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9 Things Han Solo Taught Me About Parenting

Carter Gaddis | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Carter Gaddis

Here are just a few reasons why I believe General Solo, who had not fathered children with Leia Organa by the end of Return of the Jedi, still might be the finest movie father figure in the history of this or any other galaxy.

Now That I Finally Like Summers With the Kids, Why Do They Have To Go So Fast?

Betsy Hnath | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Betsy Hnath

I chased my kids across cement pool decks convinced they would rearrange their teeth with a single misstep. And just when one child was old enough to understand the rules, the next was ripe and ready to give me a workout.

Howard Stern Seduced My Mother

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

If I've learned anything while thinking I've learned a lot, it's never underestimate your mother.

Images of Motherhood

Jessica Pallay | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Jessica Pallay

I can't imagine what would provoke someone -- whether a suit in a corporate headquarters or a judge-y mom living right next door -- to deny ANY mom the right to post images of herself and her family doing things that are not only natural, but in many cases beautiful and empowering.

Why a Mommy-Only Getaway May Be Just What You Need

KnowMore TV | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

It takes a lot for moms to take a little time off. I mean, motherhood is a 24/7 job, right? And we love it. Well, most of the time. But even moms need a day or two to unwind.

Ali Landry: Life After Doritos

Reyne Haines | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

Millions of viewers tuned in to see Landry saunter through a library setting off sprinklers to put out the hotness she exudes while passing through. Little did many know this same brunette was Miss Louisiana and Miss USA just a few years before.

New Moms Talk About Returning To Work After Maternity Leave

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents

For new moms, heading back into the office after maternity leave can be tough. In a HuffPost Live conversation, mothers shared their experiences with ...

It's the Relationship That Heals

Robin Kevles-Necowitz | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Robin Kevles-Necowitz

Being a perfect parent wasn't necessary. Being a near-perfect parent wasn't necessary either. What was required was a fierce focus on nurturing the relationship I have with my children.

Why I'd Give Anything For My Grown-Up Kids To Be Babies Again

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

For the past few months, I have been going through this horrible, embarrassing midlife "thing" where I love babies. LOVE them. And because the stars are aligned or life is really cruel my Facebook and Instagram feeds seem to be overflowing with wee little ones who are sleeping, learning to walk, just born or maybe celebrating a first birthday.

Shelly Gets Her Groove Back

Shelly Peiken | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Shelly Peiken

Yesterday my 16 year old daughter and I had plans to get together with our mother/daughter friends in Westlake, a 45 minute drive from our house.

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

Matt Pipkin | Posted 07.02.2014 | 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.

Don't Take Birth Control Options Away From Moms -- The U.S. Supreme Court Is Wrong on Hobby Lobby

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Reliable birth control that permits women to manage how many children to have, and when to have them, has been nothing short of revolutionary -- not just for women and mothers, but for our country as a whole.

A Sleep-Deprived Mother's Breakup Letter to Sleep

Mama Bean | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

You see, my Somebody Else will be forever in my dreams. I will, for all of eternity, sleep with one ear finely in-tune with sniffles and sleepy mutterings. And as the years pass by, my ear will become attuned to new sounds; the click of the front door and the ring of the telephone.

Jillian Berman

When Being A Stay-At-Home Mom Isn't A Choice

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business

Today's stay-at-home moms are often portrayed as modern-day June Cleavers decked out in head-to-toe Lululemon, shepherding their kids from school to s...

I May Have Stretch Marks, But I'm Still A Sexpot

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Don't apologize for your wrinkles, your opinion, your thighs, your voice, your cellulite, or your past. Just shut up about, you sexy thang, and celebrate by living.

My Mom's Greatest Gift

Nell Minow | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Nell Minow

I'm grateful for that gift my mom passed on to my daughter, and for showing me that the small gesture of giving my prize a place of honor could be so meaningful. But I am most grateful for her lesson that the value of anything does not depend on what other people think it is worth but on what it means to you.

On Being a Mom on Meds

Whitney Fisch | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Whitney Fisch

The first three months of my child's life weren't the fairy tale I thought they would be. I was more exhausted then I had ever been and I was also sad. I didn't feel pure joy. I remember pure fear.

Just One of the Girls

Wendy Ferguson | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Wendy Ferguson

For all of Abby's 9 years, I admit that I have been a very protective parent. Even before we knew she had special needs, let alone a terminal illness, I found myself trying to protect her from actual and perceived dangers.

To the Wonderful Mom That I Met Today

Meg Harris | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Meg Harris

As we sat in line waiting for our children to be let in to the Dinosaur Dig exhibit today, we shared knowing glances as our boys raised their hands in excitement and answered every question that the very patient narrator asked.

Mom's Helpful Hints Fall on Deaf Armpits

Parri Sontag | Posted 06.23.2014 | 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.

Jillian Berman

How Moms Became A Force Corporate America Can't Ignore

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business

The message from Beyonce and other outspoken feminists is clear. Women today can be, and do, just about anything. Yet when it comes to social activism...

This Is Your Mom on Drugs

Jennifer Coburn | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Coburn

In my mind, having a little space cake in Amsterdam was like having a glass of sangria in Madrid. I might feel a bit tipsy, but my 16-year-old probably wouldn't even notice.

Mom Bullies Suck

Christine Burke | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Christine Burke

Where's the anti-bullying campaign for a mom who feels bullied at a PTA meeting? Or a fundraiser? Or by the mom at dance class?

Here's One Step To A Happy Marriage

Leigh Koechner | Posted 06.13.2014 | Weddings
Leigh Koechner

I want my home to be the place that is filled with love, support and laughter. So, when the disconnect is weighing heavier than the good stuff, it's time for a regroup, reboot, retreat, or in this case, a couple's workshop.

Are You Lonely, Mama?

Kristen LaValley | Posted 06.13.2014 | Parents
Kristen LaValley

Sometimes I just want to have a long conversation with someone other than my husband. Someone with female anatomy. Someone in the same life stage as me. Someone who gets me.