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Why I Keep Falling in Love with Yoga... Again and Again

MeiMei Fox | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

I am overwhelmed with gratitude because as I begin this journey into motherhood, into becoming a goddess of giving and devotion to others, my yoga practice nurtures me.

A Poet's Truth, and a Mother's

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 04.10.2015 | Parents
Jeremiah Horrigan

In late December, my daughter Annie asked me how to repair a poorly-mounted drawing I'd made for her some dozen years ago. ​The drawing was my attempt to illustrate a favorite poem of ours, "Days," by the English poet Philip Larkin.

Simple Is Better, or Spiderman Does Cry

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger A few months ago, I wrote about my newly adopted philosophy of life: "Nothing Is Easy." At this ...

Ode to Motherhood Part 2: I'm No Tiger Mom, But I'm No Sheep Either

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 04.07.2015 | Parents
Lulu Salavegsen

I build them up, but I have always been honest. I'm that mom who won't let them win just to "be nice." I know now, more than ever, that life will not participate in that farce. I am very fair, but I do not pump them with false praise or meaningless participation ribbons. Is parenting not to prepare them with the best and most valuable tools and rules of life?

5 Things Not to Say To A Woman Who Just Gave Birth

Joe DeProspero | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

If you manage to stay away from these phrases, you're exponentially more likely to appear in her next Facebook profile picture in front of the camera rather than behind it.

Why We Need To Stop Asking, 'How Do You Do It All?'

Rachel M. Martin | Posted 05.23.2015 | Parents
Rachel M. Martin

There's no finished to-do list in motherhood. Ever. Do you know what there is? There is the beauty of moms everywhere in this world loving on their kids and giving of themselves for them.

How to Get Your Way Without Being a Control Freak

Laurie Gerber | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Laurie Gerber

It took years of practice, but I finally learned how to put this bad trait on a leash and keep it in check! You can learn the method of leashing those parts of yourself you don't like too.

What Wondrous Love Is This? A Reflection On The Birth Of My Son Walter

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

I'm frequently asked the loaded question of how much I am madly in love with Walter. I mostly give the questioner what they want with a nod of assent. But the truth of my emotion is more complicated. I think maybe the problem is with how I have, up to this point, understood the word "love."

25 Embarrassing Things Every Parent Has Done And Denied

Joe DeProspero | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

Every parent, regardless of his or her values or disciplinary strategy, is guilty of pulling an occasional fast one, doing something a bit out of character in order to maintain their sanity throughout parenthood. And, I'm sorry to say, I'm about to expose you all -- or at least myself.

My Daughter, My Heart

Becky Tountas | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

I know that I want this for my daughter, for her to feel everything. So whenever she points out her heart I remind her: keep it open. Allow yourself to be vulnerable because this means that you are loving someone fully. And it's a magnificent way to love.

5 Things I Learned When I Said Yes To My Daughter For 24 Hours

Meg Conley | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Meg Conley

Too much of womanhood -- from the food we eat to the clothes we wear to the way we spend our time -- is motivated by the word "no." We focus on what we should cut out rather than what we should embrace.

You Know You're a Mom When...

Sybil Brun | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Sybil Brun

Are you a hopeful mom-to-be? Or maybe you're a mom who just needs a reminder that you're normal. Maybe you're even totally unsure if you ever want to be a mom someday because you can't begin to imagine what it's like or whether it's even worth it.

8 Things You Should Never Say To Your Teenager

Shelley Emling | Posted 05.11.2015 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

After speaking with a lot of experienced parent friends, I've come up with a list of eight things you should never, ever say to your teenager. You may have a completely different list, and that's fine. There are no easy answers or quick fixes just as there are no perfect parents.

If Buddha Was a Working Mother

Nicole Rosengren | Posted 05.10.2015 | Parents
Nicole Rosengren

It's not often you see statues of Buddha looking disheveled, balancing a screaming child in one arm and groceries in the other while trying to unlock a front door with his teeth in the rain only to kick open the door and fall on a Hot Wheels toy, do you? Nope -- you don't.

Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' Is the Same Story as 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' (Don't Take Your 5-Year-Old.)

Meg Conley | Posted 05.09.2015 | Parents
Meg Conley

If we rail against Fifty Shades of Grey, but then take our daughters to see the Disney's new Beauty and The Beast, we are sending them a horrific message.

5 Universal Truths Of New Motherhood

Liz Curtis Faria | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Liz Curtis Faria

While you will love your child with all of your heart, you will also most passionately feel this love when your child is sleeping.

I Am The Slacker Parent

The Cut | Posted 05.02.2015 | Parents
The Cut

Surely, once there's a baby, someone has to be the primary caregiver, the default parent -- the better parent. And in the case of my baby, it's supposed to be me.

10 Things I Want My Son To Know (Even If He Isn't Listening Right Now)

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Craig Tomashoff

He's at a point in life where he could really use fatherly advice. He's also at an age where he's convinced his dad knows nothing. That's why I wanted to share this.

Parenthood's Real Life Legacy: Raising Awareness and Acceptance of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

For the first time, audiences were part of the story of both a young man and an adult navigating the world with an autism spectrum diagnosis*.

The Real Reason Becoming a Mom Changes Everything

Katie Markey McLaughlin | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Katie Markey McLaughlin

While I can go out for the occasional girls' night and leave my work-related cares behind me, my role as mom is one that I simply cannot turn off, no matter what.

Mae Whitman Is Really Territorial About Her BFF Lauren Graham

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.20.2015 | Entertainment

When Mae Whitman dropped by HuffPost Live on Friday to discuss her new film "The DUFF," she confirmed what we've all known for a long time: "Parenthoo...

The Merit Badges of Parenthood

Gina Jacobs Thomas | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Gina Jacobs Thomas

A few weeks ago, I had a series of days where I thought seriously about hanging up my motherhood apron and walking out. It started with one kid coming...

The Letter I Would Write to My Younger Self

John Waters | Posted 04.20.2015 | Education
John Waters

In retrospect, I would have been wise to listen, but we all need to follow our own paths as we embark on the journey of parenthood.

The Dangers Of Fighting Around Kids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 03.23.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Some families believe they should never fight “in front of the kids.” Others could care less, letting loose with ...

Adopting? Proceed Reverently

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

I welcome the on-going dialogue about adoption, with hope it can lead to better care and protections for children worldwide. I pray for understanding and grace as we all continue this conversation.