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The Reminders That Save Me When I Feel Trapped

Tricia Mirchandani | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Tricia Mirchandani

Sometimes I feel trapped just by the fact that they are children and they are mine.

This Is What It Means To Make Time For Laughter

Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

A Week in the Life

Zsofi McMullin | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Zsofi McMullin

I was a firefighter, a policeman, a rock star, a mama bear, a bumblebee. I wore a helmet, a sword, bright blue beads in my hair and a bib around my neck. I built towers, an airport, a zoo, a pyramid, a bridge crossing an invisible river.

The Power Of A Small Note

Wendy Bradford | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

These little messages, and the generous nature of mornings, give us all permission to begin again.

The Last One

Lindsay Ferrier | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
Lindsay Ferrier

When you picture the last one in your mind, he'll always be running ahead of you and you'll be trying your best to keep up, your heart bursting with mingled joy and despair.

10 Things The Experts Won't Tell You About Parenting

Kristen Hansen Brakeman | Posted 05.26.2014 | Parents
Kristen Hansen Brakeman

I've read a ton of parenting books over the years, often desperate for insight or answers. But what I've found is that most parenting advice is just trite hooey.

The Honest Toddler Guide To Tantrums

Honest Toddler | Posted 05.13.2014 | Parents
Honest Toddler

There's a very dirty word commonly used to describe the mild outbursts of reasonable emotion that toddlers display from time to time. That word is TANTRUM.

Why I Ache For My 40-Something Self

Jessica Rassette | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Jessica Rassette

My 40-something self, that poor relaxed soul with no more babies squealing to be raised, I ache a chilling and lonely ache for her.

'Mommy, Somebody Needs You'

Megan Morton | Posted 05.06.2014 | Parents
Megan Morton

I have to stop dreaming of "one day" when things will be easier. Because the truth is, it may get easier, but it will never be better than today.

Why Mama Needs To Be Alone

Zsofi McMullin | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Zsofi McMullin

Mama needs to be alone now. Not for too long, just a couple of days. Really, you won't even notice that she is gone. OK, maybe you will. But really, it's for the best.

Talking To Toddlers So They Will Listen

Raluca State | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Raluca State

We have become those parents who are already annoyed before anything annoying happens. Who use time-outs like crutches, handing them out from morning to night. We are letting power struggles with a toddler take away our power as parents.

What I Need To Remember About The Baby Stage

Jessica Rassette | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Jessica Rassette

I should be thankful for all of the stages. The Mount Everest hip baby stages, bottom-wiping stages, teeth growing teeth falling stages, stray sock stages, and whatever stages may and will come.

This Is A Mom's Brain On Noise

Kim Forde | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
Kim Forde

Of course I expect noise. It comes with the territory. But at some point, it began eating my brain and swallowing things like complete thoughts and witty remarks.

The Part Of Parenting We're Too Scared To Talk About

Wendy Bradford | Posted 03.09.2014 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

No one is perfect. We all lose it sometimes. But what happens when losing it crosses the line from frustration to rage?

18 Things Little Kids Know About Happiness

Melissa Sher | Posted 11.02.2013 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Little kids. They're sticky. They drip a lot. And they mess up our stuff. But we wouldn't trade them for anything in the world. We can't. We're actually not allowed. Most countries have very strict laws against it. So, since they're still ours for the next 18 or so years, let's learn from them.

24 Reasons Little Children Make Us Smile

Melissa Sher | Posted 08.02.2013 | Parents
Melissa Sher

That big breath before blowing out the birthday candles. A bedtime routine for a baby doll. Pasghetti. Handburgers. And other perfectly imperfect mispronunciations.

LOOK: How A Toddler Views A Purse

nickmom | Posted 09.17.2012 | Parents

Written by Leanne Shirtliffe for NickMom One of the reasons we love toddlers the most? Because you can hand them anything -- a piece of paper, a st...