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5 Holiday Hacks for Busy Moms

Sharon Kay Edwards | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Sharon Kay Edwards

Cut yourself some slack already! I promise, your family can have a great holiday without the glossy magazine perfection.

How Santa Claus And I Became Text Buddies

Clint Edwards | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Clint Edwards

My parents used to just tell me that Santa was watching, and I'd look at the celling, and assume there was some ominous eye viewing my behavior. Things are much more tangible now.

'Twas the Default Magic Maker

M. Blazoned | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
M. Blazoned

'Twas the week before Christmas when all through the house, stuff was getting done, but not by a mouse. The stockings were hung, by the chimney with care, they have to be filled, insert a swear word here.

'Who Told You That You Were Naked?'

Gina DeLapa | Posted 12.22.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Gina DeLapa

Inspiration comes in strange ways. Two weeks ago at Mass, I arrived to find our great big sanctuary packed with people of all ages, including the scho...

5 Smart Ways to Prepare for Your Newborn's Arrival

Shayla R. Price | Posted 12.18.2014 | Parents
Shayla R. Price

Parenthood can be an emotional roller coaster. With a new baby on the way, your family will experience changes. Therefore, the best way to combat anxiety is to prepare for the challenges you may face.

10 Kid's Rooms That Make You Want to Be a Kid Again!

Brandon Kleinman | Posted 12.18.2014 | HuffPost Home
Brandon Kleinman

These amazing kids rooms have us wishing we were kids again! Who says that great design is only for adults? Whether, you love a tea party or are looking for a pirate adventure on the high seas, we've got it all covered!

Hustle, Bustle, Stop Complaining!

Laura Usky | Posted 12.18.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

Yes, it's the season of busy days that turn into busy nights. Of course you are running more than normal and your wallet is draining fast, but before you complain too much, look at it from a different prospective.

What I Learned About Disillusionment

Camia Gavin | Posted 12.18.2014 | Women
Camia Gavin

Before the news about Bill Cosby surfaced and broke my heart, to me, he was a parenting rockstar. He was the one who made us laugh and feel that this whole parenthood thing wouldn't be so bad after all.

Son, These Are The 10 Ways You Amaze Me

Samantha McGarry | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Samantha McGarry

You cried when we had some trees removed because you were worried the birds would lose their homes. You want to pet every dog you meet. Maybe you were a golden retriever in another life. It would explain a lot!

A Wave To Remember

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

As I was walking to the door thinking I had successfully avoided waking anyone up, I heard a whisper in the dark say, "Dad, where are you going?" It was my son walking towards me in his jammies with crazy bedhead.

How A Sitter Can Be The Key To Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

Lynn Perkins | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

Here are five resolutions that are among the most common for parents, and tips on how a babysitter can help you succeed at them, ultimately helping you create a more balanced, less stressful life.

Give The Gift Of Play This Holiday Season

Melissa Bernstein | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Melissa Bernstein

How many times has a mom or dad told a kid who stops to play with a new toy to "put it down because there are more presents to open?" Or the minute gifts are opened, swept wrapping paper into garbage bags and asked the kids to get their presents up to their rooms before family comes?

Why the ISIS Manifesto About Enslaving Girls and Women Must Be Taken Seriously

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

If the people of the Middle East stop funding and supporting these killers, then the rest of the world will surely stand by their side. Now is the time to act, before this becomes such a compelling case to so many more testosterone driven, frustrated men that we are plunged into a new world war in the Middle East to stop them.

How to Build a Successful School Technology Program

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.17.2014 | Education
Jason Saltmarsh

Technology is a catalyst for change. If you want to disrupt a classroom full of children or young adults, try handing out an iPad or a Chromebook to each of them. You'll see lots of activity and excitement, but without solid planning and expectations, much of that energy will be counter-productive.

All I Need to Know About Teens, People and Life I Learned From My Cat

Darah Zeledon | Posted 12.18.2014 | Parents
Darah Zeledon

All living things can be nothing other than what they are. When we use coercion or try to control another's destiny, eventually, it'll backfire.

Let's Hear It For The Weirdos

David Vienna | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
David Vienna

Be weird. It's what makes you unique and it's why you can make a difference in this world. And the only way getting called weird can hurt you is if you let it.

Kids Could Not Be More Thrilled About World's Worst Christmas Presents

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents

Tim Cocker’s young son and daughter knew exactly what they wanted for Christmas: He wanted a watch inspired by the cartoon show “Ben 10,” and sh...

How Do You Evangelize?

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 12.15.2014 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

How do you evangelize? I do it by trying to reflect the characteristics of God. When I'm around people, I do what I think He would do

Climate Change This Week: New Solar Record, Murder, a Flying Donut, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. * * Vier Pfoten/Four Paws/RHOI/Rex/AP Palm Oil is Lethal for Mother and Child: Thi...

Rantings of a Dissatisfied Customer

Amy Hunter | Posted 12.12.2014 | Parents
Amy Hunter

On Cyber Monday I sat in front of my computer in yoga pants and a 10-year-old Ani DiFranco t-shirt, steaming hot coffee in hand, clicking all over the interweb getting deals for the multitudes of children I have in my life.

What My Flawless Holiday Card Says About Me as a Mom

Heather Mundt | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Heather Mundt

If there's one thing I know for sure, it's that parenting is one of the most competitive sports on the planet. And nothing seems to say, "I'm a better parent than you/my kid is more brilliant, hilarious, talented and handsome than yours," than a flawless holiday photo.

Growing Up Green: Get on NatureTrack and Veggie Rescue for a great cause

LuxEco Living | Posted 12.12.2014 | Green
LuxEco Living

It was truly a gift of nature! Standing in the beautiful vines overlooking Santa Ynez Valley at Sunset.

5 Ways to Show Kindness to a Child

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.12.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

One of my favorite times of the day is dinner time. It has nothing to do with the food, especially when I am the cook, and it has everything to do with my usual dining companions -- my two daughters.

I Photograph To Remember

Alishia Osborn | Posted 12.12.2014 | Parents
Alishia Osborn

I like to take photos of things that may be a bit out of the ordinary: My kids eating, a random trip to Goodwill, the horrid bed head my middle child wakes up with every morning.

Why Santa Doesn't Visit Our House

Christine Marion-Jolicoeur | Posted 12.11.2014 | Parents
Christine Marion-Jolicoeur

To put it simply, I believe this tradition has lost its meaning and that it doesn't carry very positive messages for little people. I've seen too many parents using Santa as a bargaining or behaviour management tool.