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An Invitation to Love

Laura Bushnell | Posted 03.11.2013 | Parents
Laura Bushnell

How many children have to die before we decide to change? How many mothers have to put their little innocent children in the ground? How many mothers have to say goodbye to their sons and daughters going off to war?

'Too Much Mother Love': Proving the Necessity of Nurture

Lisa Wade | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Lisa Wade

"All that rot they teach to children about the little raindrop fairies with their buckets washing down the window panes must go. We need less sentimentality and more spanking." Or so said Granville Stanley Hall, founder of child psychology, in 1899

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.

How My Mom's Cancer Helped Me Battle My Own Disease

Posted 10.24.2012 | Women

Katie Campisano | The Daily Muse Today was a perfect day. The air had that distinct crisp fall feeling. The weather was ideal, but there was more t...

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...

Do I Look Fat In This Body?

Kathy Carter Woods | Posted 11.18.2012 | Women
Kathy Carter Woods

I have been every size from 2 - 24. I have adopted vegan diets and I've binged out like a fiend. I have exercised responsibly and run until I passed out. You wanna know what made my life feel good? I mean, really, really good? Giving up body hate.

My Mother, By The Numbers

The Hairpin | Posted 09.14.2012 | Women

It’s August and it’s San Francisco so it’s cold. While I’m walking home from work there’s a call from a Portland number I don’t recognize....

Possible Murder-Suicide, Mother, 3 Daughters Dead

AP | Posted 09.06.2012 | Crime

DE SOTO, Mo. -- A woman and her three young daughters have been found fatally shot in the head in rural eastern Missouri. Names of the victims have...

Why Would Some of the Brightest Minds at Facebook and Google Leave to Work For This Not-for-Profit?

Simi Singh Juneja | Posted 10.15.2012 | Education
Simi Singh Juneja

I recently sat down with the wonderfully gregarious and gentle Shantanu Sinha, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Khan Academy.

A Message for Moms: Up the Auntie

Melanie Notkin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

I had always planned, expected, hoped and dreamed that I'd marry and have children, but I'm now in my early 40's and both milestones have eluded me.

Losing a Parent... and How Empty Spiritual Teachings Make It Worse

Intent | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

People don't get cancer because God wants to teach them a lesson. Children don't starve to death to learn about universal love. Life includes suffering, simple as that. Feel it, endure it, and hopefully -- when you finally stop trying to make sense of it -- it will pass.

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.

I'm 55 -- And Happy To Be Child-Free

Slate | Posted 06.20.2012 | Women

Name: Margaret Ganong Age: 55 Location: Seattle, Wash. I'm assuming that the currently child-free who feel most passionately about this issue...

A Mother's Dream

Honey Seltzer | Posted 08.03.2012 | Parents
Honey Seltzer

"You're my mother, of course you think I'm great. I need to hear it from someone else," my daughter told me.

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.

Pregnant Women Deserve Courteous Behavior

Robin Wilson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Parents
Robin Wilson

Perhaps we all need to take a step back and remind ourselves that we all arrived on this earth through a mother -- and the basic humanity deserved by any visibly pregnant woman needs greater attention.

What 'The Sound of Music' Meant to This Single Mother

Bonnie St. John | Posted 07.13.2012 | Women
Bonnie St. John

We seldom celebrate the kind of moral and personal courage that Maria von Trapp exhibited. But that's the kind of 'happily ever after' that resonated for the battle-weary single mom who raised me.

'My Mother Didn't Know How To Be Fearless': Rhonda Britten's Painful Path to Fearless Living

Rhonda Britten | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Britten

The power of being fearless is not reserved for the lucky ones. Anyone can harness its power. You just have to decide right now that your life is your life, no one else's, and that you are fully responsible for that life.

Mother's Day: Celebrating the Universal Maternal Divine

Donna Henes | Posted 07.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

This Mother's Day, let us toast our universal Maternal Creatrix, our mutual Mother Earth, our biological mothers, and our own mothering impulses with the nurturing milk of human kindness.

LISTEN: Our Mother's Day Spotify Playlist, Featuring Tupac, Kanye West, Drake And More

Posted 05.11.2013 | Black Voices

Showcasing your love for mom can come in many different forms, whether it’s spending quality time or providing a sentimental gift, there’s no limi...

Cristina Costantini

Separated On Mother's Day: Deported Moms With American Children

HuffingtonPost.com | Cristina Costantini | Posted 05.13.2012 | Latino Voices

As the rest of the nation celebrates the importance of motherhood Sunday, thousands of young Americans will, for the first time, be without their moms...

Is the Time Magazine Breastfeeding Cover Over the Line in Terms of Good Taste?

Quora | Posted 07.11.2012 | Parents
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Shannon Turlington, Mother This photo is designed to be shocking and (pardon the pun) titillating. ...

Katherine Bindley

How To Order Mother's Day Flowers She'll Actually Like

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 05.09.2012 | Parents

When it comes to giving -- or receiving -- Mother's Day flowers, it's supposed to be the thought that counts. And of course it does. But at the same 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.

PHOTOS: Stylish Moms Of The Huffington Post!

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener & Michelle Manetti | Posted 05.12.2012 | Style

Is YOUR mom fashion savvy? This Mother's Day, we were inspired by Piper Weiss' amazing My Mom The Style Icon blog and her corresponding book. (She'...