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Who Says Our Mothers Don't Shape Our Lives and Values?

Jerry Lanson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Jerry Lanson

Not that I always appreciated my mother's -- shall we say -- enthusiasm. But, as Mother's Day approaches, I look back at her life and influence with a smile and a touch of longing.

Remembering a Mother-in-Law Who Embodied Resilience & Leadership

Jane Shure | Posted 07.08.2012 | Women
Jane Shure

My mother-in-law was smart as a whip and, while frustrated about the limitations placed on her by social norms of gender inequality, she took on the challenge by becoming a leader.

Learning To Be a Leader From My Mom

David Grosso | Posted 07.08.2012 | DC
David Grosso

Ultimately, I am lucky and grateful to have such an amazing mother who has taught me what it means to do my part to make the world a better place, even if it means sacrificing a bit of comfort and freedom.

Oh my GAD: Confessions of a Neurotic Jewish Mother

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Shira Hirschman Weiss

I don't remember having an obsessive mind as a child. I don't recall mulling things over and second-guessing decisions and, as my friends and family call it, "harping."

Hey, Moms Are People Too!

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

As mothers we're responsible for scheduling appointments, social events, and homework. What's more, we're supposed to love every second of this. I'm going to tell you a little secret: It's okay not to.

What to Expect When You're Not Expecting the Unexpected

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 05.08.2012 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

I believe it's what happens when we are faced with the unexpected -- and are forced to change roles -- that progress can happen.

A Mother's Day Memory of Never-Ending Chocolates

Janice Harper | Posted 07.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Janice Harper

My mother loved her chocolates. A box of Russell Stover was her favorite, though she'd never turn down a Whitman's Sampler. Anything better was just too good to be eaten and only meant to be admired and sniffed, like the cap from her Chanel No. 5.

Why We Don't Celebrate Mother's Day in our Home

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 07.08.2012 | Women
Margaret Heffernan

If my kids aren't thankful throughout the year for all I do for them, one day won't make up for their failure -- or mine.

A Mother and Daughter Reconcile -- Finally: A Personal Story

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.07.2012 | Good News
Carla Seaquist

My mother was lonely? That self-sufficient, God-fearing, beautiful woman, beloved of her many, many friends? Yes, she went on, haltingly, handing me the explanation she had withheld for decades.

S#!t You Should NEVER Say to Your Pregnant Wife!

Karith Foster | Posted 07.07.2012 | Parents
Karith Foster

I didn't immediately start yelling at my husband. I did stare in silence for a good 5-7 seconds, giving him ample time to retract his statement. He did not. And that is when I lost my mind.

The Business of Being a Mom

Loren Ridinger | Posted 07.07.2012 | Parents
Loren Ridinger

I am officially my mother, and I love every second of it.

Natasha Burton

Why Stepmoms Get Shafted On Mother's Day | Natasha Burton | Posted 05.05.2012 | Divorce

To stepmother Judy Osborne, Mother’s Day is “the hardest day of the year.” Osborne, a Brookline, Mass.-based marriage and family therapist, ...

Why is Public & Private Behavior so Different?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.04.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Why is it that people are frequently on their best behavior outside of the home?

The Importance of Strong Role Models in Raising Sons and How to Find Them

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.04.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The fact is that no parent -- be it mom or dad -- should/can be all things at all times to his or her child.

Is Black a Fashion No-No after May 1st?

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 05.03.2012 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

I looked at my chic mom and realized that she was far more fashionable than I'd ever be. My snow boots were hardly put away and here was my mother wearing turquoise Tory Burch ballet flats.

Tell HuffPost Gay Voices Why Your Mom Is Special!

Posted 05.03.2012 | Gay Voices

In a day and age when growing up lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) is an increasingly volatile experience, our mothers mean more to us now ...

Memories Of My Mother

Posted 07.03.2012 | Women

On Mother's Day, it's really impossible not to think about your mother's life. My mother loved to sing, she loved to laugh, and she loved to tell joke...

Vows to Re-Visit on Mother's Day

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.03.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have spoken to many women about the vows they make when they become mothers. As we approach Mother's Day once again, I think it is time to have a frank discussion about them.

Getting Older Without My Mother

Wendy Litner | Posted 07.03.2012 | Women
Wendy Litner

While my mother no longer knows me, she needn't be here to love me.

Maternal Mortality Rising in the US? What About Mother's Day?

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Mary Anne Mercer

Mother's Day is celebrated in most countries around the world -- mothers everywhere are honored for their central role in maintaining happy families and healthy societies. But in poor countries, Mother's Day is too often a sad time.

Storytelling With Your Kids: How to Become a 'Story Dad'

John McCormick | Posted 07.02.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

When dads tell me they don't know how to tell stories, what they're often saying is, they don't know how to talk with their kids.

Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

Daron Hagen | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home
Daron Hagen

All good works of art require six ingredients: hard work, love, dedication, discipline, craft, and a revealed secret.

Will You Listen To Your Mother?

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 07.01.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

On May 10th I will be practicing breathing techniques, downing a glass or two of pre-show sauvignon blanc and taking the stage in front of a full theater to tell my story.

Etsy's Best Gifts For Hipster Moms

Posted 05.01.2012 | Parents

Mother's Day is May 13th -- so if you're reading this now, there's still time to get something great. Really, even though most mothers say they just w...

Turning Boys Into Men: 4 Ways to Expand Your Son's "Boy Power"

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

We as a culture have held fast to the idea that we need to protect the boundaries between male and female. This is wrong, and even dangerous. Instead, we need to be reframing the discussion, and asking: What makes a boy a boy?