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Where Similac And The Mother 'Hood Go Wrong, and Why It Matters

Chris Routly | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents
Chris Routly

It's not insulting or offensive, and certainly won't make anyone lose any sleep. But it matters that Similac went ahead with this campaign as it is, and they need to know they can do better.

15 Things That Need to End in 2015

John Willey | Posted 01.08.2015 | Parents
John Willey

We all talk about how much we want to change in the new year, but things usually end up pretty much the same as in years past. But there are some things that HAVE to change in the new year.

Running on Fumes

Andrew Knott | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Andrew Knott

What made me decide to dive head first into the world of running? Besides, of course, the constant and burning desire, which only the parents of young children can truly understand, to get out of the freaking house and wallow in aloneness?

How to Go from a Dual Income Household Down to One

Gina Horkey | Posted 01.31.2015 | Money
Gina Horkey

Are you a dual income family, but wish that one of you could stay at home with your kids instead?

6 Ways to Develop Early Vocabulary Skills

R.C. Liley | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
R.C. Liley

When you start life as an at-home parent your infant, silence is inevitable and expected. Sure, there's crying and cooing, but unless you're caring for other kids at the talking age, you have no one to actually converse with when at home.

What I've Learned From Modern Dads

Whitney Fleming | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Whitney Fleming

Some of these men stay at home, and some share the child-rearing load with their partners; but the most important factor is that more dads are understanding that childcare is difficult, important, and not only for moms.

Baby's Firsts Are Fun, But What About Their Lasts?

R.C. Liley | Posted 12.28.2014 | Parents
R.C. Liley

The little squirmy baby that easily fit in our hands is now a bigger, stronger, squirmy baby we need to firmly hold with both arms!

An Open Letter to Stay-at-Home Parents

Joe DeProspero | Posted 12.21.2014 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

I work in an environment where bonuses and financial rewards for extra effort are customary and even expected. You never get paid a dime for your work, but are still expected to approach it with the same enthusiasm and diligence that a paid employee of a company would.

Why I Quit Making Fun Bento Lunches for My Kids

Beau Coffron | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

I'm thickheaded sometimes, but I finally get it. It's clear as day. All of the faceless Internet trolls, who have never met my family, are making sense now. They have been trying to speak wisdom into my life for the last two years, and I haven't been willing to listen.

Why I Wear My Baby: A Dad's Perspective

R.C. Liley | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
R.C. Liley

As a dad, I will never be able to duplicate what my wife shares maternally with Avery, so I depend on babywearing to get as close as I can.

Having a Daughter: Learning to Conquer the Fear of Fatherhood

R.C. Liley | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
R.C. Liley

Why is it that so many feel it's more terrifying for a father to raise a little girl instead of a boy? If I had a boy, I know I'd be less wary of what's to come and would feel less terrified about the day he goes off on his own. But for Avery, so many things speed through my mind about what could happen as she ventures off into the scary world.

To The Employer Viewing My Stay-at-Home Mom Resume

Janie Porter | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

I happen to be a great negotiator. I can convince a toddler to eat broccoli, go potty in the toilet and wear shoes outside because I am dedicated to what I want. I'm also great at compromise.

12 Things Babywearing Dads Should Never Say in a Public Restroom

R.C. Liley | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
R.C. Liley

As I tried my best to offer soothing words, I paused and realized that what I was saying might be taken the wrong way, considering my location.

Ah, The Things We Do For Our Daughters

Michael Cavender | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Michael Cavender

I love having daughters. It is absolutely awesome. However, I was horrified when I found out I was having not one, but two of them. Over time, all tha...

An Open Letter to My Friends Who Don't Have Kids

Janie Porter | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

Here's the ugly truth: We suck at doing it all. The moment the doctor handed me my crying newborn, it all stopped. I was not just Janie. I was Janie, the Mother of Sullivan. I became a mom, and for a time, I didn't care about anything else but my kid.

What Matters Most About Being a Father

Cliff Hsia | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Cliff Hsia

Your kids need you to really love them. And loving them is more than just financially providing for them. You need to love them for who they are and who they want to become.

Travel Lessons: Time Is the Only Currency

Cliff Hsia | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Travel teaches you that time is really the only valuable currency in life. We all start out with the same bank account with a deposit of about 30,000 days in our lives (approximately 82 years).

The Lost Art Of Peeing In The Shower

Michael Cavender | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Michael Cavender

No matter what your husband, boyfriend or fiancé has said to you, the truth is, he has peed (or if he's lucky, is still is peeing) in your shower.

The Lost Art of Changing a Diaper

Michael Cavender | Posted 09.07.2014 | Parents
Michael Cavender

Bartering became my strong suite. I figured if I did something nice for my wife, she would gladly trade me duties, or just do it because of my "random" act of kindness.

The Problem With Taking Kids on Vacation

Michael Cavender | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Michael Cavender

Screw you, Chevy Chase, for making it seem cool to drive your kids on a cross-country road trip on summer vacation. Sure, your trip wasn't by any means ideal and you ran into many obstacles on your journey, but at least you got to jump into a pool with a very naked Christie Brinkley.

Why Stay-at-Home Moms Get Nothing Done All Day

Janie Porter | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

When I was a childless TV news reporter, I would laugh when my stay-at-home mom friends would tell me that their houses were a mess. How on earth do you stay home all day and you don't get anything done?

Independence Day Came Early for Our Little Girl

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

We might be less than a week away from the Fourth of July, but Sienna's been in the throes of a sudden independence streak.

Jillian Berman

When Being A Stay-At-Home Mom Isn't A Choice

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business

Today's stay-at-home moms are often portrayed as modern-day June Cleavers decked out in head-to-toe Lululemon, shepherding their kids from school to s...

What Is It Like To Be a Stay at Home Dad?

Quora | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora: What is it like to be a stay at home dad? Answer by Ken Miyamoto, Father, Produced screenwriter, former ...

A Dad's Apology To Stay-At-Home Moms

Michael Cavender | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Michael Cavender

I never factored in the roadblocks , and daily challenges that come along with being at home with the kids all day long. So, I will break down a more accurate account of my day to show you what I mean.