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There Went Santa Claus

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 12.17.2015 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

As is the tradition in this merry little town we now call home, Santa Claus comes to us. In a little red sled, on a big brown trailer, pulled by a grey pickup truck. And flanked by a police escort.

Being a Dad Means Working Without a Script

Jeff Bogle | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

Fatherhood is full of unscripted moments like these. To excel at it, or at least to keep our heads above water, we dads must be nimble enough every single day.

'I Love You, Dada... I Just Love Mama More'

Chris Routly | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Chris Routly

I do what I do each day because I love him, not to earn his love back. How lucky am I that I get to pour myself into two little lives and watch them spout and grow and flourish?

Clear and Present Stranger

Elaine Bauer Brooks | Posted 03.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Elaine Bauer Brooks

Most days I multi-task and spend much of my life looking down... tap, tap, tapping away, mind drifting off. If only my bottom could get the work out my thumbs do, I'd at least be able to check something off my resolutions list.

The Week's Best Mom And Dad Blogs

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 08.31.2012 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, the school year starts for two mom bloggers; Tanis Miller’s kids reenact a scene from her childhood; and Ilana Wiles reali...

How My Husband's Death Made Me A Better Mom | Posted 08.26.2012 | Parents

I've learned to pick my battles and focus on what's really important. I choose cuddling and playtime over finishing the laundry piled sky-high in the basket.

The Best Of The Mom And Dad Blogs This Week

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 06.11.2012 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, we laugh at Mom-101’s common search term roundup, go on a family vacation with Mike Adamick, envy Karen Walrond her (force...

The Best Of The Mom And Dad Blogs This Week

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 06.01.2012 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, Jenny Lawson shows that depression can save lives, Mike Spohr is more worried about his daughter fitting in than she is, and...

Surviving A 2-Year-Old's Attack

Jason Good | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
Jason Good

Though I fear for my skin and internal organs, my son is goddamn adorable. He's my first choice for "People I would let excavate my throat," and "If you had to pick someone to accidentally give you a spleenectomy, who would it be?"

The Best Of The Mom And Dad Blogs This Week

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 05.24.2012 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, a dad blogger takes his daughter bra shopping, Katie Allison Granju picks up writing tips from a Hollywood memoir and Ilana ...

Why My Son Believes In A Dad He Can't See

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 06.08.2012 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

Our son is no less certain of his own name, or of the existence of his right hand, than he is of our presence in the house as he sleeps at night. This is a wonderful thing to give a child.

The Purple of Penance

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 05.27.2012 | Comedy
Melinda Wentzel

My injured toe is perhaps the most repulsive-looking appendage on the planet. But it's colorful. I'll give it that. Just in time for Easter, it's a feast of pigmentation.

Spilled Milk: Treehouse Envy

William Lucas Walker | Posted 05.22.2012 | Comedy
William Lucas Walker

I had set about doing a noble, classically American, Norman Rockwellian dad thing: building a treehouse for my kids.

The Last PB&J

Julie Tilsner | Posted 04.23.2012 | Parents
Julie Tilsner

I can take all those little plastic bowls and cups from Ikea out of my cupboards, I guess. It's a whole new parenting enchilada, this 'tween/teen thing.

Me? I Am Supposed To Teach My Girls About Boys?

Pamela Kripke | Posted 09.24.2011 | Women
Pamela Kripke

Some might say I could have waited until we were wheeled out of the operating room, but I began the conversation early. "Listen, there will be male people in the nursery," I warned, the moment her beanie-clad head hit my bosom. "Do not worry."