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The Mother's Day Flowers You Hated

Amy Aves Challenger | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Amy Aves Challenger

It's almost Mother's Day, but you'll pass on the flowers this year. Not another bouquet, fresh-cut, swaddled in pink, delivered to you.

5 Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Rachel Hollis | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Rachel Hollis

Some of the best presents I get from my children for Mother's Day are homemade. It makes me so happy to see the time and effort they put into each gif...

I Got It From My Mom

Linda Lightman | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Linda Lightman

My mom is and has always been an inspiration for me. With Mother's Day almost here, I've been reflecting on how much my mom helped mold me into the woman I am today. Very recently I planned to have a room re-decorated in my home.

Mother's Day: Love, Loss and Laughter

Brianne L Croteau | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Brianne L Croteau

While my mom never got to meet my children -- or any of her grandchildren -- I know that she would be insanely proud. Proud of the high standards in which G and I raise them and equally proud of our ability to laugh and find the absurd humor in it all.

5 Affordable Gift Ideas for Mother's Day That Will Make You Her Favorite Child

Teen Vogue | Posted 05.06.2016 | Style
Teen Vogue

For Teen Vogue, by Lily Herman. Photo: Courtesy of vendors Shopping for Mother's Day gifts can be tricky: It's hard to find items that don't cost a...

How To Tell If You're A Good Mom, In One Quiz

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents

Moms often wonder if they are making the right choices for their kids, or if they're failing this whole parenting thing. So we've created a handy quiz...

I Want to Tell You About Being the Mom of Bullied Kids

Wendy Del Monte | Posted 05.04.2016 | Parents
Wendy Del Monte

I want to tell you how it feels when your heart breaks as your beautiful child looks up at you and asks, "Mom, what's wrong with me? Why doesn't anyone like me?"

A Good Mom Is a Happy Mom

Amber Sabathia | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

From one mom to another, I urge you to ask yourself, "Is there any accomplishment, hobby, career or even just-me time that I need?" If so, DO IT! Your happiness shows through your parenting. "A good mom is a happy mom!"

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.

The Candor of Motherhood, Part 1

Shana Swain | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents
Shana Swain

My girlfriend and I were chatting over cocktails, gushing about her upcoming wedding. She is so happy about her new life! As the conversation progressed, I asked her a question I had previously made efforts not to ask my friends, "Are you thinking about children?" When we were in our 20s, that notion rarely crossed our minds. So, why is that one of the first things posed to a 30-something woman?

What You Would Really Sound Like If You Took Your Mom's Advice

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.02.2016 | Comedy

As much as you hate to admit it, your mom is usually right about most things. When she tells you to take a jacket, or to ease slowly into a relationsh...

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 53. The Drama of the Gifted Child.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 53. The Drama of the Gifted Child. I don't know about you, sister, but my child is gifted. I mean, his diapers look like ...

Dear Baby Girl: I'm Sorry I Let Alcohol Lie to Us

Natalie Rountree | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Natalie Rountree

You were only eight years old when the police spoke to you outside their vehicle while I was in the backseat of another, crying for you while you were crying for me. All you knew was that your mommy was very sick -- but you know now that I was very drunk. And I was terrified.

7 Ways To Tell If Mom Or Dad Is Starting To Need Help

Derrick Y. McDaniel | Posted 04.25.2016 | Fifty
Derrick Y. McDaniel

Today everyone is "over-scheduled". This is especially true when you have young kids, older parents or both-which is the situation for almost 50% of ...

9 Things Modern Moms Sport Instead of Mom Jeans

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 04.22.2016 | Parents
Rachel Garlinghouse

Today, there's a new mom uniform, and you might just be wearing it right now. Let's see, shall we?

The Invisible Pain That Is Ruining One Mom's Life

Naomi Sakin | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Naomi Sakin

Tonight, I will go to bed and my heart will do the crying for me, hoping that some day a switch will appear and magically give me a life again. I desperately seek to eliminate my title of chronic pain patient and restore it to just "mom."

#Talktome: Mom of 11 With Rose Colored Glasses

Esther Litchfield-FInk | Posted 04.19.2016 | Women
Esther Litchfield-FInk

So how did you have 11 children?

Advocate for Your Breasts

Matthew Taub and Felicia Taub | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Matthew Taub and Felicia Taub

Do you check your breasts regularly? Are you proactive with your health? Do you have a medical baseline? We are our own advocates and need to advocate on our breasts behalf.

The Daddy Diaries, Chapter 52: Why Your Baby Is Acting Like a Dude at a Phish Concert.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 04.18.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Of course, the most difficult thing about being sick and injured, is you want to be babied. But your baby also wants to be babied. And last night, Michelle began feeling not so well. So for one Larry David-ish moment, all three of us were laying in bed moaning.

The Day I Gained a Husband But Didn't Know I Was Also Losing My Mother

Stephanie Molina Ceccarelli | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Molina Ceccarelli

I'd planned to tell Mom how much I loved her, but it was too late. I swallowed the lump in my throat and instead all I could hear myself say was, "Mom, I can't look at you, because if I do I know I'll lose it." We took one step, then another, and walked what I didn't know would be the last walk we'd ever share again. And just like that, she gave me away.

Dear Black Women, Thank You For Making Me a Better Mom

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 04.15.2016 | Parents
Rachel Garlinghouse

There have been numerous encounters over the past seven years in my transracial adoption parenting journey where I've had to remind myself that I can't -- nor should I have to -- tackle adoptive, transracial parenting, or simply parenting, alone.

Actresses and Full-Time Moms: NBC's Alex Meneses and ABC's Wynn Everett on Knowing What You Want

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 04.13.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

Can you really have it all? Yes, yes...we know. It's about balance. But, it is so much more than that. Actresses and full-time moms, Alex Meneses,...

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 51. The First Haircut.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 51. The First Haircut. According to Jewish law, it's an age-old custom to allow a boy's hair to grow untouched until he's...

#TalkToMe : Charlotte Laws and Her Daughter Discuss Secrets, Truths and Frivolous Drivel

Charlotte Laws | Posted 04.07.2016 | Parents
Charlotte Laws

Huffington Post and Facebook invited me to participate in the "Talk to Me" video series with my daughter, Kayla. The goal of the project is to open communication between generations and impart wisdom.

Watch These Moms Hilariously Attempt to Do Their Daughters' Makeup

Teen Vogue | Posted 04.06.2016 | Style
Teen Vogue

by Andrea Navarro, Teen Vogue Courtesy of YouTube Getting your makeup done -- by anyone other than a professional -- is usually a little bit tricky...