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Why This Woman Would Rather Have Dogs Than Kids

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.22.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Kim Bode has four adopted dogs and looks at them as her children. Actually, she thinks higher of them than that. "They're like my kids, but I think...

Why Parents Like Me Hate Camp

Malia McKinnon Frame | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Malia McKinnon Frame

Please explain to me why I would pay someone to tell me that I cannot call or speak to my daughter for two weeks?

20 Free Attractions in Vegas for the Whole Family

MiniTime | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Skip the city's famous casinos and grand shows this year. If you're on a budget, then rejoice.

Sorry, Kids -- I Will Never 'Let' You Beat Me

Beau Coffron | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

The thing is, games aren't always just about fun. Sometimes they can teach us about life.

10 Ways to Make Doctor Visits a Little Easier for Your Child

Jessica Bensten | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

It doesn't take long for kids, especially those with chronic issues, to develop phobias to doctors, specific offices and treatments. From my years as a waiting-room hopper, I've learned how to make the best of doctor's visits for me and for the kids.

10 Reasons Being A Kid In The '80s Was The Best

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Stephanie Sprenger

Despite being somewhat aesthetically unappealing, we children of the '80s had it pretty good.

School Lunch Project: Easy Pita Pizzas

Laura Fuentes | Posted 07.18.2014 | Taste
Laura Fuentes

Your child will feel less deprived and fit in with his pizza eating peers a bit better with a pita pizza in hand, don't you think?

What Vacation Looks Like, Before And After Kids

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

I believe now that the word "vacation" in the phrase "I went on vacation with my husband" and the word "vacation" in the phrase "family vacation" are really not the same word at all, but homonyms.

Summer TV You Can Feel Good About (With Activities!)

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.18.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Parents can help kids turn their screen time into learning time by matching activities with TV shows. We get you started below with some fun -- and smart -- ideas.

Why I Embrace Anxiety

Cecilie Aslaksen | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Cecilie Aslaksen

For the last year I've not used medication, I've created my own job, I have three happy kids, and I'm happy to be alive. I live the life I've dreamt about living.

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

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

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.17.2014 | 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...

How to Throw a Trendy Kid's Birthday Party With Ease

Marilyn Oliveira | Posted 07.17.2014 | Parents
Marilyn Oliveira

If a sense of rising panic tinged with imminent doom accompanies the thought of planning your child's next birthday party, you are not alone.

TV: Killing Us Softly?

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

So TV is bad for us -- but what to do when being "bad" can feel oh-so-good (and change can seem oh-so-rough). Here are some tips on how to get yourself and your kids up off the couch and doing something else that will pay better dividends.

It Takes Over a Village: Calling Out American 'Mommyism'

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Joel Schwartzberg

I want my daughters to grow up feeling vital and empowered based on what's inside them, not on what comes out. I want my son to recognize women as inherently whole and complete, without regard to their present or potential offspring.

A Teacher's Tips for Parents

Susan B. Katz | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Susan B. Katz

Summer is well underway and parents often grapple with the same behavioral challenges that teachers face in the classroom. Rarely, however, is there an exchange of effective strategies for dealing with kid chaos.

5 Great Travel Alternatives to a Beach Vacation

MiniTime | Posted 07.16.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

All of the options listed below make for a fabulous late summer or early fall family vacation; each offers both outdoor and indoor activities and plenty of places to stay and eat. So where should you head if you're all beached out?

The Best Gift My Grandson Ever Gave Me

Ray Flynn | Posted 07.13.2014 | Fifty
Ray Flynn

When one of my 17 grandchildren was born with a rare undiagnosed neurological disease, my priorities changed. My passion was not politics, but helping my handicapped grandson Braeden, now 7-years-old... Like all grandparents would say, all their grandchildren are the light of their lives, but a handicapped child is a pure delight.

Dad Locks Himself In Hot Car To Send Life-Or-Death Message

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.11.2014 | Parents

After seeing one alarming headline after another declaring that an infant or toddler had died after being left alone in a hot car, one North Carolina ...

Top 10 Things We Will Tell Our Daughters About Sex

Em & Lo | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

Writing about sex for the past 15 years has also given us plenty of time to think about how we'd like to raise our daughters, and how we will talk to them (and in some cases, are talking to them) about sex. Here are the top 10 things we want them -- eventually -- to know and understand.

Six Flags Summer

Mary Beth Holcomb | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Mary Beth Holcomb

The music blaring from the speakers made me feel as if the entire park had frozen since I'd last been there as a teenager, only to start up again as I walked through the gates.

39 Reasons Why My Son Won't Eat Dinner

Beau Coffron | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

My 4-year-old son has a new reason every day for why he won't eat.

Be Creative and Get All Crafty

Lori Ferraro | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

Isn't it great when we get to experience that whole you get to be a kid again through your child thing? Because I think that's happening now.

11 Ways To Reclaim A Relaxing Summer For Your Family

Grown And Flown | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Grown And Flown

It's worth reminding ourselves that summer is a break from routine, after all, not a break from parenting.

Boy's Lullaby To Baby Brother Sets 'Sibling Love' Standard Impossibly High

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents

"This is a whole new level of cute." That's how an astute YouTuber described this adorable video of a 6-year-old boy cradling his baby brother ...