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Dear Daughter: Romney Seems To Hope I Vote With My Hormones

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

This ad seems based on the assumption that addressing women -- specifically mothers -- by name, is the same as addressing their needs.

Is My 4-Year-Old A Racist? What Should I Do?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.18.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Over the past two weeks, he has made several comments, unprompted, that he didn't want to say hello to a specific child or "be their friend" because they are "brown."

It Takes HOW Long For New Parents' Sex Life To Return to 'Normal'?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.14.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

"Rather than setting the bar for six weeks, I think it's more likely to set at six years.''

Are You A Parenting Role Model, Or A Cautionary Tale?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.14.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Young women without children are watching to see how we do it. They feel both sympathy and resentment. We are their role models and worst nightmares. They are stressed by seeing our stress.

Would You Call The Cops On Your Child?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.04.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

"I have a bruised hand, sore forearm, and who knows what condition the back of my knee will be in once it stops throbbing. He just snapped tonight."

Should A Professor Breastfeed While Teaching Class?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.12.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

If it is appropriate for a baby to be someplace then it is appropriate for that baby to eat in that place. The more we see that, the more it becomes the norm.

Toys Will Be Toys: What My Son's Puffalump Taught Me About Parenthood

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.12.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Something precious can be lost, he had learned, and the knowledge itself was the loss of something precious.

Are We There Yet? The End Of Men, The Rise Of Dads

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Will this be the moment when fathers finally listen? Combined as it is with every other social trend, is this what it will take to change the roles of fathers into what we've been hoping for and hinting at for years?

Nursing Makes Your Breasts Look ... Better?

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.07.2012 | Parents

Feeling droopy? Blaming breastfeeding? Not so fast. A study published this week in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal sexily titled "Determinants ...

Michelle Obama's Parenting Rules, And Why I Can't Enforce Them

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.06.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

The reason my guys needed cellphones -- in case of emergency once they started wandering out in the world on their own -- is moot when the Secret Service is following you around all the time.

What Does 'Mom In Chief' Mean?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

It was the only off-key moment in the whole transcendent address -- one that had been, until then, a pitch-perfect blend of the personal as political.

Lisa Belkin

Breaking The Cycle Of Postpartum Depression And Poverty

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.05.2012 | Parents

Lindsey Tomlinson could not stop crying. In the four months since her daughter Rachel was born, the new mother had spent numbing hours pacing her doub...

One Little Girl With Cancer Could Be Any Parent's Child

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

I am better for having "met" this little girl and her mother. This story is uniquely theirs, yes, but it is also universal. It is the tale of too many Donnas and too many Sheilas.

Have Some Candy, Don't Hate My Flying Baby

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.03.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Debating the deeper sociological meaning of the goody bags given out by the parents of infant twins on a flight.

Mitt Romney Mentioned Me HOW Many Times Last Night?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.31.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

By reducing all parents to mothers, and all women to mothers, candidates diminish and dismiss us, even as they are heaping us with praise.

Octomom Should Not Be Giving Out Parenting Advice

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.30.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

In a post that is perhaps more revealing, and less persuasive, than she intends, Nadya Suleman tells you how to discipline your kids.

'PresidentObama' Talks Parenting On Reddit

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.30.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

The President is on Reddit! And he is talking about parenting!

Ann Romney: 'Mothers Are The Best Of America'

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

So, what do you think? Does her praise make you feel appreciated and grateful, or just a little bit pandered to and patronized?

Lisa Belkin

Hanna Rosin Talks About a New World Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.28.2012 | Women

This weekend, Huffington, our online magazine, ran my interview with Hanna Rosin about her new book "The End of Men and the Rise of Women." She had a ...

Dear Democrats, Child Care Is Not Just For Women

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.28.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Childcare is becoming quite the topic at one of the two political convention, not in terms of whether Americans in general have access to it while on the job, but rather whether delegates do while on the convention floor.

A Helicopter Mom In A Hurricane

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

The plan was to drop my son off at college this weekend and come home to write about my newly emptied nest. But then Isaac turned toward New Orleans, and my goal of being a laid back, non-helicoptering mother turned into something else, too.

Stop Telling Me That Working Moms Are Happier Than Stay-At-Home Moms

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.22.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Every few months, researchers unveil more proof that working moms are happier than stay-at-home moms. And every few months the same old debate erupts online about whether that can possibly be true. Let's make this time different.

Does Sperm Have A 'Sell By' Date?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.22.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Do men have a biological clock? Should they be haunted by its tick, as women have long been? Should they at least be aware that it exists? 

Todd Akin: One More Male Politician Clueless About Female Biology

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Lisa Belkin

Put aside for the moment the horrifying reality that Akin feels that some rapes are more "legitimate" than others. And let's focus on the fact that so many men in positions of power over women's health are so clueless about female biology.

Can This Helicopter Mom Change Her Ways?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

I often say that I have never actually met a helicopter parent. At least not one who describes themself that way. Everyone KNOWS a helicopter parent -- one who hovers and intrudes and smothers -- but they are always someone ELSE. I can't say that anymore.