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Parenting Toddlers

Why It's Okay To Hate Your Toddler

Dana Westreich Hirt | Posted 10.06.2016 | Parents
Dana Westreich Hirt

Hating toddlerhood? You’re not alone. This is an actual post from a parenting group I belong to on Facebook. Swear. To. God. At post time, there we...

The Power of the Smile and Nod

Kristy L. Moore | Posted 05.23.2016 | Parents
Kristy L. Moore

I have since discovered and have taken great comfort in the simple, gentle smiles and nods I get from those people who understand -- the fellow moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, nannies, teachers--who know what it's like to deal with children.

29 Photos That Perfectly Sum Up Life With Toddlers

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents

Toddlers. They've been called a**holes, dictators and tiny drunk people. But mere words don't capture what it's really like to live with a toddler. We...

My Anger Is Hurting My Children

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.15.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

You may be surprised to hear how many parents secretly struggle with rage, even ones who seem to have it all together often confess privately to me that they are ashamed of how often they lose their temper with their children, often over seemingly small things.

A 3-Year-Old's Take on 'Forever'

Raluca State | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Raluca State

All the days of motherhood. If only you could bottle each one up and stack them in a neat line on a pretty shelf and take them down and open them up whenever your heart chooses to. If only you could keep them for all the days.

Stages, Hugs and Jelly Shoes

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Alessandra Macaluso

Putting away the jellies of course feels like waving goodbye to summer, to warm weather, light clothes and celebrations of her first birthday and baptism. But the looming chore of putting the jellies away also reminds me of something that happened last year.

The Top 5 Things My Toddler's Talking About

Meredith Hale | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

The mind of a toddler is a mysterious place. However, there are keys to this hidden kingdom, in the form of occasionally recognizable syllables, shining like Shakespearean sonnets in a sea of caveman-like grunts.

Mama, Will You Hold My Hand?

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 09.07.2014 | Parents
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

Three is the age of extreme emotion. One minute I've got a sweet-as-pie charming little girl who can squeeze not one cookie, but two out of me with a smile and big bear hug. Minutes later, she spits in my face .

Independence Day Came Early for Our Little Girl

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

We might be less than a week away from the Fourth of July, but Sienna's been in the throes of a sudden independence streak.

Watch Them Blossom

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 05.06.2014 | Parents
Alexandra Rosas

If I could have my days back with this wonderful boy, it would be to do it this way: let HIM be. I would stop comparing myself, and him, to others. I would forget what the other moms nodded and whispered about. I would have been happy being alone with him, surrendering myself to his sticky hugs and intentional kisses.

A Letter To My Son Regarding Mother's Day

Mike Julianelle | Posted 07.11.2013 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

We're going to brunch and we're gonna have a good time, and you're going to lay off the screaming and the tantrums and the defiance and everything else for the day.

8 Things About Toddlers That Make It All Worthwhile | Posted 04.18.2013 | Parents

At the end of the day -- literally, like, when they're in bed asleep -- you have to admit that toddlers are more love than they are trouble. Or at least that a lot of the trouble they get in is worth loving.

The 5 Dumbest Things I Thought Before I Had a Kid | Posted 12.02.2012 | Parents

Yeah, I had every intention of raising an all-natural, 100 percent organic kid who didn't have meltdowns at grocery stores but then I forgot the part about children having wills of their own.

What One Broken Crayon Taught Me About Parenting

Melissa Sher | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Melissa Sher

I'm not a Tiger Mom. I'm not Free Range. And I'm not trying to Have It All. Sometimes -- often -- I'm just trying not to lose it.

Liar, Liar

Devon Corneal | Posted 08.06.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

If discretion is the better part of valor, the occasional lie is a necessary part of parenting.

6 Reasons Why We Want To Be Toddlers Again

| Posted 01.13.2012 | Parents

By Mira Jacob Like many of the parents you might see wandering through their days completely bewildered, I live with a toddler. It's no small thin...

Hey Kids, Let's Share the Shame

Teresa Strasser | Posted 08.06.2011 | Comedy
Teresa Strasser

Parental shame is a two-way street, and my kid is already pedaling down it -- in the pink tricycle he insisted we buy him. Will I embarrass my son? Sure. That's a given. But that dude is going to shame me, too.

Roughing It With A Toddler In A Desert Hotel

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith C. Carroll

Whoever said you can't go home again should have added that you also can't go back to a same beloved getaway spot with a toddler and enjoy it nearly as much as when you used to go before she was born.

An Open Letter To Pediatricians

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

Going to a doctor we don't usually see is, according to our regular doctor, akin to taking our son to a back-alley quack who practices medicine with a dull knife and a lighter.