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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.

10 Dos & Don'ts When Talking to Your Children about Terrorism

Dr. Jodi Gold | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Dr. Jodi Gold

The recent violence and terrorist attacks in Paris present challenges for parents. Do you tell your children? When and how do you tell your children about these terrorizing and scary events? What are the dos and don'ts?

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...

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.

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.

Pregnant Woman Walking (and Other Mystifying Acts)

Sarah Toce | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Toce

There's nothing to see here. Just a nine-month pregnant woman making her way in the world so that her daughter one day has all the opportunities afforded to every male counterpart she encounters.

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

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 08.04.2016 | 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?

How to Raise a Charitable Child

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Christopher A. Brown

What's the secret to raising a charitable child? It's simple. Talk to them about charitable giving.

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.

Letter To My Daughter On Her 29th Birthday

Teresa Kindred | Posted 10.30.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

Today is your 29th birthday. While I am sure you are thinking, 'One more year until 30! Oh my!' I'm thinking, 'Where did 29 years go?' It seems like yesterday the nurses placed you in my arms and I fell in love with you.

QUIZ: Can You Match These Movies To What My Mom Calls Them?

Elizabeth Logan | Posted 10.30.2015 | Comedy
Elizabeth Logan

*She knows the name but I think she thinks it's a movie? She's always surprised when it isn't nominated for any Oscars.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 21. Daydreams.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Like any normal father of a newborn child, I spend most of my waking hours daydreaming about when Lev is old enough to be my buddy and we both get matching cowboy outfits and run around the house with broomsticks pretending to be in the Wild West.

6 Reasons Why Moms Make The Best Friends

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 10.26.2015 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

I have no shame in admitting that my mom is one of my best friends. We text throughout the day and talk on the phone a few times per week. It's been that way ever since I left for college and continues to be that way after graduating and moving out of the house. It will probably always be that way, and that's perfectly OK with me. Here's why moms make the best friends.

Mom Pens Heartfelt Thank You Letter To Kind Stranger At The Skatepark

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.22.2015 | Good News

A mom, moved by the unexpected kindness of a young man at an Ontario skatepark, penned an open letter earlier this month thanking him for the concern ...

Attention Target Customers: This Store Plays Porn ... By Accident (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 10.16.2015 | Weird News

Clean-up in aisle 12... Someone needs to scrub this from the public memory. Shoppers at a Target in Campbell, California, got an early morning earful...

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 20. And Now, A Word From Lev.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 10.15.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Hi. It's me, Lev. Yes, I know how to type. It's time I set the record straight. First of all, the two big people have gone crazy lately and begun trying to force me to adhere to some insane sleep schedule they read about in a book.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 19. Three Keys to Raising a Happy, Healthy Baby.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 10.14.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

There's a lot of advice out there about how to raise a baby. There's so much information, much of it contradictory, that it can be overwhelming for new parents to wade through the ocean of books, websites, and well-meaning friends and relatives, all of whom are certain their way is the correct way.

The Daddy Diaries Chapter 18 -- 10 Ways to Lose the Dad Bod

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 10.09.2016 | Comedy
Dimitri Ehrlich

Since Baron von Burpenstein showed up, it's been hard to sleep. And hence hard to find time to exercise, or brush my teeth. I used to take pride in my appearance, but I am so overjoyed at the pleasures of fatherhood I hardly even spend all day in front of the bathroom mirror weeping.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 17. Five Ways to Keep a New Mom Happy.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 10.07.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

When you become a father, if you really fall head over heels with the baby, you begin to appreciate the woman with whom you share the awesome responsibility of parenting in an entirely new light.

Yelling: Our Parental Language of Love

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 10.07.2016 | Parents
Marjoriet T. Matute

Screaming, crying and talking back are all traits that were immediately removed from the equation and replaced with smiles, genuine conversations and explanations. Yes, we yell, but then it's followed up with the why's and why not's.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 16. How Boxing Prepares You For Fatherhood.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 09.29.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

There are a few moments in life when our mettle as men is tested. Getting into a fist fight is one. Having a baby is another. You can prepare for either of these, but until you go through it, you never really know how you will respond.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 15. How Science Explains The Love You Feel For Your Baby.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 09.25.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 15. He blinded me with science. A new dad is lying on the couch, a place where he used to go to drink beer, cuddle with h...

When Your Child Becomes A Party Animal

Amber Sabathia | Posted 09.24.2016 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

When throwing my kids a party I always ask them what they want. I'm not saying that I give them exactly what they ask for, but they have a better imagination and ideas for a fun and entertaining party.