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10 Things I Want My Son To Know (Even If He Isn't Listening Right Now)

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 02.27.2015 | Parents
Craig Tomashoff

He's at a point in life where he could really use fatherly advice. He's also at an age where he's convinced his dad knows nothing. That's why I wanted to share this.

Parenthood's Real Life Legacy: Raising Awareness and Acceptance of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 02.25.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

For the first time, audiences were part of the story of both a young man and an adult navigating the world with an autism spectrum diagnosis*.

The Real Reason Becoming a Mom Changes Everything

Katie Markey McLaughlin | Posted 02.23.2015 | Parents
Katie Markey McLaughlin

While I can go out for the occasional girls' night and leave my work-related cares behind me, my role as mom is one that I simply cannot turn off, no matter what.

Mae Whitman Is Really Territorial About Her BFF Lauren Graham

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.20.2015 | Entertainment

When Mae Whitman dropped by HuffPost Live on Friday to discuss her new film "The DUFF," she confirmed what we've all known for a long time: "Parenthoo...

The Merit Badges of Parenthood

Gina Jacobs Thomas | Posted 02.20.2015 | Parents
Gina Jacobs Thomas

A few weeks ago, I had a series of days where I thought seriously about hanging up my motherhood apron and walking out. It started with one kid coming...

The Letter I Would Write to My Younger Self

John Waters | Posted 02.18.2015 | Education
John Waters

In retrospect, I would have been wise to listen, but we all need to follow our own paths as we embark on the journey of parenthood.

The Dangers Of Fighting Around Kids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 02.16.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Some families believe they should never fight “in front of the kids.” Others could care less, letting loose with ...

Adopting? Proceed Reverently

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 02.26.2015 | Parents
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

I welcome the on-going dialogue about adoption, with hope it can lead to better care and protections for children worldwide. I pray for understanding and grace as we all continue this conversation.

When You Feel Like You Don't Make A Difference, Remember This

Rachel M. Martin | Posted 02.06.2015 | Parents
Rachel M. Martin

All the days spent worrying, trying, stumbling and trying again. All the clothes that you've made go from inside-out to right-side-in.

The Secret Life of a Teenage Caregiver

Michelle Hanson | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hanson

I hated the anger I felt towards him, hated the way I treated him in his moments of weakness. I hated the doctors that gave him the opiates that eventually took over his life, and I hated the disease that robbed me of the father that had taught me to play baseball and make the best ice cream sundaes in the world.

The 5 Dads of Elementary School

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 02.05.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

Dads, don't think you got off easy. Just as I paid attention to all the moms, I was watching you guys, too. That's how the half group, the subdivision, was born: we were all watching you.

6 Truths About Motherhood

Mommy Nearest | Posted 02.05.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Isn't it amazing how it's possible to never have a minute alone and yet to be heart-achingly lonely at the same time?

End the Mommy Wars!

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

I love reading. I'll read anything. Cheesy romance novels, New York Times Best sellers, magazines, blogs. I even read the side panel of my tampon boxe...

5 Confessions of a 'Type A' Working Mom, Wife and Day Dreamer

Traci Bild | Posted 02.02.2015 | Parents
Traci Bild

As a society, we are quick to judge -- not just others, but ourselves. While we teach our kids about bullying, we fail to admit we live with one in our head.

'A Stronger Love': Alaska Teen Gives Breast Milk to the Baby She Gave Up for Adoption

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.02.2015 | Good News
Alaska Dispatch News

The news, delivered by a doctor at a routine appointment, was so startling it took two additional pregnancy tests at home before she believed it.

Deleted Scenes From The 'Parenthood' Finale Are Straight-Up Precious

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment

"Parenthood" ended on Thursday night with a bunch of tears and one beautiful montage set in the future. Now, NBC has released a few deleted scenes tha...

To Expectant Mom From New Mom, With Love

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 02.26.2015 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

Pregnancy can be an isolating experience, if only because it's your own. No one can know how you feel, because they aren't you. And you have no idea how to feel, because it's not something you've ever done before. Every day, every feeling, is new.

All The Good Stuff That Happened To The Bravermans In The Final 'Parenthood' Montage

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment

After six seasons and a million feelings, "Parenthood" has come to an end. We said goodbye to the Bravermans in a moving series finale that ended with...

Lauren Duca

Saying Goodbye To 'Parenthood' Is The Biggest Tear-Jerker Of All | Lauren Duca | Posted 01.29.2015 | Entertainment

For the last of our goodbye "Parenthood" posts, HuffPost Entertainment editors Lauren Duca and Lily Karlin sat down to review the series finale and fi...

Welcome Chaos

Jennifer Lizza | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Lizza

I felt fear that we might never experience the chaos of everyday life with children, that our house might never be filled with laughter other than our own. I cried thinking I may never trip over a toy on my way to bed or have a teddy bear to pick up and put away.

Monica Potter's 'Parenthood' Farewell Will Obviously Make You Cry

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 01.29.2015 | Entertainment

Over its six seasons on air, "Parenthood" has consistently been the most tear-jerking show on television. Now, on the day of the series' finale, Monic...

Skiing the Conditions of Parenthood

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

No matter how skilled you think you are, no matter what worked in the past, the best thing to do is to read the conditions and respond accordingly.

The 10 Most Cry-Worthy Moments In 'Parenthood' History

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.28.2015 | Entertainment

As we prepare to empty our tear ducts during the "Parenthood" finale on Thursday, the HuffPost newsroom gathered to reflect on the six seasons we've s...

The 50 Stages Of Sleep Deprivation

Sarah Bregel | Posted 01.28.2015 | Parents
Sarah Bregel

You feel like you've been through the washing machine at 6 a.m. and want to close your eyes so badly just when you're supposed to be starting your day.

Despite What You May Have Read, New York Is a Terrific Place to Raise a Baby

Natalie Thomas | Posted 01.28.2015 | New York
Natalie Thomas

We're the beneficiaries of every great service that most New Yorkers are privy too: Tons of parks and playgrounds, classes, building playrooms, museums, culture, diversity... and getting to our New York offerings in a New York minute.