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Dear Family Whisperer: My Parents Are Ignoring Me!

Melinda Blau | Posted 04.17.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Applying for college is very stressful -- not just for your sister, but also for your mom and dad. If they're like most parents I've met, who spend a lot of time and energy helping their kids, it might feel as if they are being judged.

WATCH: Dean Martin's Daughter: 'He Never Wanted Us To Embarrass Him'

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

April 5th marks the 40th anniversary of Dean Martin’s last episode of the "Dean Martin Variety Show." His daughter, Deana Martin, shared on HuffPost...

A Dreaded Day

Rich Siegel | Posted 03.20.2014 | Parents
Rich Siegel

Truth is, I'd empty half the bank account -- not the whole thing, cause I don't want to end up in a dirty nursing home -- to relive any part of what is now just a memory.

"The Pun and Only"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.18.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a guy who has always loved puns, and has been known to use as many as 10 at a time (even if they don't work, I can say, "No pun in...

Gay Man Abandoned Wife and Two Kids -- See How the Wife Responded (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 03.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-03-14-20140312RosaManriquezIFD.jpgImagine you have a husband, two infant girls, a house, and a marriage. Then your husband abandons you because he's gay. That's what happened to Rosa Manriquez.

What's in a Name?

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Ann V. Klotz

In infancy, we cocoon them in footie-pajamas. We feed them Cheerios one by one to prevent choking. We cut hot dogs and grapes into tiny pieces, conscientiously. We celebrate each success, giddy when they walk and talk, dusting them off carefully when they tumble.

My Favorites of 2013: 25 Albums, 50 Songs

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 02.15.2014 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

Between twenty-five albums and fifty songs, I figured I could a halfway decent job in sharing my favorite music of the year.

I Have A Daughter With Intense Emotions

Kate Russell | Posted 02.15.2014 | Parents
Kate Russell

My daughter does not behave the way she behaves because she wants to hurt anyone, she's not crying out for attention, nor is she trying to be manipulative, and I'm not even sure she is just being a possessive 'terrible two.' She is simply a 2-year-old who suffers from intense emotions.

"Love Your Mother"

Valerie Harms | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Harms

Once when my children were in their early teens, I did a ceremony in the back yard with them. Kneeling on the grass, as they stood watching skeptically, I patted the ground and said, "The Earth is your mother.

3 Tips for Taking Care of Both Your Loved Ones and Yourself

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Sometimes, in menopause, hormones aren't the problem at all. Sometimes, the real issue is the role we play in our own lives and families--and for increasingly more perimenopausal and menopausal women, that role is sandwiched between two slices of responsibility.

"Princely Postcard"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.30.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima It would not be classic British understatement to say that Prince Charles and I have a lot in common. For one thing, as my wife, Sue...

"The Prince and the Poppie"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Prince Charles Clarence House London SW1A 1BA United Kingdom Sir: From one new grandpa to another, I am writing to congratulate you...

How I Lost A Ring And Found Myself

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 09.20.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

"I think I found it for a reason. I think it's here to remind me of something. I think it is reminding me of me."

Convos With My 2 Year Old: Interview With Creators About Viral Success (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.20.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

"Convos With My 2 Year Old" is the hottest new web series of 2013, and we really wanted to speak with the star - 2 year old Coco. Unfortunately, she...

In This Fragile Sacred Space

Judy Clement Wall | Posted 06.13.2013 | Parents
Judy Clement Wall

These days, their adventures rarely include me, and my job as mom isn't to hold their hands. My job now is to feel their acceleration, their hunger for flight... and let go.

Holy Sh*t! That Pistol Packin' Granny Is... My Mom?

Tony Potts | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Tony Potts

I was heading up the 405 freeway here in Los Angeles to pick up my daughter from school and decided to check-in with my mom in Florida to see how her day was and what was new.

'Picasso and Me'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.18.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a painter, Pablo Picasso had nothing on me. Sure, he had a Blue Period, but it lasted only three years. My Blue Period has lasted almost 25 years, and every time I've had a painting project, it's made me blue, which is the color of the master bedroom and the adjoining bathroom.

What My 8-Year-Old Has Taught Me About Parenting

Amanda Magee | Posted 05.08.2013 | Parents
Amanda Magee

I don't love you more on days when nothing goes wrong and you do everything that I ask. I don't love you less on days that we both end up crying and I make a dinner that nobody likes.

Dad, You're Always My Valentine

Debbie Marriott Harrison | Posted 04.16.2013 | Travel
Debbie Marriott Harrison

What was it like to grow up with "Mr. Marriott"? Did you ever see him? The answer to the second question is "yes" and reflects what a great dad he really is.

Why I Want My Husband To Have a Midlife Crisis

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

We entered our forties together and, after a few years, I fell apart. But he did not and it didn't seem fair. I thought we were in this together.

What Growing Up Really Means

Amanda Magee | Posted 03.15.2013 | Parents
Amanda Magee

Lately, Briar has been preoccupied with the idea of growing up. She seems convinced that by doing so, I will somehow cease to be her mom. Last night, after her sisters had been tucked in, we talked nose-to-nose about what growing up really means.

My Wish for an Ordinary Year

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 03.06.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

Sometimes, I miss the excitement of my youth, but tonight I do not. Tonight, I realize that I have exchanged it for something even better.

WATCH: Solider Surprises Daughters At School

Posted 12.21.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Holidays bring families back together, but some reunions are especially sweet. Lieutenant Colonel David Hoffs returned from Afghanistan a little earli...

'Mr. Clean'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.26.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Over the years, I have cleaned up my act. Now my desk is so neat that it looks like I don't do any real work, which I don't.

Why Our Family's Thanksgiving Tradition Includes A Log Ride

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 01.22.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

We realized that we really didn't want to spend the holiday in the kitchen. I get cranky when I cook. Just ask my family. I even get moody when my husband cooks; there is the anticipation of all that pot washing after the meal. So we decided to start our own family tradition, to have our own Thanksgiving story.