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A Grateful Son's Message For Single Moms

Jeff Charles | Posted 04.14.2016 | Parents
Jeff Charles

I don't know what it's like to be a single mother, but I do know what it's like to be raised by one. I was blessed to be raised by a great mother, and although I'm not perfect, I turned out well in the end. I owe much of this to my mom.

Daddy Diaries Part 5

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 04.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Tarun Sakhrani

The next stage in your baby's evolution (or your evolution as to-be parents) is the shower... No, not that kind that you take in a bathroom, standing ...

Mining My Mind

Renee Fisher | Posted 04.08.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane has always believed that, if one changes enough diapers, makes enough visits to the pediatrician, and puts enough miles on the...

The Balancing Act: Creating Balance Between Your Business & Personal Life

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
20 Beautiful Women

At the end of the day, as people and as professionals, we only desire the best for ourselves. We must remember that being the best in multiple arenas is possible if we plan and prepare for it.

Jessica Alba Explains Why Her Daughters May Not Easily Identify Themselves As Latinas

E! Online | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 04.06.2016 | Latino Voices

Jessica Alba is one proud, busy mother. As the self-made mogul continues to find huge success with The Honest Company, the businesswoman is also hard ...

6 Emotional Stages of Leaving Your Kids for Vacation

Aileen Clark | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents
Aileen Clark

6 Emotional Stages of Leaving Your Kids for Vacation I've been meaning to share this story for a while now. Last fall, I went on a short trip with a ...

Are You Listening to Your Preschooler?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

The best parenting style for preschoolers is one that builds self-confidence. Using Parental Intelligence always helps. Three and four-year-olds are v...

Do You Get Respect From Your Children?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Parents frequently complain that they don't feel respected by their children beginning at about age 2 and climbing high into the teens. Complaints ran...

#TalkToMe: Wisdom on Life, Love and Loss From My 80-Year-Old Dad

Margie Warrell | Posted 04.05.2016 | Fifty
Margie Warrell

At 80 years of age, my dad's had his share of hard knocks, from losing a son after a long battle with mental illness to supporting another adapt to life in a wheelchair. Yet while I'm clearly biased, I believe he's one of the most loving and lovable men you'd ever meet.

Mama: 3 Ways to Find More Pleasure in Your Life

Tammy Warner-Wilson | Posted 04.01.2016 | Parents
Tammy Warner-Wilson

As a life coach who works exclusively with mothers, I've noticed nearly all of my clients come to me with the same desire: to experience more pleasure amid the busyness of family life.

Our love is big. Bigger-than-my-stretch-marks big.

Motherly | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Motherly

Confession: I've been hiding my stomach from my husband. Since I've had our second child in as many years, I frequently wear loose tops, and have bee...

5 Ways My 9-Month-Old Daughter Has Made Me a Better Person

Morgan V. Matkovic | Posted 03.30.2016 | Parents
Morgan V. Matkovic

Being a mom to my daughter has forced me to step outside my comfort zone in order to succeed the way my own mother did; to create the kind of happy childhood for her that I had.

To The Stranger At The Store

Cassie Hilt | Posted 03.30.2016 | Parents
Cassie Hilt

Thank you for reminding me that at the end of the day, despite my imperfections, I'm still a good mom.

Rethinking What It Means to Raise Kids in the Outdoors

Joshua Berman | Posted 03.28.2016 | Travel
Joshua Berman

Wind blasts off the Continental Divide and across the playground, making it almost too cold to play outside in the winter sun -- but not quite. My daughters are nearly oblivious to the crazy gusts as they scream and laugh and run.

Daddy Diaries Part 4

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 03.28.2016 | Travel
Tarun Sakhrani

First there was the honeymoon... then came the babymoon... what's next? Post-babymoon? Anniversary moon? Birth moon? Child's 1st birthday-moon? G...

Mom Guilt Starts in the Womb

Anneliese Lawton | Posted 03.25.2016 | Parents
Anneliese Lawton

Momma's, I encourage you to embrace your faults and celebrate your perfections. I encourage you to embrace the mother in you and the woman in you. Feel sexy, feel accomplished, feel proud of the sometimes difficult yet wonderful job you are doing.

When We Feel Unappreciated

Beth Clark | Posted 03.25.2016 | Parents
Beth Clark

Dear Mom Who Feels Unappreciated, There is post after post on the difficulty of raising children full time. Most of them try to laugh it off, even ma...

21 Mom Superpowers

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 03.25.2016 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

Have you ever noticed the little things that appeared when you became a mom?

10 Ways to Improve Your Child's Education at Home

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2016 | Education
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do children learn? Certainly, it's our job as parents to send our kids to schools, be their advocates in getting a fine education, ascertaining special services as needed, and taking the time to learn how the curriculum is organized. But what about our role at home?

What I've Learned About Race And Motherhood From Having A Son Who Can 'Pass' As White

The Stir | Posted 03.28.2016 | Parents
The Stir

My son will have questions, and my husband and I will be the guiding forces. We want to raise him with a strong black identity, but he is also half white and Jewish so we want to raise him with that identity as well.

Real Talk: I Want My Daughter to Love Herself, Down Syndrome and All

The Stir | Posted 03.23.2016 | Parents
The Stir

I want her to look in a mirror and think she's beautiful, not because she looks like a supermodel, or because she looks like someone with Down Syndrome, but because she's herself, Jo Jo, and that's an amazing thing to be.

Motherhood Helped Me Let Go of Perfection

Seleni Institute | Posted 03.23.2016 | Parents
Seleni Institute

I have learned to appreciate the humility that comes with parenthood. It is an equalizer and therefore a relief. All the families I know -- the happiest, the richest, the smartest -- get dirty and fight and sometimes don't sleep and have bad days.

Get Over It: 3 Words That Will Make You A Stronger Parent Too

Eirene Heidelberger | Posted 03.21.2016 | Parents
Eirene Heidelberger

Don't wallow in misery even if you do have to drag the dumb heavy car seat and diaper bag with you everywhere because the great news is you won't be walking into kindergarten with it. Take care of yourself NOW, so you don't feel beaten down tomorrow!

A Letter to My Firstborn Child

Joni Edelman | Posted 03.17.2016 | Parents
Joni Edelman

I wasn't ready to have a baby. I wasn't ready for you. I wasn't ready for a love so deep that I thought I would break, a love so pure, so real, that my entire life would have purpose overnight.

An Open Letter to My Daughters

BreAnna Hackworth | Posted 03.16.2016 | Parents
BreAnna Hackworth

My sweet girls, growing up in this world is going to be tough, but I will be right here with you every step of the way! In my 31 years of life I have lived a lot, experienced much, and grown into the woman you see before you. So today I share with you all that I have learned.