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A 3-Year-Old Gives A Presidential Stump Speech

Melissa Sher | Posted 01.29.2016 | Comedy
Melissa Sher

Hello! What a crowd! Thank you! I want to thank you for being here for me today, and I want to tell you that I'm here for you too. Because this campaign isn't about me. This campaign is about the future.

8 Venn Diagrams That Cover 18 Years Of Childhood

Melissa Sher | Posted 07.29.2016 | Parents
Melissa Sher

No two days with your child are ever alike. And, once you've been in the thick of a developmental stage and think you have something finally figured out, your kids go and change on you.

Freaking Out, And 14 Other Milestones For New Parents

Melissa Sher | Posted 07.20.2016 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Here are just some of the totally NORMAL things that you are likely to do.

Let's Tell The Babies About Sleep Awareness Week

Melissa Sher | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Babies are really the ones who need to learn about Sleep Awareness Week. So, please ... if you know a baby or have a baby or see a baby, tell them to stay in their beds and cribs longer. Tell them they'll be better off in the long run because we, their parents and caregivers, will be better off.

50 Things I've Learned In 10 Years As A Parent

Melissa Sher | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Melissa Sher

I've learned that if one door closes and another opens and then slams shut, it means the kids are fighting.

She Broke Me: The Internet's Letter of Resignation

Melissa Sher | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women
Melissa Sher

You should know that it's not the nudity that bothers me. I'm the Internet! I love nudity! But, enough is enough. I thought it would die down. I waited 15 minutes. Nothing. Then, 15 hours. Nothing. Days have passed! But -- still -- they talk. And so, I made my decision.

Oh Sh*t, I'm So Tired (A Poem For New Mothers)

Melissa Sher | Posted 09.27.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Yes, I'm tired, exhausted and bitter. Can't you tell I'm at the end of my wits? My poor brain is fried and my body hurts. Sleep deprivation is truly the pits.

17 Highly Scientific Facts About Parenting

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.17.2014 | Parents

Have you ever felt like being a parent really just means taking care of tiny drunk people who leave waves of destruction in their path? Melissa Sher o...

What I Think My 3-Year-Old Wants To Be When He Grows Up

Melissa Sher | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

A noodle twirler, bug collector, Frisbee hurler, toy inspector, finger snapper, maze constructor, gift unwrapper, train conductor, hula hooper, snowball thrower...

5 Highly Scientific Facts About Babies

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents

"Parenting -- in a lot of ways -- is just a really, really long experiment," says Melissa Sher of Mammalingo. "We know the outcome we want but have no...

Let's Cut The Crap And Kiss Goody Bags Goodbye

Melissa Sher | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Enough with the plastic. Enough with the small. Enough with the cheap. Enough with the crap. Sometimes nothing is better than something.

5 Reasons Being A Toddler Is Really Tough Times

Melissa Sher | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

When I see one, I don't think, "Oh, how adorable." I think, "Oh, you poor dear." Because being a toddler is not all fun and games.

7 Things Babies Should Give Up Right Now If They Want To Get Into Harvard

Melissa Sher | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Who cares about learning to get along with others, problem solve and think creatively? What 5- and 6-year-olds need is more college-prep time! You know what? What BABIES need is more college prep time!

17 Things Your Child's Pediatrician Doesn't Want To Hear From You

Melissa Sher | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

We're applying to preschools and would love a letter of recommendation from you and from each of your partners.

10 Truths About Parenting Small Children

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents

In today's very digital world, there are plenty of ways for parents to find comfort, support and laughter without leaving the comfort chaos of their o...

Don't Ban Bossy. Embrace It.

Melissa Sher | Posted 05.11.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

I love that and the Girl Scouts have partnered to help empower girls and encourage them to lead. I love what they're doing. I just don't love how they've chosen to word their message.

If Toddlers Answered the Proust Questionnaire...

Melissa Sher | Posted 05.06.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Because I've wanted to better understand babies and toddlers for some time, I've asked a 1-year-old, 2-year-old and 3-year-old to answer questions from the survey.

Sh*t Every New Parent Should Know

Melissa Sher | Posted 03.05.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

People who tell you "it goes by so fast" do not have babies or small children at home. It goes by so slow. But you know what? That's good! There's more room for error! Be grateful.

13 Made-Up Words All Parents Will Understand

Melissa Sher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

UP-SET [Fr. upset + up or awake]: Feeling of profound disappointment that a parent has when a baby wakes up much earlier than usual from his nap.

Please, Let This Product Be Our Low Point

Melissa Sher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

"It makes potty training fun and easy!" How fun and easy does potty training have to be? How distracted do our kids need to be all the time? How distracted do WE need to be all the time?

Melissa Sher: Why It's Never Too Late to Bloom

Melissa Sher | Posted 09.16.2013 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Phyllis Diller was "leaning in" before "leaning in" was cool. The next time you take a sip from something today -- and I don't care if it's wine, iced coffee or gazpacho -- drink to her.

LOOK: 14 Words We'd Like To See Added To The Dictionary

Posted 04.12.2013 | Parents

Several years ago, HuffPost blogger Melissa Sher became aware of a void in the English language. It didn't have enough words. "I needed a word to des...

What Children Can Teach Us About Happiness

Melissa Sher | Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Books on happiness are almost as popular as ones about teenage vampires in love. Yet, for those of us with small children, it's hard to find time to read an entire book (or rinse shampoo out of our hair).