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New Moms Are Making Critical Mistakes When It Comes to Baby Sleep

Dana Points | Posted 04.22.2014 | Parents
Dana Points

Sleep. It's the thing new moms crave more than a long, hot shower. Certainly more than they crave sex. But a good night's sleep is elusive when there's a baby in the house.

50 (More) Inspiring Children's Books With A Positive Message

Julie Handler | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Julie Handler

When we expose our kids to a variety of positive and inspirational content early and on a regular basis, we can make a profound difference in their lives and help encourage a growth mindset.

Parenting With Grace

John McCormick | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

The magic of storytelling has helped my sons and I connect with a kindred spirit half a world away. Now if that isn't grace, I don't know what is.

A Thank You For The 'World's Toughest Moms'

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents

And you found yourself misty at the traditional "Thank You Mom," ad from P&G which aired during the Olympics? The one that showed tiny, spunky athlete...

MAP: How Much Snow Does It Take to Cancel School Near You?

Posted 01.31.2014 | Parents

Ever wondered how much snow it would take to close down the schools in your state? Well this helpful map, posted on Thursday by Redditor atrubetsko...

Paid Family Leave Law Long Overdue

Tom Nides | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Tom Nides

As a father of two in a family where both parents work outside the home, I know how difficult it is to be both a good parent and a good worker. The good news is that the FAMILY Act would be low cost for employers and employees.This policy is not just good for families and businesses -- it also makes economic sense.

5 Ways to Inspire an Entrepreneurial Kid

Meg Seitz | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Meg Seitz

We think kids with entrepreneurial tendencies are pretty cool. Curious, adventurous and fearless, they filter the world differently. And I can't think of a more hopeful future than one built by people who started thinking like entrepreneurs before hitting a double digit age.

Look What These Major Seahawks Fans Named Their Daughter

Posted 01.29.2014 | Parents

It's pretty safe to say this family really likes the Seattle Seahawks. A pair of super fans have reportedly decided to honor their favorite footba...

Meredith Bennett-Smith

Mom Writes A Lifetime Of Cards For The Son She Won't See Grow Up | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.28.2014 | Parents

Rowena Darby may only have a short time left to live, but that hasn't stopped her from creating a lifetime of cards and letters for her son to read as...

How To Set Limits For Kids Without Harshness, Fear Or Shame

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

Kids need boundaries and limits to feel safe. But setting and enforcing them is tricky, especially if you are trying to avoid coercion, threats and bribes.

Baby May Be One Of The Nation's Biggest

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

They sure know how to grow them in California. Andrew Jacob Cervantez weighed 15 pounds, 2 ounces, when he was born by emergency cesarean section o...

School Makes Kids Pay To Pee, Outrages Parents

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

Paying to pee? An Oregon elementary school came under fire this week after one parent objected to a policy requiring students in some classrooms to...

WATCH: Touching Father-Son Story Will Make Your Heart Soar

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

When doctors told Pablo Poncini his son may have Down syndrome, he said he fainted. "Everything seemed to have gone wrong," he recalls in the shor...

Hospital Admits To Giving Mom Wrong Baby To Breastfeed

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

Jessica Escobedo gave birth to her third child, Melanie, without a hitch on Dec. 10 at Oak Bend Medical Center outside of Houston. But the next day, w...

The View for This Dad at 39

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

My 39 is the realization that life may turn me into someone else, and at any moment become a stranger to those that I love.

Baby's Coming, Blizzard's Raging And Mom-To-Be Is All Alone

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

The only help Mariah Grove had in giving birth Monday came from her baby. Home alone as a blizzard pounded the Indianapolis area earlier this week...

WATCH: This Family Goes Through 100 Diapers Each. Day.

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

Five times the babies, five times the diapers! Last fall, Evonne Derrico of Las Vegas gave birth to naturally conceived quintuplets at Banner Deser...

Why One Wisconsin Newspaper Is Stopping Birth Announcements

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

Newborns in Madison, Wis., will no longer have their arrivals announced in a prominent newspaper. After two area hospitals, St. Mary's and Meriter...

WATCH: This Dad's Message To His Daughter Will Melt Your Heart

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

As we commemorate the beginning of a new year, it's important to celebrate the important things in life, particularly our loved ones. If you need insp...

Pregnant Nurse Fired For Refusing Flu Shot

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

A pregnant nurse has been fired for refusing to comply with her employer's mandatory flu vaccine requirement. Dreonna Breton lost her job as a nurs...

The 9 Most Popular Advertising Campaigns For Moms In 2013

Ulli Appelbaum | Posted 03.01.2014 | Parents
Ulli Appelbaum

The team has decided to compile and share a 2013 list of nine of the most popular advertising campaigns focusing on moms (in terms of YouTube views and online buzz).

If You Offer My 15-Year-Old $5/hr to Babysit Your Kids, I'm Judging You

Quia Querisma | Posted 03.01.2014 | Parents
Quia Querisma

I share Jan's sentiment that today's teenagers have a colossal sense of entitlement and want grand spoils for very little effort, but there are some things I keep in perspective.

This Man Knew He Was Getting A Wish Granted, But He Could Never Have Imagined How Amazing It Would Be

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

Des Moines radio station, KSTZ “Star” 102.5 FM has run a "Christmas Wish" program for over 20 years, but nothing could have prepared them for Bren...

WATCH: World's Best Security Guard Catches Falling Baby

Posted 12.17.2013 | Parents

Somebody get this guy a medal! Airport security guard Grzegorz Paczko (also spelled Paczek by some outlets) was screening passengers at Poland's Ka...

Orphan Finds A Family Just In Time For Christmas

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents

It's a happy ending, just in time for the holidays! Davion Only, the Florida orphan whose heartbreaking plea for a family made national headlines b...