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'Me Time,' Anyone?

'Me Time,' Anyone?

Janice Windt  11.20.2014
Today, me time is the three minutes I get on the loo to check Facebook before one of my sons bursts through the door to see what I am up...
Extended Breastfeeding: My Uncensored Story

Extended Breastfeeding: My Uncensored Story

Mommy Nearest  11.20.2014
The end is near, and even though I know we're both ready, it is still very bitter sweet. Just like carrying your baby in your womb and...
'I Am Penguin, Hear Me Squeak!' A Bird Speaks Out From Inside SeaWorld's 'Antarctica'

'I Am Penguin, Hear Me Squeak!' A Bird Speaks Out From Inside SeaWorld's 'Antarctica'

Peter Mandel  11.19.2014
I don't know if you are aware of this, but we penguins have our pride. In my case, I'm no run-of-the-mill bird. I'm a King penguin, in...
I'm the Perfect Mother, I Have the Perfect Marriage, Perfect Children and Perfect Family

I'm the Perfect Mother, I Have the Perfect Marriage, Perfect Children and Perfect Family

Regan Long  11.19.2014
I am proud to say that I am the perfect mother. I have a perfect husband who is likewise, a perfect father. We have a perfect marriage....
Bipartisan Bill To Revamp Child Care

Bipartisan Bill To Revamp Child Care

AP  11.18.2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama compromise legislation on Monday revamping the government's chief child care program...
20 Lies You Can (and Do) Tell Your Toddler Without Feeling Guilty

20 Lies You Can (and Do) Tell Your Toddler Without Feeling Guilty

Chris Cate  11.17.2014
All of your friends are asleep. You like your medicine. I'm not going to tell you again. Mommy and Daddy think vegetables are delicious....
What Normal Looks Like

What Normal Looks Like

Elizabeth Broadbent  11.17.2014
For all of you mamas insisting your immaculate house is messy, and all of you normal mamas therefore afraid to have anyone come into your...
Life Lessons From My Kids' Everyday Existence

Life Lessons From My Kids' Everyday Existence

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark  11.17.2014
As adults, we usually don't give ourselves permission to process and express our emotions. But we really need to -- not necessarily in...
How My Little Boy Has Slowed Me Down

How My Little Boy Has Slowed Me Down

Amanda Mushro  11.14.2014
If you see me moving towards you at lightning speed, take a look a few yards behind me. That's where you find my boy. Just strolling along,...
Our Children Need More Than Our Anger

Our Children Need More Than Our Anger

Lyz Lenz  11.13.2014
Yes, rage has a place. I now have mace on my key chain and attached to the stroller. I hope I don't have to use it. But the mace isn't...

Do What You Want Them to Do: Management Lessons from the Toddler Trenches

Edward Muzio  11.13.2014
If you want your employees to be output-focused, be output-focused with them. If you want them to be kind but firm, be kind but firm. If...
Can You Really Love Your Second Child As Much As Your First?

Can You Really Love Your Second Child As Much As Your First?

Darcy R. Shapiro  11.13.2014
They placed him in my arms and he was tiny and perfect. And he looked up at me and gave me that look -- you know the one. He opened up...
35 Sweet Side Effects Of Parenting

35 Sweet Side Effects Of Parenting

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC  11.13.2014
After hours and hours and hours of bedtime story reading, you become quite the orator and public speaker.
The Hard, Daily Switch from Work to Home

The Hard, Daily Switch from Work to Home

Hilary Wilce  11.12.2014
I'd been living all day in neon office light, with grown-up office people. My head was still buzzing with the rhythms and problems of my...