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How to Enjoy the Holidays Like Your Kids Do

Seleni Institute | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Seleni Institute

However things have gone in holidays past, it is possible to have fun, connect with your children, and emerge from winter break not only with most of your sanity intact, but also feeling -- dare I say it -- relaxed. Here are some ideas for making this dream a reality.

Yes, We Are THAT Family

Regan Long | Posted 12.05.2014 | Parents
Regan Long

The dog is barking. Someone is knocking at the door. The phone is ringing. And the smoke alarm is going off from my attempt at cooking. You read about these people and watch them in a movie, but no, that's us. We're those people.

What's Not Making My Holiday Card (But Should)

Seleni Institute | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Seleni Institute

Like a browse through a peppy Facebook feed or a college alumni magazine, accomplishments at the speed of bullet points can be downright intimidating. They are also only one way to view the year you have had.

A Wardrobe Malfunction

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 12.12.2014 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

I am not much of a housekeeper. I often tell the story of the time my mother-in-law and my mother got to talking about my housekeeping skills. I don't remember exactly how it came up but their discussion ended with my mother saying, "Well she didn't get that from me."

Carolina Moreno

New PBS Series Shows Major U.S. Demographic Shift 'Is Already Here'

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.13.2014 | Latino Voices

The days of a majority-white United States are coming to an end. But it's not something the country should fear, according to award-winning journalist...

Preemptive Parenting Is a Game Changer

Amy Tara Koch | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Amy Tara Koch

Preparation yields time. And time is an invaluable currency. Once I organized the major Mom things -- meals, school, scheduling after school activities -- I emerged cleansed, much like that glorious feeling of showering after an exceptionally sweaty workout.

This Photo Series That Shows Adorable Kids As Latino Heroes Is Challenging All The Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 10.11.2014 | Latino Voices

When mom Marisol Correa went shopping at a Halloween store with her kids recently, she said she was saddened, but not altogether surprised, to see tha...

Are You Striking a Balance With the Loves of Your Life?

Nicole Dash | Posted 12.06.2014 | Parents
Nicole Dash

Perhaps you want to give them what you didn't have. Perhaps you want to keep up with your neighbors or your friends on Facebook. You want to take them to every fair, orchard, museum and petting zoo.

Shakira Teaches Milan To Read In Adorable Video

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.09.2014 | Latino Voices

Shakira proves, once again, that parents are a child’s best teacher. In June the Colombian superstar gave son Milan an impressive U.S. history le...

Ricky Martin Gives Son Heartwarming Answer To Questions About Birth

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.09.2014 | Latino Voices

Ricky Martin is the proud father of twins born via a surrogate, and it’s no surprise that the Puerto Rican star has some heartwarming answers for wh...

These 7 Sites Offer Us A Great Glimpse Into Our Hispanic Past

Posted 10.06.2014 | Latino Voices

It's no secret that the U.S. population is becoming more and more Hispanic. According to U.S. Census data from 2013, 17 percent of Americans are Hispa...

9 Baby 'Lasts' I'll Miss (And Also Celebrate)

Mommy Nearest | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

These lasts are usually unexpected and often not even noticed until they're long gone. Then, you might mourn these little moments that made your baby a baby.

Dear Family Whisperer: Overcoming 4 Difficult Truths About Your Grandchild's Parents

Melinda Blau | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

When our children have children of their own, we have to remember that their lives are not ours to live. Your son has "the right" to circle the wagons around his family, but not to be rude and inconsiderate.

5 Lessons I've Learned Raising A Boy

Mommy Nearest | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I am the mother of one high-energy, animated, car-obsessed 5-year-old boy. While he is the center of my universe, he has, at times, left me wanting to pull my hair out.

One Family's Journey and Joy: The 2014 Special Olympics Makes More Than One Kind of Impact

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon something wonderful happening in Central New Jersey: it was the 2014 Special Olympics. Of course, I've heard of the g...

PB&J Isn't Cutting It...Here Are 6 Tricks For More Inspired School Lunches

Andrea Lynn | Posted 09.08.2014 | Taste
Andrea Lynn

We’ve all been there—that carefully planned, painstakingly executed lunch sent to school with the kids comes back smushed and uneaten. If your dar...

From Empty Nest to Full House

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

Gone are the days of sharing a leisurely cup of coffee over the morning news. My husband and I now sip our daily elixir while watching Chuggington with our granddaughter sandwiched between us on the couch.

Dear Family Whisperer: Tips for a Sometime Single Parent

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Would it be comforting to you to hear more details of his days? Would he prefer to text during the day (just to let you know he's thinking about you) or have one long phone conversation in the evening?

Dear Family Whisper: How To 'Convince' a 6-Year-Old to Cooperate

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

From the time he was born, your "spirited" little one has been -- and continues to be -- shaped by you, your husband and by whatever situations and surprises your family encounters.

Yes, Dads Really Can Handle It

Jessica McNeill Azar | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Jessica McNeill Azar

Why is it that people automatically think that men are unable to care for their kids while the mom is away for a few days?

5 Ways My Dad Made Me a Better Mom

Mommy Nearest | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

My dad has three daughters and lucky for him, we were fierce adventurers as children who never shied away from camping, fishing or fixing things. Or, perhaps we never shied away because of our father. He taught me many important lessons and I think of them often as I care for my daughter each day.

Dear Family Whisperer: Which Father Do I Celebrate?

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Regardless of the past, the important issue is how you might better these relationships in the present. One father might be happy with a sincere, carefully conceived letter summing up what he means to you. Another might need to be part of a celebration or want to cook dinner for you.

The Ultimate Guide To Throwing A Party For The Big Game (PLAYLIST)

Posted 06.11.2014 | Latino Voices

So you want to have a party for the big game in Brazil. Sure, you could make do with the barebones basics: a few bags of chips, some dip, a few friend...

6 Reasons to Chant With Your Kids (and 5 Ways to Do It)

Shannon Sexton | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sexton

We live in a hurry-up world -- and so do our children. How can we, as families, slow down, connect with each other and ourselves, and enjoy the present moment?

Be Careful With Cotton Swabs in Your Child's Ears

Mommy Nearest | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I always use safety swabs when I clean my daughter's ears -- the ones with the funny shaped tip that can only go a tiny bit into the ear canal. Except for the one time I didn't.