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WATCH: Deaf Mom Dances With Her Son Like A Pro

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.05.2014 | Good News

Mark Villaver has danced behind some impressive celebrities like Taylor Swift. But he's never looked better on the dance floor than in this video, ...

Dear Single Mom (And Sometimes Single Mom)

Sybil Brun | Posted 11.04.2014 | Religion
Sybil Brun

I want you to know that I think about you often. I imagine how you feel on the lonely nights that seem to plague you. I remember the exhaustion that envelops you so much of the time that you think one day, it just might swallow you whole.

12 Ways Pinterest Says I'm Failing My Children

The Next Family | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
The Next Family

Thanks to Pinterest, I have been able to identify the top 12 ways I am completely failing as a parent. As a public service, I will share them with you here.

Moms Just Don't Understand

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 10.31.2014 | Parents
Sarah Cottrell

Does this mean I've hit that parenting milestone?! Am I out of touch with youth?! Am I now the embarrassing mom person who stalks in the background, lurking to see if my boy has changed his underwear or washed his hands or said please?

Mamma, Am I Beautiful?

Alyson Herzig | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
Alyson Herzig

"Mom, have you ever felt not beautiful?" A million thoughts cross my mind in the time I take to turn my chair to face her. What's the appropriate answer to this? Why is she asking me this? Did someone tell her she is not beautiful?

An Exercise Conversion Chart For Moms

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 10.30.2014 | Parents
Sarah Cottrell

Couch to 10k? No thanks. I'm more of a couch to the laundry room, to the backyard, back to laundry room, into the kitchen, back to the laundry room, break up a toddler fiasco, into the kitchen, curse under my breath on my way back to the laundry room kind of girl.

One Mom Finds Freedom Pushing a Little Something Extra

Lara Coffee | Posted 10.30.2014 | Parents
Lara Coffee

Yes, my first purchase as a soon-to-be first-time mom was a jog stroller, months before I could use it.

10 Ways To Feel More Like A Woman And Less Like A Mom

Emily Ballard | Posted 10.30.2014 | Parents
Emily Ballard

I needed pretense. I needed to feel like I was a real person even though I was really a milk machine. And for me, the way I dress has always been an outward extension of who I am, even as my style has changed.

Should I Become a Parent Again?

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.30.2014 | Parents
Christopher Phillips

The nine couples attending the first week of my wife Ceci's natural childbirth course look on as she points to a chart that provides a preview of a ba...

The 5 Moms of Halloween

Mommy Nearest | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

The holidays tend to bring out the best and worst in people, especially parents. Insecurities bubble to the surface as we try to outdo each other and even ourselves.

Mom Delivers Twins In Minivan On The Way To The Hospital

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents

A North Carolina mom pregnant with twins delivered her babies a bit earlier than she expected: in a minivan on her way to the hospital. About three...

The Default Parent

M. Blazoned | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
M. Blazoned

Are you the default parent? If you have to think about it, you're not. You'd know. Trust me. The default parent is the one responsible for the emotional, physical and logistical needs of the children. Spoiler alert: It's typically the one with the uterus.

Plate Spinning

Amy Hunter | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Amy Hunter

Metaphorically this whole world of motherhood is a gigantic plate spinning act... and my performance will not get me a spot on Ed Sullivan.

My Mother Re-Formed Her Rock Band -- And Rediscovered Her Groove

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty
Jennie Sutherland

In the late 1960s six high school girls created a rock band simply because they felt like it. They didn't really have much experience -- they just knew that they loved music. One chose the drums because she had received a pair of old drumsticks from her neighbor; another chose the bass guitar, well, because that's what was left. They borrowed equipment from a couple garage bands and the 6 Pak was born.

5 Mom-Shaming Trends That Need To Stop Now

Mommy Nearest | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

As a first-time mom, I've come to this simple realization: If you are worried that you're not a good parent, trust me, that makes you an amazing parent. It's the parents who don't worry that we should be worried about.

To My Daughter, About Your Birthmark

Dawn Weber | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Dawn Weber

"A lovely baby girl you have there. It's too bad about that awful birthmark." Those are the first and last words I ever hear from your original pediatrician. After she leaves the delivery room, I tell the nurse to keep her away from us, and I cry myself to sleep.

I'm Running to Help Expand Family Leave -- Let's Do It in the Next Congress

Shenna Bellows | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Shenna Bellows

The FAMILY Act is good for mothers, and it's good for every other American who might face a life-changing event. In other words, it's good for all of us.

25 Things Ann Landers Could Have Learned From My Mother

Vikki Claflin | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Vikki Claflin

Like many women, after raising my own child and then being handed darling, dimpled grandchildren to help guide along life's journey, I find myself repeating maternal admonitions recalled from my youth. The older I get, the smarter she was.

Holiday 2014: 5 Ways To Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 12.22.2014 | Style
Laura Rossi Totten

Remember the best fashion statement is a blend of on-trend makeup, modern hair, and channeling your own inner-sparkle. Happy Sparkling!

8 Super-Sexy Halloween Costumes For Moms

Suzanne Fleet | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Fleet

Think you can't compete with all the Sexy Olafs and Sexy Lobsters out there this Halloween now that you're a mother? Well, think again.

Break From Baby

Shari Medini | Posted 12.21.2014 | Parents
Shari Medini

As soon as you have a baby, people start telling you that you need a break from it. They tell you to put the baby in the crib and shower, leave the ba...

5 Things I Know Now About Being A New Mom

Rachael Roehmholdt | Posted 12.21.2014 | Parents
Rachael Roehmholdt

To put it gently: I had a rude awakening. In the first month of my son's life, I have learned more about this little baby and myself than I ever imagined possible.

'Moms' Night Out, Kill Me Now'

The Next Family | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
The Next Family

I need this. Solving world and relationship problems and drinking too many Very Dry and Very Dirty Martinis with Extra Olives and wearing heels with something low-cut in a non-nursing tank kind of way. I need all of that. The mom part of me needs to take a back seat for a night.

Would I Have Been Friends With My Mom if I'd Known Her Back Then?

Jesse Damiani | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts
Jesse Damiani

It's a simple question, one that many of us ask ourselves at some point. While scrolling through #tbt photos on Instagram, Danielle Delph, a Portland-based artist, had an epiphany: she wanted to explore the idea concretely.

My Phantom Daughter-in-Law

Amy Barr | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Amy Barr

The transition from full time advisor to mind-your-own-beeswax bystander feels pretty jarring. After all, the role of daughter-in-law is a big position that someone will ultimately play in our lives.