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Why I'm A Parent Who Doesn't Care

Rachel Toalson | Posted 07.26.2016 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

What I have realized in my years of parenting is that I often care too much about what the people think. So I've resolved to stop caring. Here are the top things I will stop caring about.

My Breastfeeding Journey: To Hell And Back

Michelle Won | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents
Michelle Won

What does love look like to you? This is what love looks like to me. 💜 Dear baby m, When you look up at me while I'm feeding you, I melt. Every. S...

The 5 Worst Financial Mistakes New Parents Can Make

NerdWallet | Posted 07.12.2016 | Parents
NerdWallet

By Barbara Marquand Having a baby brings excitement and joy -- and a whole new set of money worries. How will you afford diapers and daycare? Soccer ...

I'm On The Phone (VIDEO)

Meredith Masony | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Meredith Masony

It happens every time the phone rings. You go to answer the call and BOOM, "Mom, I need a snack. Mom, I have to poop! MOM, HELP ME!" It is like a five alarm fire any time I get on the phone. My kids turn into the most ill behaved hooligans on the planet. I am positive I am not alone.

10 Things I Said I Would Never Do As A Parent

Meredith Masony | Posted 06.27.2016 | Parents
Meredith Masony

Being a parent is super easy if you aren't one. Wait, what? Well, before I had kids, I was great at giving advice about parenting. If I could go back in time, I would slap Pre-parenting me and set the record straight. This is the hardest job on the face of the earth. I said a lot of things prior to being a Mom.

I Was a Delusional New Parent

Nathan Timmel | Posted 06.24.2016 | Parents
Nathan Timmel

When you're a new parent, you believe a self-created hype: Your kid is the brightest, most beautiful, wonderful child in the world. Yeah... That bubble pops as the kid grows.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 55. A Meditation on the Meaning of Fatherhood.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 06.19.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 55. A meditation on the Meaning of Fatherhood. A sudden realization of the obvious. Even though it's been a year and a h...

To The Newly Bereaved Parent: You Are Not Alone

Stacey Skrysak | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Stacey Skrysak

It's a club no one wants to join, yet so many people are part of. We are all brought together by one common event; one that many of us would consider to be the worst day of our lives. And while it may seem like your world is caving in, this club is living proof that you will survive.

Let's Take A Trip Into The Boudoir For Father's Day

Meredith Masony | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Meredith Masony

A few weeks back I asked my husband what he really wanted for Father's day. He said, "I want the same thing I want every day. I want you." I giggled a...

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 54. Things Adults Can Learn from Children's Books.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 06.09.2016 | Books
Dimitri Ehrlich

The Daddy Diairies. Chapter 54. Things Adults Can Learn from Children's Books. One of the things that happens when you have a baby, is you acquire ...

32 First Photos Of Babies Smiling That Will Make Your Heart Burst

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents

The math is simple: Babies + smiles = happiness. Both babies and smiles are wonderful, and they're infinitely better when paired together. So we asked...

5 Ways Babies Create Strain in a Marriage

Moshe Ratson | Posted 06.06.2016 | Parents
Moshe Ratson

The feeling that you get at the arrival of a little bundle of happiness in the family is indescribable. Whether they are grandparents, uncles and aunt...

Why I'm OK With My Parenting Fails

Sarah Showfety | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Sarah Showfety

One of the hard lessons you learn as a first-time parent is that things are not going to go your way -- often.

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 ...