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Errant Tween Phone Home

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Liam Robb O'Hagan

My wife and I have succumbed. My son got a phone last week. Given my previous post questioning the wisdom of graduating elementary school, I awkwardly acknowledge the phone was a graduation present.

The Real Deal on Mother's Day

Mary McLaurine | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Mary McLaurine

After you take that last step down the staircase, put your armful of French toast, coffee, sheets and comforter down for a minute to grab that vacuum and Hoover mini-carpet cleaner out of the closet.

Think Outside the Easter Basket: More Fun, Less Sugar

Laurie Schacht | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

Easter brings families together through the mystique of a big fluffy bunny, exciting egg hunts, and the first signs of warm spring weather. But what's one of the best Easter traditions of all? The basket!

Making It Personal

Beth Whitley | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

I have enough close friends with children whose milestones have, like Hannah's, not been reached, to know that I am not the only one who finds birthdays hard.

Cancer Survivor, 9, Brings Toys To Sick Kids Spending Christmas At The Hospital

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.05.2015 | Good News

While Reece Davis has a clean bill of health, he returned to the hospital for one more critical operation. The 9-year-old cancer survivor from Kan...

Want a December to Remember? Here's the One Thing You MUST Buy!

Christina Pesoli | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Christina Pesoli

Put your smart phone or iPad down and pay attention to your kids. Spend time doing things with them -- and I'm not talking about fancy ski trips or lavish holiday parties. I'm talking about everyday life kinds of things like wrapping presents, playing a game, or baking Christmas cookies.

12 Gifts For Dad, The Most Impossible Person On Your Shopping List

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.18.2014 | Technology

Here's something you didn't know: The holidays are here, and that means finding gifts for everyone on your list. Mom, siblings, significant other and ...

These Cops Saved Christmas For Single Mom And Son Whose Home Was Burglarized

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.29.2014 | Good News

These cops made sure that a single mother and her son could have the Christmas they deserved. Karie Steele of Indianapolis, Indiana, and her 5-yea...

The Best Apps for Your Bright or Gifted Child

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

With the holiday season upon us, we have an opportunity to both foster our children's love of these apps as well as provide holiday presents that are extremely low in cost.

What a Mom Really Needs For Christmas

Heather Creekmore | Posted 02.16.2015 | Parents
Heather Creekmore

Seriously, Santa, a mom only needs so many "World's Greatest Mom" coffee mugs. How about coming up with something that I could really use this year?

All Millennials Want for Christmas Won't Fit in Santa's Bag

Unwritten | Posted 02.15.2015 | College
Unwritten

I no longer want a $500 leather jacket that will probably get beer spilled all over it at a party. My ideal Christmas list simply consists of one intangible item that certainly cannot fit in Santa's bag: future employment.

Holiday Gift Guide 2014 For Drinkers Of Every Kind

Liquor.com | Posted 02.10.2015 | Taste
Liquor.com

This year, go beyond the bottle.

These Simple Tips Could End The Stress Of Holiday Shopping For Your Partner

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 12.08.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

While we rejoice in the holiday spirit, it can often be stressful to find your special someone that perfect gift. But here are some tips on how to mak...

Declare War on Pre-Holiday Stress

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 12.30.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

This holiday season, your home doesn't have to be a war zone. You can win the war on stress. All it takes is a little planning. Here's to a peaceful, joyful holiday season.

Create an Online Gift Registry for Your Baby and Get the Items You Need and Want

Nancy Lee | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Nancy Lee

Online gift registries are making it easy and convenient for expectant parents to get everything on their wish lists.

Note to Self: 'No-Gifts' Birthday Parties Don't Work

Hinda Mandell | Posted 09.07.2014 | Parents
Hinda Mandell

You thought you were being enlightened and anti-consumerist. You thought you were saving your friends money, a trip to the toy store and the hassle of gift shopping. Your intentions might well have been sincere, but really, you were just being annoying.

For Me? I Don't Think So: Saying No to Unwanted Gifts

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary-Lou Stephens

Just because you are a good person who practices empathy and compassion doesn't mean you're a doormat. If someone tries to dump their negativity on you remember the problem is not yours unless you choose to accept it.

A Surprising Encounter At A Thrift Store

Aimee Heckel | Posted 07.18.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

I'm kind of cynical. So I figured I'd been had. The old man walked out with the antique lamp. And the clerk looked at me to pay for it. How did I end up in this mess? I guess it started with stress.

Why Groupon Makes Gift-Giving Something Of A Joke

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Gabrielle Burton

Some people think Mother's Day has become too commercial, and there are always those cranks around still harping on the US lagging behind other developed countries in providing high quality early child care, don't get them started on paid maternal leave or unequal pay for women. Not me: I'm all for mothers getting anything they can, bring it on, I mean, really, just make sure to give them enough stuff on Mother's Day to get them through the other 364 days of childcare without that village that never shows up to help.

The Best Graduation Present to Give Your Classmates

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

Quick. Your apartment or your house just caught fire. Besides your phone and whatever computer drives you can stuff into a pocket -- especially those filled with photos -- what do you grab on your way out the door?

How I Want to Be Treated If I Develop Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 04.23.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I want to be treated with respect, which means people should not talk about me negatively in my presence. If I am 'still there' I may understand every word even if I don't talk anymore. I will also want people to knock before entering my room and preserve my dignity.

This Is NOT the Candy Land of Your Childhood

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 03.11.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

He steered me in the direction of an end cap a few aisles away, calling out to me as I hurried off, "They changed the box and packaging a little bit, but you should be able to spot it." Spotted.

Kids Present Puppy 'Lion King' Style To Parents

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Good News

These siblings had a very special Christmas gift for their parents, and this very special gift was deserving of a very special presentation -- one tha...

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 5

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Gifts: Appreciation Have you ever had that holiday moment where the presents are all opened and you have a vague sense of disappointment? Bound to...

Ho! Ho! Ho! Do You Know Where Santa Really Comes From?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 02.21.2014 | Weird News
Sidonie Sawyer

Saint Nicolas is always represented as wearing a long beard and the red and white hooded cloak of a bishop of his time. Do you see where I'm getting? During the festival, he travels from home to home to visit nice children and give them presents, while the naughty ones get the whip by a meany guy (where was child protection?).