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Thoughts on 'Boyhood,' Parenthood, and Being Human

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 03.15.2015 | Parents
Wendy Atterberry

It was a treat to watch a film that got me thinking about my own life experiences (in the same way, I imagine, it got a lot of people thinking about their own experiences) and the life still yet to be lived.

20 Ways To Pass the Time When School Is Cancelled

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 03.15.2015 | Parents
Christy Heitger-Ewing

This winter has been brutal. I'm not talking about the freezing-your-buns-off, slipping-and-sliding-on-the-sidewalks, snow-up-to-your-armpits kind of brutal. I'm referring to enduring repeated school cancellations due to cold air and slippery streets.

Just When I Never Expected They'd Find Brotherly Love

Sherry Stanfa-Stanley | Posted 03.14.2015 | Parents
Sherry Stanfa-Stanley

The only two things these boys shared was a gene pool and an innate desire to irritate the hell out of each other. Son #1 and Son #2 possessed different interests, different personalities and different world views altogether.

When You Are Hard-Wired for Guilt

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

As I sat down at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee and my iPhone, I noticed that my husband was busy unloading the dishwasher and re-organizing a cupboard. A wave of guilt washed over me. I'd slept later than he had by a good hour, yet I had no intention of getting up to help him.

I Don't Know How Working Women Do It

Traci Bild | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
Traci Bild

Have we gotten so used to multi-tasking and "doing" that we don't know how to just do nothing and be still? I wonder.

Parenting Is Not About Me

Lauren Stevens | Posted 03.08.2015 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

Too often, I see parents caught up in a battle between their own wants and their child's, and it is typically a cause of stress and strife in their lives.

Crying Babies and Other Beautiful Blessings in Life

Aimee Heckel | Posted 03.07.2015 | Parents
Aimee Heckel

Babies don't yet know how to hide their hearts and concoct masks. They are not afraid of looking stupid. They don't know judgment. What you see on a baby's face is the closest glimpse inside the human soul as possible.

Plastic is Damn Delicious... And Other Things My Baby Is Thinking

Amy Hunter | Posted 03.01.2015 | Parents
Amy Hunter

The stress and the fear of this kid getting into something he shouldn't while I'm dealing with all the other lives in this house has me at my breaking point. Scratch that, my broken point. I'm a frazzled, frantic, mess. It's not a good look.

Attention Deficit Disorder: A Poem for My Son

Sam Pierstorff | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Sam Pierstorff

He forgets to eat. He forgets his homework. He forgets his manners at school when he sings "Happy Birthday, Poo Poo" in class. The boys laugh. The teacher calls home. Mommy calls the doctors.

What Your Children Already Taught You About Sales

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 02.21.2015 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Good sales people don't have all the answers to customer's problems, but they do everything they can to find them. They don't win your trust and throw you over to an account manager after meeting quota on your dime.

All My Son Wants For Hanukkah Is Christmas

Jen Simon | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Jen Simon

Like most children, my 5-year-old is obsessed with Christmas. He loves the brightly colored lights. He is spellbound by Christmas trees. He gleefully sings about reindeers, Santa, and jingle bells. The only problem is that we're Jewish and we don't celebrate Christmas.

5 Smart Ways to Prepare for Your Newborn's Arrival

Shayla R. Price | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Shayla R. Price

Parenthood can be an emotional roller coaster. With a new baby on the way, your family will experience changes. Therefore, the best way to combat anxiety is to prepare for the challenges you may face.

What I Learned About Disillusionment

Camia Gavin | Posted 02.15.2015 | Women
Camia Gavin

Before the news about Bill Cosby surfaced and broke my heart, to me, he was a parenting rockstar. He was the one who made us laugh and feel that this whole parenthood thing wouldn't be so bad after all.

Leaning In and Speaking Up Part II: Why I Am Freezing My Eggs

Ellevate | Posted 02.15.2015 | Women

Warning: I have already been told this subject makes a lot of people uncomfortable. My employees were cool when I announced it during our Monday morning meeting, but I knew they were all cringing inside.

5 Things I Want My (Almost) Adult Children To Know

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 02.14.2015 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

There was a me, before there was a mom. I was my parent's first child, and I was loved and very special to them. I had adventures and experiences as a child and teenager that helped mold me. As a young woman I went out and explored the world, like you are now.

Parenting Lesson Number 4,376

Karen Cordano | Posted 02.09.2015 | Parents
Karen Cordano

Six years ago unbeknownst, hell unplanned by me I'd just gotten knocked up with T. Of all the thousands of lessons I've learned from parenting in the last six years, perhaps the weirdest has been sometimes it is a relief to find out that another kid puked a little in your kid's hair.

How to Enjoy the Holidays Like Your Kids Do

Seleni Institute | Posted 02.08.2015 | Parents
Seleni Institute

However things have gone in holidays past, it is possible to have fun, connect with your children, and emerge from winter break not only with most of your sanity intact, but also feeling -- dare I say it -- relaxed. Here are some ideas for making this dream a reality.

Lies I Told Myself About The Second Baby

In the Powder Room | Posted 02.08.2015 | Parents
In the Powder Room

My carefree life had already been obliterated with the birth of our first child. We'd barely notice the addition of a mere 8 to 10 pounds' worth of additional human in our household. This was what I told myself, along with a few other handy lies...

Dear Boobs... A Thank-You Note

Camia Gavin | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women
Camia Gavin

I'm sorry for all the years that I (mistakenly) thought you weren't enough. I'm sorry for the torture I put you through, stuffing you into Victoria Secret padded bras and hoping you came together to give me the perfect cleavage for prom. It wasn't you, it was me.

Dear Mom, I Am Sorry for Everything I Put You Through

Krista Pelton | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
Krista Pelton

I remember telling my mom I hated her when I was a teenager. I am sure it hurt her more then she let on, because if my son tells me that one day, I would be devastated. I will probably call her and tell her all about it. Because she will understand.

10 Things I Want My Son To Know Before He Turns 10

Lindsey Mead | Posted 01.31.2015 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

You can be strong and feel a lot at the same time. In fact, feeling a lot makes you stronger. That's true regardless of whether you're a boy or a girl.

A Father-To-Be Taste-Tests Baby Food

Thrillist | Posted 01.24.2015 | Taste

Rated on a scale of 1-10, 1 indicating that it tastes like something found in a diaper.

Ebola, Africa and the Fight to Protect Childhood

Lauren Book | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Lauren Book

It knows no socio-economic boundaries. Blind to race, gender and religion, it's infected thousands and infiltrated public consciousness like nothing in recent memory.

We're Living Every Parent's Worst Nightmare. Here's What You Can Do To Help.

Carrie Carroll | Posted 01.19.2015 | Parents
Carrie Carroll

When we laid our 2-year-old daughter Savannah down to sleep on April 3, it was a seemingly normal night for a seemingly normal child. But when we looked in her crib the next morning to wake Savannah for breakfast, we discovered every parent's worst nightmare.

My 'Mommy Problem' Problem

Sarah Sweatt Orsborn | Posted 01.18.2015 | Parents
Sarah Sweatt Orsborn

One of the things I most feared prior to motherhood, and one of the things that most annoys me about it now that I actually have children, is the way women with children are reduced to "mommies" and mommies alone, not allowed or not able to have an identity outside of their relationship to their children.