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Why There's an Age Gap Between Our 3 Children

Alishia Osborn | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Alishia Osborn

She is the most determined, tough little girl I know. She doesn't take crap from anyone. She loves hard, plays hard, tries new things, doesn't give up and leaves me amazed at what she can accomplish.

How I Try to Balance Social Media As a Mom and Entrepreneur

Nellie Akalp | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Nellie Akalp

Here are a few guidelines that I'm trying to use to balance social media as a parent and entrepreneur, and I'd be interested to hear your thoughts as well.

Mom's Groundhog Day

Joey Schleicher | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents
Joey Schleicher

Hi, I'm Joey. A mom of four kiddos on an extreme weight loss journey and this is my day.

Best Supporting Actress? Mom

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 02.25.2015 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

I pulled her into an empty rehearsal room and wracked my brain. When in my life had I been truly scared? And what had people said to ease my fears?

Now That 'Two And A Half Men' Is Over, Let's Focus On A Better Show

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment

Nine million people still watch "Two and a Half Men," which will take its final bow on Thursday. The hourlong finale follows what is easily classified...

My Journey Back to Health

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 02.11.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

I am now ready to embrace the world and shepherd this film out and turn my attention away from me to others and give all that I have learned. Life is an exciting journey I am so grateful to be on.

10 Top Apps I Can't Live Without

Susan Holmes-McKagan | Posted 02.06.2015 | Technology
Susan Holmes-McKagan

Due to the enormous range of apps available, I decided to put together a list of some of my essential and all time favorites, that make my crazy busy life as a mom, wife, businesswoman and world traveler to provide you with perhaps a more pleasurable day to day experience.

To Expectant Mom From New Mom, With Love

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 02.26.2015 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

Pregnancy can be an isolating experience, if only because it's your own. No one can know how you feel, because they aren't you. And you have no idea how to feel, because it's not something you've ever done before. Every day, every feeling, is new.

6 Ways to Cut Your Partner Some Slack

Andi Wickman | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
Andi Wickman

As busy moms, we need to slow down, take a breath and treat our husbands as the equal partners they are.

Why I Put Myself First

Samantha Sutherland | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
Samantha Sutherland

I obviously love my child, but I love being a complete version of me, and sometimes that means looking after myself before I look after him.

The Unapologetic Soccer Mom. Got a Problem?

TueNight | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
TueNight

How can being a soccer mom be a bad thing? I wouldn't trade the fun I had with those girls or the miles logged driving to every suburb outside of Chicago for anything. My kids know I'm going to try and make every game and celebrate with them on the wins and give them hugs when it's a loss.

6 Steps to Becoming a Happy, Vibrant Mama

Andi Wickman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Andi Wickman

What if taking more time for YOU actually made you a better parent? Before you were a mom, you were you. And when your kids head off to college or explore the world or whatever they decide to do as adults, you're still going to be you. You are the only constant.

What I Discovered Reading My Childhood Diaries As An Adult

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 03.20.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

I knew in order to be true in my sharing of the past, I needed to find my childhood diaries. That is where I escaped to, writing and drawing in books which I worked so hard to hide -- however, not always successfully.

Play With Me, a Parody

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

Singer Orly C and I have paired up to create this hilarious parody of Sam Smith's Stay With Me for parents who know how hard it is to relax or just enjoy a moment to themselves.

A Letter to My Toddler

Shaney Vijendranath | Posted 03.15.2015 | Parents
Shaney Vijendranath

I've realized that being a toddler is a tough job. Your hours are long and sometimes you end up working a double shift. I understand you have an image to maintain but today we need to chat about a few things that's on my mind.

Wise Podcast Words for Mamas

Ellie Knaus | Posted 03.14.2015 | Parents
Ellie Knaus

I am so fortunate to chat with my cohost Bianca Kajlich and our insightful guests every Wednesday on our Atomic Moms podcast. We've been hearing a lot about the Mommy Wars, and we'd like to offer asylum.

How To Make Your Kids Feel More Important than Your iPhone

Cozetta Lagemann | Posted 03.08.2015 | Parents
Cozetta Lagemann

We're so incredibly focused on everything that we feel we need to do that on some days, our kids don't even get the basics, like eye contact and our undivided attention while they're doing their homework.

5 Smart Ways to Prepare for Your Newborn's Arrival

Shayla R. Price | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Shayla R. Price

Parenthood can be an emotional roller coaster. With a new baby on the way, your family will experience changes. Therefore, the best way to combat anxiety is to prepare for the challenges you may face.

Learning To Appreciate And Respect The Beliefs Of Others

Amber Sabathia | Posted 02.16.2015 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

I once overheard my son having a conversation with his classmate. The friend asked, "What religion are you? We're Catholic." My son replied, "Well, we're kinda like Catholics, but we're Baptist." When I heard this, I knew I had to sit my children down and explain what religion truly is.

Mom Hits the Bar

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 02.09.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

When mom and I are together we slip into our routine banter. Sometimes it does get loud between us and not all the words shared fall into the touchy, feely category. Let's just say, we don't keep anything in.

What Parents Should Really Fear

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

I really appreciate when really smart scientists make their research easy to understand using stories, concepts, and analogies. Natalia uses the concept of the Worry Clock to illustrate how much parents should worry about dangers to their children.

Mom's Entrance

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 02.01.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

At 91, she is a phenomenon. When she is at home in Boca Raton, by 7:00 a.m. she is at the athletic center -- they never call it a gym in her gated community of Boca Pointe. Pointe spelled with an "e" at the end, don't forget it.

Dear Mom

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

How did I not notice that you needed compliments and thank-you's just as much as we did? Every mom deserves to hear that she's appreciated, and I'm sorry it took me until now to say that.

Dear Mom

Patricia Rust | Posted 01.31.2015 | Fifty
Patricia Rust

I wish you could meet Mooster Rob. That's what I called him. He is all that Frank was not. He is kind, caring, loving, and giving. I am convinced that he would give his last penny to anyone who would ask for it. Today, he spent the day helping me put things on Ebay. Is he crazy? He must be.

To Her, I Was

Tricia McCallum | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
Tricia McCallum

Her name was Catherine. Her favorite song was "Imagine" by John Lennon. Her favorite color, yellow. She knew the words to just about any song you could name and would sing at the drop of a hat.