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A Letter to My Mother

Susan Saper Galamba | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women
Susan Saper Galamba

Your birthday and Mother's Day are fast approaching, and this summer will be the 10th anniversary of your death. A day hasn't gone by when I haven't thought of you. In fact, many of those days I have talked to you, and while I know you hear me, it would be really nice to hear your voice.

Relationship Status with Mom: It's Complicated

Penney Berryman | Posted 07.06.2013 | Women
Penney Berryman

You love your Mom... and you find her alternatively infuriating and embarrassing, irreplaceable and overly dramatic, irksome and endearing. As far as I know, Hallmark hasn't yet created a line of cards expressing familial disharmony.

Parental Guidance: 7 Mission Impossible Messes Made Simple (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents

Kids are creative creatures. And like all brilliant artists-in-training, they’re not afraid to get their hands dirty by pushing boundaries — g...

My Mom's Italian Goodbye

Jan Angilella | Posted 06.18.2013 | Women
Jan Angilella

This week marks the second anniversary of my mom's passing. I think about her every day and now I'm planning a "Mom" trip to Italy where I will visit all of our favorite places -- and maybe a few of my own.

On Why We Cook: To Seek Refuge, To Inspire And To Remember

Liza de Guia | Posted 04.16.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

What compels us to cook? I come to the kitchen to be fully present in the moment.

40 Years Later: My Best Trip Ever with My Mom

Lisa Ellen Niver | Posted 06.12.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Ellen Niver

One of the biggest adventures of my entire life was learning to read and constantly getting lost in great adventures. I

Dear Future Daughter-in-Law

Kristin Shaw | Posted 05.27.2013 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

I will love you as my own daughter, if you will let me. If you're close to your mom, I am not going to try to replace her; you don't need two moms. You might, however, be interested in having a mother-in-law who might be a friend. All you have to do is ask.

How to Teach Our Kids About the Perils of Lying

The Chopra Well | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
The Chopra Well

"As a pediatrician and as a mom, my rule is that lying is never OK. This is a boundary -- and an important one at that -- because it keeps kids safe."

Holy Sh*t! That Pistol Packin' Granny Is... My Mom?

Tony Potts | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Tony Potts

I was heading up the 405 freeway here in Los Angeles to pick up my daughter from school and decided to check-in with my mom in Florida to see how her day was and what was new.

Soul Patch

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

When my son got in the car with me after practice, I gingerly brought up the subject of the incident and he retold the story from the point of view of someone who could not believe the kid was stupid enough to do what he did. There was no victim present in front of me.

How Becoming a Mom Improved My Body Image

The Chopra Well | Posted 05.08.2013 | Parents
The Chopra Well

I was frightened of passing down my body obsession and eating disordered history to daughters. With boys, I thought I'd be safe. Boys eat and run and eat some more. Boys don't ask if they look fat in their jeans, right?

The Best Car Seat For Your Baby, Inside and Out

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Parents are realizing that just keeping their children safe in a crash isn't the end-all, be-all of car seats. We also need to think about the long-term implications of exposing our kids to the toxic chemicals the seats can be made with.

'Now That's Italian!'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.04.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a nice Italian boy, as well as a former runner-up in the Newman's Own & Good Housekeeping Recipe Contest for a dish I called Zezima's Zesty Ziti Zinger, I have many remembrances of things pasta.

Should Parents Allow Their Kids onto Social Media?

The Chopra Well | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
The Chopra Well

I have to admit when it comes to my kids, social media has been ensconced in a general aura of fear. It's the unknown that promises to expose my kids to too much information, too much access and too many opportunities to interact with people I don't want them to interact with.

Fumigating? Four Easy Steps to Take Before You Tent

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Chances are, at least one house in your 'hood is being treated for termites right now. And despite the festive clown-and-circus themed tent, the chemicals that go into the fumigation process simply aren't funny.

Jennifer Beals Lands A New TV Gig

Posted 02.13.2013 | TV

Jennifer Beals is headed to Venice. Beals will play the family matriarch in the ABC pilot, which centers on two rival families living in the Calif...

'Last Resort' Star Joins Andy Samberg Pilot

Posted 02.12.2013 | TV

ABC isn't Andre Braugher's "last resort." The actor has landed a co-starring role on Fox's pilot from Mike Schur and Dan Goor alongside Andy Samber...

Where Do We Draw the Line With Bullying?

Mallika Chopra | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Mallika Chopra

Kids can be mean. Perhaps it's part of their exploration of boundaries and their power in social circles. As parents, we can teach our own kids the importance of kindness, respect and treating others as we want them to be treated. And, we can guide them to stand up to bullies.

Recycling 101: Can I Recycle That Straw?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

We all know the drill: Reduce, reuse, recycle. But there may be a bit of confusion on that last part. Even the most seasoned ecoista can be stumped by a bottle cap or a straw. Does it go in the blue bin or the black? If I'm recycling, do I need to wash it first?

'The Killing' Adds A New Character For Season 3

Posted 01.28.2013 | TV

"Combat Hospital" star Elias Koteas has joined the cast of "The Killing" for Season 3, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He'll play Ed Skinner,...

What I Realized From Shopping With My Son and Daughter

Debbie Leon | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Debbie Leon

I am not someone who is excited by clothes and accessories, as my daughter is, but for the sake of family harmony I pretended to be happy while she blissfully shopped. However, I realized that the only thing worse than shopping with someone who loves to shop is shopping with someone who shares my antipathy, like my son.

The Day I Became Older Than My Mother

Tamsin Eva | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
Tamsin Eva

Becoming older than a parent can be a troubling transition. At the most base, mathematical level, it's hard to comprehend how they can still be your parent if you are older than they ever were.

Memories of New Years Eve

Honey Seltzer | Posted 02.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Honey Seltzer

On New Year's Eve I prefer to pay homage to my mother my own way. If I had known that night she was going to leave us, I would have kissed her, hugged her and told her I loved her. I didn't, because it truly never dawned on me that this was her last night.

Christmas With Mom: A Pot of Sauce, Cookies and Laughter

Jan Angilella | Posted 02.26.2013 | Women
Jan Angilella

Christmas will always bring wonderful memories of my mom. I will never get tired of the madness of the season because we enjoyed it together.

3 Tips to Check Toxic Toys Off Your List

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

You're making your list and checking it twice, but do you know what's in the toys you're stuffing in those stockings?