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Why We Need To Stop Asking, 'How Do You Do It All?'

Rachel M. Martin | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Rachel M. Martin

There's no finished to-do list in motherhood. Ever. Do you know what there is? There is the beauty of moms everywhere in this world loving on their kids and giving of themselves for them.

How to Get Your Way Without Being a Control Freak

Laurie Gerber | Posted 03.19.2015 | Parents
Laurie Gerber

It took years of practice, but I finally learned how to put this bad trait on a leash and keep it in check! You can learn the method of leashing those parts of yourself you don't like too.

What Wondrous Love Is This? A Reflection On The Birth Of My Son Walter

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 03.19.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

I'm frequently asked the loaded question of how much I am madly in love with Walter. I mostly give the questioner what they want with a nod of assent. But the truth of my emotion is more complicated. I think maybe the problem is with how I have, up to this point, understood the word "love."

25 Embarrassing Things Every Parent Has Done And Denied

Joe DeProspero | Posted 03.19.2015 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

Every parent, regardless of his or her values or disciplinary strategy, is guilty of pulling an occasional fast one, doing something a bit out of character in order to maintain their sanity throughout parenthood. And, I'm sorry to say, I'm about to expose you all -- or at least myself.

My Daughter, My Heart

Becky Tountas | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

I know that I want this for my daughter, for her to feel everything. So whenever she points out her heart I remind her: keep it open. Allow yourself to be vulnerable because this means that you are loving someone fully. And it's a magnificent way to love.

5 Things I Learned When I Said Yes To My Daughter For 24 Hours

Meg Conley | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Meg Conley

Too much of womanhood -- from the food we eat to the clothes we wear to the way we spend our time -- is motivated by the word "no." We focus on what we should cut out rather than what we should embrace.

You Know You're a Mom When...

Sybil Brun | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Sybil Brun

Are you a hopeful mom-to-be? Or maybe you're a mom who just needs a reminder that you're normal. Maybe you're even totally unsure if you ever want to be a mom someday because you can't begin to imagine what it's like or whether it's even worth it.

8 Things You Should Never Say To Your Teenager

Shelley Emling | Posted 03.11.2015 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

After speaking with a lot of experienced parent friends, I've come up with a list of eight things you should never, ever say to your teenager. You may have a completely different list, and that's fine. There are no easy answers or quick fixes just as there are no perfect parents.

If Buddha Was a Working Mother

Nicole Rosengren | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
Nicole Rosengren

It's not often you see statues of Buddha looking disheveled, balancing a screaming child in one arm and groceries in the other while trying to unlock a front door with his teeth in the rain only to kick open the door and fall on a Hot Wheels toy, do you? Nope -- you don't.

Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' Is the Same Story as 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' (Don't Take Your 5-Year-Old.)

Meg Conley | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Meg Conley

If we rail against Fifty Shades of Grey, but then take our daughters to see the Disney's new Beauty and The Beast, we are sending them a horrific message.

5 Universal Truths Of New Motherhood

Liz Curtis Faria | Posted 03.06.2015 | Parents
Liz Curtis Faria

While you will love your child with all of your heart, you will also most passionately feel this love when your child is sleeping.

I Am The Slacker Parent

The Cut | Posted 03.02.2015 | Parents
The Cut

Surely, once there's a baby, someone has to be the primary caregiver, the default parent -- the better parent. And in the case of my baby, it's supposed to be me.

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 03.23.2015 | 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...