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What My Mom Did When I Was A Kid That Drove Me Crazy

Cari Shane | Posted 01.07.2017 | Fifty
Cari Shane

I was a shy kid, so much so that I found it difficult to speak up in class simply to ask a teacher if I could use the rest room. But, my mother taught me to talk to people and, even more than that, to engage people in conversation.

The One Thing Every Jewish Mother Will Understand

Nancy Solomon | Posted 01.02.2017 | Fifty
Nancy Solomon

I struggle with my inner yenta and honestly don't know if yentaitis is an inherited trait or learned behavior. Whichever it is, I got it.

It Sucks to Be a Mom

Nikki Stephens | Posted 12.30.2016 | Parents
Nikki Stephens

We say that being a mom is the most beautiful, powerful thing a woman can do. We say that being a mom is amazing and you become overfilled with joy immediately. Sometimes though, being a mom is tough. It's messy. It's exhausting. It's downright annoying.

Changing Opinions Over the Changing Table

Georganne Chapin | Posted 12.28.2016 | Parents
Georganne Chapin

If you are one of the growing number of parents who leave their baby boys' foreskins alone, as nature intended, you might need to brace yourself for the holidays.

It's White Christmas Time:"Do You Love Me?"

Sally Fay | Posted 12.23.2016 | Entertainment
Sally Fay

Mom and her question, "Do you love me?" sprinkled throughout the whole evening, as distracting as when it seems time stands still with a snowfall. Somewhere in the pause and a breath, I could feel all these precious parts resonating in me.

How My Mom Gave Me the Best Christmas Gift

Jacqueline Gualtieri | Posted 12.23.2016 | Parents
Jacqueline Gualtieri

All my mom sees is that her girls are home. I'm home for a month and my sister, who is an adult and has a real job who deserves to say that she is far more stressed than I am, is home for a week and a half.

10 Things I Want My Daughters to Know When We Fight

Reem Kassis | Posted 12.22.2016 | Parents
Reem Kassis

My beautiful girls, One of you is 2 years old and the other 2 months. Already I love you both a love so makes me vulner...

Maternity And Loneliness

Chiara Piazzesi | Posted 12.22.2016 | Parents
Chiara Piazzesi

We seem to ignore, or to overlook, that several aspects of the experience of motherhood place a new mother in a state of great loneliness.

A Christmas Without Mom

Ken Budd | Posted 12.21.2016 | Parents
Ken Budd

This is my first Christmas without my mother. Mom died suddenly in mid-September, three months before her 75th birthday. For mom, the holidays were less about Santa than stress. The yuletide anxieties began around Labor Day, when she'd fret about finding the perfect gift, and finding the time to find the perfect gift, and whether she'd bought enough perfect gifts.

Mother, Hope and the Meaning of Christmas

Joel Peterson | Posted 12.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Joel Peterson

I came to understand as never before what Christmas is. Christmas is not in the glitter and props and material objects offered and received. It is not in rituals, half pagan, whose meanings had long been forgotten.

If Princess Leia Were a Mom...

Melinda Pajak | Posted 12.11.2016 | Entertainment
Melinda Pajak

This is exactly what mothering is--being strong and vulnerable at the same time. When you have kids, it is as if your heart is walking around outside of your body. It's more than wearing your heart on your sleeve.

Watching My Mom Disappear During 12 Years Of Alzheimer's

Lisa Hirsch | Posted 12.11.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Hirsch

Is it strange how an illness can change someone's life in a positive way? Since mom got Alzheimer's, my love for her has taken on a whole new meaning and my brother and I have become closer than we ever were before. Mom's disease has bonded us with a deeper sense of love.

Understanding the Risk of Hemorrhage During Childbirth

Lynn Erdman | Posted 12.10.2016 | Parents
Lynn Erdman

A frightening trend is taking place in the United States -- an increasing number of women are dying during or shortly after childbirth. The number of pregnancy-related deaths increased from 7.2 per 100,000 live births in 1987 to 17.8 per 100,000 live births in 2011.

Yep, We Are THAT Family

Regan Long | Posted 12.09.2016 | Parents
Regan Long

People in the grocery stores, malls, amusement parks...yes, they all love to hate us. We're those people coming with two shopping carts, the double stroller, and with the kids dashing and darting everywhere they probably shouldn't be.

When it's the Best of Times and the Worst of Times Our Children Overhear Everything

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.07.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

For better or worse kids overhear what we say. They register our tones of voice, our gestures, our facial expressions, and our feelings. They may never let us know as the kids above did.

'Help' Is Your Superpower

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 12.04.2016 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Help is not weakness, it's not a sign of personal shortcomings, and it's not an indication of failure. Help is a mighty super power, maybe the most formidable one women have in our utility belts that we, sadly, rarely activate.

My Mom's Had Alzheimer's For 12 Years, And This Is All I Can Do

Lisa Hirsch | Posted 12.02.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Hirsch

Mom has no understanding of how her life has been wiped away by such a horrific disease. So how is my mom doing? She'd doing good, and how am I doing? I'm also doing good, which is a conscious decision that I have made.

A Timeless Love Story

Regan Long | Posted 12.01.2016 | Weddings
Regan Long

Because ALS took her voice away, she had a very special card for his birthday. Yes, she could no longer speak, but their love, their daily sacrifice spoke louder than any human words were capable of communicating. Meet Julie and Charles.

Becoming a Single Mom

Lizz Wilson | Posted 11.24.2016 | Women
Lizz Wilson

The instant I caught of glimpse of that pregnancy test screen, I knew my life was going to change. Starring at the words PREGNANT laid coldly on my ba...

13 Pro Thanksgiving Tips From Mom, Because She Knows Best

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 11.24.2015 | Taste

No matter how crazy the holidays can be, you can always depend on mom to throw one heckuva Thanksgiving dinner. We asked HuffPost editors to share the...

Hand Turkeys and Paper Pilgrim Hats

Curtis Rogers | Posted 11.22.2016 | Parents
Curtis Rogers

Thanksgiving was my mother's favorite holiday. It wasn't even close. She liked Christmas but I think the whole gift-giving thing put pressure on her...

20 Ways Not to Talk to Your Teenage Daughter - Then How to Fix Things

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.21.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Teenage girls are sensitive to the way people in authority talk to them, especially their mothers. They are easily wounded, feel criticized, and vulnerable when they sense or get outright disapproval. However, mothers are only trying to shape them up to be young women and don't understand their sensitive narcissism.

How to Raise a Resilient Child

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.20.2016 | 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.

What if It Was You in That Picture Everyone's Laughing At?

Valerie Alexander | Posted 11.18.2016 | Good News
Valerie Alexander

Hateful, mean pictures show up on the Internet every day, with people gleefully leaping in to add their ugly voices to the fray. But if we can counter that -- if we can think about the human side and the human cost of those pictures, we can make the world a kinder place and we can all be just a little better.

I'm JUST a Mom

Regan Long | Posted 11.16.2016 | Parents
Regan Long

I'm just a Mom who no longer knows what to tell her children when they ask why there is so much pain and hurt and "bad guys" in this world.