Once you start to believe you have the answers? You're becoming a parent. (Once you realize you don't? You're becoming a good parent.)
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I've fought to get here. I've agonized and plotted and cajoled and therapized and cackled with dark glee and triumphed and generally made myself crazy over it.
Whether or not to have kids is surely a dealbreaker question between couples, but what about how many kids to have?
In one of those curveballs that life likes to throw, I've heard some of the things that have come out of my mouth lately. I've realized that I'm saying things I never even anticipated having to have to say to my children.
Motherhood that expands us. Expands our definition of ourselves. The impossible becomes possible. We thrive on less sleep, less sex and fewer breaks than we ever thought we could.
"Can I tell you what I'm not going to do? I'm not going to turn this column into a series of wry observations on fatherhood." Wanna bet?
While some parenting books offer preachy "mean girl" advice, Anne Lamott's "Operating Instructions" has become a shining example of a memoir about mot...
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Anticipating the birth of my first child, I realized that this was going to be one of those tongue-tied situations. And I didn't want that to happen.
Having a child isn't a panacea, or a means to an end, or even an end itself -- it's more a gateway to fuller participation in humanity.
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