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We Are All Victims of the Mommy Wars

Beth Clark | Posted 02.09.2016 | Parents
Beth Clark

We all get judged. We all get criticized. We get enough flack about our personal decisions from those who are not mothers. So this mum advocates that we all be educated, supported and empowered to make the decisions we think are best for our families.

Daddy Diaries Part 2

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 02.09.2016 | Parents
Tarun Sakhrani

So now that people know you're having a baby, the next level of absurdity is asking about the child's gender... two days after your first scan. "Do y...

What Our Careers Teach Us About Being Parents

Emily Hatch | Posted 02.08.2016 | Parents
Emily Hatch

There is a steep learning curve to becoming a parent. And unlike others roles, parents are never off the clock. But luckily, many skills learned in former or current careers can be applied to parenting.

Meet Author Dr.Laurie Hollman - Interview by Novelist, Lu Ann Dill

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst with specialized clinical training in infant-parent, child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy. She has been...

The Wonders of Age 7 - Developing Social Skills

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.03.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Age seven is a special year with a great deal of cognitive and emotional growth squeezed in between preschool and middle school. As seven-year-olds ch...

A Recovering Nervous Mom

Leslie Lofgren Berger | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
Leslie Lofgren Berger

I could be a control freak if I wanted to be. Umm, ok, I work hard not to be a control freak. What I've found in 8.75 years of mothering a willful boy...

What the woman out on maternity leave wants everyone back at the office to know

Motherly | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents

Your colleague just went out on maternity leave. Maybe she's your boss. Or your direct report. Or a teammate on one of your big projects. You saw it c...

First Pregnancy vs. Last Pregnancy

Jenny Evans | Posted 01.29.2016 | Parents
Jenny Evans

Last pregnancy: You're not really sure where it is, but you assume What to Expect is probably a coloring book for your toddler somewhere now.

Why Entrepreneurship Is Like Raising a Child

Andrew_Yang | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business

It's struck me that there are tons of similarities between being an entrepreneur and being a parent. For people who have kids and think about entrepreneurship, I thought it might be useful to point out the parallels.

8 Tips for Parents of College Students Living at Home

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2016 | Education
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

The transition from middle adolescence to late adolescence or young adulthood is a difficult one. Some kids have growth spurts, hormonal changes continue, peer relations get more complex, and school work gets more demanding and at a quicker pace.

The Demanding Child

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Does your child demand unceasingly more and more material goods and activities and time with you? Does it seem like he or she criticizes everything y...

Parenthood - You Will Remember Nothing

Kelcey Kintner | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
Kelcey Kintner

Not long after I had my first baby, a friend told me to start writing stuff down. She insisted I would forget all these passages of childhood. I knew she was wrong. How could I forget any of it?

Why Am I So Sad About Having A Boy?

The Cut | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
The Cut

My husband and I shared a daydream that was incredibly specific -- and I believed that meant it avoided simplistic gender norms.

Why Does Everybody Think They Can Ask If You're Having Another Kid?

The Cut | Posted 01.14.2016 | Parents
The Cut

Many of us spend entire swaths of our adult lives either grappling with that issue or working to avoid it. But once a person has already had one child, that barrier is broken down, so what's the harm in asking?

Can We Just Be?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Natalie Thomas

I've been asked by men and women, young and old, acquaintances and strangers and family and friends. In intimate settings and public forums. By medical professionals (with no regard to my health), cabbies and cashiers.

'Parenthood' May Not Be Quite Done After All

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 01.10.2016 | Entertainment

"Parenthood" creator Jason Katims wants to tug on your heartstrings a few more times. At the Television Critics Association panel for his new Hulu sh...

50 Things I Want To Teach My Daughter

Taylor Speikers | Posted 01.06.2016 | Parents
Taylor Speikers

If you have curly hair like me, learn to style it before you turn 21.

5 Tips for Raising "Happy" Successful Children

Dr. Vanita Braver | Posted 01.05.2016 | Parents
Dr. Vanita Braver

Photo credit to Teresa Goldman Without a doubt, parenting is simultaneously the most rewarding and difficult job we have as adults. As a child ps...

10 Untraditional Instruments Babies And Toddlers Use To Play The Songs Only They Can Hear

Chris Cate | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents
Chris Cate

If some of these instruments sound more like noisemakers than music-makers, just wait until your kids start playing real instruments.

I Married You 10 Years Ago, But I Choose You Every Day

Jennifer S. White | Posted 12.30.2015 | Weddings
Jennifer S. White

I chose you at 14 when I met you. I chose you at 25 when I married you. I choose you over and over again. While I won't pretend to know what lies beyond a lifetime, I know for certain that I recommit to you every day -- and I recommit to us.

Why the Joyful Season Leaves Us So Blue

Holly Robinson | Posted 12.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Holly Robinson

I had nothing to be blue about this season. Not really. True, only two of our five children could come home because the other three were going to be f...

I Confess My Regrets About Being a Successful Career Woman and a Mother!

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.15.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

It's time for me to me to speak up. Please hear my voice so I can try and shed my regrets about having career and motherhood at the same time.

The 7 Awesome Things About Getting Old

Jaye Watson | Posted 12.15.2015 | Fifty
Jaye Watson

When you're 30, you're the star of your life, the universe revolving around you for your viewing pleasure. Life is about the next job, who you're going to love, friends or couples you click with, where you're going to eat. Flash forward a decade or two and you're knee deep in marriage and children and mortgages.

12 Tips to Tame Tense Kids Applying to College

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Is your teen a junior or senior in high school choosing which colleges to apply to? Do they hear advice as pressure? Are they struggling with safe and reach schools, unsure where they belong? They want help but can hardly bear it because college talk just makes them tense.

Planned Parenthood Is Not An Outlier: Womens Rights and Gun Violence Go Hand in Hand

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics
Rebekah Bolser

I am tired of being told to not politicize shootings, even though I know I'll have barely recovered from this one when I hear of more. I'm tired of seeing reporters and politicians openly wonder how this could have happened. The shooting at Planned Parenthood is an act of domestic terrorism with a very specific target.