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Summer With Kids

Surviving My First Summer as a Single Mom of Three

Georgia Kolias | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents
Georgia Kolias

Early this year, after ending a 20-year relationship, I found myself joining the ranks of single mothers. With three children who were 2, 5, and 8 at the time, I was honestly scared.

Dad's Photos Capture The 'Seemingly Unimportant' But Beautiful Moments

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.03.2016 | Parents

After almost losing his son Emerson to a health scare, dad Adrian Murray was inspired to photograph all the precious moments of the toddler's life. Hi...

Thoughts on the Last Week of School

Melissa Fenton | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Melissa Fenton

I'm fully aware that six weeks from now, I will be begging for a routine and just a few hours alone, but right now, I just want to enjoy several days with my kids with no "to-do list.

Relaxing By The Pool Is Never Calming

Stacey Hatton | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents
Stacey Hatton

Kids don't care if the water is only 50 degrees, foul-smelling, green and filled with last summer's bugs and diseases. As soon as their bathing suit is on and the American flag is hanging high, they are off and running for the closest water source.

So Long, Sweet Summer

Courtney Byrne | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Courtney Byrne

I suppose I thought making a memorable summer for my girls had to include traveling to new and exciting places, but we seem to have made a million little memories just enjoying the simple things summer has to offer right at home.

Now That I Finally Like Summers With the Kids, Why Do They Have To Go So Fast?

Betsy Hnath | Posted 09.20.2014 | Parents
Betsy Hnath

I chased my kids across cement pool decks convinced they would rearrange their teeth with a single misstep. And just when one child was old enough to understand the rules, the next was ripe and ready to give me a workout.

How Summer Vacation Is Like a Zombie Apocalypse

Allison Hart | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Allison Hart

Parents are feeling ill at ease and restless. It's coming. The end is nigh. For some, it's already here. It's spreading across the nation. Soon, we'll all be swarmed and overrun by hungry hordes of (sanity) killers.

What Happened When I Declared This The 'Summer Of Fun'

Kristen Chase | Posted 10.15.2013 | Parents
Kristen Chase

Maybe, amidst all the groaning, moaning, and whining, which I'm pretty sure is part of being a kid, they're having fun after all. And the truth is. So am I.

'Can I Just Relax, Mom?'

Cornelia Seigneur | Posted 08.29.2013 | Parents
Cornelia Seigneur

I had mumbled something to the twins about their excessive X-Box use or texting, asking them when they were going to turn it off and work around the house. But, then, one of the twins said to me: "Mom, can we just relax?" Oh, that hit home.

7 Ways to Survive Summer With Kids

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 08.31.2013 | Parents
Kelsey Ramsden

Summer: Kids anticipate ten weeks of freedom, fun and memory-making while us parents anticipate ten weeks of juggling schedules and keeping the kids busy and out of our hair.

Why You Never Need To Feel Lonely As A Mom

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 08.01.2013 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

The work of a mother is repetitive. We fold the clothes, we wash the bowls, and we sing the same song and read the same bedtime story night after night. But that work is our prayer.