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Why I Never Tell My Sons To 'Be A Man'

Joe DeProspero | Posted 12.06.2014 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

It's not that the phrase is abusive, it's that the phrase is limiting -- and frankly, confusing for a small child. Be a man? What does that even mean? I'm 35 and sometimes I'm not even sure what it means.

At What Age Can You Teach a Global Mindset?

Amelia Friedman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Education
Amelia Friedman

You can't just take your kid on a vacation to Spain and consider your work done, nor can you sign up for a language course during sophomore year of college and check "global mindset" off your to-do list. Developing a global mindset should begin before birth and continue for a lifetime.

6 Reasons It's Easier To Raise A Teenager Today Than Ever Before

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling and Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.03.2014 | Fifty

Many people are under the impression that teenagers -- buried face down in their smartphones -- are tough to handle. But that's not necessarily the ca...

Why I Want My Daughter To Curse

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

I'm not ready for Sienna to have her mom's sailor mouth, but eventually, when she's a teen, I don't want her to be afraid of speaking the language of her classmates and once she reaches adulthood, I hope to be ready for her to speak such words in my presence as part of normal conversation because the reality is that cursing is ordinary and sometimes, often even, acts as a release for pent up stress.

The Lucky Ones: Personal Reflections for LGBTQ History Month

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 12.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

It is LGBTQ History Month, which got me thinking about my own history. When I came out to my mother her struggle was largely based on worrying what the neighbors would think.

Jack Mook: Soldier, Cop, Coach, Savior

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Imagine you've been a cop for years in a tough city. Sometimes, the troubles you see during the day follow you home and haunt your dreams at night. If you're Jack Mook, you deal it by trying to make life better for some of those you encounter.

A Daughter's Peace Corps Work in West Africa and a Mother's Heart

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Holly Robinson

People who know me call me adventurous. I have climbed the Andes, hitchhiked around Spain and trekked the Himalaya through thigh-deep snow in March.

Everything You Need To Know Before 'Parenthood' Returns

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 09.24.2014 | Entertainment

On Sept. 25, "Parenthood" will be back for a sixth and final season. It's going to be one big cryfest with a couple of laughs and a lot of love thrown...

What 50 Fathers Told Me About Parenthood

Jordan Gray | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
Jordan Gray

The world needs intentional people... leaders, teachers, lovers, and parents. And I'm starting to think that my nervousness around "Will I be a good enough father?" is all the more reason for me to be a father in the first place.

Lawyer Up, Moms!

Peyton Price | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Character may be how you act when no one is watching, but the lawyer moms are watching, so make good choices.

Please, Please, Enjoy Life

Aidan Donnelley Rowley | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Aidan Donnelley Rowley

I avoided reading Charlotte Kitley's blog post for the reason many of us avoid many things: because I knew it would make me feel something hard, that it would affect me, that it would probably rattle me to the core. It has.

Kids Say The Darndest Things

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Sarah Cottrell

My son is 4 years old. He likes to tell stories and make weird sounds at the top of his lungs. The other day, he was on a roll, making annoying fart sounds with his armpits and mouth.

A Fistful of Jeans: How it Actually Feels to Lose a Parent

Joe DeProspero | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

The worst part of losing her wasn't finding her body; It wasn't even having to break the news to her mother (my grandmother) later that day. It was the moment I returned to my job and realized that I was expected to simply blend back into society as if I wasn't permanently damaged.

A Life Almost Taken

Heather Evers | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Evers

Despite my best attempts to end my life, my medical team and my family eventually helped me to rebuild it. I ended up being quite fortunate. Many of my strange inclinations went away with time. Bit by bit, everything started to feel natural once again. I resumed most of my previous habits. I reconnected emotionally with my loved ones. I lived.

The Sound of Silence in The Empty Nest

Suzanne Stavert | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
Suzanne Stavert

When the college students go off to school the dynamics in the household will obviously change, but the sounds of the family change as well.

Confusing Concepts I've Failed to Explain to My Kids

Joe DeProspero | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

Have you ever been sitting across from your inquisitive child and wondered, How the hell am I going to possibly explain such a thing to this kid in a way that he'll actually 'get it'? Well, this blog is written exclusively for you.

The Importance of Sleep

Stephanie Preusse | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Preusse

Being woken up in the middle of the night on occasion is one more moment, one more memory, one more incredible experience I get to have with my son. I wouldn't trade these moments for anything in this world -- not even several blissful hours of much needed sleep.

Not How It Was Supposed to Happen

John Corcoran | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
John Corcoran

On the monitor appears a few ripples of static. It reminds me of an air traffic controller's monitor with no planes appearing in view. She moves the ultrasound wand around some more. We are all squinting at the screen.

5 Key Time-Management Strategies

Adriana & George Sifakis | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Adriana & George Sifakis

In today's world of constant information sharing via television and social media, we must learn to set boundaries around consuming the influx of constant digital information. I find that setting household rules on social media around mealtime allows our family the one-on-one time we all deserve.

10 Things No One Ever Told Me About Having A Daughter

Bret Spears | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Bret Spears

No one ever told me how irrationally crushed I would be the first time my little girl wanted to marry the silly, handsome boy from preschool instead of me.

Learning a New 'Brand of Brave' As My Son Spreads His Wings

Margie Warrell | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Margie Warrell

At the core of what I've learnt from Lachlan leaving home is that there are many different ways we are called to be courageous throughout the course of our lives.

'Parenthood' Just Dropped A Major Spoiler About Amber

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment

The final season of "Parenthood" is upon is, which means we'll finally get some answers to the big questions the Season 5 finale left us with. Wil...

What Moving 6 Days After Giving Birth to Twins Helped Me Finally Overcome

Ashley Allen | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Ashley Allen

After a childhood of moving almost annually until I was 16 years old, you would think I would have developed a happy-go-lucky, adaptive attitude towards changing my environment.

10 Things I Didn't Expect About Being A Grown-Up

Kate Hall | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Kate Hall

I thought peer pressure was done when I left high school. It's a bit easier not to give in to it now, but it's still there, rearing its ugly head in the form of Mommy Wars and keeping up with the Joneses.

That Time My Marriage Almost Ended, And Why That's a Good Thing

Mike Cruse | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Mike Cruse

We spent so much time sitting around hating the kind of parents/people we weren't while being angry at each other that we failed to invest even one second in our marriage and, even more importantly, ourselves.