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Top 25 Things on My Gratitude List This Thanksgiving

Kara Gorski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.25.2015 | Women
Kara Gorski, Ph.D.

Do you keep a gratitude list? Because, I don't. Not regularly anyway. And with good intentions this month to write one thing down a day that I'm grateful for, I did not. But, with Thanksgiving now upon us, I've been really noodling over the things that top my gratitude list. Here's my top 25. What's on yours?

The Empty Chair At Thanksgiving

Sara Lindberg | Posted 11.25.2015 | Parents
Sara Lindberg

Our Thanksgiving table is still full of laughter, kindness, smiles and love. We are finding our way by creating new memories, new traditions. Even though you are not part of the new stories, your spirit is always with us.

10 Unexpected Perks of Being a New Parent of Twins

Rachel Brehm | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents
Rachel Brehm

What I didn't expect was the many bonuses and unexpected perks of having two little ones hanging out with me all the time. So to all you new and expecting parents out there, here are a few cool things that nobody warned me about.

Go Ahead, Take a Bite: New GMO Apples Are Perfectly Safe

Julie Kelly | Posted 11.24.2015 | Science
Julie Kelly

With one little tweak, a company has created non-browning varieties of apples that may be more appealing to consumers as well as restaurants and organizations that resist serving apples because of the waste potential.

Thanksgiving, Full Circle

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Jodi Meltzer

This Thanksgiving, I will feel the love that always flowed so freely when my mom was alive. This Thanksgiving, I will look across the table at my very best friend, the one who loves me unconditionally, intensely, immensely. Although the face will be different, the feeling will be the same.

This Mom Judging Your Messy Apartment Really Hits Home

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.24.2015 | Comedy

Michael Henry likes to impersonate a mother being a mother. This time, Henry's matriarchal alter-ego is visiting her daughter's apartment for ...

Mom! The Monsters

Sara Lindberg | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents
Sara Lindberg

"Mom! The Monsters!" was the pick for our bedtime story last night. Make sure you read that right. It is not Mom -- The Monster. Even though we are monsters sometimes!

The Breastfeeding Photo Every Dad Needs To See

Mama Bean | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

Because connection, unity and support can really never be underestimated.

Cooking With The Whole Vegetable Is Way Easier Than You Think

Chadwick Boyd | Posted 11.24.2015 | Taste
Chadwick Boyd

While home cooks care a lot about ease and convenience in the kitchen, today they also want more from their food. Whole vegetable cooking allows for just that. No need to waste time peeling beets and no money wasted throwing their greens away. Nowadays, it's wash, cook, eat... and enjoy.

The Yellow Brick Road of Terrorism

Nancy Fagan | Posted 11.23.2015 | Parents
Nancy Fagan

Children no longer live in a world of simple fears like those experienced by Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. She gasped, "Oh my!" after learning she may soon encounter frightening "Lions, tigers, and bears."

'I'm Tired...' and Other Startling Discoveries of a Mompreneur

Megan Brosterman | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Megan Brosterman

There are so many articles out there about women in the workplace and the choices they have to make. A successful career or family first. How to measure success? To be honest, most of the time I'm not sure I'm meeting success in either area. This article is about what works for me.

How to Raise a Resilient Child

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

No matter how closely parents try to manage their children's lives they can't possibly protect them from life's trials and tribulations. Indeed, parents shouldn't protect their children from those things. Parents should guide their children instead in how to effectively manage the challenges they'll face on their own.

Mom Who Was Horrified By Cam Newton’s Dancing Changes Her Tune

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.20.2015 | Sports

Earlier this week, a mother of a young Tennessee Titans fan harshly condemned Carolina Panther Cam Newton in an open letter concerning a ce...

What Being A Micro-Preemie Mom Taught Me About Gratitude

Kayla Aimee | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Kayla Aimee

On the eve of her fifth birthday, I kneel quietly next to her bed and watch the slow rise and fall of her chest, remembering all the times they had to resuscitate her and counting my blessings.

Keeping Things in Perspective: Surviving the Holidays

Lisa Yue | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Yue

With Thanksgiving marking the start of the holiday season, I already feel the stress of added demands. There are meals to plan, gifts to buy, cards to...

5 Helpful Fashion and Beauty Hacks for Busy Moms

Avelist | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents

If you're a mom (or, heck, if you're friends with a mom) you know what an accomplishment it is to dry your hair in the morning. Or put on makeup. Between meltdowns and story times and spilled food and toys all over the floor, you feel lucky to finish the day in one piece. We get it!

Why I'm Waving The White Flag In The War On Head Lice

Caroline Judge Mehta | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
Caroline Judge Mehta

Under the glare of the fluorescent lights, and against the contrast of the white paper towel, the bug took its full, wretched, kinetic form. It was phase 44 all over again. I gagged.

A 'Rent-A-Mom' Service For Times When You Just Need Your Mommy

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.12.2015 | Fifty

NeedAMom1 from nina on Vimeo. Young or old, there are times all of us need a mother. Like when you get sick for the first time living on your ...

Entrepreneurs Wanted: No Experience Necessary

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 11.11.2015 | Small Business
Kali Kasprzyk

No one and nothing can prepare you for starting your own business. Sure you can take classes, buy fancy software, lease office space, and "get your ducks in a row"; but when it comes down to it you have to simply have the drive to keep moving forward.

I Was Raised to Be a Strong, Independent Latina

Robb Moreira | Posted 11.11.2015 | Latino Voices
Robb Moreira

My mother taught me how to be like her. Strong. Independent. Someone who doesn't need anyone for anything. I was taught these things. As a man. My mother took the "traditional" Latin culture and turned it on its head.

Mom Illustrates All The Pregnancy Problems No One Wants To Talk About

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.11.2015 | Parents

Body hair. Swelling. Invasive questions.  These are just some of the difficulties pregnant women have to deal with. Illustrator and mother of two...

What It's Like When Your Mother Struggles With Major Anxiety

YourTango | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living

When my mother was feeling sunny and present, she was patient and kind, spending hours on the phone with me at college while I had panic attacks, or teaching me how to play gin rummy. Then, without warning, she'd be replaced by a cold, distant clone.

Feeding Baby: 6 Tips Every New Parent Should Know

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

I can offer a map through the confusing maze of conflicting nutritional advice. Here are six straightforward tips to ensure your child gets a healthy start.

Attachment Parenting Did Not Ruin My Life

Mama Bean | Posted 11.06.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

For me, Attachment Parenting is not just one thing or one set of rules. My family's AP is different to your family's AP and so on. Because my Attachment Parenting has actually been many, many things over the years.

A Letter to My Daughter

Sara Lindberg | Posted 11.05.2015 | Parents
Sara Lindberg

Your beliefs about your ability and feelings start with "I CAN." Accept failure as a step towards success. Try not to doubt who you are or criticize yourself, your body. The world does all those things for you and it is your job to stand up to it.