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Visual Proof That Your Kid Makes the Best Halloween Costume Accessory

Fatherly | Posted 10.13.2015 | Parents

One of the great perks of having a kid is that as long as you incorporate them into your costume, you're considered a credible trick-or-treater on Halloween, even though you spend the rest of the year masquerading as a functioning, mature adult.

Lip Service: When I Busted My Son Doing This in Church

Jaye Watson | Posted 10.12.2015 | Parents
Jaye Watson

I busted my son in church yesterday. He's 10 years old. An altar server. A good kid. But Catholicism isn't easy. There are lots of prayers and lots of versions of those prayers to memorize, and he's still learning them.

Taylor Swift 1, Prudence Nil...

Dan Duffy | Posted 10.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dan Duffy

Taylor Swift came to town. As catchy as I find one of her songs (see: Blank Space), I'm a 43-year-old dad with two boys; Ms. Swift is really not in my...

The Best Parenting Lesson I Ever Got

Kathy Radigan | Posted 10.05.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

The best parenting lesson I ever got came from my dad, long before I became a wife to one and a mom to three. In fact I was only five. Back then one of my favorite things to do was to go to Eisenhower Park with my family. No visit was complete until we visited the pigs at the park's small petting zoo.

Dear Dad, I Still Remember You

Rachel Brehm | Posted 10.04.2015 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

Dear Dad, I still remember you. The memories shift and fade over the years, but you are not forgotten. I remember the Thai restaurant where everyone knew your name. I remember your sleepless nights, and the days when you cried.

Dear Mama Headed Into Year Two Of Motherhood

Annie Vovan | Posted 10.02.2015 | Parents
Annie Vovan

Remember that your child still needs you more than ever, and they need boundaries, guidance and love. Before we know it, they will be off and super independent, and all these early years and sleepless nights will be in the past.

Who Care's If the Paint Dries?

Stephanie Baroni-Cook | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Baroni-Cook

Red nail polish ... Pink nail polish ... Black glitter nail polish ... She wanted them all. Back and forth she went to my dresser, bringing a new...

10 Things Second-Time Moms Couldn't Care Less About

Mommy Nearest | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

When you're a first-time mother, everything feels huge and important. It's difficult to know what advice to follow or what timelines to pay attention to. Having a new baby is difficult enough without worrying about all the endless obligations and deadlines you (or your baby) are supposed to be meeting.

How to Get Creative in the Kitchen: Quick Tips

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 09.24.2015 | Taste
Anita Mirchandani

Have you ever felt overwhelmed when you watch the TODAY show food segments or any cooking show for that matter on how to make easy, quick meals or how to put together healthy snacks or how to make healthy swaps? Well, you're not alone.

50 Similarities Between the First Few Years of Parenting & Entrepreneurship (And Lessons From Each)

Jenev Caddell | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
Jenev Caddell

Even though I opened my first business in 2009 as a psychotherapist, it wasn't until after I had my first child 3.5 years later that I had the courage to go full-time with it.

Planned Parenthood, The Pill, And P. T. Barnum

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

After a half century of progress, thanks in large measure to Planned Parenthood, some Republicans seem determined to try to march us backwards - and seem determined to make a circus out of trying to shut down the organization.

5 Terms Every Parent Should Add to Their Sex-Ed Vocabulary

Em & Lo | Posted 09.17.2015 | Parents
Em & Lo

We wanted to talk more with Cory about some of the language used in Sex Is a Funny Word -- the terms and phrases we agree every caregiver of a little kid should have in their vocabulary.

Kim Cattrall: 'I Am Not A Biological Parent, But I Am A Parent'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.14.2015 | Women

Kim Cattrall wants you to know: Just because she hasn't given birth to children doesn't mean she isn't parenting. The "Sex and the City" actress spok...

'Out of Office' Making New Parents Unhappy?

Jennifer Moss | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Moss

Why do we really have to end our work relationship because of our baby relationship? Isn't their room enough in our hearts for both?

I Want My Kids to Talk, But Not if They're Going to Start a Conversation Like This

Jennifer Lovy | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Lovy

As much as we want kids to open up to us, and it's great when they initiate a good conversation, there are seven conversation starters I don't want to hear from my kids.

5 Ways Kids' Birthday Parties Are Like Slow Torture

Mommy Nearest | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I used to have a social life. I used to leave my house after the sun went down and stay out until it rose again. I partied.

Romance Changes After Marriage, But Our Love Stays The Same

Jennifer S. White | Posted 09.09.2015 | Weddings
Jennifer S. White

The thing about marriage is that it does take work. Romance -- that's the easy part. Love -- that's fairly easy too. But loving someone day in and day out, with annoying personal habits and work and kids and life -- that's the kind of thing that can get old, fast.

Happiness Is Overrated

Bret Spears | Posted 09.05.2015 | Parents
Bret Spears

There it was on the screen. The heading read, New Study Shows Parents of Young Children Are Unhappy or some such nonsense. Now, I like to consider m...

What I've Learned

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 09.02.2015 | Parents
Maggie Lamond Simone

As I watch them navigate these years, I remember every single emotion each of my children is feeling at any given moment, because I felt every single one when I was their age. And I wish to God I could make it easier for them with what I've learned since.

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!