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Soul Patch

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

When my son got in the car with me after practice, I gingerly brought up the subject of the incident and he retold the story from the point of view of someone who could not believe the kid was stupid enough to do what he did. There was no victim present in front of me.

How Becoming a Mom Improved My Body Image

The Chopra Well | Posted 05.08.2013 | Parents
The Chopra Well

I was frightened of passing down my body obsession and eating disordered history to daughters. With boys, I thought I'd be safe. Boys eat and run and eat some more. Boys don't ask if they look fat in their jeans, right?

The Best Car Seat For Your Baby, Inside and Out

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Parents are realizing that just keeping their children safe in a crash isn't the end-all, be-all of car seats. We also need to think about the long-term implications of exposing our kids to the toxic chemicals the seats can be made with.

'Now That's Italian!'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.04.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a nice Italian boy, as well as a former runner-up in the Newman's Own & Good Housekeeping Recipe Contest for a dish I called Zezima's Zesty Ziti Zinger, I have many remembrances of things pasta.

Should Parents Allow Their Kids onto Social Media?

The Chopra Well | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
The Chopra Well

I have to admit when it comes to my kids, social media has been ensconced in a general aura of fear. It's the unknown that promises to expose my kids to too much information, too much access and too many opportunities to interact with people I don't want them to interact with.

Fumigating? Four Easy Steps to Take Before You Tent

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Chances are, at least one house in your 'hood is being treated for termites right now. And despite the festive clown-and-circus themed tent, the chemicals that go into the fumigation process simply aren't funny.

Jennifer Beals Lands A New TV Gig

Posted 02.13.2013 | TV

Jennifer Beals is headed to Venice. Beals will play the family matriarch in the ABC pilot, which centers on two rival families living in the Calif...

'Last Resort' Star Joins Andy Samberg Pilot

Posted 02.12.2013 | TV

ABC isn't Andre Braugher's "last resort." The actor has landed a co-starring role on Fox's pilot from Mike Schur and Dan Goor alongside Andy Samber...

Where Do We Draw the Line With Bullying?

Mallika Chopra | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Mallika Chopra

Kids can be mean. Perhaps it's part of their exploration of boundaries and their power in social circles. As parents, we can teach our own kids the importance of kindness, respect and treating others as we want them to be treated. And, we can guide them to stand up to bullies.

Recycling 101: Can I Recycle That Straw?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

We all know the drill: Reduce, reuse, recycle. But there may be a bit of confusion on that last part. Even the most seasoned ecoista can be stumped by a bottle cap or a straw. Does it go in the blue bin or the black? If I'm recycling, do I need to wash it first?

'The Killing' Adds A New Character For Season 3

Posted 01.28.2013 | TV

"Combat Hospital" star Elias Koteas has joined the cast of "The Killing" for Season 3, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He'll play Ed Skinner,...

What I Realized From Shopping With My Son and Daughter

Debbie Leon | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Debbie Leon

I am not someone who is excited by clothes and accessories, as my daughter is, but for the sake of family harmony I pretended to be happy while she blissfully shopped. However, I realized that the only thing worse than shopping with someone who loves to shop is shopping with someone who shares my antipathy, like my son.

The Day I Became Older Than My Mother

Tamsin Eva | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
Tamsin Eva

Becoming older than a parent can be a troubling transition. At the most base, mathematical level, it's hard to comprehend how they can still be your parent if you are older than they ever were.

Memories of New Years Eve

Honey Seltzer | Posted 02.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Honey Seltzer

On New Year's Eve I prefer to pay homage to my mother my own way. If I had known that night she was going to leave us, I would have kissed her, hugged her and told her I loved her. I didn't, because it truly never dawned on me that this was her last night.

Christmas With Mom: A Pot of Sauce, Cookies and Laughter

Jan Angilella | Posted 02.26.2013 | Women
Jan Angilella

Christmas will always bring wonderful memories of my mom. I will never get tired of the madness of the season because we enjoyed it together.

3 Tips to Check Toxic Toys Off Your List

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

You're making your list and checking it twice, but do you know what's in the toys you're stuffing in those stockings?

Feeling Stressed, Mom and Dad?

Leslie King, LCSW | Posted 02.04.2013 | Parents
Leslie King, LCSW

Few of us would claim to behave better when we are stressed or contend that our relationships, or the way we handle our responsibilities, improve when we feel pressured. So imagine how stress can feel to your middle schooler or teenager, who has far less experience to help him or her cope.

Can Pesticides Make Your Kids Fat?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 01.09.2013 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

This month, a new study identified a common pesticide sprayed on produce as an obesogen.

Are You My My Mother?

Doug Binzak | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

It's my mother's birthday this week, and I have been spending a lot of time thinking fondly of her. But I know that I am fortunate to have had a great relationship with my mom. For many of us, let's just acknowledge that this relationship can be a bit more... complicated.

Establish A Tradition of Giving

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 01.01.2013 | Impact
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

My three children are beginning to understand the importance of supporting organizations which give back to the community.

Parenting in A Digital Age

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 12.29.2012 | Parents
Vanessa Van Edwards

A few years ago, my Mom wrote her grocery list on the fridge; now she uses her phone. When I was a teenager, I studied for the SAT using flashcards; now my 17-year-old sister uses SAT websites, iPad games and YouTube videos.

An Open Letter to My Adopted Mom

Victor Lopez | Posted 10.18.2012 | Impact
Victor Lopez

There were days that I thought you would kick me out and I ran away. I wanted to give up and you would not let me. You would not accept failure and yet would understand when I made mistakes.

Will Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Ever Measure Up To 'Pinktober?'

Jay Scott | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact
Jay Scott

Another National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month has come and gone, and as we look back, we can't help but ponder -- is the country more aware of the...

What I Learned From My Mom's Cancer

Posted 10.10.2012 | Women

By Erin Greenawald | The Daily Muse I remember the day my mom brought home Sharie and Jillian. They were new members of our family, and we were ske...

My Life-Changing Call From an Ambulance Carrying My Baby

Erin Cox | Posted 12.03.2012 | Parents
Erin Cox

Have you experienced the agony of seeing your child sick, weak, pale and hurting? Seeing my vibrant, silly and vivacious Elena looking tiny and pale in the hospital just about did me in... but somehow, I was able to find an inner reserve of super mama strength.