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A Good Mom Is a Happy Mom

Amber Sabathia | Posted 09.15.2014 | Good News
Amber Sabathia

I had to sit back and decide what makes me happy and finally made the decision after my third child that Mom does what makes her happy.

Do You Know Where Your Kids Are Tonight? Yep.

Cornelia Seigneur | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Cornelia Seigneur

I believe we need to think of our house as a home, as a refuge, as an outreach, as a place of belonging and security. It is not ours to hoard, but ours to share.

Our Journey to Rounding Out a Flat Head

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

Let me be honest. Before becoming a parent, I felt like I was so clueless with many kid-related things. One thing I just had never heard about... flat head syndrome, aka Plagiocephaly. You may be scratching your round head and thinking, "huh?" I know... that's what I thought, too.

'What Are We Going to DO Today?'

Jessica Rassette | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
Jessica Rassette

The sun is just starting to sliver its way through the blinds and bright morning eyes stare at me. "What are we going to do today?"

Sometimes, You Just Have to Laugh

Amber Sabathia | Posted 08.22.2014 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

If you find yourself getting upset or angry over a situation, always remember it could be worse and try to laugh. I find myself laughing at a range of incidents with my four children.

What Watching The Bachelor Has Taught Me About My Marriage

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Leslie Rasmussen

My husband may not whisk me off to another country where he wants to scale the side of a mountain and then slowly repel down so we can bond over our fear of heights, but he does work hard, remember to give the dog her pills and calls me on his way home from work.

The Hundred-Foot Journey: A Culinary, Cultural Love Letter

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Prasanna Ranganathan

While I found the entire movie to be an inspiring feast for the senses, I was struck by one message in particular: 'Food is memories.'

Back-to-School and Back-to-Schedule

Amber Sabathia | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

The month of August in our home is the "No Schedule" month. The kids are officially out of day camp. School hasn't started and it seems to be the furthest thing from our kids' minds.

How Breastfeeding Gave Me My Power Back

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

It took me three years and several rounds of IVF to get pregnant and I was acutely aware that this would most likely be the only time I would ever be able to experience it. In my mind, I worked hard and paid a lot of money to get knocked up, so I wanted to enjoy all of the bells and whistles.

23 Reasons You Should Go Hug Your Mom

Lexi Herrick | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

For the fact that no matter what job she had in life, you were the most difficult, and still the most important.

Playing House Should Be Renewed, Now

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

Playing House -- created by, and primarily written by, its stars, Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair -- is about best friends. It's really not about that much more than that.

Buckle Up -- Things Are Getting Real With #TheStitch!

Matt Pipkin | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

You know those seasons in life that you look back on and think, "Whew, those were some amazing times!"? Well, that's how we're going to look back on what's happening right now.

6 Reasons to Nix Hosting a Sleepover Party

Michelle Cove | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Michelle Cove

Within minutes of arriving, the girls will start negotiating about who they are going to sleep next to that night. Some girls will be thrilled to "lock in" their desired sleep-buddies. Others will feel rejected and insist on going home.

What Nobody Tells You About the First 3 Months of Motherhood

Catherine Alford | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents
Catherine Alford

Just like marriage and weddings, all society really shows us of motherhood is the romance, the surface story that everyone dreams of and simultaneously hides behind.

Mom's Helpful Hints Fall on Deaf Armpits

Parri Sontag | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents
Parri Sontag

As I headed out to CVS, my 17-year-old daughter asked me if I could pick up some deodorant, because she was almost out. I came home with a brand she'd never used before ― my personal fave, which I think is worth the extra buck-fifty: a clear, unscented anti-perspirant/deodorant gel.

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.

Random Remembrances of Dad

John K. Herr | Posted 08.16.2014 | Fifty
John K. Herr

Dad took me fishing, where I tried to fight off the gnats flying into my ear, nose and mouth. Dad watched me play Little League baseball, where I tried to play right field while gnats flew into my ear, nose and mouth. Dad took me golfing, where I tried to -- well, you get the picture.

The 10 Minutes That Make Me a Better Mom

Anjali Joshi | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

Those 10 minutes make me feel like a real person -- an individual who is part of society. And, like my mother pointed out, those 10 minutes allow me to return to my demanding job while feeling good about myself.

Smartening up About End-of-the-Year Teachers' Gifts

Laura Wellington | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

Well, it's that time of year again, folks -- the time of year when parents grapple with what to get their children's teachers in appreciation for their year-long service.

Hi Mom, How Are You?

Fred Lundgren | Posted 07.16.2014 | Fifty
Fred Lundgren

Almost every day, my mother would call me and read my "horrible scope," as she called it. She was convinced she could predict my day by reading it. Sometimes, she would miss a day, and the next day she would call and claim she knew what I did yesterday.

The Language of Love

Amy Mullis | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

I realized that there comes a time in every woman's life when she needs to be sung to by a man with a heartbreakingly handsome voice in a language she doesn't understand. The sound of the words should drip with the dreams of her youth and the melody should hint of the promise that comes with time.

Mommy Garb: Is It Really That Bad?

Laura Wellington | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Laura Wellington

Certainly, there are enough choices available within "mom" fashion that allows us to look casual, comfortable, and attractive at appealing prices. We needn't break the bank to look good as moms. All we need do is to take pride in ourselves as irreplaceable souls to so many and then find an outfit that reflects this "true" beauty.

29 Things I Have Lost Since Becoming A Parent

Johanna Stein | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Johanna Stein

6. The ability to stay awake in a movie theater. Or while watching a TV show after six o'clock. Or while reading an e-mail. Or right now.

10 Reasons You Should Hire a Stay-at-Home Mom

Sharon Kay Edwards | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Sharon Kay Edwards

Hiring someone whose work history has a five-year or more dark spot may feel like a mighty risky thing for you to do. I'm here, as an undesignated SAHM spokesperson, to tell you that you should take that risk. Your company needs her. You need her savvy and her flair.

It Took Me 49 Years to Truly Understand My Mom

TueNight | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
TueNight

While my mother and I didn't actually share the last three decades, now I know what it means to work at a marriage, to be a working mom and to watch my children struggle and blossom.