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10 Tips for a More Peaceful Christmas With a Special Needs Child (or Any Child)

Kate Welch | Posted 12.10.2016 | Parents
Kate Welch

Balance is essential when dealing with anyone with special needs. If there's a party at night, keep the day quiet and restful. Cut out things that don't serve you anymore. Reframe your ideas of what makes Christmas so special.

Find Out How To Become A 'Warrior Parent'

The Huffington Post | Farah L. Miller | Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents

Glennon Doyle Melton first came into our lives two years ago, when she wrote "Don't Carpe Diem," a funny and relatable but also wise and life-changing...

How To Choose What Really Matters

Posted 01.24.2014 | Parents

This is the second installment of our Stress-Less Parenting Challenge with Hands Free Mama, Rachel Macy Stafford. Read her introduction to the worksho...

What I Would Have Missed If I Didn't Make A Life Change

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

This is the first installment of our Stress-Less Parenting Challenge with Hands Free Mama, Rachel Macy Stafford. Read her introduction to the workshop...

Join Our Workshop With 'Hands Free Mama'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

Over the last six months, millions of HuffPost Parents readers have read and shared posts by blogger Rachel Macy Stafford, aka "Hands Free Mama." Her ...

5 Ways To Teach Children Mindfulness

Posted 09.12.2013 | Parents

This is the final post of Stress-Less Parenting Club's workshop on mindful parenting. This week, our leader Carla Naumburg explains how we can teach ...

The 20-Minute Activity All Parents Should Try

Posted 09.05.2013 | Parents

This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's latest workshop. Our leader Carla Naumburg is showing us how we can make our family life calmer and...

How Parents Can Practice Mindfulness (Even With Our Kids Around)

Posted 08.29.2013 | Parents

This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's new workshop. Our leader Carla Naumburg is showing us how we can make our family life calmer and ha...

5 Big Misconceptions About Mindful Parenting

Posted 07.14.2016 | Parents

This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's new workshop. Our leader Carla Naumburg is showing us how we can make our family life calmer and ha...

Introducing Our New Stress-Less Workshop: Mindful Parenting

Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents

Starting next week, we'll kick off our fourth Stress-Less Parenting workshop: Mindful Parenting with Carla Naumburg. Carla writes the Mindful Parenti...

Everyone Benefits When Mommy Takes a Vacation

Carla Naumburg | Posted 10.08.2013 | Parents
Carla Naumburg

Everyone in our family benefits when I get out of the picture every once in a while. I get a much-needed break, time that helps me feel nourished, rested and ready to fully re-engage with the hard work of raising children, and my husband gets solid alone time with our children.

What Parents Need to Know About Stress and Learning

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 08.18.2013 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Everything we learn, everything we read, everything we do, everything we understand and everything we experience counts on the hippocampus to function correctly. When the body endures ongoing stress, our ability to learn is impaired.

Dear Drudgery: I Am Totally Breaking Up With You

2013-02-28-brainchild1.jpg | Posted 06.04.2013 | Parents

Written By Margot Page for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers Jeez, Mom! You don’t have to yell!” “Really? ’Cause it seems ...

CHALLENGE: This Week, Just Let Something Go

2013-05-09-newSMlogosmall.jpg | Posted 05.30.2013 | Parents

This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's latest workshop."Scary Mommy" Jill Smokler is offering her advice on cutting ourselves some slack, a...

CHALLENGE: Get Your Parenting Confessions Off Your Chest

2013-05-09-newSMlogosmall.jpg | Posted 05.24.2013 | Parents

This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's new workshop."Scary Mommy" Jill Smokler is offering her advice on cutting ourselves some slack, and ...

CHALLENGE: Let's Share Our Real-Life Photos!

2013-05-09-newSMlogosmall.jpg | Posted 05.25.2013 | Parents

This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's new workshop."Scary Mommy" Jill Smokler is offering her advice on cutting ourselves some slack, and ...

CHALLENGE: Take Mother's Day Back!

2013-05-09-newSMlogosmall.jpg | Posted 05.09.2013 | Parents

This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's new workshop."Scary Mommy" Jill Smokler is offering her advice on cutting ourselves some slack, and ...

The Great Big Lie About Mother's Day

2013-05-09-newSMlogosmall.jpg | Posted 05.09.2013 | Parents

This following is an excerpt from Jill Smokler's new book, Motherhood Comes Naturally (and Other Vicious Lies). Jill, better known as Scary Mommy, is ...

High Stress Momming

Katie Hurley | Posted 07.07.2013 | Parents
Katie Hurley

It's time to take parental stress seriously. Moms need to seek help when overwhelmed with parenting so that their stress does not trickle down to the children. Family stress is much like a revolving door: Once it begins, it's difficult to stop.

Specific Number Of Kids Deemed Most Stressful

Today Moms | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents

When it comes to kids, three is the magic number...for stress. Mothers of three children stress more than moms of one or two, while mothers of four...

Join Our Workshop With 'Scary Mommy'

Posted 05.03.2013 | Parents

Here's our big confession: we want to be "Scary Mommy" blogger Jill Smokler. She's just the right combination of sarcastic and honest and loving. She ...

5 Strategies To Put Yourself Back On The Priority List

Posted 04.12.2013 | Parents

This post is part of our Stress-Less Parenting Club workshop. Check out previous posts here, and if you haven’t signed up yet, go to the purple box ...

5 Excuses Parents Need To Stop Making

Christine Koh | Posted 06.11.2013 | Parents
Christine Koh

When you become a parent, your priorities naturally shift. But that doesn't mean you should disappear.

What Do Mondays Mean To You?

Posted 04.09.2013 | Parents

Once upon a time, Friday at 5 p.m. meant the start to two glorious days of freedom. Late nights, lazy mornings and maybe an afternoon nap or four. The...

14 Ways To Make Planning A Birthday Party Less Stressful

Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents

This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's new workshop. Check out previous posts here, and if you haven’t signed up yet, go to the purple bo...