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20 Questions About the Gun Control Debate

Keisha Sutton-James | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Keisha Sutton-James

‪‎Vice President Joe Biden‬‬‬, in his statement said that the United States "is the only civilized country in the world with so many mass shootings." My question was, "you call this civilized?" When do we decide that our civility is defined by our ability to actually behave in humane manner and protect humanity?

Girls Deserve More Than Barbies and Baby Dolls

Danielle Prager | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Danielle Prager

A young boy may voice his desire to be a nurse, or a girl may share her aspirations of exploring outer space -- but what happens to these early goals as the years go by?

Kristen Bell, Jessica Alba and Others Support Pregnant and Parenting Foster Youth at Raising Baby

Matt Hartman | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
Matt Hartman

Welcoming close to one hundred current and former foster youth, along with their adorable children, to the event, Raising Baby provided the young parents with multiple workshops and activities.

5 Tips For Co-Parenting

James J. Sexton | Posted 09.29.2015 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

Meet in the middle and pick your battles. While the marriage ship has sailed, you're in this parenting thing together, for the rest of your lives and I don't have to tell you that's the most important role you and your ex-partner will play.

Stop Using "Dear Mom Who ______ " Posts to Publicly Shame

Lauren Casper | Posted 09.28.2015 | Parents
Lauren Casper

And the cycle of judgement, shame and guilt is continued through another sanctimonious Facebook post. I wonder if the dreaded mom-guilt actually originated as a result of mom-judging?

Empty Nesting From a Little Sibling's Perspective

Matthew Friend | Posted 09.25.2015 | Teen
Matthew Friend

As soon as he got that acceptance letter, I knew my life was about to change forever. My two best friends were actually leaving me. I was the last bird in the nest.

10 Things Second-Time Moms Couldn't Care Less About

Mommy Nearest | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

When you're a first-time mother, everything feels huge and important. It's difficult to know what advice to follow or what timelines to pay attention to. Having a new baby is difficult enough without worrying about all the endless obligations and deadlines you (or your baby) are supposed to be meeting.

The Problem With 'Extended' Breastfeeding

Mama Bean | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

Two words that lie subtly at the root of so much virtual drama. Time and time again, I find myself at the centre of an all-out Internet milk storm...with naysayers from every direction descending to convey their utter distaste at the very thought of nursing a child who has the ability use a sippy cup...

Dads Hold Key to Reducing Child Poverty

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Christopher A. Brown

The U.S. Census Bureau just released its report on income and poverty for 2014. The good news or bad news, depending on your perspective, is the overall rate for adults and children living in poverty did not change, from a statistically significant perspective, compared to 2013.

Night Shift

Nina Griffin | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Nina Griffin

September. Back to routine and structure; back to reasonable bedtimes for kids and adults, alike; back to resuming my role as the night cop: "Twenty minute warning.... ten minute warning... five minute warning... BEDTIME!"

10 Character Traits I Want to Instill in My Children

Avelist | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents

I get so caught up in the day-to-day tasks of raising kids (Don't punch your brother! Make your bed! Go to the bathroom!) that I lose sight of the long-term goals I'm working towards.

13 Absurd Tales of Working Mothers

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents
Rebekah Bastian

Being a working mother can be extremely fulfilling. It can give you a meaningful sense of purpose, keep you challenged and provide your children with a strong role model. It can also be utterly ridiculous, awkward and exhausting.

7 Sins I Commit in the Name of Motherhood

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Jodi Meltzer

We are closing in on the holiest day of the year for Jews: Yom Kippur. It's the day of atonement. As a serial sinner, on a daily basis (minute-by-minute, really), you better believe I will repent.

Things My Mother Forgot to Tell Me About Aging -- A Cautionary Tale

Janet Bertolus | Posted 09.23.2015 | Fifty
Janet Bertolus

Reinvent yourself. Don't rest on you laurels, don't question your intuition, and don't tell yourself you're too old, too fat, or too busy to reassess your situation and reinvent yourself.

Attacking Moms? Advertising Fail

Kelly Chaplin | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Kelly Chaplin

A real estate ad was circulated in the Seattle area last week, and it is now circulating all over the internet. An advertising win for the ad agency it represents? Oh no, it's a major advertising fail!

The First 6 Weeks of Motherhood, Let's Be Real

Ashli Mazer | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Ashli Mazer

The first few weeks of motherhood, while they were very sweet, were also such a transformation. Every single aspect of the person I was moments before my baby entered the world seemed gone. I acted differently, I cared differently and I thought differently. I was forever changed.

What I Want My Kids to Remember About Their Childhood

Alison Chrun | Posted 09.18.2015 | Parents
Alison Chrun

As I stumble through the first handful of years of my kid's childhood, I'm often reminded of my own. My best childhood memories were when I was quite young, probably between the ages of 5 and 7 years old.

7 Secrets I'm Keeping From My Children

Kara Gorski, Ph.D. | Posted 09.18.2015 | Parents
Kara Gorski, Ph.D.

I wanted to return you. But only for the briefest moment, when I was new at being your mother.

The USDA Called My Company A "Major Threat"

Josh Tetrick | Posted 09.14.2015 | Green
Josh Tetrick

The good folks at the USDA should fight for good food to be less expensive than crappy food. For carrots instead of greasy chips; maybe some whole grains instead of fractioned corn syrup.

Dear Daughter: Please Stop Cheating On Me

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Katherine Wintsch

Despite my best efforts to woo you with my dazzling new dinners, you continue to cheat on me and savor healthy food in the home of another mother. And not just any mother; you've chosen Ms. Polly, the mother who lives right next door.

14 Moms We All Know, And May -- Or May Not -- Love

Joni Edelman | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Joni Edelman

It takes all kinds. No really. It takes ALL kinds. It even takes the kinds you don't necessarily like so much as tolerate. If you're lucky enough to have a tribe of mom friends, even if you just go to the park to skulk and observe, you'll recognize these moms. They are everywhere.

Why You Clash With Your Mother-in-Law and What to Do About It

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

When you're experiencing challenges with your in-laws, step back and take a long view of the struggles. Most kids benefit from as much love as they can get, even if it doesn't look and feel exactly the same between the parents and the grandparents. Speak up when you need to... but step back and let go when you can.

WATCH: Brave Bloggers Unite To End 'Mom Shaming'

HooplaHa | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents

Have you ever heard of 'mom shaming?' Well, even if you haven't, at some point in your life I am sure you have experienced or witnessed it. It's when ...

White-Collar Women Don't Speak Up About Pregnancy Discrimination. Here's Why.

Tom Spiggle | Posted 09.07.2015 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

As someone who works everyday on pregnancy discrimination cases, I have seen time and again cases where white-collar workers are reticent to seek legal help or pursue civil cases, even in the face of blatantly illegal behavior.

To Hell In A Handbag: Why Moms Can't Have Nice Things

Mary Widdicks | Posted 09.05.2015 | Parents
Mary Widdicks

"It's designer." My husband beamed at me with such pride you would have thought he'd tanned the leather of the handbag himself with his own blood, s...