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Things You Can Say To Both Your Toddler And Your Drunk Friend (VIDEO)

Meredith Masony | Posted 05.27.2016 | Parents
Meredith Masony

Living with a toddler is kind of like living with a tiny drunk person.

20 Lessons I Learned From Parenting

Larissa Marks | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents
Larissa Marks

Toting a 1-year-old, a 3-year-old, and a 7-year-old, plus all their diapers, sippy cups, and random toys, is the equivalent of carrying around 50-lb weights while running a marathon. People ask me how I stay in shape, and I say, "Jillian Michaels DVDs," but I actually mean, "My three children."

4 Things I Cared About Before Having Kids

Shea Curry | Posted 05.25.2016 | Parents
Shea Curry

Before I had kids, I washed my hair every day. I know, I know, crazy right? But there was something about washing my hair that I just loved. Now, I'm lucky if I wash my hair once every three to four days. My new motto is, "a dirty hair day, is a great hat day!"

These Are the Days

Rachel Farrell | Posted 05.24.2016 | Parents
Rachel Farrell

There's so much we're unprepared for when we become parents. Life changes in ways you knew it would. (Yay for functioning on three hours of sleep!) But it also changes in ways you had no idea. (Thanks for the head's up that teething lasts for literally two years.)

A Letter to Janet -- Scratch That, A Letter to Wissam

Toni Williams | Posted 05.17.2016 | Parents
Toni Williams

If you haven't already heard, the infamous Jackson clan has revealed that a new cute, cuddly, and probably musically-inclined baby will make it's debut later this year. Janet Jackson has announced that she is pregnant. This baby will be the first for Janet and her husband of four years, Wissam Al Mana.

ROUTINE MAINTENANCE: BECOMING A BETTER PARENT AND SPOUSE

R.C. Liley | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
R.C. Liley

Search the web or ask other parents around you and one of the first bits of advice you'll hear is "Find a routine!" Pretty soon, you'll realize this i...

Hacking Mother's Day: High-Tech Gifts for New Moms and Moms-To-Be

Pavita Singh, MPH | Posted 05.09.2016 | Parents
Pavita Singh, MPH

This article was co-authored with Andrew Biscardi of HealthyBee. Being a mother is the hardest and the most important job in the world. From making ...

The Strange, Unsolicited Advice New Parents Get

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.09.2016 | Parents

"Can I give you some advice?" This is a question new parents hear all too often. A funny video from BuzzFeed highlights some of the strangest unsolici...

13 Incredibly Helpful Reads For Dads-To-Be

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents

Nothing changes you like becoming a parent. As you embark on the adventure of fatherhood, know that you're not alone in this journey. We rounded up 13...

What Should New Parents Expect?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.29.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

While living through pregnancy or plans for adoption, new parents tend to be both excited and worried, not knowing what to expect. There's so much to ...

Finding Myself While Getting Lost Along the Way

Allison Alter | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Allison Alter

In some respects my future is a blank slate, which is horrifying or at least unsettling despite the envy of some for the liberating possibilities, even if they aren't entirely limitless. It occurred to me recently that my personal endeavors outside of raising my wonderful 18-month-old boy are not as vacant as I've managed to convince myself all this time, and it has been, and will likely continue to evolve as all dynamic things do.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 53. The Drama of the Gifted Child.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 53. The Drama of the Gifted Child. I don't know about you, sister, but my child is gifted. I mean, his diapers look like ...

Cherish Every Moment? No. My Advice For Brand New Parents

Sarah Turner | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Sarah Turner

Nobody cherishes every moment. Some moments are magic. Others are shit. On a sleep-deprived/nothing-stops-the-crying type day it is quite possible that the moment ratio will end up at 80:20 in favor of shit.

The Daddy Diaries, Chapter 52: Why Your Baby Is Acting Like a Dude at a Phish Concert.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 04.18.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Of course, the most difficult thing about being sick and injured, is you want to be babied. But your baby also wants to be babied. And last night, Michelle began feeling not so well. So for one Larry David-ish moment, all three of us were laying in bed moaning.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 51. The First Haircut.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 51. The First Haircut. According to Jewish law, it's an age-old custom to allow a boy's hair to grow untouched until he's...

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 50. The Snooze Button.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Lev turned 16 months today. He woke up at 6:00 a.m. interrupting a dream in which I was about to take a bite of some homemade bruschetta with goat cheese, lemon and olive oil. Not as bad as the other day when Lev woke Michelle up just before she was about to meet Oprah. But still.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 49. Parents Day and #TalkToMe

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

To say that my parents influenced who I am today would be an understatement. I'm not saying I had a storybook childhood. It was more like an acid trip, led by some nice hippies.

5 Hilarious Things Every Soon-To-Be Parent Should Know

Shea Curry | Posted 03.30.2016 | Parents
Shea Curry

Your house will never be clean again.

Why I Don't Do Mommy Groups

Shea Curry | Posted 03.25.2016 | Parents
Shea Curry

There are actually several reasons why I don't do Mommy Groups. One reason is that I don't like paying for an activity that requires a specific time ...

The Daddy Diaries, Chapter 48: A Cure for the Common Cold

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 03.24.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

There comes a time in every parent's life when your child gets sick for the first time. One day, he's a shiny little angel, and the next minute, he's got snot running down his nose, and he starts to sound and look like Abe Vigoda.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 47. How to Fly With A Toddler.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 03.10.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

I recently went to Los Angeles on a songwriting trip and halfway through, Michelle and Lev joined me. This meant Michelle had to fly from New York to LA with Lev by herself. She was worried he would be difficult on the flight and so researched all the best ways to fly with a 15 month-old.

A Case for Parenting Before Becoming a Parent

Nic Strack | Posted 03.08.2016 | Parents
Nic Strack

Parenting. A world in which every choice made can simultaneously be the best and worst choice for everyone involved, depending on who you talk to. No pressure, right? Well, I've decided to throw my own opinions-on-parenting hat in the ring, even though I don't have any children... yet.

How Fatherhood Is Like Meditation

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 03.07.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

In a strange way, an infant can enhance your meditation practice. As meditators we train ourselves to watch our minds at all times, and now we have something external to be aware of 24 hours a day. Something we have to protect, just like we strive to protect our minds from negative thoughts and emotions.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 45.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 02.24.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

The thing nobody tells you about failing at sleep training is that it is the best thing you can ever do in your life.

The Silent Message We're Teaching Our Kids

Candidly Kim | Posted 02.18.2016 | Parents
Candidly Kim

I used to find myself feeling extremely on edge, because it seemed as though my daughter's excitement would escalate when we were out in public.