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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.

A Mama's Self-Analysis as Her Firstborn Heads to Kindergarten

Erin Cox | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Erin Cox

My oldest child, Ella, will be heading to kindergarten in two weeks... and I find myself experiencing a swirl of mixed emotions.

Invisible Roots

Carol Hoenig | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Carol Hoenig

Now we have to let go of another part of our history; however, we will always have the roots, my siblings and me, even if they aren't visible.

Wanted: A Wife for My Mother

Stephanie Covington Armstrong | Posted 08.20.2012 | Women
Stephanie Covington Armstrong

I was looking at her sexuality shift as an opportunity to finally have the one thing I'd craved my entire life: a traditional mother.

Matt Sledge

Occupy Activist Son Helps Save Family Home From Foreclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

A homeowner in Minneapolis who teamed up with her Occupy Our Homes activist son has succeeded in winning a loan modification from CitiMortgage. Col...

The New Family Network: More Than Ever, It Takes a Village

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Melanie's husband died suddenly at 35, leaving her to care for their three sons, ages 8, 4, and 10 months. She had no family nearby. Turns out, she had something just as valuable: A network of friends.

WATCH: John Roberts Is Your Mom

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.12.2012 | Comedy

There are certain mannerisms that all moms have no matter what. We're talking about the famous mom-isms, like telling you to be quiet when she's on th...

Mother's Day: Our Favorite Post 50 Celebrity Moms

Posted 05.12.2012 | Fifty

In the spirit of the season, Huff/Post50 would like to spotlight some of Hollywood's post 50 moms. Like so many women of the boomer generation, these ...

Pickle Juice: A Mother's Day Rememberance

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Karen Dalton-Beninato

My mother was as colorful as an oil slick. Six years ago I first wrote about her for the new Huffington Post Fearless section; it was easier to sift t...

Montezuma Castle & A Mom's Magical Gifts

Meg Pier | Posted 07.09.2012 | Fifty
Meg Pier

Just as the sparse landscape of the Sinagua is a monument to survival skills and, ultimately, surrender, my mother's legacy will include rising to challenges and bowing to the inevitable.

When You're Not a Mother on Mother's Day

Melanie Notkin | Posted 07.09.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Babies are born from the womb. Maternity is born from the soul. There are many ways to mother.

Top 10 Qualities of a Good Mother

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 07.07.2012 | Parents
Christine Carter, PhD

Are you a great mama? Do you have a great mom? Are you married to one? At the very least, I know you know a great mother. Which of these qualities are your -- or her -- particular strengths?

Mother-to-Mother

Judith Hannan | Posted 07.03.2012 | Parents
Judith Hannan

Where are the real mothers? Where am I?

Motherhood Expands Us

Nicola Kraus | Posted 07.03.2012 | Parents
Nicola Kraus

Motherhood that expands us. Expands our definition of ourselves. The impossible becomes possible. We thrive on less sleep, less sex and fewer breaks than we ever thought we could.

Executive Function Dysfunction?

Leslie King, LCSW | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Leslie King, LCSW

In essence, parents would do well to understand that teenagers develop execution function capacities at different times and in individual ways.

Goodbye, My Child -- Hello Alien?

Darryl Sollerh | Posted 06.25.2012 | Parents
Darryl Sollerh

With a little judicious self-understanding, awareness, patience and support, your Middle Schooler may not seem quite so alien after all, and you likely won't seem quite so alienated from them.

The Startling Truth I Discovered In My Vacation Photos

Elise Sax | Posted 06.16.2012 | Fifty
Elise Sax

When did this happen? The last I looked, I was pretty much my own self with my own eyes and nose. But now, my mom has taken over, and my cheeks, my chin, my whole profile is hers.

Parents Would Rather Talk About This Than Money

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.28.2012 | Money

You probably wouldn't smoke a joint in front of your kids, but max out a credit card or ignore a bill? While parents seem to agree that having the ...