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10 Tips On How Dads Can Help With Breastfeeding

Sojourner Marable Grimmett | Posted 08.12.2014 | Black Voices
Sojourner Marable Grimmett

Attend a breastfeeding seminar: For dads, sit there, look interested, and be supportive. Believe me, you will gain from the experience and build a stronger relationship with your partner.

10 Tips for Better Sex After Kids

Joyce Marter | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Joyce Marter

Can somebody be a good mother and also have lust? Could somebody behave erotically with their partner knowing a baby in the next room? Honestly, I wasn't sure.

How My Sex Life Changed When I Got My Tubes Tied

Michele Botwin Raphael | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Michele Botwin Raphael

I am opening myself up to talk about these procedures because they have been gratifying for me. Both, a gift. I hope more women who are done with or not interested in having children -- and who practice "safe sex" -- can experience the same joys of sex that I do.

From a Fatherless Daughter: Dads, You're Doing it Right

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

If we weren't so distracted by the "outstanding" as some kind of bizarre yardstick of self-worth measurement, we would appreciate and relish the real, the small and the imperfect.

Lowe's and LG's Poor Portrayal of Dads Says We Still Have a Long, Long Way to Go

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

I'm all for humor. I like to laugh, especially at myself. I've seen a lot of commercials in my nearly 15 years with NFI that have used humor to portray fathers in less than a positive light. But this Lowe's commercial is one of the worst I've seen. I don't find it humorous -- not one bit.

The Words That Changed My Life After My Mom Died

Erin Whitten | Posted 08.04.2014 | Teen
Erin Whitten

When people ask me why I have so much drive and passion for success, there is only one person's name I respond with: Michelle. Michelle was my best friend. She was my mother.

Hello, Imperfection

Erin Dullea | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Erin Dullea

As a teenager, I swore that I would never, ever be that mom in sweats. But here I am. I could let my pride get the best of me, but these days, it's convenience that often rules.

Letting Myself Off the Perfect Hook

Mama Bean | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

For every high bar I set for myself, little bean sets herself one too. And every time that I miss or fail, without grace and without acceptance, little bean sees only the pain and stagnancy of failure.

6 Things to Finally Forgive Mom for

Kendra Alvey | Posted 08.03.2014 | Women
Kendra Alvey

Who else will tell you it's their loss when you're rejected by a boy or a friend or a publisher? Who else remembers fondly the dance routine you made up to "Cool Rider" from Grease 2 and will tell you with a straight face that it was a very good performance?

Let's Make Father's Day a Big Deal

John McCormick | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Father's Day feels like an afterthought, a hastily-signed card or a last-minute wrapped gift that's accompanied with a shrug and the usual excuse, "We never know what to get you."

I Never Thought My Marriage Would Look Like This

Natalie Thomas | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Natalie Thomas

I thought her statement was harsh. And that she needed anger management or couples counseling. I actually feared for her marriage -- and her husband. Fast-forward five years and I completely understand.

The Questions We Should Ask New Moms

Dr. Juli Fraga | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Dr. Juli Fraga

For me, caring for a new baby varied from one hour to the next. I was learning to take it day by day. I loved my daughter, but found sleep deprivation, feeding and learning how to intuit and read my baby's cries overwhelming at times.

I'll Take What I Can Get -- Me Time

Lori Ferraro | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

It's a sad fact that I now consider a trip to the dentist as "me" time. I pray I don't get the chatty hygienist and that I can just close my eyes and have 30 minutes of quiet.

How an Improv Class Made Me a Better Mom

Wendi Aarons | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Wendi Aarons

For three hours each week, I wasn't a stressed out, suburban mother. I was whoever I decided to be.

Best and Worst Piece of Advice for New Moms

Michelle Cove | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Michelle Cove

I missed my magazine job that gave me purpose and structure, dinners with friends who made me giggle, dates with my husband. I felt guilty that I wasn't glowing with happiness and treasuring each "precious" moment, terrified I'd be stuck in this rut forever.

Schools for Sustainability Welcomes (SuperMOM and Permaculture Expert) Melissa Miles, Environmental Biologist, to their Team

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Some women have it all, leaving us wondering, "How DOES she do it?" Melissa Miles is no exception.

CEOs are Bus Drivers, Not Your Mothers

Gil Laroya | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Qualifier -- this piece was not written in defense of CEOs. It was solely meant to put things into perspective. We've heard the grumbles and complain...

At Commencement, Focus Is on the Graduate -- But What Happens to Parents?

Judith Hannan | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Judith Hannan

After mothering with such intensity, I had to ask, "What do I do now?" Like Harold with his purple crayon in the children's book, I knew I would have to write myself into a new place.

A Kinder, Gentler Way to Whip Mom Into Shape

Greg Schwem | Posted 07.16.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

"Send Mom to the Y this weekend!" I had to read the website's headline twice, so certain was I that this was some sort of cruel Mother's Day joke. SE...

Where Did My Super Cape Go?

Ellen Stumbo | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Ellen Stumbo

Just spending a few minutes on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram makes me realize I'm surrounded by super moms. I really don't mean to, but I end up comparing myself to these moms. Where did my super cape go?

Motherhood When Your Child Is Different

Jesse Bawa | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Jesse Bawa

"Our differences are what make us special, right Mama?" My kindergartner son echoes my words back to me. The reality I don't tell him is that in America, some of our differences can get us profiled by the police as suspicious for being criminal, undocumented or terrorists.

Nurturing Mama: 5 Ways That Taking Care of Yourself Is a Gift to Your Child and Family

Dr. Juli Fraga | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Dr. Juli Fraga

For many mothers, self-care is not an easy task. And when we are unable to meet our basic needs tending to our deeper emotional needs becomes trickier.

Celebrating Mothers: Doing the World's Toughest Job

Kiana Knolland | Posted 07.13.2014 | College
Kiana Knolland

My mom adopted me as a single mother. She worked countless hours to provide for me. Her work ethic is admirable. Her strength is contagious.

I Wasn't Prepared For Motherhood

Vanae Keiser | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Vanae Keiser

I wasn't prepared for my body to suddenly start producing enough milk to feed a small village. I wasn't prepared for the ache in my back that came from constantly bending to pick up my child and then carry him around until he fell asleep. And I wasn't prepared for how much I would love him.

The Best and Worst Breakfasts for You and Your Family | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Photo credit: Flickr / Pierre Tourigny Fast, easy and healthy breakfasts should be everybody's goal. But for time-pressed parents, it's all too easy...