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Today, I Feel Like Angelina Jolie

Today, I Feel Like Angelina Jolie

Lisa Belkin  05.14.2013
Allison Gilbert is feeling a lot like Angelina Jolie today. Reading the film star’s Op-Ed piece in the New York Times this morning,...
Desperately Seeking A Lesson In Cleveland

Desperately Seeking A Lesson In Cleveland

Lisa Belkin  05. 9.2013
I don’t know whether to celebrate or mourn. The news from Cleveland is both every parent’s hope (missing children found alive) and...
PHOTOS: How Your Children See YOU

PHOTOS: How Your Children See YOU

Lisa Belkin  05. 8.2013
No one else looks at you the way they do -- with unalloyed adoration. No one else sees you like they do -- as the uncontested center of...
WATCH: What Sheryl Sandberg's Husband Says About Their Marriage

WATCH: What Sheryl Sandberg's Husband Says About Their Marriage

Lisa Belkin  05. 3.2013
Sheryl Sandberg has said that the most important choice any woman makes is who she marries. It should be a man who does his share, she...
Look: What This Mom Left In Her (Grown) Daughter's Lunchbox

Look: What This Mom Left In Her (Grown) Daughter's Lunchbox

05. 2.2013
On HuffPost Parents we tend spend a lot of time talking about how we feel about being parents, and far less time on how we feel about OUR...
What I Know About Stress, Now That I'm In My 50s

What I Know About Stress, Now That I'm In My 50s

Lisa Belkin  04.30.2013
I just finished writing a piece about how 91 percent of Americans experienced stress in the month of March. I find myself wondering about...
HuffPost Survey Reveals Staggering Stress Levels Among Americans

HuffPost Survey Reveals Staggering Stress Levels Among Americans

Lisa Belkin  04.29.2013
Americans are stressed. Ninety-one percent of us felt stressed by something in the month of March, with 77 percent of us feeling stressed...
Apparently You Only Need 12 Minutes A Day To Bond With Your Child

Apparently You Only Need 12 Minutes A Day To Bond With Your Child

Lisa Belkin  04.26.2013
Not spending enough time with your children? No worries. A British drink maker has the answer: more than two dozen ways you can “reconnect”...
Let's Make Parental Love...Or Not

Let's Make Parental Love...Or Not

04.26.2013
To every parent who has the inclination, but not the time. Or maybe finds time, but can't find privacy. Or is in the mood, but isn't quite...
The Latest Silly Insult To Working Moms

The Latest Silly Insult To Working Moms

Lisa Belkin  04.25.2013
Let’s start with the title. “The Mommy Business Trip” is the headline on Katherine Rosman’s piece in the Wall Street Journal...
Why Do Parents Still Urge Children To 'Clean Your Plate'?

Why Do Parents Still Urge Children To 'Clean Your Plate'?

Lisa Belkin  04.23.2013
I really thought there was a Clean Plate Club. Back when I was a kid, the country where kids-who-weren’t-me were starving was Biafra,...
Paulette Light Is A Working Mom Statistic, And So Are You

Paulette Light Is A Working Mom Statistic, And So Are You

Lisa Belkin  04.23.2013
Paulette Light is a statistic. As she wrote on the website of The Atlantic, she is learning that the rich and varied details of her life...
Boston Mayhem: The New, New, New Normal

Boston Mayhem: The New, New, New Normal

Lisa Belkin  04.19.2013
I spent much of Thursday night virtually holding my 21-year-old niece's hand -- and she mine. She was alone in her house in Newton, MA,...
Grieving For Boston: We Can't Do This Again

Grieving For Boston: We Can't Do This Again

Lisa Belkin  04.16.2013
We can’t do this again. That was, selfishly, overwhelmingly, my first thought when I heard the news from Boston yesterday. Another...