas

We're the beneficiaries of every great service that most New Yorkers are privy too: Tons of parks and playgrounds, classes, building playrooms, museums, culture, diversity... and getting to our New York offerings in a New York minute.

5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthier

Amy Pleimling | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents
Amy Pleimling

Kids of all ages can learn healthy eating habits and it is never too late to get started. Check out my top five ways to get your kids eating healthier. You may find the information relevant for you as well.

When You Just Want to Quit Being a Mom

Sarah Sandifer | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents
Sarah Sandifer

Your work counts. You are enough. Even when you are still wearing yesterday's makeup and this morning sweatpants. Even if you don't have it together. Even when this requires more than you have to give.

This Woman Wants To End The Stigma Of Having A Parent In Prison, And It's Personal

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact

Jasmine Barclay knows exactly what it feels like to be stigmatized for having a parent in prison. She's also a producer of the documentary "Echoes of ...

I Hate You, Don't Leave Me (Conversations With My 12-year-old Daughter)

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

I awoke one morning and my logical, agreeable daughter had been replaced by one who was rude. And angry. For no apparent reason.

The Love Issue: Talking to Kids about the Birds and the Bees

Amber Sabathia | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

As a mother, I've learned to never wait to be approached. Feel your child out by asking questions. Get the answers, and then see what stage your child is in.

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 01.29.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 01.28.2015 | 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 Cute Kids Trying To Explain Germs Will Get You Through Flu Season

Posted 01.28.2015 | 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.