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The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 02.17.2017 | Parents

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips ...

Excuse Me, Your Motherhood is Showing

Beth Clark | Posted 02.20.2017 | Parents
Beth Clark

Jumping into my car, I caught sight of myself in the rear view mirror. Both kids were buckled into their overpriced car seats and we were heading some...

This Valentine's Day, Love Yourself First

Melody Godfred | Posted 02.14.2017 | Women
Melody Godfred

I've noticed a funny pattern. Being on vacation opens me up emotionally. I can sit, doing nothing. And then the tears will come. Deep tears. They aren...

Free at Last: HIV, Parenthood and Caregiving

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | Posted 02.13.2017 | Women
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

The chance of passing on HIV to your child through conception has been virtually eliminated by the use of biomedical prevention.

How The Conversation's False Report About Dads Hurts Moms and the Workplace

Josh Levs | Posted 02.13.2017 | Parents
Josh Levs

It happens constantly: news agencies and researchers publish reports using skewed data, inaccurate statements, and their own beliefs in stereotypes to...

Marriage Isn't Over After Kids

Jennifer S. White | Posted 01.23.2017 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

After the kids go to bed, it’s our only real time together. We pry our own sleepy eyes open and hold hands while watching TV. We make love when we...

Mom Talks 'Vagina Stitches' And Other Stuff No One Tells You About Having Kids

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.11.2017 | Parents

The first year of parenthood is full of messy surprises. While there’s no way to prepare for some of these experiences, other aspects are actually q...

Things They Didn't Tell Us At My Fancy High School

Bryan Behar | Posted 01.09.2017 | Education
Bryan Behar

I'll admit it, I was blessed to go to one of those super-posh, elite boys' schools where someone with gray hair stands up in chapel and says "Gentleme...

These Moms Had Troubles Re-Entering the Workforce after Having Babies, So They Became Their Own Bosses

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

After having a baby, there are many adjustments to a parents' life. One of them is getting back to work. It's not as simple as just getting ready and ...

Why Elf on a Shelf Can go Elf by Himself

Ashleigh Wright Haslinger | Posted 12.06.2016 | Parents
Ashleigh Wright Haslinger

So, we're three days shy of November, which basically means it's nearly December and all the festive holiday shenanigans will be in full swing, around...

Big Presents in Little Packages: How To Give The Ones You Love A Gift They Will Love

Linda Gray Sexton | Posted 12.05.2016 | Parents
Linda Gray Sexton

Does every important present come in a big package? As the holiday season approaches, most of us are looking for the ultimate gift, ready to give what...

Why I Only Give My Kids 3 Gifts Each Christmas

Kathy Radigan | Posted 12.06.2016 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

My parents have always loved Christmas and made sure to make it extra special for my sisters and me. My mother made a gingerbread house each year and ...

Growing Up Isn't As Bad As It Seems

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 11.28.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Sure, some of our true glory days will remain in the past, but that doesn't mean growing up has to be as bad as some people make it out to be. The good part is that every day has the power to be as good as we choose it to be- it all depends on our attitudes.

Parenthood Is The Great Bulldozer

Bonnie Koehn | Posted 01.31.2017 | Parents
Bonnie Koehn

Nothing cleans your emotional house like having zero time for BS, which is what happens when you become a parent. I love motherhood. I’m happy to bu...

Family First. Why I Cancelled My All Expense Paid Trip to New Zealand

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 11.21.2016 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

After Tuesday November 8's election results, traveling to New Zealand became even more enticing to me. Their political history of appointing women in...

"This Is Us" Is a Hit and Deservedly So

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.17.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

TV Review - Jackie K Cooper "This Is Us" (NBC) NBC's new hit series "This Is Us" airs every Tuesday at 9PM. This is the compassionate...

Wasn't It Just Yesterday...?

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 11.07.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

I feel too young to hear myself say it, but as I drove to pick my son up from play rehearsal at 7:30pm (gasp!) from HIGH SCHOOL (double gasp!) I inhal...

The Lies We Tell Our Children. Fairy Tales And Father Christmas

Jade Lloyd | Posted 11.22.2016 | UK Parents
Jade Lloyd

Was I cross at my mother when I found out Father Christmas wasn't real? Did her lying to me destroy her parental trustworthiness? No. There was a sense of sadness losing Santa, but I would not want little me to have truth over hope, over magic.

When Pregnancy Isn't As Amazing As You Hoped It Would Be

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 11.06.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

I sat waiting and waiting for the "glow" to appear when I was pregnant with my son, but acne showed up instead. I waited for my hair to grow long and ...

To The Mom Who Sends Her Sick Child To School

Natalie Thomas | Posted 11.01.2016 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

I've never been much a rule follower. I'll fudge my daughter's age at overpriced theme parks, talk my way into a free trial class, knowing I have no intention of signing up and bypass rules of the road (The rolling stop is a favorite move of mine as is right on red, no u-turn... Basically, I'm a menace to society.).

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."