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Glennon Melton

There Should Be A Word For What It Feels Like To Send Your Child To Middle School

Glennon Melton | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Glennon Melton

Someone needs to create a word that describes what happens inside of a mama's heart as she's watching her child walk into a school building.

A Whole New -- And Necessary -- Way To See Your Messy House

Glennon Melton | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
Glennon Melton

In terms of parenting, marriage, home, clothes -- I will not be a slave to the Tyranny of Trend any longer. I am almost 40 years old and no catalog is the Boss of Me anymore. I am free.

The One Routine Guaranteed To Make You Beautiful

Glennon Melton | Posted 08.10.2014 | OWN
Glennon Melton

Since I am almost 40 now -- God, I love saying that -- I finally know what beauty is. To me, beauty is the beach near my house, puttering around my kitchen, the laughter of a good friend, my dogs' stinky fur, Amma's inability to say the letter R, Tish's sensitive heart, Chase's darkening summer skin against his ultra white teeth, Craig playing hide and seek by himself, the steeple of my beloved church, a hot chai tea, and the banyan trees in my front yard. Today I will FILL UP WITH THIS BEAUTY.

Find Yourself a Maya

Glennon Melton | Posted 07.30.2014 | OWN
Glennon Melton

Join the procession. Find yourself a Maya to follow and Be a Maya to the woman marching behind you. "When you learn, teach."That's how Maya taught us to keep our mighty, sacred sisterhood rolling on. And while you march, remember: "You are a child of God. Stand up straight."

Find Out How To Become A 'Warrior Parent'

The Huffington Post | Farah L. Miller | Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents

Glennon Doyle Melton first came into our lives two years ago, when she wrote "Don't Carpe Diem," a funny and relatable but also wise and life-changing...

Will You Help Me Change The World For My Son?

Chrissy Kelly | Posted 10.15.2013 | Parents
Chrissy Kelly

I'm trying to change the world for my son Greyson and for all kids with Super Powers. I can't do it without your help, though. Will you help me?

Gift Book Ideas For Every Kind Of Mom

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents

So many of our favorite bloggers have been having babies lately. Yes, some of them have had the real (human) kind -- boys and girls with deliciousl...

Mastering the Mom

Glennon Melton | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Glennon Melton

Even if we can't stay off all year -- the holidays are a great time to practice jumping off the consumer hamster wheel. To shut it all off and down and look at our blessings, right in the face.

The Best Of The Mom And Dad Blogs This Week

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 06.28.2012 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, a former bully comes clean, a "free-range" parent stands her ground and a blogger describes the harsh realities of postpartu...

The Mother's Day Love Flash Mob

Glennon Melton | Posted 07.09.2012 | Parents
Glennon Melton

We can do no big things, just little things with great love. Each of our offerings will be little but together, they will become great.

Lowering The Bar

Glennon Melton | Posted 06.11.2012 | Parents
Glennon Melton

In short, I get to be somebody else for a while, a dental nerd in a cardigan with perfectly groomed children and I really enjoy playing that role for an hour or two. On dental mornings I become my own character foil.

10 Things I Don't Want to Hear From You When I'm in the Checkout Line With My Kid

Rob Sachs | Posted 03.25.2012 | Parents
Rob Sachs

Over the years I've received a slew of unwelcome comments from strangers and for some odd reason this seems to always happens to me in supermarket checkout lines.