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"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.

Needing More Than to Be Needed

Sarah Bregel | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Sarah Bregel

I spend almost all of my time and energy loving the shit out of my kids. Finding these little magic moments in ordinary days. Kissing dirty faces and being easy-going. And then I spend just a little bit of time wanting terribly to get away from them.

Mothering Without A Past

Rachel Sherman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Rachel Sherman

All mothering attempts seem to be a reaction: you either emulate your own experience, or you rebel against it.

Life Is Like Physics

Mark Baer | Posted 06.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

What parents seem to forget when they are divorcing or their relationship is ending, is that children are expensive.

What I Learned After Thanking Women Who Choose Not to Have Kids

Abby Rosmarin | Posted 06.21.2015 | Women
Abby Rosmarin

No one fits the mold perfectly and sometimes a simple, "Thank you for being true to who you are," is needed, especially when you're surrounded by people who think you are wrong. Even if it does come with a little hatemail and a lot of arguments in the comments section.

This Is What Motherhood Did To Me

Ashli Mazer | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
Ashli Mazer

This is what motherhood did to me. Motherhood turned me into someone else. Someone who, on most days, I don't recognize. Motherhood took the former me and shook her up a bit. Rocked the ground on which she once stood.

The Moment I Realized My Son Was A Drug Addict

Anita Devlin | Posted 06.21.2015 | Fifty
Anita Devlin

'I'm scared, Mom,' Mike said over the phone. 'I'm scared and I need help.' My 21-year-old son, Mike, was talking to me from a drug-infested motel a few miles away from his college in Vermont. After hours of me trying to track him down, I was overcome with emotions of relief, fear, denial, and shame.

Making the New Baby/Older Sibling Meeting Special

Mommy Nearest | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

When my toddler came to the hospital to visit me and meet his new brother, it was strangely awkward at first. I know it sounds weird, but it felt like we were ex-lovers who had each gone through some rather huge milestone life changes and had to kind of re-navigate our relationship

Yes, My Daughter Sleeps With Me Sometimes, And No, I Don't Care What You Think

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Laura Lifshitz

My girl will not want to be with me forever. Our children will not want to be with us forever. My daughter will spread her little sassy wings and fly away without looking back once, and that's the truth.

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

MeiMei Fox | Posted 06.15.2015 | 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 06.10.2015 | 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 06.10.2015 | 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 ...