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How Your First Dog Together Can Better Prepare You For Parenthood

Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents

Soft, wavy, golden fur and the perfect size. It was an innocent visit to a breeder, just to see in person what Wheaten Terriers were like. But by the ...

A Reminder to Dive In

Becky Tountas | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

Every day that I spend with my daughter is full of lessons and this morning is no different. She reminds me to jump in, to listen to my heart and to be proud of my accomplishments, even if they seem small.

Why Motherhood Is Disgusting

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Danielle Campoamor

What makes motherhood disgusting is the way we treat mothers. It's filthy, the disregard and discontent we seem to have for women who have brought life into this world.

The Hidden Perk Of Parenting That Has Nothing To Do With Your Kids

Rachel Brehm | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

Since the birth of my twins, I have talked to more people, made more new friends, and generally experienced a more extroverted lifestyle than ever before. Never before babies would I have talked to strangers, initiated conversations with those I don't know, commiserated with literally anyone who would listen.

It's National Breastfeeding Month, And For The First Time, I'm Not Sad Or Angry

Sarah Sweatt Orsborn | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents
Sarah Sweatt Orsborn

When I nearly died from complications after delivering our twins, I grieved one thing possibly more than any other: the loss of my ability to breastfe...

5 Things I Swore I'd Never Do When I Had Kids

Mommy Nearest | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I thought I had it all figured out. I was almost smug in my insistence that when I became a parent there were so many things that I would never do. I wasn't going to let my child run my life. It would be the other way around, of course. How wrong I was!

Why "Back to School" Is Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

John McCormick | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
John McCormick

I already long for those July mornings when all I had to worry about was getting myself fed and dressed. Or sip my coffee and read the paper in a quiet kitchen while the boys sacked in 'til noon.

What to Do When Your Friend Suffers a Miscarriage

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 08.24.2015 | Parents
Sarah Cottrell

Hushed conversations spell out the tragic news that the baby has been lost. And even though it was not your womb, your heart and soul are crushed. You grieve and feel a world of pain for your friend. But what do you do?

Amazon Can't Defend Its Lack of Paternity Leave

Josh Levs | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

The ways in which businesses benefit from offering paternity leave are so clear and proven that corporate leadership has to dig its collective head way, way down in the sand to miss it.

Back To School Days: A Horror Story

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 08.19.2015 | Parents
Craig Tomashoff

Now I love about high school. Sure the fear and contempt it inspires are universal and everlasting. However, the same can be said of everyday life. Like high school, life is real and unfiltered, immediate and intense. And that's not such a bad thing.

5 Tips For Parents Looking To Rekindle Their Sex Lives

Jennifer S. White | Posted 08.12.2015 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

Life isn't easy. My life is, however, glorious. Sometimes my eyes prick with tears from the beauty of watching my baby walk for the first time or my oldest child write her letters all by herself. It's the little things in life that matter. And sex? It's huge. It's important

3 Ways To Get Your Body Baby-Ready (Even If You Aren't)

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 08.13.2015 | OWN

When it comes to getting pregnant, some things are out of your control -- but there are simple ways to increase your chances, even if parent...

To the Mothers Who Couldn't Breastfeed

Stephanie Baroni-Cook | Posted 08.07.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Baroni-Cook

If you formula feed, I do not judge you. I don't know you struggle, I don't know your reasons, but I do know you believe you are giving your child the best life you can-- just as I believe I am giving mine.

Embrace the Insane: Bath Time with a Toddler

Nathan Timmel | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents
Nathan Timmel

Babies are easy. I know because I have one at the moment; my son just turned one. My daughter is about to turn three, and she is... well, challenging is a polite way to put it.

How Elmo Taught My Kids About Death

Christine Marion-Jolicoeur | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Christine Marion-Jolicoeur

I started with a very basic definition of dead: something that's not moving or breathing. Then I explained how some things are never alive and others are alive for a while and then they die. And finally, I used Elmo's World type questions to help him sort out the ideas and the differences.

5 Reasons to Have a Big Party for Your Child's First Birthday

Mommy Nearest | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Birthday parties are something all kids look forward to. But as a parent, let's face it -- they basically suck. If your kids aren't old enough to have any opinion regarding their birthday parties just yet, consider yourself lucky. Here are five reasons to have a blow-out party for your child's first birthday.

Little Liars

Christine Marion-Jolicoeur | Posted 07.30.2015 | Parents
Christine Marion-Jolicoeur

To kids, time is a very abstract concept and sometimes little people just forget or tell you what they think will make you happy. Maybe your kids aren't consciously lying at all; maybe they're just telling you their own personal version of reality.

7 Work-Life Balance Secrets Of Work-at-Home Parents

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business

It isn't always easy when you have a family. Anyone who has ever tried to meet deadlines or take a call with a client while kids are screaming in the background knows how hard it can be.

The Daddy Mafia

LJ Charleston | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents
LJ Charleston

For too long mothers have copped all the flak. They've been prodded and pushed into unflattering stereotypes like Olympic Mom, Germ Phobic Mom, Afraid of the Sun Mom and the much-maligned Boot Camp Mom. So now it's the fathers turn.

The Twin Mom Tribe

K.K. Goldberg | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
K.K. Goldberg

With twins, you're highly visible--everyone sees your caravan and crew. At the same time, you're also invisible, as so many people simply don't get it. I know this is true because I didn't get it either, until having twins myself.

When I Married an Entrepreneur

Annie Flavin | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Annie Flavin

When I met my husband, he was general counsel for a biotech company. It was a start-up that was on its way to becoming a public company, so I knew, to some degree, what I was getting into. What I didn't understand, however, was his desire for the chase.

My Pregnancy Pillow Saved My Marriage

Kathy Radigan | Posted 07.21.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I wrapped my legs around him and sighed. For the first time in months I could finally sleep. I felt more than a little guilty. After five years of marriage, I had never spent the night wrapped up with anyone other than my husband. But here I was, caught up in a strange and exciting love affair. Each time I was about five months pregnant. Yes, I succumbed to the temptations of an affair with my full body pregnancy pillow

The Most Perfect Metaphor For New Motherhood

Katherine Stanley Obando | Posted 07.17.2015 | Parents
Katherine Stanley Obando

Let the waves come, murmur a seafaring song, and know this: in any moment of new motherhood that is rough going for you, there are countless like you; there are also others for whom that very same moment was transcendent and amazing (and you'll probably hear all about it).

A Fine Line in Parenthood

Tricia Mirchandani | Posted 07.16.2015 | Parents
Tricia Mirchandani

I'm happy she's found something she loves to do and that she does it well. I sit here, in this space because of her, dreaming of days that have past and wondering if this ship has sailed for me. And it's then that I wonder if I'm trying to be a stowaway on her ship.

Comic Con Vs. Divorce: The Final Battle

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 07.15.2015 | Divorce
Craig Tomashoff

For me, Comic Con has been like facing my own brand of crippling Kryptonite -- divorce. Let me explain via this timeline, and stay tuned for a vintage comic book twist ending.