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Dear Perfect Mother

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

What if your CAPS LOCK button quits? That would give you a tick and a stutter. And if I were to take away your exclamation point -- how might you unleash your venom?

Perfect Parents Bum Me Out

Andrea Mowery | Posted 04.22.2014 | Parents
Andrea Mowery

Raising flawed kids has tested my mettle, given me patience and grown me in places I never thought I'd needed to grow. It has humbled me like nothing else ever could.

The Ultimate Truth About 'Parenting Styles'

Mackenzie Lawrence | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Mackenzie Lawrence

I parent each of my kids differently. I suppose you could call it multiple personality parenting. But I like to call it doing what's best for my kids. Each one of them. Individually.

The Truths We All Conceal On Social Media

Megan Davies Mennes | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents
Megan Davies Mennes

I refuse to pretend that we are perfect parents and that the sun is always shining in our house. Sometimes it's not. And that's OK.

If Only There Was a One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Parenting

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

There may be techniques and tools that are helpful. But each family is different -- each child is different -- and parents have to integrate and implement what works best for them and for their children.

Moms: OK Is Good Enough

Kristen Welch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kristen Welch

I'm that person that if you compliment my dress, I will tell you I got it on sale. If you like my hair, I will tell you it needs to be washed. If you tell me something good you see in me, I'm the first to tell you something bad I see in me. It's not a good trait, the deflection of compliments.

We Are All Messing Our Kids Up Together And It's OK

Brenna Jennings | Posted 11.29.2013 | Parents
Brenna Jennings

I don't have to please my daughter all the time. She can hurt. She can feel slighted, ignored, even betrayed by me sometimes, and she will live because I love her and I am sure she knows it.

Gay Parents, Claim the Right to Be Imperfect

Dawn Dais | Posted 09.17.2013 | Parents
Dawn Dais

There are so many people and organizations in the world who regularly proclaim LGBT families to be less than. The natural reaction to that hatred is our own proclamations that we are PERFECT! Our kids are PERFECT! Our family's PERFECTION puts your straight mediocrity to shame!

A Parenting Mantra That Works

Roma Downey | Posted 04.14.2012 | Parents
Roma Downey

But if parenthood has taught me nothing else, it has taught me that there is no such thing as "perfect" -- but that you always have to make "perfect" your goal.

Bad Boy Mommies: Why I Want To Be Their Friend So Badly

Dani Klein Modisett | Posted 01.03.2012 | Parents
Dani Klein Modisett

I choose female friends the way other people choose tennis partners. You know, always play with someone better than you are. To improve your game. I instinctively home in on women who appear smarter, more accomplished and more together than me.