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The Unapologetic Soccer Mom. Got a Problem?

TueNight | Posted 01.23.2015 | 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 01.21.2015 | 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 01.18.2015 | 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 01.15.2015 | 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 01.13.2015 | 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 01.12.2015 | 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 01.06.2015 | 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 12.18.2014 | 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 12.17.2014 | 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 12.10.2014 | 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 12.04.2014 | 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 12.02.2014 | 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 12.02.2014 | 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 12.01.2014 | 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.

Why We Must Honor the Teaching Profession

Laura Wellington | Posted 01.19.2015 | Education
Laura Wellington

To begin righting the U.S. education system, our nation needs to reclaim the belief that the teaching profession is a highly regarded, extraordinarily valuable position in society.

Allison Janney Opens Up About Losing Her Brother To Addiction

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Allison Janney won an Emmy for her hilarious work on "Mom," a sitcom that finds the humor in recovering from addiction, but it was a dark personal tra...

Dear Mom, You Were Right

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 01.17.2015 | Parents
Sarah Cottrell

I remember clearly the day I sassed you so hard that you looked me square in the eye and said, "I hope you have a child exactly like you someday." I laughed and shrugged it off. It made no sense. Didn't you mean that you wanted to ground me for eternity?

Is Coffee-Shop Divorce Coaching an Alternative to Couch Therapy?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Would the comfy lounge chairs and soothing smell of lattes create the kind of inviting atmosphere, where people going through the most challenges conflicts of their lives, could open up and discuss their divorce?

'Tis the Season to Give Back

Amber Sabathia | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact
Amber Sabathia

Many children correlate the Holiday Season as "'Tis the Season for Getting," but we strive to teach our children "'Tis the Season of Giving." It's our responsibility to teach the importance of giving back and what that term truly means.

21 Things I Want to Teach My Daughter

Shaney Vijendranath | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Shaney Vijendranath

You're beautiful and you will always be my baby. I love you more than you will ever know, and the bond we share can never be replaced.

What Do Marathons and Divorce Have in Common?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Most who have been through a divorce will tell you that it is a marathon, not a sprint. In order to get to the finish line without collapsing, it is helpful to have a coach guide you from beginning to end.

'They Grow Up So Fast!'...and Other Cliché Phrases

Denice Duff | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
Denice Duff

I came home from the airport to quiet house with an empty laundry hamper, the sink devoid of dirty dishes and a bathroom counter I could actually see. And I thought to myself, there are two things that are keeping me from sobbing from loneliness.

Shocking: Stage Moms vs. NFL's Manning Family

Denice Duff | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Denice Duff

From Shirley Temple to Drew Barrymore, young girls have loved to dress up and entertain. I'm going out on a limb here when I say stage moms are like cosmetic surgery, you only really notice the bad ones...

A Shocking New Perspective on Motherhood

Johanna Stein | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Johanna Stein

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