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Siblings

Twin Sisters Have Worn Matching Clothes Every Day For Nearly 15 Years

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.26.2015 | Fifty

One of the perks of having a sister is being able to raid each other's closets and share clothes. But for twin sisters Kathy Heffernan and Rose Coles,...

7 Life-Changing Lessons I Never Expected To Learn When My Brother Died

Amanda Wormann | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Wormann

Sometimes this gift of knowing how delicate life is can start to feel too real. It makes you feel stuck, anxious and scared of losing everyone you love. But in the midst of all of that, there are so many incredible surprises in store for all of us. Every morning we wake up is a gift.

Please Stop Asking Me When I am Going To Have Child Number Two

Stephanie Baroni-Cook | Posted 06.11.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Baroni-Cook

When you ask me this question, it hurts. It reminds me of a pain I felt before I had children, a pain that I am not eager to feel again

Kids Sharing a Room: Blessing or Curse?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Allow your daughters to express their feelings about the new arrangement. While some kids adjust to sharing a room without a fuss, others struggle to adapt to new situations, regardless of how hard we try to make things good for them.

17 Awesome Things About Being A Woman With Brothers

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.04.2015 | Women

In their 1992 song "Brother for Sale," Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen sing about the struggle of being girls with a brother. Sometimes brothers get on you...

Life Savers and My Commitment

Bill Couzens | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Today, we get an influx of email and social media, especially as more individuals and families experience cancer. We hear from the masses, and they want solutions. Growth is good. However, it's a double-edged sword as demands expand in ways I never thought possible.

What It's Really Like to Have 5 Kids

Joni Edelman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Joni Edelman

Dinner can only be compared to a pride of lions tearing apart a zebra. There is usually at least one naked child, two glasses of something/anything spilled, four people trying to figure out who did/did not get silverware and three people getting water/refilling spilled water. Chaos reigns.

What Being a Mom Really Means

Jessica James | Posted 05.08.2015 | Parents
Jessica James

It's giving air to the lungs that grew within you, and sight to the eyes that will never see you as anything but mommy.

The Differences That Tie Us Together

Alexandra Allam | Posted 05.07.2015 | Women
Alexandra Allam

There has never been one moment where I thought of my sister as anything other than my sibling. Yes, we are not the same. We are nowhere close to being similar. We have different strengths and different weaknesses, but those are exactly what make us the best match in the world. Every day I am blessed to develop into a better person because of my sister.

A Long Overdue Thank-You Note To Mom

Robyn Passante | Posted 05.07.2015 | Parents
Robyn Passante

Thank you for teaching me how to write my name, put on my own shirt, wash my hands... and all the other little skills you taught me when I was too little to thank you for them.

13 Solid Pieces Of Advice For Parents Going From One Kid To Two

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a little girl Saturday and later introduced the new princess, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, to the world....

Keep Your Hands Off My Cheetos and Other Lessons Learned From My Kids

Christine Organ | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Christine Organ

Sometimes life is unfair and exhausting. Sometimes it feels like the odds are stacked against us, like everyone has it better and easier, like everyone has more chocolate milk and Cheetos than us.

It's a Small World After All

Danielle Posa | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

We never know exactly how many people are listening to what we say, watching what we do, or reading what we post... but we'd be crazy to think that it's anything less than a whole lot.

The Forgotten One

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Leslie Lagerstrom

She listened politely as I shared Sam's latest trials and tribulations. When I paused to catch my breath, she pointed out my neglect in a way only a dear friend could, "It's good to hear about Sam, but you have another child, too... how is Josie?"

Making the New Baby/Older Sibling Meeting Special

Mommy Nearest | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

When my toddler came to the hospital to visit me and meet his new brother, it was strangely awkward at first. I know it sounds weird, but it felt like we were ex-lovers who had each gone through some rather huge milestone life changes and had to kind of re-navigate our relationship

When Parents Foster Sibling Rivalry

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

As a parent, you may be inadvertently fostering rivalry between your children; as a child, you may unwittingly be the pawn in your mother's or father's attempts at splitting and/or manipulating.

I Don't Want My Kids To Share Grandma

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

I asked if we could just take my kids and she doesn't want to go if my nephews don't come. I'm guessing that means she wants me to help her take my nephews on a trip. I've tried talking to her about this issue and she thinks I am being selfish.

April Cruelty

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 06.13.2015 | Women
Ann V. Klotz

I didn't want the girls to worry about me, just to understand that grief spools out, that it's a rare day that I do not think about this young woman so many people loved and feel an ache. I want them to know that we are allowed to be sad, that feelings ebb and flow forever.

Saving Abel

Leila Johnson | Posted 06.13.2015 | Divorce
Leila Johnson

My embarrassment ran deep and the family dysfunction continued to swell. My brother and I however had a different pact than what was unconsciously agreed to with them. We held space for each other.

It's National Sibling Day, and My Kids Get to Celebrate Too

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents
Rachel Garlinghouse

We've been asked many questions since choosing to adopt and becoming a transracial family. Did you get to name the kids? I thought all adopted kids had problems? Were your kids born addicted to drugs? Could you not have your own children? Do you do their hair?

8 Cool Things You Didn't Know About Sibling Relationships

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.10.2015 | Parents

Today is National Siblings Day -- the holiday celebrates the oh-so-important brothers and sisters in our lives. "Just like Mother's Day and Father'...

32 Priceless Photos Of Kids Meeting Their Siblings For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 04.10.2015 | Parents

Whether they are excited or dreading the addition to the family, meeting a new sibling for the first time is a big moment in a kid's life. To celebrat...

5 Ways Being The Middle Child Helps You In Life

Mommy Nearest | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Recently, I've been trying to focus on how being a middle child is a positive thing and will actually prepare my son for the real world -- more so than being the oldest or youngest.

Top Parenting Experts Take On Sibling Rivalry

Samantha Kurtzman-Counter | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Samantha Kurtzman-Counter

In honor of National Siblings Day (April 10), I asked a few of our top experts in the field of sibling relationships to offer the number one piece of advice they've found to help families who are struggling with sibling discontent.

13-Year-Old Becoming a Mean Big Sister

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

It is very difficult to see our child being mistreated, but even more so when the unkindness comes from one of our other children. And on top of that, it's as though you "miss" the daughter you once knew. Here are some thoughts that may be of help