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My Daughter is the Non-Immigrant at an Immigrant School

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 10.11.2016 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 ...

10 Things I Need To Say To Tired Special Needs Moms

Alethea Mshar | Posted 08.10.2016 | Home
Alethea Mshar

Dear Special Needs Mom, My guess is that you feel invisible today, that it seems like nobody really knows what your days are like. I know, I’ve been...

Donald Trump Would Make America's Worst Dad

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 07.29.2016 | Home
Craig Tomashoff

At the end of the day, our president becomes kind of like our surrogate daddy (or mommy). This is the person we want our kids to aspire to be, the ultimate American role model who represents us all over the world. So, before you settle on your candidate of choice, please take a minute to ask yourself what kind of daddy Donald Trump would make.

Motherhood Through A Lens: Live In The Moment Or Capture It For Later

Carly Snyder, MD | Posted 07.26.2016 | Home
Carly Snyder, MD

On a recent vacation it occurred to me how nice it would be to have someone follow my family around with a camera to capture every special moment for posterity. Having been intrigued by 'day in a life' packages offered by photographers, only to be turned off by the costs, I instead find myself constantly taking pictures day in and day out.

Mila Kunis' Simple Explanation On How To Be A 'Great Mom'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home

Mila Kunis wants fellow mamas to try to not be so hard on themselves, even when mom guilt gets in the way. The “Bad Moms” star welcomed her daught...

I'm Not Having Kids, But It's Not Because I Haven't Met The 'Right Person'

Eimear Singleton | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home
Eimear Singleton

Life is short; and I, for one, am making choices that make me happy. Making this decision allows me to live my life to the full, and I don't want that to end.