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My Top 5 Soapbox Fails as a New Parent

Susie Gamboa | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents
Susie Gamboa

We all come from different backgrounds, and each of our children is unique. I have learned I am in no position to judge the decisions other parents makes for themselves and their children.

25 Signs You're A Sleep-Deprived Parent

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

Whenever people ask what you want for Christmas/your birthday/your anniversary/Monday, your first response is "sleep." When that earns you a laugh, you begrudgingly accept gift cards for coffee.

A New Mom's Open Letter To Her Pregnant Best Friend

Kerstin Shamberg | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Kerstin Shamberg

If you take nothing else away, I've boiled it down to this: Tune out all the judgment, trust yourself, try not to worry so much, laugh, give yourself a break, be flexible and don't Google anything!

Being Jewish During the Christmas Season

Jill Patir | Posted 02.02.2015 | Parents
Jill Patir

The holiday season still makes me feel a little left out. It will always bring me back to the days when I was jealous of my friends who got to decorate trees, hang Christmas lights and joyously sing Christmas carols.

Life As A New Mom, Summed Up In A Cartoon

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents

After giving birth to her first child, cartoonist Sage Stossel had a new source of creative inspiration -- the unceasing adventures of parenthood. In ...

Oh, How the Mighty Have Fallen

Jill Patir | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Jill Patir

I sat across the table from my mom the other night at a local ice cream shop. The smile I had on my face was the complete opposite of the look she had on her face. By the look on her face, you would think my toddler had just taken a permanent marker to the Mona Lisa.

Sh*t Every New Parent Should Know

Melissa Sher | Posted 03.05.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

People who tell you "it goes by so fast" do not have babies or small children at home. It goes by so slow. But you know what? That's good! There's more room for error! Be grateful.

Parenting with OCD

Jill Patir | Posted 06.18.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

Looking back over the first six months of my daughter's life, I find it impossible to ignore how my OCPD has affected her life and how her life has affected my OCPD.

The Best Parenting Advice I Never Got

JD Roberto | Posted 10.02.2011 | Parents
JD Roberto

I got a lot of parenting advice before my first child came into the world. Phrases like "life changing" and "wonderful adventure" came up repeatedly, but no one bothered to tell me I should go see a movie.