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10 Things I Want My Daughter To Know Before She Turns 10

Jamie Harrington | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Jamie Harrington

Boys will break your heart, and you will break theirs, and it will probably happen again and again. But I will be here every single time to talk you through it. Promise.

Can I Get Some Space, Please?

Elaine Alguire | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Elaine Alguire

n motherhood, our space is constantly compromised. It happens from the beginning, when we have babies nursing and sleeping on our chests. Then, soon after, we have toddlers climbing into our beds in the middle of the night, drinking out of our cups

What Raising Kids Alone After Divorce Feels Like

Dina Strada | Posted 05.22.2015 | Divorce
Dina Strada

The other night, I had a few friends over to what I consider to be my lovely new home. It's all mine. Paid for by me. Decorated by me. Infused 100% with my style, taste and spirit. When friends walk into my new home, they all say the same thing, "Now this house is so YOU." And it is.

10 Life Lessons I Learned From My Newborn Twins

MeiMei Fox | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
MeiMei Fox

It's pretty amazing how we can rise to the challenges that are placed before us. And when we do, we realize how powerful we truly are.

Raising Children, Raising Citizens

Jennifer Bly | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Bly

We're not just raising children, we're raising a future. We're raising hope. We're raising the next generation of citizens.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part IV

Mark Baer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On July 10, 2011, Joan T. Daniels, Esq. posted the following comment on the listserv for the members of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...

Raising Conscious Children

Dina Strada | Posted 05.14.2015 | Parents
Dina Strada

We all want the very best for our children. We instill in them morals, values and traditions, hoping that they will turn out to be good, upstanding people in society.

How to Write the Perfect Mother's Day Card

Natalie Thomas | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

Men: Listen up. A lot of you need help in the letter writing department. My husband is actually pretty good at it, but I've dated a lot of you and sat...

There Should Be a Stepmother's Day, Too

Samantha Daniels | Posted 05.09.2015 | Parents
Samantha Daniels

For all you fellow stepmoms out there, until we get our "own day", here are 10 things you should be celebrating about yourself on Mother's Day, even if you don't get to spend the day with the kids...

Did This Home Video Incriminate A Grandpa In Abuse Case Involving His Step-Grandson?

Posted 05.08.2015 | Dr. Phil

Watch this cell phone video of Bill, a grandpa — who pleaded no contest to felony child abuse — interacting with his 5-year-old step-grandson. ...

Only 6 American Men Identified As Stay-At-Home Dads In The 1970s. Today, It's A Different Story

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business

My husband is a pioneer, traveling through uncharted and sometimes hostile territory. He is one of a select group of brave men who are upending stale ...

To All the Moms I've Been Before

Tiffany Beveridge | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents
Tiffany Beveridge

I've been the mom in the car who, pushed to her limit, throws the chocolate chip cookie that was causing all the trouble in the first place squarely out the window. I've been the mom who tolerated rap music and then slowly discovered that Eminem was her spirit animal.

Out of the Mouths of Bears

Beth Diane Bradley | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty
Beth Diane Bradley

Last summer, I was invited to a party at a house with an address that was familiar to me. As I parked my car, I realized my hunch was correct. It was the home where my babies were born nearly 25 years ago. I didn't know the owners, but I had to tell them my story and ask for a tour.

Overwhelmed, Time-Strapped Mom Of 3 Says She Goes 4 Days Without Showering

Posted 05.01.2015 | Dr. Phil

Leah, a married mother of three who helps manage her family’s business, says she is overwhelmed, under-appreciated, and desperate to take better car...

Revoking My Stay-at-Home Mom Card

Melissa Mowry | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Melissa Mowry

But I don't talk about those things because I worry. I worry that if my day doesn't seem hard enough or chaotic enough, I'm not doing it right. I worry that my husband (and maybe the rest of the working world too) thinks I'm getting a free ride on the gravy train.

Who Has it Harder: The Working Or The Stay-at-Home Parent?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

We're no longer on an even playing field. We haven't been for some time now. The ground seems slanted, the court warped,the turf tainted. Whatever sports analogy you conjure, things are far from even. And the "call" is in the eye of the beaten-down beholder.

Man Convicted Of Child Abuse Demonstrates How He Says He Lost Grip On Baby While Hanging Up Phone

Posted 04.27.2015 | Dr. Phil

Brenda and Josh say their 11-week-old baby, Naomi, was taken from them after Josh says she accidentally fell from his lap, and Josh was ultimately con...

Man Says Baby Slipped Out of His Lap; Now He's In Prison Convicted Of Child Abuse

Posted 04.27.2015 | Dr. Phil

Brenda says her spouse of seven years, Josh, is a loving husband and father, so devoted to being a great parent, he signed up for Daddy bootcamp befor...

The Stickiest, Messiest Foods To Give Your Kids, As Ranked By Parents

Posted 05.24.2015 | Parents

It’s the classic dinnertime dilemma. As a loving parent, you naturally want to feed your kids the good foods they like to eat. It’s just that ever...

Couple Accused Of Child Abuse -- And Husband In Jail -- After What They Say Was An Accident

Posted 04.27.2015 | Dr. Phil

Brenda and Josh’s daughter Naomi was 11-weeks old when they say the baby accidentally slipped off Josh’s lap while he was taking care of her. A sh...

What I Learned From the Other Team

Beth Diane Bradley | Posted 04.24.2015 | Parents
Beth Diane Bradley

Snips and snails and puppy dog tails -- or sugar and spice. There was a recent conversation around the office water cooler about the pros and cons of sons or daughters. The consensus was that, if given a choice, more women would choose girls, more men would choose boys, and most wanted to know the gender before birth.

How to Get Your Kids to Do Their Chores

Jennifer Breheny Wallace | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Breheny Wallace

As with untied shoe laces, with chores I'm learning to take the long-view -- a little short-term pain for long-term gain. I'm also finding that these chores are not just teaching my kids some important life lessons, they're also teaching me, as a parent, how to be a little more disciplined and accountable myself.

Learning To Pop The Bubble

Jennifer Lizza | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Lizza

When I was a child, we played outside for hours without any adult supervision. My mom checked on us and gave us lunch while she was inside "getting things done." We spent hours using our imaginations and making our own decisions.

5 Things No One Tells You About Potty Training

Melanie McKinnon | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Melanie McKinnon

Yep, potty training blows. But take heart! The key is to find what works for you, and not determine your successes or failures based on someone else's opinion of how potty training should be.

9 Questions All Parents Need To Ask Themselves

Posted 04.21.2015 | Dr. Phil

As a parent, you're the head of your family, and therefore you occupy an unbelievably powerful role in shaping the tone, texture, mood and quality of ...