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Parenting Milestones

I Didn't Have This End in Mind

Sarah Smiley | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

How did I not know that my best years will always be when you were running through the grass to tell me about your day?

The Night of Growing Up

Meredith Spidel | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Meredith Spidel

I allowed the teensy "I can do this" thought to take root and grow strength. I even told a friend about my plans for accountability's sake. And when dinner time rolled around, I did it: I threw the kids in the van and we went to a diner.

How the Dynamics Change When Your Teen Gets Her Driver's License

Judy Mollen Walters | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
Judy Mollen Walters

I like getting to talk to my daughter, and the car is one of the best places. There's little or no eye contact, so we can talk about lots of things we might not otherwise talk about.

10 Parenting Milestones You Should Laugh And Not Cry About

Chris Cate | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Chris Cate

If any milestone is deserving of a page in a scrapbook, it's the first time a parent sleeps for more than seven consecutive hours, whether that happens at night in a bed or face down in an office.

An Open Letter to My Daughter on Her First Date

Scott Dannemiller | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Scott Dannemiller

Someday, Audrey, you'll hear a voice. It might be the voice of your friends. Maybe a shout from a picture in a magazine. Or, Heaven forbid, a comment from your boyfriend. And that voice is going to tell you that you don't have the right clothes, the right makeup or the right face.

5 Signs You've Become a Parent

Mike Julianelle | Posted 09.26.2013 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

Once you start to believe you have the answers? You're becoming a parent. (Once you realize you don't? You're becoming a good parent.)

8 Things to Get You Through the Long Days of Parenting

Kim Siegal | Posted 06.06.2013 | Parents
Kim Siegal

You've stepped on one too many Legos. You've exhausted yourself trying to convince an illogical toddler to do something life sustaining, like eating. You've tried repeatedly and then failed to soothe a crying baby, a tantruming toddler or a neglected partner.