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Mom Stays in the Picture

The Body Image Lesson My Daughter Doesn't Know She Taught Me

Amanda Magee | Posted 07.24.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

Sometimes my body is just my body, not a contest, not a measurement of worth. Letting go of the panic of whether my skin moves in a certain way when I move leaves a far greater capacity for having fun than I knew I was capable of having.

Why Our 'Imperfect' Moments Are Perfect To Our Children

Allison Tate | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Allison Tate

Mom was there. That's what is important. THAT'S what is perfect, in the eyes of our children. I know this from experience.

Do You See Me?

Amanda Magee | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

Where are we if we're judged for having things look too perfect, but then don't want to be in the pictures if we're less than perfect?

Lessons Learned From A Year Of Staying In The Picture

Allison Tate | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Allison Tate

I still have to push down feelings of insecurity when giving myself over to the mercies of the camera. But I'm working on it.

Melissa Sher: Why It's Never Too Late to Bloom

Melissa Sher | Posted 09.16.2013 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Phyllis Diller was "leaning in" before "leaning in" was cool. The next time you take a sip from something today -- and I don't care if it's wine, iced coffee or gazpacho -- drink to her.

What I Would Like to Tell My Son's 5th Grade Teacher Now

Allison Tate | Posted 08.01.2013 | Parents
Allison Tate

Thank you for spending this year with my child, maybe the last year when I can really, truly call him a child, and for continuing to nurture his love of school. Thank you for the Friday afternoon dance parties, the reading breaks, and the current events assignments that had him reading news articles with new interest.

PHOTOS: How Your Children See YOU

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.10.2013 | Parents

No one else looks at you the way they do -- with unalloyed adoration. No one else sees you like they do -- as the uncontested center of their world. A...

Required Reading For Women 2012

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 12.04.2012 | Women

As editors, we're always churning out, reading and, let's be honest, sometimes skimming stories, it can be hard to remember what we read last week, mu...

The Mom Stays in the (Holiday) Picture

Allison Tate | Posted 01.29.2013 | Parents
Allison Tate

You are a big part of the story -- your story, your children's story, your family story -- and this moment will never come again.

Katie Couric Puts Mom (And HuffPost Parents) In The Picture

Lisa Belkin | Posted 12.12.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

I think I understand as never before what motherhood does to too many women. It makes us disappear.

CHALLENGE: Send Us Your 'Mama In The Picture' Photos

Posted 10.04.2012 | Parents

"I avoid photographic evidence of my existence these days," Allison Tate wrote in a blog post on HuffPost Parents. And with that she made hundreds of ...

The Mom Stays in the Picture

Allison Tate | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Allison Tate

I am not perfect to look at and I am not perfect to love, but I am perfectly their mother.