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Mom, Watch This!

Jess Wilson | Posted 08.25.2012 | Parents
Jess Wilson

I don't tell her about the first neuropsych report -- the one that said Autistic Disorder.

Why Women Shouldn't Want To Have It All

Keli Goff | Posted 06.25.2012 | Women
Keli Goff

Yet again, a powerful, influential woman had a platform to talk about the issue of choice when it comes to women, parenthood and power and chose not to discuss one of the most undervalued choices of all: the choice not to become a parent.

Motherhood Transformed Me -- Starting With My Boobs

Babble.com | Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

The rounded belly I got from pregnancy wasn't that bad -- plus, I expected that. But the watermelons sagging below my relatively small shoulders? Absolutely ridiculous.

Slaughter vs. Sandberg: Both Right

Joan Williams | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women
Joan Williams

Let's not turn this into a catfight. It's not a catfight. It's a situation where two prominent, influential women are talking -- a lot and influentially -- to two different audiences.

It Takes a Village (and a Ladder)

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 06.22.2012 | Good News
Cheryl Dumesnil

B is stuck in a tree. For real. Perched on a winter-bare branch, six feet above the ground, my 7-year-old son looks rather like Dr. Seuss' faithful elephant, Horton, sitting on that abandoned egg.

Letter to My 18-Year-Old Self

Natalie Thomas | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women
Natalie Thomas

When you think back to your younger self and where you've come since then, are you satisfied?

The Week's Best Parenting Tweets

Posted 06.22.2012 | Parents

The snide comment about female comedians that Adam Carolla made in a recent interview with the New York Post -- "The reason why you know more funny du...

The Best Of The Mom And Dad Blogs This Week

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 06.22.2012 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, we wander down memory lane with Ellen Seidman, celebrate a 3-year-old’s birthday with Heather Armstrong, observe as Mike S...

Mom, Mind Reader

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Robin Gorman Newman

I want my son to know that while I'm always there for him, I can't get inside his head.

Athletes on Trial: Explaining Steroid Use to Children

John McCormick | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

When my baseball-loving son asks about Roger Clemens, what do I tell him?

8 Ways To Make Breastfeeding Easier

ivillagelogo | Posted 06.21.2012 | Parents

Written by Gina LaGuardia and Patty Onderko for iVillage Breastfeeding may be the healthiest choice for your baby, but that doesn't mean it's alway...

My Boomerang Boy Is Bouncing

Dorothy Sander | Posted 08.20.2012 | Fifty
Dorothy Sander

I was excited about my son getting involved in a life of his choosing at college, excited about the possibilities. What I wasn't prepared for was the coming home part.

WATCH: Can You Increase Fertility In Your Late 30s?, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

These days, many women are choosing to have children later in life. When she met with me, health expert Dr. Nancy Snyderman answered a question that ...

7 Things My Daughter's Cancer Diagnosis Taught Me

Erin Smith | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Erin Smith

Life really is very fleeting. Most of us are so busy and wrapped up in the day-to-day craziness of life that we don't take the time to appreicate the fact that it is whizzing right by us.

Lonely Mom Seeks Friends

The Mouthy Housewives | Posted 08.19.2012 | Parents
The Mouthy Housewives

Mothers need wing women. Someone to assure you that it is perfectly normal to bring your kid to the playground and forget his shoes. And your own shoes.

5 Reasons I've Given Up Alcohol for One Year

Aidan Donnelley Rowley | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women
Aidan Donnelley Rowley

So it's been five months. Five months without a lick of booze. And I feel good about this experiment even though it's really really brutal and annoying at times.

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...

'It's Not Me, It Is You'

Meredith Gordon | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents
Meredith Gordon

If there's a room full of people who don't want or need to make friends, there is invariably one in the room who wants and needs to make a friend. That person will, without fail, find me.

Take the Father's Day Challenge

John McCormick | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

My family recently complained that Father's Day has turned me into a lazy bum. So this Father's Day, instead of just receiving gifts, I'm going to give back to my family.

Tia Mowry Talks Motherhood

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents
Earl Martin Phalen

"One thing I have learned about being a mom is that you give life to a child... but I think children also give life to you. I think it's reciprocal."

The Week's Best Parenting Tweets

Posted 06.15.2012 | Parents

Sure, you had grand ideas about how you were going to feed your kids. You were going to have a healthy home -- all organic, perhaps. Then you actually...

Pregnant and Paraplegic: Reality I Can Live With

Auti Angel | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact
Auti Angel

Like a lot of childless women in their 40s, I hear my biological clock ticking and am thinking about starting a family with my husband. Unlike a lot of my fellow mothers-to-be, I'm paraplegic.

Raising Daughters in an Age of Thongs for Tweens

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Malika Saada Saar

How do we mothers raise our young daughters to take pride in their sexuality when it is time, and in a manner that does not play into this wrongheaded sexualization of their bodies?

1,000 Photos

Dr. Rajiv Shah | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Dr. Rajiv Shah

Age five is an important time. It's when we start going to school, learning to read and making our own decisions. Age five is also an important milestone in the health and development of children.

Can Mothers Found Start-Ups? (Hint: Yes)

Joan Williams | Posted 08.14.2012 | Technology
Joan Williams

Mothers who drop out to spend time with children are often depicted as being pulled by a biological impulse. But there are significant pushes as well -- particularly in Silicon Valley.