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The Winter of My Discontent

Natalie d'Aubermont Thompson | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
Natalie d'Aubermont Thompson

I actually attempted this year, for Lent, to give up "weather grumbling" and lasted for a mere nine days before another mini polar vortex broke me down.

Lisa Belkin

Author's Ode To Motherhood Is One You'll Want To Pass On To Your Friends | Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.07.2014 | Parents

I first “met” Kelly Corrigan when four million of you did, back in 2008, when her video “Transcending,” where she read an essay about women's...

In Defense Of Texting, My Favorite Parenting Tool

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Texts, though, are a new way to communicate -- rooted in those notes you passed between classes in middle school, maybe, but also completely different. They are like a conversation, but not exactly, intimate yet efficient, a way to be together but apart. And oh the possibilities for parenting.

The Simple Gift Of Parenthood That Shouldn't Go Unnoticed

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.31.2014 | Parents

Four years ago Jennifer Senior wrote a much-read cover story for New York Magazine about the paradox of raising children. Called “All Joy And No Fun...

Lisa Belkin

WorldPost Staff Compare The Ways They Parent | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.24.2014 | World

In Tokyo, a single mother who works as an editor for HuffPost Japan rises at 5 a.m. each workday to pack a lunch for her teenage son before leaving fo...

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The Problem With Criticizing A Woman Who Documents Her Cancer Treatment Online | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

For years, Lisa Bonchek Adams has, very publicly, chronicled her breast cancer treatment on the internet. On Wednesday, Guardian reporter Emma Gilb...

Lisa Belkin

12 Lessons From Moms Who Raised Olympians For All Of Us | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

It’s been 22 years since I started noticing Olympic Moms. It's not a coincidence that that’s around the time I became a mother myself. Until then,...

Lisa Belkin

One Year After Sandy Hook, Newtown Families Have Just Begun Emotional Marathon | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

A year ago, Mark Barden hadn’t really thought about his views on gun violence. Alissa Parker did not yet know she was a writer. Nicole Hockley spent...

Millennial Women Are Closing The Wage Gap (For Now)

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 12.11.2013 | Women

We are almost there, but not quite. That is the conclusion of a new report about Gender and the Workplace released today by the Pew Research Cente...

Lisa Belkin

If Only All Moms Could Breastfeed Like Gisele | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

Simply by wearing a white terry cloth robe and sitting still in a make-up chair, Gisele Bündchen has once again entered the breastfeeding wars. T...

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Will Anxious Parents Have Anxious Kids? | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

The sins of the father. The traumas and memories, too. Researchers have found evidence that we (well, mice) really can pass life experience down t...

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Sheryl Sandberg: 'Silence Is Killing Us' | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

Here's a hypothetical. Your boss calls you in and says, "I just wanted you to know that if you are thinking about having children one day, and are ...

Lisa Belkin

Adoptive Mom Under Fire For Fantastical Children's Book | Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.16.2013 | Parents

Sitting in the pediatrician’s waiting room watching her 5-year-old fall apart was a pivotal moment for Berta Serrano -- as life-changing as the appo...

Lisa Belkin

Should Your Children Be The Center Of Your World? | Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents

In the latest parenting post to go viral, Stephanie Metz reaches an important conclusion for all the wrong reasons. “Why My Kids Are NOT The Cen...

Lisa Belkin

The Only Argument For Paid Maternity Leave: 'Because It Is Right' | Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.07.2013 | Parents

It was a small study in an academic journal, but the website Quartz saw something larger. “The Economic Case Against Extended Maternity Leave,” op...

Lisa Belkin

The Family That Lives Apart, But Very Together | Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents

How does a family define “home”? (Beyond the aphorism of “where the heart is.”) Is it the place you most often sleep? Where your parents or c...

28 Signs You're Dealing With An Oldest Child

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin and Emma Mustich | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents

Add another data point to the Great Birth Order Debate. Last month, researchers at Duke University and Washington University in St. Louis released the...

Every 21 Minutes This Happens To A Mother

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.30.2013 | Parents

New mothers are not supposed to leave the hospital with empty arms. To arrive in labor and depart in mourning is to upend the way the world is suppose...

Lisa Belkin

Should We Blame The Parents Of The Nevada School Shooter? | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents

I have been very public about my disagreement with those who would have guns in homes with children, and even going so far as to call it lax parenting. But is it criminal? And is punishing parents when children do the wrong thing the way to keep other children from doing the same?

Love By Any Other Name Is Still Love -- And Sometimes A Napkin

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.18.2013 | Parents

When my son was 3, he announced he no longer wanted to be kissed, because he had seen kissing on TV, and he didn't like it. But those cheeks -- th...

Lisa Belkin

Do You Snoop On Your Children? Do You Tell Them? | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.17.2013 | Parents

To snoop or not has always been a parenting question, but technology has raised the stakes. It gives us more to snoop with (GPS tracking devices on ki...

Lisa Belkin

One More Time: ARE Parents Happier? | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.08.2013 | Parents

To those who believe that there is an inverse relationship between parenting and happiness, there is the parallel finding that these “parents find caring for their children to be much more exhausting than the work they do for pay.” So we are enriched by our kids, but all that enrichment can be tiring? Makes sense to me.

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Are We Teaching Our Children To Cheat? | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.08.2013 | Parents

With a broad, illuminating and discomforting brush, Lisa Miller’s written-to-be-controversial article in New York Magazine this week paints parents ...

Lisa Belkin

A Very Hard Week To Be A Struggling Mother | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.04.2013 | Parents

It’s always tough to be a struggling young mother. This week it’s been particularly hard. First the Federal government shutdown halted the WIC...

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The Only Parenting 'Philosophy' You Really Need | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.04.2013 | Parents

My two boys are standing at the top of a hill at the edge of our dead end street. Each has a scooter, and a helmet, and an eye on the slope stretched ...