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The Lies We Tell Our Children. Fairy Tales And Father Christmas

Jade Lloyd | Posted 11.22.2016 | UK Parents
Jade Lloyd

Was I cross at my mother when I found out Father Christmas wasn't real? Did her lying to me destroy her parental trustworthiness? No. There was a sense of sadness losing Santa, but I would not want little me to have truth over hope, over magic.

Two Toddlers, Two Hours, And A Soft-Play Place

Crystal Lowery | Posted 10.28.2016 | UK Parents
Crystal Lowery

British friends, prepare to be shocked...Every fast food restaurant in America comes equipped with a complimentary indoor play structure with foam climbing pallets, tunnel slides, and ball pits. American friends, prepare to be shocked...In Britain, we pay 5 pounds a head for this luxury (dodgy English cuisine sold separately). It's known as a "soft play place."

I'm On The Phone (VIDEO)

Meredith Masony | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Meredith Masony

It happens every time the phone rings. You go to answer the call and BOOM, "Mom, I need a snack. Mom, I have to poop! MOM, HELP ME!" It is like a five alarm fire any time I get on the phone. My kids turn into the most ill behaved hooligans on the planet. I am positive I am not alone.

5 Tips For Starting A Successful Mom Blog

Victoria Yore | Posted 07.05.2016 | Parents
Victoria Yore

If you are afraid to start a mom blog because you can't post new content 4 days a week, hear me out! There is no rule that says in order to be successful you have to post a ton of content all the time.

Daddy Diaries Part 10: The One After Birth

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 07.05.2016 | HuffPost Home
Tarun Sakhrani

At the end of the day, when you come home and hold him in your arms, when he looks at you in the eyes, and gives you that faintest of smiles, you forget everything else.

10 Things I Said I Would Never Do As A Parent

Meredith Masony | Posted 06.27.2016 | Parents
Meredith Masony

Being a parent is super easy if you aren't one. Wait, what? Well, before I had kids, I was great at giving advice about parenting. If I could go back in time, I would slap Pre-parenting me and set the record straight. This is the hardest job on the face of the earth. I said a lot of things prior to being a Mom.

Gather Round Moms, It's Story Time!

Meredith Masony | Posted 06.24.2016 | Parents
Meredith Masony

Story time can be fun. Check out a story I wrote about the day in the life of a Mom. Please be aware that this is a bit inappropriate. ;) I bet you can relate to a few of the things in my story if you are a Mom. I hope you enjoy.

Daddy Diaries Part 9

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Tarun Sakhrani

So this is what a natural birth looks like. This is how it was meant to be... this is what the midwife meant when she said it was all natural... no medication, no support, no help, nothing... just pure unadulterated pain!!!

Daddy Diaries Part 8

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 06.15.2016 | Parents
Tarun Sakhrani

So, it is 11 AM and my wife is keeled over, holding the bed with one hand and her tummy with the other, in obvious pain. It is quite obvious that the labor has kicked into another gear from even a few minutes ago and that we are getting closer. "It is time to go", she says.

Daddy Diaries Part 7

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 05.31.2016 | Parents
Tarun Sakhrani

So you've done the classes, you've read the books... you've talked to and listened to all the people around you offering their advice. You think you are prepared. But are you really?

Things You Can Say To Both Your Toddler And Your Drunk Friend (VIDEO)

Meredith Masony | Posted 05.27.2016 | Parents
Meredith Masony

Living with a toddler is kind of like living with a tiny drunk person.

Daddy Diaries Part 6

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 05.12.2016 | HuffPost Home
Tarun Sakhrani

The clock is ticking, the weeks are ticking away... the countdown has definitely begun. We've bought the stroller, we've set up the crib, we've clean...

Daddy Diaries Part 5

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 04.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Tarun Sakhrani

The next stage in your baby's evolution (or your evolution as to-be parents) is the shower... No, not that kind that you take in a bathroom, standing ...

And I Couldn't Love You More: A Letter To My Son

Maxine Sinda Napal | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents
Maxine Sinda Napal

To my beautiful son. My best boy. I'm not sure where I put it but I know there exist a few paragraphs in a letter I started writing you when you had ...

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Maxine Sinda Napal | Posted 03.29.2016 | Parents
Maxine Sinda Napal

It all begins exactly the same, and I'm not sure whether that makes me want to laugh or to gnash my teeth to cracking point. To snicker or curse, thru...

5 Facts About Motherhood That You Didn't Expect

Mim Jenkinson | Posted 03.28.2016 | Parents
Mim Jenkinson

Don't get me wrong, I love being a mum. I've always wanted to be one and I'm delighted that I have two adorable children who I love dearly. However, in the last few years I've learned that motherhood isn't all smiles and rainbows.

Daddy Diaries Part 4

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 03.28.2016 | Travel
Tarun Sakhrani

First there was the honeymoon... then came the babymoon... what's next? Post-babymoon? Anniversary moon? Birth moon? Child's 1st birthday-moon? G...

Which Parent Are You? Become More Present In 3 Steps

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 03.09.2016 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

It's easy to fall into habits and patterns that take us away from the present moment. We all fall into ruminating thoughts on a daily basis. We need to think and use this powerful tool of our minds to deal with life thoughtfully, but sometimes the tool becomes the master.

40 Things I Miss Now I Am a Mother of 'Two Under Two'

Reem Kassis | Posted 03.01.2016 | Parents
Reem Kassis

Nobody told me it would be that hard. Having my first baby was probably the biggest shock to my system... I felt like I had been through a high-speed washing machine cycle. It took me months to straighten out all the wrinkles... months after which -- bam -- baby number 2 arrived.

Daddy Diaries Part 2

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 02.09.2016 | Parents
Tarun Sakhrani

So now that people know you're having a baby, the next level of absurdity is asking about the child's gender... two days after your first scan. "Do y...

What Parents Say and What They Mean

DannyUK | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
DannyUK

I've had to write this list so that my four kids -- whose ages range from 9 to 15 -- understand what I'm saying.

The Cruel Reality of Parenting

Katy Humphrey | Posted 01.25.2016 | Parents
Katy Humphrey

Parenting is hard. Like really hard. No one prepares you for it, you can read so many books, articles and advice but nothing will prepare you for any of it.

Telling the Kids... We Are Separating

Roma Kitty Norriss | Posted 10.21.2016 | Divorce
Roma Kitty Norriss

How do I go about telling my kids that everything has changed, that I'm not in love with their dad anymore, that our family unit is no longer?

Government Checks for Stay-At-Home Mothers Part II

Allison Chawla | Posted 09.10.2016 | Parents
Allison Chawla

Many people, no matter how hard they work, do not get the same opportunities as others. They don't get the best of choices. Others get no choice at all. Despite what many of us think or believe, having a choice is a great luxury.