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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.

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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6 Things That Surprise Me About My Kids

Mommy Nearest | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

At night I write down things in my journal that surprised me most that day, along with moments that spoke to my heart and inspired me. Most of the time, I'm writing about my son and daughter. Here are a few ways they have surprised me most.

I Redshirted My Son And I Don't Regret It

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents

While choosing to ‘redshirt’ is a common practice in the sports world, is the same process the key to ensuring your child’s academic and social ...

5 Reasons She Might Not Want More Kids

Kim Schenkelberg | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
Kim Schenkelberg

I cannot speak from a man's perspective, but I can absolutely appreciate why a woman is reluctant to journey down the pregnancy path while holding a toddler on her hip.

A Good Mom Is a Happy Mom

Amber Sabathia | Posted 11.15.2014 | Good News
Amber Sabathia

I had to sit back and decide what makes me happy and finally made the decision after my third child that Mom does what makes her happy.

Do You Know Where Your Kids Are Tonight? Yep.

Cornelia Seigneur | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Cornelia Seigneur

I believe we need to think of our house as a home, as a refuge, as an outreach, as a place of belonging and security. It is not ours to hoard, but ours to share.

Our Journey to Rounding Out a Flat Head

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

Let me be honest. Before becoming a parent, I felt like I was so clueless with many kid-related things. One thing I just had never heard about... flat head syndrome, aka Plagiocephaly. You may be scratching your round head and thinking, "huh?" I know... that's what I thought, too.

'What Are We Going to DO Today?'

Jessica Rassette | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Jessica Rassette

The sun is just starting to sliver its way through the blinds and bright morning eyes stare at me. "What are we going to do today?"

Sometimes, You Just Have to Laugh

Amber Sabathia | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

If you find yourself getting upset or angry over a situation, always remember it could be worse and try to laugh. I find myself laughing at a range of incidents with my four children.

What Watching The Bachelor Has Taught Me About My Marriage

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 10.18.2014 | Women
Leslie Rasmussen

My husband may not whisk me off to another country where he wants to scale the side of a mountain and then slowly repel down so we can bond over our fear of heights, but he does work hard, remember to give the dog her pills and calls me on his way home from work.

The Hundred-Foot Journey: A Culinary, Cultural Love Letter

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 10.12.2014 | Entertainment
Prasanna Ranganathan

While I found the entire movie to be an inspiring feast for the senses, I was struck by one message in particular: 'Food is memories.'

Back-to-School and Back-to-Schedule

Amber Sabathia | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

The month of August in our home is the "No Schedule" month. The kids are officially out of day camp. School hasn't started and it seems to be the furthest thing from our kids' minds.

How Breastfeeding Gave Me My Power Back

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 10.04.2014 | Parents
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

It took me three years and several rounds of IVF to get pregnant and I was acutely aware that this would most likely be the only time I would ever be able to experience it. In my mind, I worked hard and paid a lot of money to get knocked up, so I wanted to enjoy all of the bells and whistles.