iOS app Android app

"Parenthood"

A Tale of Two Children: My Path to Fatherhood, and the Psychic Who Saw It Before I Did

Abdi Nazemian | Posted 06.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Abdi Nazemian

Despite keeping a copy of "The Power of Now" by my bed for years, I have always been more into the future than the present. Maybe that's why I love the idea of psychics.

My Father's Red Bat Lessons of Life, Death, Business and Living Well

Eliot M. Wagonheim | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Eliot M. Wagonheim

I keep my father's bat to remind me of two of my father's most important lessons -- one good, one bad and I'm not sure he intended to teach either one. He certainly wasn't conscious of it if he did. It doesn't matter, though, I learned them just the same.

One Day

Annie Flavin | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Annie Flavin

Now that my children are all safe in their beds, nothing seems too hard, too problematic, too much like a fire drill, or, worse, an actual fire, to forget to grab clothes. We forget that these are the days when we are making sure to grab our children, we forget the fear we feel when things go haywire right before our eyes, when we thought we had it under control.

8 Lessons Motherhood Has Taught a Recovering Perfectionist

Maria Ross | Posted 06.14.2015 | Parents
Maria Ross

There is absolutely no room for perfection in parenting. No median. No bike lane. You will screw up. You will doubt yourself at every turn.

Lauren Graham's TV Daughters Finally Meet

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment

Magic happened this weekend at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas when Lauren Graham's two TV daughters finally met. Rory, meet Amber. A...

'My Teenage Daughter Has Become A Cat'

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Being older parents has its benefits, which is that we get love, affection and snuggles from our children well into our 50s while everyone else we know is packing their kids off to college. However no one warned me that when my daughter turned 13 she'd become a cat.

13 Surefire Signs You're Turning Into Your Mother

Valerie Albarda | Posted 06.06.2015 | Fifty
Valerie Albarda

Your parents. You may think they have little to do with the person you ultimately turned out to be in life, but they are certainly responsible for creating you. Many of their innate qualities are coursing through your genes as well.

Advice for New Parents vs. Parenting Realities

Melissa Roy | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Melissa Roy

No matter how exhausted you are, especially in the middle of the day, when baby finally drifts off to sleep AND lets you put him/her down, the last thing you think about is napping.

The Most Important Lesson I Learned From My Marriage -- And Divorce

Jana Llewellyn | Posted 05.27.2015 | Divorce
Jana Llewellyn

I have not been writing much lately, except in my journal, in short spurts. My life has been consumed with one of the biggest and most difficult transitions anyone can deal with: my husband and I are getting a divorce.

10 Life Lessons I Learned From My Newborn Twins

MeiMei Fox | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
MeiMei Fox

It's pretty amazing how we can rise to the challenges that are placed before us. And when we do, we realize how powerful we truly are.

Sharing #UnlikelyAdviceForTeenagers On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty

#UnlikelyAdviceForTeenagers caught our eye on Twitter and we just couldn't suppress a laugh at some of the posts that sure capture what we all mutter...

"Me too!" - Graduation of a Kind Soul

Kevin Walsh | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Kevin Walsh

"Me too!" My mom actually had a dress decorated for my three year-old daughter with her all-inclusive expression painted above a daisy. Abby came ...

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part IV

Mark Baer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On July 10, 2011, Joan T. Daniels, Esq. posted the following comment on the listserv for the members of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...

11 Things Only Those With 3 Kids Truly Understand

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty

With three kids, parents are not only outnumbered but also severely stressed. Indeed, a 2013 survey of more than 7,000 American mothers found that thr...

Keeping Your Relationship Hydrated

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

Just like tiny raindrops, there are small things you can do every day to fill up the reserves. The more drops or positive things you pour into the relationship, the more cushion you have for the dry spells. The result is a strong foundation of trust, love and patience.

My Child is the Boss in our Home

Ashli Mazer | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Ashli Mazer

Having a baby demoted my status in the chain of command in this house. No longer do I call the shots. All commands have been handed over to her. My child is the boss in our home.

9 Things Only The Mother Of A Teenage Girl Would Understand

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff and Shelley Emling | Posted 05.13.2015 | Fifty

Being the mother of a teenage daughter has taught those of us at Huff/Post50 a few things. Here are nine issues only the mother of a teenage girl woul...

5 Tips For Having 'The Talk' With Your Kids

Christine Marion-Jolicoeur | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Christine Marion-Jolicoeur

We never have only one talk about anything! Kids learn through repetition and they need reminders every day to help them make good choices. So, why would I treat something as important a sex any differently?

10 Things Childfree Women Want Their Friends To Know

Bethany Ramos | Posted 05.11.2015 | Women
Bethany Ramos

I'll admit it. Now that I have kids and am knee-deep in parenting, I forget that not everybody cares about my kids as much as I do. Not everybody wants kids, and that is a perfectly valid decision. For those of us who have forgotten how the other side lives, childfree Redditors have some important insight to share.

A Fresh Way of Remembering Mom

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Every May, as Mother's Day approaches, I make time to think about my mom. That can hurt, as I lost her so long ago, but this year was different. I watched my sister raise her children, who are now raising their own, and that has changed my perspective.

Joys, Challenges of Motherhood Revealed in New Book and Storytelling Tour

HooplaHa | Posted 05.07.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Have you ever been curious what your mother's favorite stories of parenthood are? Check out this video featuring Ann Imig, founder of Listen To Your Mother, an online and live story telling platform for mothers everywhere to share the joys, triumphs, challenges and humor of being a Mom.

Thanks, Mom, I Needed That

Annie Fox | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Annie Fox

I think about Mom often and always in the spring. The fact that I love and care for a garden comes from being her daughter.

If A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words, What Are A Thousand Pictures Worth?

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 05.07.2015 | Parents
Kathleen Siddell

My childhood is catalogued in drawers in my parent's house. Family photos sit in large manila envelops, organized by year. The farther back you go, the more likely you are to get a description written on the back.

Being A Mom Is Beautiful -- Except When It's Totally Gross

Sara Goldstein | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Sara Goldstein

Here is a list of truly disgusting things I've done as a mother, and guess what? None of them occurred while lounging in the countryside.

10 Parenting 'Firsts' You Wish Never Happened

Jenny Evans | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Jenny Evans

The first poop in the bathtub. Bonus points if this occurs while you're bathing other siblings at the same time.