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What I Would Have Missed If I Didn't Make A Life Change

What I Would Have Missed If I Didn't Make A Life Change

01.15.2014
This is the first installment of our Stress-Less Parenting Challenge with Hands Free Mama, Rachel Macy Stafford. Read her introduction...
After Months Of Lobbying, Some Hope Emerges For Massive Preschool Push

After Months Of Lobbying, Some Hope Emerges For Massive Preschool Push

Joy Resmovits  01.14.2014
After months of campaigning nationwide, the Obama administration seems poised to secure funding for some pieces of its expensive preschool...
I'm Considering Using Deodorant On My Toddler

I'm Considering Using Deodorant On My Toddler

01.14.2014
I'm not freaking out -- I could be freaking out, but I'm not. I'm simply documenting this journey for the Internet because someday some...
Why I'll Read 20 Books Before Bedtime

Why I'll Read 20 Books Before Bedtime

01.13.2014
It's hard to say no when you see her eyes light up, watch her become transfixed with the stories, the artistry on the pages. When you hear...
How To Handle A Clingy Kid

How To Handle A Clingy Kid

01.13.2014
By Melinda Wenner Moyer for Slate So there I was last week -- sick with an endless cold, exhausted from a cross-country holiday trip,...
Is It Too Early to Teach Your Kids Manners?

Is It Too Early to Teach Your Kids Manners?

01.10.2014
While it is never too early for adults to model positive behavior, there are a variety of areas in our lives that can include good manners....
Why You Should Stop Laughing At Your Kids

Why You Should Stop Laughing At Your Kids

01.10.2014
As parents, we must band together. We must still love our kids, we must still encourage them, we must still laugh with them; but we must...
26 Ridiculous Reasons I've Cried Since Having A Baby

26 Ridiculous Reasons I've Cried Since Having A Baby

01. 9.2014
After my second child was born, I couldn't deny that I had become what I previously thought was merely a sitcom-created mothering myth:...
8 Qualities I Hope My Daughter Will Never Lose

8 Qualities I Hope My Daughter Will Never Lose

01. 8.2014
While it may seem trite, it really is true: my love for you grows stronger with each passing day. I am prouder than words can possibly...
The Part Of Parenting We're Too Scared To Talk About

The Part Of Parenting We're Too Scared To Talk About

01. 7.2014
No one is perfect. We all lose it sometimes. But what happens when losing it crosses the line from frustration to rage?
The Question I Couldn't Stop Thinking About

The Question I Couldn't Stop Thinking About

01. 6.2014
At this point in my life, no, I don't have much career ambition. There, I said it. It's just not in me right now and I'm OK with that (I...
A Twin Mom's Post-Infertility Survivor Guilt

A Twin Mom's Post-Infertility Survivor Guilt

01. 3.2014
Strange as it sounds, I feel more changed by the trials of infertility than by the transition to parenting -- and that's saying something,...
Gratitude and the Motherhood Experience

Gratitude and the Motherhood Experience

01. 2.2014
You can't have the good parts without the not-so-good-parts, especially when it comes to motherhood.
What I Hope My Daughter Always Sees When She Looks in the Mirror

What I Hope My Daughter Always Sees When She Looks in the Mirror

01. 2.2014
I wonder sometimes how you will see yourself as you age, as routines become more commonplace and ordinary, as the world starts to lose...