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What Made You Decide To Stay At Home?

Janie Porter | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

For some reason, I feel the need to make my decision more understandable to the person asking the question. Justified. And -- dare I say it? -- politically correct.

The (Naughty) Joy Of Judging Other People's Parenting

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

At the end of a recent flight from San Francisco to Philadelphia, my neighbor took it upon himself to gnaw on the seat in front of me, coating the che...

Don't Act Like You Don't Hear The Baby Crying!

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

It's amazing what a lack of sleep will do to a person. I don't know about you, but no sleep for me equals psychopath. Well, psychopath is a bit strong of a word. I'll go with lunatic.

The Ballet of Waking Up As A Single Parent

John McElhenney | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
John McElhenney

I love the quiet mornings. And on the weekends, especially in the summer, I love the pace at which the house wakes up.

5 Ways to Get Your Toddler To Do Almost Anything

Jessica Shaool | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Jessica Shaool

The FOMO ("Fear of Missing Out") phenomenon isn't limited to single, trendy 20-somethings living in Manhattan. Shortly after my son started to understand language, I learned through sheer luck that toddlers actually experience FOMO too.

12 Reasons That Prove Kids Don't Know How Lucky They Have It

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 10.08.2014 | Comedy
Jeff Sorensen

I'm only 29 but I'm starting to feel my age with teenagers running around looking like it's the 80's again.

Three Ways the Third Metric Can Help Kids Through Mindfulness and Face Challenges

Gabriela Mueller Mendoza | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Gabriela Mueller Mendoza

When I am with my children I practice "being present," noticing sometimes small things and acts. I'm taking the time and not only passing the time. After all, mindfulness, as a skill, can be learned and we can start today.

Back-to-School and Back-to-Schedule

Amber Sabathia | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

The month of August in our home is the "No Schedule" month. The kids are officially out of day camp. School hasn't started and it seems to be the furthest thing from our kids' minds.

Joan Jett Rocks It at the Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning

Ilana Rapp | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Ilana Rapp

I love rock and roll! When I found out Joan Jett & The Blackhearts were playing at the Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning this year, you can only imagine my excitement.

Surviving the New (Not So) Normal

Kara Gorski, Ph.D. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Kara Gorski, Ph.D.

While there are a lot of things about life with my kids that make our reality as a family different than it would have been BC (that's, "before cancer" in our house), those things in the end are just our normal.

'Romantic Romeo' From Captivate Theatre at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

Romantic Romeo is the first of the "They Do Not Deserve to Die" series from director Sally Lyall and musical director Tommie Travers. The duo have concocted a hilarious formula to introduce Shakespeare's plots to young 'uns.

7 Differences Between Breastfeeding the First and the Last Baby

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

With your last baby, you whip out your breasts with abandon, like a college girl at Mardi Gras, but more frequently and with an even more appreciative audience (of one). You have nursed openly at restaurants, playgrounds, doctors offices, the frozen yogurt place and your kids' preschool.

Why Multitasking Is The Key To Parental Survival

Beau Coffron | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Beau Coffron

Don't those pictures drive you nuts? You know the ones. You see them in the movies, on social media, in advertisements: Photographs of families who seem perfectly put together, never a hair out of place.But those of us in the trenches know what parenting looks like in reality. You're running around getting the kids ready for school in the morning. You're lucky if you can change out of your pajamas before dropping your son off at 2nd grade and taking your two younger ones to swim lessons. Coffee is a food group, and your one magical wish is that the sink full of dirty dishes will somehow disappear by the time you get home.

5 Reasons Why Childbirth Is Easier Than Feeding Your Kids

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Kristen Hewitt

Welcome to parenthood, and what could be our greatest challenge yet, feeding the little tyrants... I mean our beautiful children.

Where Did The Good 'Ole Family Sitcom Go? Mr. Drummond, Mrs. Huxtable, I Miss You!

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

The definition of "family sitcom" is not what it was back in the '80s or even the '90s. Nowadays, family shows are more geared towards tweens and teens.

Top 10 Things We Will Tell Our Sons About Sex

Em & Lo | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Em & Lo

Basically, porn is a terrible place to learn about how to have great, satisfying sex, and what that kind of sex looks like. It's an especially terrible place to learn about what women like in bed.

V-Day (It's Not The Day You're Thinking Of)

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

Did I think I'd go from being a reporter for KTLA to blogging about my recent vasectomy? Um, no. But if I'm able to help guys out there be more comfortable with having this procedure, then it's worth it.

Sassy Pants

Amy Mullis | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

My husband doesn't look like Zac Efron. But he looks like Prince Charming to me. And he does the dishes. And brings me a cup of tea every night.

9 Back-to-School Tips To Avoid Flunking Fall

Debra Fine | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Debra Fine

Because the summer usually offers many freedoms -- later nights, lazier mornings and space in between to just be a kid -- the structure of a fall schedule can be a bit jarring for the under-20 crowd.

Uncovering the Why Behind the Rise in ADHD Cases

Nichola Petts | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Nichola Petts

How do we decipher regular child-like behavior from a mental disorder? I wonder if that's where the lines start to get blurry and those with short attention spans or who are excitable are being labeled in ways that they shouldn't.

On Bedside Baptist

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

I recognized the heaviness and sadness to be a tremendous feeling of guilt. Guilt that I would somehow impairing or negatively impacting my children's spiritual development all in the name of a few extra winks.

6 Signs The Kids Are Winning

Meredith Hale | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

Mommy wants to leave the house, but no longer has any matching shoes. This is because my toddler has dragged each pair out of the closet and, after taste-testing them, has banished one shoe from each pair. All Mommy is left with are leather boots from my club-hopping days.

Send your Kids Back to School With Confidence

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Change is hard for everyone and we have to help our children through this change with positive self-talk and reminding them of all their positive virtues.

Hands Off My Spray Sunscreen!

Amy Ziff | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Amy Ziff

I would remind consumers that just because a product is sold in a well-known store it doesn't mean the product has been vetted by an independent third party for safety.

This Mom Who Works Out WITH Her Kids Will Inspire You To Get Moving

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents

Lauren Rodgers loves to exercise. She also loves spending time with her children, and she's eager to encourage them to lead healthy, balanced lives. ...