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A Touch of Mothering for a 'Mother's Helper'

Karin Lippert | Posted 02.09.2013 | Fifty
Karin Lippert

Caring for an infant or touching someone's life as she [or he] is growing up is about loving care. Supporting a young woman's goals and dreams are vital especially in our culture. Being generous with support even if they change paths or do not measure up to some idealized version of what you thought they should become. It is about letting them find their own way, but remaining a touchstone.

The Unsinkable Alex Jones

Leda Natkin Nelis | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Leda Natkin Nelis

Every special needs family needs an Alex Jones.

It's All About Trust

Anne Zink | Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents
Anne Zink

Do you know what profession depends entirely on a robust referral network, performance and trust? Babysitting.

How Much Should You Pay For A Babysitter? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 06.07.2012 | Parents

As every parent knows, going out -- like on a real grownup date -- gets a lot more expensive when you have little kids in the house. On top of the exo...

Babysitting Nightmare On 'Shannen Says'

Posted 04.18.2012 | TV

Kurt Iswarienko convinced his wife Shannen Doherty to give babysitting a try on the latest "Shannen Says" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on WE), but the experience...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- April Is Autism Awareness Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Most of us have heard the old saying that April showers bring May flowers... but April is also the month designated as Autism Awareness Month.

Ditch The Babysitter

Emily Cohn | Posted 03.07.2012 | Money

Welcome to A Dollar A Day, where every day we'll dish out creative and quirky ways to save on your living expenses. A night out for a parent with ...

Counting Fathers as Babysitters: Why It Matters

Kristin Maschka | Posted 04.14.2012 | Parents
Kristin Maschka

Today's parents have an uphill battle. We're struggling to share parenting and employment roles but the government tells us that when dad takes care of the kids it's a childcare arrangement, but when moms do it, it's just what moms do.

8 Gifts Mom And Dad Will Love... And They're All Free!

Posted 12.15.2011 | Home

It's almost the week before Christmas and you're down to the most difficult people on your holiday gift list: Mom and Dad. Even if you've already blo...

GIft Guide For The Post 50 Man Who Has It All

Bryan Miller | Posted 02.08.2012 | Fifty
Bryan Miller

Somewhere between ages 50 and 60 many begin protesting, "Don't buy me anything this year--I have all that I need." This, of course, is pure bunk. So pull out your credit cards, print this gift guide, and get out of here.

When Good Parents Leave Their Baby Home Alone

Jacoba Urist | Posted 01.30.2012 | Parents
Jacoba Urist

At a party last week, a couple told us a "funny" parenting story. They were staying in Paris, and decided to leave their 1-year-old asleep in his Pack 'n Play, and get a drink at a place nearby. No need for a babysitter.

How To Dupe A Grandmother: Dimples Help...

Tina Sloan | Posted 01.21.2012 | Fifty
Tina Sloan

How can she still be going? The dimples still dimpling, the eyes bluer than ever? "Emily -- nap time." Looks us straight in the eyes -- "My mommy doesn't like me to take naps." Absolutely perfect.

The 7 Best Gym-Free Workout Routines

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 09.25.2011 | College
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

A gym membership was out of the question; the price of a month-long membership to anywhere is INSANE, and I didn't have a way to get there anyway. So I came up with my own routines.

The Babysitting Chronicles: Listen and Love

Leon Logothetis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leon Logothetis

If there is one long-lasting gift an adult can give a child, it is simply to listen -- to listen with their hearts, with love. A child's formative years are like sponges, and the gift of being fully present for them is priceless.

First Right of Refusal Post Divorce

Lee Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Lee Block

If you are the parent with possession, but can't be there, is it better to keep your kids with someone you know or the other parent?

Zyda White's Babysitter Charged: 11-Year-Old Girl Held In Toddler's Death

AOL News | Deborah Hastings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An 11-year-old girl helping her mother baby-sit has been charged with murdering a 2-year-old, who suffered blunt-force trauma to the head, torso and b...

How Young Is Too YOung To Babysit?

Sheila Lirio Marcelo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sheila Lirio Marcelo

When are you considered old enough to babysit? It all depends on the maturity of the kid, his or her ability to handle children and challenging situations.

All Hail National Babysitter's Day

Molly Baker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Baker

I think that knowing a babysitter, having a babysitter, and paying a babysitter is a thrillingly, freeing milestone of parenting.

Michael Abdallah Arrested: Girl, 13, Was Allegedly Held Captive By Buffalo Man

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A 26-year-old Buffalo man has been accused of holding a 13-year-old runaway in his house for six months, having sex with her more tha...

Thank Heaven For Little Boys

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

These older girls, these Queens of the Indoor Play Space, these Birthday Party Divas, these Holy Sisters of the Big Slide, fully fascinated him. I think he thought he was one of them.

The Skypesitting Discovery

Juliet Linley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Juliet Linley

I bet you'd already discovered it. Well, I only got there now: using Skype as a babysitter. Or rather, using the grandparents - who live outside of It...

Babysitting Co-Ops Make Date Night Easy And Cheap

AP | RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

WATERTOWN, Mass. — When Jenny Iverson and her husband left Utah last year, they didn't just lose a tight-knit community of relatives. They lost ...

Please, PLEASE Empty My Nest Syndrome

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Thank god for CNN; without its desperate need to fill a 24-hour news cycle, the world might never learn that one out of every eight 25-34-year-olds has now moved back in with mom and dad.

Why "Gathering" with Friends is Key to Stress Relief

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

We are wired for 'village style' community lifestyles at the very core. Fundamentally, we long to belong.