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The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 30. Dirty Hands.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Relationships are hard. Conflict is everywhere. Lately, Michelle has been trying to blame Lev's farts on me, even though -- and I swear I am not making this up -- only one of us can hiccup and fart at the same time, and it's not me. (Tried. Can't.)

Starting Family Traditions

Yetty Williams | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents
Yetty Williams

As a family living in a busy urban city it can be very easy to get into the grind of just getting things done and quickly. The list of things to do includes manoeuvring traffic to get to work and school, running the home, paying bills, cooking and cleaning before you add the biggest task of all -- raising the children.

Tech Overwork Culture is Killing Families

Psyched in San Francisco | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Psyched in San Francisco

If you or someone you know is caught up in the overwork rat-race, help to spread the word. We need to change the overwork culture from a badge of honor to a marker of imbalance -- if not for ourselves, for our children.

Supporting Your Most Valuable Asset

Stephanie Preusse | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Stephanie Preusse

Finding balance and keeping your health and overall wellness a priority. This is a topic that is being talked about often.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 29. What to Do When Your Baby Discovers His Banana.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Lev turned 6 months old the other day and on his birthday, he earned real money for his first modeling gig. Our tiny Zoolander also ate fruit food for the first time that day -- a banana.

Why I'm Not Ready To Talk To My Daughter About Tragedies

Mommy Nearest | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Right now, I'm going to let my tears fall in the shower, instead of in front of my child. I'm going to turn off the television, close the Facebook tab, toss the paper in the recycling under bottles and cans. I'm going to let my daughter play and laugh, and not know all of the terrible things that I have to know.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 28. The Day My Son Lost His Food Virginity.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Food. Without it, we would be unable to think about 99% of the things that usually bother us. Call it a design flaw, but we humans need to eat every few hours or we melt down.

The Daddy Diaries, Chapter 27: An Organic Crib.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

We should definitely buy a fancy Swedish crib called Oeuf, because anyone who makes wooden furniture in Sweden and names it after the French word for egg can't be all that bad.

The Daddy Diaries, Chapter 26: Chin Up

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.17.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

I'm not sure what's more disturbing: the news that babies are born with 300 bones and yet as adults, we only have 206. Or the fact that I learned that...

7 Things I Dislike In My 30s (That I Never Thought I Would)

Meg Owen | Posted 11.13.2015 | Women
Meg Owen

When I was young, I couldn't wait to be an adult and do adult-like things. Have my own house, pay my own bills. HAHAHA. This is the biggest laugh of them all.

These 13 Photos Perfectly Illustrate What It's Like To Be A Parent On The Go

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2015 | Parents

What does it mean to be a parent on the go? Don’t take it from us; take it from parents who have been there, done that, wiped that.

The Daddy Diaries: Chapter 25 -- In Praise of the Most High

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

He started softly at first, and then began growing in volume. Over and over and over. It wasn't like he was saying, "Oh God!" More like just intoning the name of the primordial creator as if it was a mantra, rolling the word around in his mouth slowly and repeatedly, like it was a marble or a malted ball.

Boys Are Gross

Amanda Waggener | Posted 11.13.2015 | Parents
Amanda Waggener

Last weekend I took my son, my nephew and a friend to our church youth group leader's apartment. They had plans to go get pizza then head to a local elementary school to use their gym for a game of dodgeball.

Desperate Dad Turns to Kardashians for Help

Forrest Brakeman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Comedy
Forrest Brakeman

I watched her play The Kardashian game on her phone for hours, amazed that something could keep her attention for so long. Longer than Pretty Little Liars. Longer than Supernatural. Way longer than she would talk to me.

Work or Family?

Stephanie Preusse | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Preusse

I continue to fine tune this thing called balance, but I will tell you this; I couldn't be happier or more hopeful with the decision I've made.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 24. A Buddhist View of Attachment Parenting.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.11.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

After all the warnings, I was duly scared about the sleep thing. And it's true. I have not slept more than a few hours in a row for months. But what nobody tells you is how much joy you feel.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 23. A New Pair of Genes.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.10.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Before we left the hospital with Lev, the nurse gave us a little lecture about how important it is not to shake the baby. We've all read about awful incidents in the newspaper often enough to realize why the state has now mandated this little chat with new parents--though I found it odd that they not only explain it, but make both parents sign a document promising we would not violently shake Lev.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 22. The Best of the Breast.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.06.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

The big people took me see some fancy Jewish doctor and he said I need to gain more weight. Whatever, fancy Jewish doctor. You're not the one who's got to fit into a diaper bikini this summer. Do you have any idea how long it takes to lose this baby weight?

My Update -- and What I Learned From a Transgender 4-Year-Old

Joy Chen | Posted 11.06.2015 | Women
Joy Chen

I want to live in a society which values each human being and which is ruled by love and empathy instead of hatred and cruelty.

Impeding LGBT Parents Does Not Help Children Who Need Families

Adam Pertman | Posted 11.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Adam Pertman

All a state is doing when it imposes restrictions is shrinking its pool of prospective parents and, as a result, decreasing the odds that children in its custody will ever live in permanent, loving and successful families.

How to Have Less Stress and More Joy This Holiday Season

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 11.04.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

We're all going to mom's house this year. I'm packing the bags (enough underwear for the 5-year old? Check). And a special sort of holiday anxiety creeps in.

Wonder Moms: Laurel Wider

Dana Holmes | Posted 11.04.2015 | Parents
Dana Holmes

Laurel Wider is a mom, psychotherapist and, now, a toy inventor. Between all of that and a 4-year-old son, every day is a balancing act. Laurel is the simple yet stylish Founder and CEO of Wonder Crew.

‘Start Where You Are' And 6 Other Mantras For The Modern Mom And Dad

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.04.2015 | Parents

Despite how tough parenting can be sometimes, throwing temper tantrums is frowned upon for adults. (How unfair is that?!) Yes, a big part of paren...

Why Being the Parent of a One-Year-Old Is Simply Exhausting

Regan Long | Posted 11.03.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

You see those commercials. Their homes are spotless; everything in place and organized -- pretty much sparkling. Their babies are always giggling and smiling. I think I'd like to make my own commercial of what it's really like to be the parent of a one year old.

12 Reasons Why Parents Need Mindfulness Now

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 11.11.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

Parenting today is about shifting generational patterns of shame and blame. And mindfulness is the foundation that conscious parenting is built on.