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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 M. Feraru | Posted 10.18.2012 | Impact
Victor M. Feraru

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.

Parenthood Made Me a Self-Help Junkie

Carla Naumburg | Posted 12.01.2012 | Parents
Carla Naumburg

I had gained a daughter, but completely lost my center. It didn't take long for my obsessive tendencies to kick in, and before I knew it, I was a self-help junkie. I became certain that if I could just find the right mantra or mentor, I would be back to my old control freak self in no time.

Fran Drescher's Breastfeeding Battle

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 12.01.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Fran Drescher courted controversy last week during a radio interview in which she said that breastfeeding "poisons" infants and recommended that nursing mothers get their breast milk tested for toxins.

Discovery of 'Mom Gene' May Explain Why Some of Us Don't Crave Having Kids

The Stir | Posted 11.27.2012 | Parents
The Stir

As a child, I was always mystified by those girls who always wanted to play "Mommy" or "House." It just never held the same allure to me. Sure, I liked Barbies, but I was pretending they were flying around the world or solving mysteries, not having babies or getting married to Ken.

'They Mean Business'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.18.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Ever since the economy turned so sour that a lemon would seem sweet by comparison, I have wondered if there are any entrepreneurs out there with a bold business model that can help get the country back on its feet.

It's the Cult of Mom

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

Politicians are hoping that if they flatter our inner "momliness," we will forget many of them have tried to strip our rights as humans and as women, or at the very least that women are far from equally represented in government.

Happy Menopause Awareness Month -- Be Your Own Caregiver!

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.04.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Too many of us are not getting the help we deserve for our health, wellness and our menopausal challenges. If you assess your own needs, you'll see that your own well-being is connected to the well-being of your family members.

The Only Place That Felt Like Home Post-Split

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 10.29.2012 | Divorce
Ruth Neubauer

For many years after the divorce, I rented a house for one week before the high season so we could assemble to be together -- the children with each other, the children with Mom.

Back to School Stress

Darryl Sollerh | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Darryl Sollerh

Funny how when we need sleep most, we can often find ourselves sleep-deprived.