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10 Things I Need To Say To Tired Special Needs Moms

Alethea Mshar | Posted 08.10.2016 | Parents
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 | Politics
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 | Parents
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 | Parents

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 | Women
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.

4 Struggles Every Mom Can Relate To

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 07.25.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

I hear that this is even worse for stay at home moms, and I believe it. I work outside of the house, but I am fairly anti-social, which doesn't help the loneliness at all. I feel very blessed to have my son by my side every evening, but sometimes I would kill for a long, meaningful conversation with another adult.

I Am Not A Cool Mom

Eve Sturges | Posted 07.20.2016 | Parents
Eve Sturges

When I was growing up, I thought most parents were cooler than my own. The coolest parents of all were the considerably younger ones; a second-grade classmate's mom was 23 and wore cut-off shorts. It didn't get much cooler than that, in my seven-year-old opinion.

Why Are More Parents Considering Home Deliveries?

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Don't be afraid to explore your options, especially if you are wary about delivering in a hospital. After all, it is your baby, and as long as you are not putting him or her at risk, it is up to you to decide what is best.

Selling Your House With Kids

Deanna Smith | Posted 07.19.2016 | Parents
Deanna Smith

Selling a house can be a quick, painless experience for many. This has not been our experience. No, not even a little bit. How do I put this... hmmm... Well, let's talk about "some people" that don't sell their house quickly. Yes, those unlucky souls. Let's talk about them. Because I hear that for some this experience can be like.

How Self-Love Saved My Marriage

Melody Godfred | Posted 07.15.2016 | Weddings
Melody Godfred

The crying was relentless. And it kept getting louder. I pulled myself out of bed and shuffled myself downstairs, disoriented and angry. Why is she st...

My Son Was Not in Orlando That Night, But All My Children Were

Krista Barth | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Krista Barth

My son started out in this world momentarily shattering my heart before he even took his first breath, as they rushed me to a cesarean section before his heart rate dropped again, with the cord wrapped tightly around his neck.

Dear Pre-Mom Self: It's Time to Let You Go

Anna Gannon | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents
Anna Gannon

Let me just get this out of the way first: I love being a mother. When people say they never knew what true love was until they became a parent, they ...

Daddy Diaries Part 10: The One After Birth

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 07.05.2016 | HuffPost Home
Tarun Sakhrani

At the end of the day, when you come home and hold him in your arms, when he looks at you in the eyes, and gives you that faintest of smiles, you forget everything else.

2 Things You Should Never Withhold From Your Kids

Christine Marion-Jolicoeur | Posted 07.03.2016 | Parents
Christine Marion-Jolicoeur

A few months ago, I was having a chat with a mummy friend, so of course we ended up talking about our kids. She was telling me that her little one was...

7 Tips To Help A Parent Cope With A Child With ADHD

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Parents are often both saddened and angry all at the same time, feel a great deal of self-doubt in their parenting, and find themselves becoming frustrated saying things to their child they sincerely regret.

The Dos And Don'ts Of Grandparenting

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2016 | HuffPost Home
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

What works and what doesn't when it comes to keeping a positive rapport with the parents and fostering a bond with the grandkids?

There Is No 'Should' In Motherhood

Meg Conley | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents
Meg Conley

Motherhood isn’t one size fits all. Sometimes this realization is liberating. Sometimes it can make us feel like we are matriarchs without a tribe. ...

Dad Said It's All In The Book

Bisila Bokoko | Posted 06.21.2016 | Parents
Bisila Bokoko

There is a candid family memory my father likes to share: one of a young black man in the 70's stroller-pushing his daughter in the streets of Spain. Back then, Valencia was not so diverse and seeing a man babysitting was just as unusual.

Being A Parent Shouldn't Kill Your Sex Life

Dr. Debra Campbell | Posted 07.19.2016 | Women
Dr. Debra Campbell

When you become a parent, especially for the first time, it can take a lot more strategic planning to make space for your couple relationship than it ...

The Cost Of Fatherhood

MoneyTips | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents

It's okay to feel a little overwhelmed and terrified as a new father - there will be plenty more anxious moments along the way, but there will be even more moments filled with joy and wonder.

For Father's Day, Correcting The Record About Dads

Josh Levs | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Josh Levs

All year round, the nation is fed a steady diet of false claims about dads. These myths hurt everyone -- children, women, men, businesses, and all of society. They fuel the backward structures that prevent gender equality from taking root. (Why offer men a chance to do caregiving if they're just going to sit around and do nothing anyway?)

To You, From Us, On Father's Day

Stephanie Baroni-Cook | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Stephanie Baroni-Cook

It's not your fault, and we don't hold it against you. We always knew this life wouldn't be easy, but no matter what we are still a family, and nothing; not time, distance, or the United States Navy can ever take that away from us.

My Hope as a Mother After the Orlando Tragedy

Katie MacDonald | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Katie MacDonald

Yet, we are failing. Why is such an easy task, to be kind, accepting and loving, so hard to achieve? As a mother I promise to never stop searching for that answer. I promise that in every step I take I will choose love. Together I believe we can move forward to peace, I won't let go of that hope.

No More 'Daddy Daycare'

Seleni Institute | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Seleni Institute

A friendly woman passing by in the town square smiled at me and my two daughters as we enjoyed the crisp morning. She clicked her tongue in a way that suggested she thought our tableau was cute. But then she followed up with: "Daddy daycare today, eh? Bet Mom appreciates the time off."

Daddy Diaries Part 9

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Tarun Sakhrani

So this is what a natural birth looks like. This is how it was meant to be... this is what the midwife meant when she said it was all natural... no medication, no support, no help, nothing... just pure unadulterated pain!!!