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Grief Is Not One Size Fits All

Stacey Skrysak | Posted 10.25.2016 | Parents
Stacey Skrysak

There is a stigma in our society that we shouldn't talk about our children who have died. Maybe it makes other people uncomfortable or maybe people don't truly understand unless they, too, experience a pregnancy or child loss.

I Lost My Mom to Breast Cancer And Hoped Having a Daughter Could Fix My Heart

The Stir | Posted 10.26.2016 | Parents
The Stir

Sasha Brown-Worsham When my mother died in 1993 of breast cancer while I was still a teenager, the only thing I wanted was a family. As I grew older ...

4 Things Moms Can Do To Avoid Stress

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 10.20.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

It's easy to get caught up in your routine and chores every day, but don't let it consume 100% of your life. It can be pretty stressful at times, but if you take it one day at a time and try to roll with the punches, you may be able to avoid stress a little better.

What To Call The Key 2016 Demographic?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Where (oh where) are the cutesy names for the key demographic group in this election cycle?

Moms And Dads: What Your Daughter Hasn't Told You About Sexual Assault

Whitney Lloyd | Posted 10.13.2016 | Parents
Whitney Lloyd

But now I am 27. I'm a wife and mother of two children, a boy and a girl. I have the most serious responsibility of preparing my two children to be citizens in this world where "boys will be boys" and girls should just "keep quiet."

My Daughter is the Non-Immigrant at an Immigrant School

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 10.11.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

Five months after I landed in New York City from the former Soviet Union, I had my first day at the public school across the streets from the projects...

5 Things Moms Can Do To Try and Stay Sane

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 10.07.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

I usually only do this on the weekends, but I love to pour myself a tall drink after a long day. Some people like wine, some people like beer, and some people like myself like a nice big cocktail. Not only does it take some of the edge off, but it puts me right to sleep every time I have one. Just be careful not to go overboard with this one, there is nothing relaxing about an alcohol addiction.

7 Stock Photos That Have No Idea What Babies Are Actually Like

Jenny Evans | Posted 10.01.2016 | Parents
Jenny Evans

What's not to love about a good stock photo?

Why Coffee Mugs Are More Than Just Cups

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 09.30.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

When I was growing up, I avoided mugs at all costs. Most of the mugs were at my grandparents' houses, and they had (what I thought was) boring scenery, "World's Greatest Grandma," and business names plastered on them. I would wonder why anyone would want to drink out of a short, bulky cup like that. Then I grew up.

Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Others Bond With Parenting Foster Youth at Raising Baby

Matt Hartman | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Matt Hartman

Jordana Brewster, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Lindsay Price arrive at Alliance of Moms' Raising Baby (Photo by Rochelle Brodin/Getty Images for Al...

Ralph Ramirez-Maglio & Lester Ramirez-Maglio-"We Are Proud Of How Far We Have Come As A Family"

Michael Cook | Posted 09.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Cook

LGBT parents are not only shaping the lives of their children, but are helping to shape and change the conversation in America.

Who Cares How She Feeds Her Baby?

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.27.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

I don't care how you breastfeed your baby or don't breastfeed your baby, yet our whole country has been engaged in a dialog about if it's OK to see ph...

Living Vicariously Through Our Children

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.19.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

I hope our children take a piece of us both, but mostly, when they reflect on their childhood, I want them to perceive it as laden with opportunities and support, and less of their parents vicariously living through them.

How A Yellow Butterfly Became A Sign From Heaven

Stacey Skrysak | Posted 09.19.2016 | Parents
Stacey Skrysak

The summer months are difficult for me, they always will be. Each day, the constant reminders of three years ago dance through my head. The beautiful moment of giving birth to my triplets is met with the tragic and painful memory of losing two of my children. As the years go by, life moves forward.

Mom's Viral Post Nails What Parents Of Teething Children Know All Too Well

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.19.2016 | Parents

With one pitiful photo, Jules Coffey has summed up what it’s like to be a parent of a kid who’s teething. On Monday, the mom behind the Instagram ...

Dear Parents, Stop Rescuing Your Kids From Failure

Janie Porter | Posted 09.07.2016 | Parents
Janie Porter

In my last five years as a parent, I've found that letting my kids experience failure is the very best parenting tool I have.

10 Things No One Tells You About Breastfeeding

Courtney Ellis | Posted 09.12.2016 | Parents
Courtney Ellis

1. You can eat like a team of oxen and not gain weight. Sure, you might not lose all the baby weight that quickly if you’re eating nine meals a day,...

Why I'm The Mom Crying At My Daughter's First Day Of School

Stacey Skrysak | Posted 09.07.2016 | Parents
Stacey Skrysak

As I say goodbye to my daughter at the drop off, I'll always wonder what could have been. My heart aches as I think about my two children in heaven. They should be here. My daughter should have her siblings by her side.

6 Types of Youth Sports Moms

Ashleigh Wright Haslinger | Posted 08.31.2016 | Parents
Ashleigh Wright Haslinger

It's that time of the year again, when cute little kids wearing uniforms that are way too big try their darnedest to impress their parents while having to choose between chasing the ball or chasing the butterfly. It's youth sports time, people!

When Your Child Doesn't Turn Out The Way You Pictured

Ashleigh Wright Haslinger | Posted 08.31.2016 | Parents
Ashleigh Wright Haslinger

What was I thinking when I thought I could picture a life with my daughter before I met her? Did I really think just because I was her mother I could shape her into exactly the child/girl/woman I wanted her to be?

7 Unique Ways to Make Chores a Team Effort as School Begins

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

When school begins routines and schedules change and chores for kids seem last on the list of things to do. Yet you want to include chores in these routines so they are followed throughout the year without a fuss. A great way to make them work is to make them a parent-child/teen effort.

I Decided to Be Honest About Motherhood On Instagram

Anna Gannon | Posted 09.26.2016 | Parents
Anna Gannon

Last month, when I started losing Instagram followers, I got really excited. Yeah, you aren’t seeing things, I just said I’m excited about people ...

To My Son, On The Anniversary Of Your Death

Stacey Skrysak | Posted 08.18.2016 | Parents
Stacey Skrysak

While a little piece of my heart went to heaven along with you, I smile through the tears and heartache. You, my sweet son, brought me so much happiness in your short time here.

Stop Shaming Poor Parents

Emily Friedel | Posted 08.18.2016 | Parents
Emily Friedel

I wrote a piece a little while ago about having a baby when you’re broke. I went out of my way to describe the circumstances that led to my husband ...

Not All "Sexist" Olympic Commentary Is Actually Harmful

Teresa Carlton | Posted 08.17.2016 | Women
Teresa Carlton

There has been a lot of hype lately about the sexism in the reporting of the Olympics. Obviously these people have never sat in a room with my mother ...