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I Decided to Become a Minivan Mama (And I'm Proud of It!)

Mommy Nearest | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

When I told my kids we were planning to get a car with more seats, my three-year-old daughter said, "For our friends?" Yes, for our friends. And for grandparents. And for us. There you have it. We are getting a minivan and I am actually excited about it. I am just as shocked as you are.

Mom Eulogizes Her Minivan (VIDEO)

Meredith Masony | Posted 04.08.2017 | Parents
Meredith Masony

I loved my minivan like it was a member of the family. Ride or die, ride or die.

The Scariest Thing I've Ever Done

Deanna Smith | Posted 10.30.2016 | Parents
Deanna Smith

As we got closer and closer, the dark cloud seemed to lower itself closer and closer toward us. I slowed down. My life was flashing before my eyes. A few black birds that looked an awful lot like bats swooped low and close to my windshield and I wondered if this was the same sort of symbol as a black cat crossing your path? Seemed about right.

The 6 Annoying Selfies I Shamelessly Share

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 09.03.2016 | Parents
Rachel Garlinghouse

In the midst of my most chaotic days (which is pretty much every day), I want to recall that I did something other than always wear stained workout Target clearance clothing, breakup sibling arguments, and sweep crumb-laden floors.

10 Things I Said I Would Never Do As A Parent

Meredith Masony | Posted 06.10.2016 | Parents
Meredith Masony

I remember always be the last kid to get picked up from school or sports practice. It was so embarrassing. Recently, my son was the last one to be picked up from daycare. Guess what? He survived, and so did I.

Becoming A Mother After Having A Baby

Ann Zamudio | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Ann Zamudio

Selflessness doesn't effortlessly bloom as soon as that baby comes out of our bodies. I don't know why so many people pretend that it does.

My Minivan Isn't Cool, But It Sure Is Stacked

Kelly Suellentrop | Posted 04.04.2015 | Parents
Kelly Suellentrop

I love my minivan so much that a regular old blog post didn't seem enough to announce its advent into my life. As I searched for inspiration, the same line kept popping into my head: "I like minivans and I cannot lie..."

Death Via Minivan

Abby King | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Abby King

For many of us, the minivan is the final straw, and unlike all of the other lines we begrudgingly stepped over with a shrug and a sigh, this is the one line in the sand we will not cross.

Dumpster on Wheels: My Car After Kids

Lisa Oppenheimer | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Lisa Oppenheimer

The metamorphosis is insidious. One day you're behind the wheel of a cute little wagon, and the next you're driving a mobile garbage dump with fossilized Goldfish on the floor and previously undiscovered life forms multiplying under the seat.

When You Buy A Minivan

Kate Baer | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Kate Baer

My plan when we picked up the van was to take a picture of me lying dramatically on the hood, giving my saddest "I've been dethroned from coolness" face. But after driving it for .08 seconds, I realized my shame was vain and THERE ARE TWELVE CUP HOLDERS.

7 Signs You're a Minivan Owner

Jeff Bogle | Posted 03.17.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

Did you spy the wicked grille up there, junior? How 'bout them sweet curves on the rear taillights, young whippersnapper? Word. That's how I roll.

The Icon That Embodies The Passion Of Older Women

Margaret Manning | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Women over 60 have lived through six amazing decades. Throughout our lives, with a curious and adventurous nature, we have challenged the status quo and celebrated our independence and freedom. Many of us have had to build enormous emotional reserves to manage and survive difficult times.

This Minivan Is Having The Best Day Ever

Posted 10.02.2013 | Divorce

Let's face it: life as a minivan probably sucks. While the minivan's brethren -- sports cars and luxury sedans -- are out for sushi or cruising to th...

Van, Go

David Vienna | Posted 12.15.2012 | Parents
David Vienna

When I see a family struggling to get their kids buckled into the safety seats in an SUV, I just laugh. Anyone who chooses an SUV over a minivan because they're worried about looking unhip will quickly need to figure out the coolest accessory to go with a bad back.

I Am Learning to Be a Parent of Grown Children

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 11.28.2012 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I am slowly learning that the skills required for being a parent of grown children are quite different from those required to parent younger children. The early days seem easy now. These days require more: listen closely, practice restraint... not my strong suit.

'50 Shades'...10 Years Later

Bethany Meyer | Posted 10.22.2012 | Parents
Bethany Meyer

Dear Ana, I'm writing to give some insight into a day in your life with Christian and your children in 10 years' time. You're probably more shocked by this snapshot of your future than you were upon first entry into Christian's red room of pain. I know.

Gaffes Romney's Aides Have Written for His Next Foreign Tour

John Blumenthal | Posted 10.02.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

My talks with President Asher Minivan were very productive. He assured me that his country's relations with Israel will always be kosher.

'You Mean About the No Pants?'

Bethany Meyer | Posted 09.30.2012 | Parents
Bethany Meyer

Where do your kids ask their tough questions?

Honk If You Love This Clip (Dan Gets a Minivan: A Love Story)

Dan Zevin | Posted 06.10.2012 | Parents
Dan Zevin

Before having kids, my life was economy-sized. There was room for just three passengers: Me, Me and Me.

'Top Gear' Crosses The Continental Divide In Minivans

Posted 03.07.2012 | TV

The "Top Gear" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on History) team became the first people to cross the continental divide on a mule trail, and their vehicle of choice...

PHOTO: This Awesome Dude's Hair Will Amaze You

Posted 12.12.2011 | Comedy

Move over, everyone, because this dude exists in our world. Posted by user ScrewNutNbolt to Reddit's Trees section (it's about marijuana), we're ju...

Major Changes for Ford's All New 2011 Explorer

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The truck which challenged millions of drivers to sit way up high, go off-road and inspired an entire generation of too-big vehicles in too many hands, is back in an all new iteration. 2010-07-27-explorer.jpg

What's Going On With This Red Minivan?

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

What caught my eye was the weird wire coming out of the rear window, running into the gas tank, coming back out of the gas tank, and finally attached to a bizarre axle on the tire.

What Moves a Man to Go Minivan?

Trevor Traina | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Trevor Traina

Forget about premature balding or a dating-age daughter -- few things terrify most married men more than the idea of getting a minivan.

Car sales, 2008; even worse than we thought

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Monday brought three conference calls, each about an hour, with executives from each of the Detroit Three announcing, dissecting and, most of all, spi...