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Ebola, Africa and the Fight to Protect Childhood

Lauren Book | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Lauren Book

It knows no socio-economic boundaries. Blind to race, gender and religion, it's infected thousands and infiltrated public consciousness like nothing in recent memory.

We're Living Every Parent's Worst Nightmare. Here's What You Can Do To Help.

Carrie Carroll | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Carrie Carroll

When we laid our 2-year-old daughter Savannah down to sleep on April 3, it was a seemingly normal night for a seemingly normal child. But when we looked in her crib the next morning to wake Savannah for breakfast, we discovered every parent's worst nightmare.

My 'Mommy Problem' Problem

Sarah Sweatt Orsborn | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Sarah Sweatt Orsborn

One of the things I most feared prior to motherhood, and one of the things that most annoys me about it now that I actually have children, is the way women with children are reduced to "mommies" and mommies alone, not allowed or not able to have an identity outside of their relationship to their children.

The Important Role Fathers Play In The Delivery Room

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents

Pop culture is notorious for mocking the stereotypical ways men react to seeing women give birth, but in everyday life, those moments are often far mo...

7 Ways to Fight the 'Mommy Problem' From Within Your Relationship

Em & Lo | Posted 11.14.2014 | Parents
Em & Lo

Here are seven small ways you can fight the Mommy Problem in your own relationship and help erase the contradictory caricature of ideal mothers as "sexy but sexless," as Havrilesky writes. After all, moms are sexual creatures, too.

8 Things You Didn't Know About 'Parenthood'

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 11.13.2014 | Entertainment

The mid-season finale of "Parenthood" airs on Nov. 20, which means only four more tear-and-snot-filled Thursdays until we bid farewell to the Braverma...

'Parenthood' Star Is Not A Fan Of All Those Death Rumors

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment

It looks like "Parenthood" fans aren't the only ones anxious about the death rumored to be coming up on the show. Speaking to E! News, Craig T. Nelson...

What It's Like To Be A Personal Assistant To A Kindergartner

Meredith Franco Meyers | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Meredith Franco Meyers

I realized today that I am the personal assistant to a diva celebrity, without any of the implied benefits.

Unanswered Questions 29 Years After Joshua's Passing

1in20 | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
1in20

Is it okay to go days at a time and not think about him? Is it okay for me to be so happy in life? To dance and sing and love (and photograph)? How do I answer a stranger who asks how many children I have?

The Problem With Covenant Marriages and Fault-Based Divorce

Mark Baer | Posted 11.06.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On October 30, 2014, I was contacted by a reporter, who asked if I could explain the Arkansas "covenant marriage" law to them. Among other things, if...

Depending On Where You Meet Us

Shari Medini | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Shari Medini

Not all children enjoy the same things. We shouldn't avoid all of the uncomfortable situations for my sons, but they need me to give them some slack when they are out of their element. I shouldn't get so frustrated when they will not cooperate in those types of situations.

This 'Parenthood' Dance Party Supercut Will Not Make You Cry

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment

Any "Parenthood" fan knows that the Braverman clan is especially adept at two things: crying (duh) and dancing. But since you can't be in the mood to ...

What I Finally Know I'm Ready For As A Mom

Marissa Kristal | Posted 10.31.2014 | Parents
Marissa Kristal

In life, as in waterskiing, I can best handle one thing (as opposed to two, or worse yet, many things) at a time. To say I get overwhelmed easily would be a gross understatement.

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?

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.

The Biggest Challenge for Today's Dual-Career, Working Family? Syncing Calendars

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

Our full-time jobs require our presence at frequent early morning and late evening events, plus occasional weekends. All of our extended family lives a plane ride away, and paying for a nanny --- not in our budget! We get by by making significant sacrifices to our careers and our pocketbook.

Ready Or Not -- Fatherhood's Unexpected Life Lessons

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents
Christopher Phillips

Making the real-life transition to "daddy" was far more challenging than I'd imagined. As much as I thought I'd readied myself for life with a bundle of joy, it turns out I was pretty clueless about how to deal with the quantum change.

25 Things Ann Landers Could Have Learned From My Mother

Vikki Claflin | Posted 10.22.2014 | 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.

Mothers Don't Tell Your Daughters You Can't Factor

Ellevate | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Ellevate

So fathers and mothers need to make a concerted effort to shed their biases. But what is a mother who doesn't feel prepared to help her children with math to do?

An Open Letter to Stay-at-Home Parents

Joe DeProspero | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

I work in an environment where bonuses and financial rewards for extra effort are customary and even expected. You never get paid a dime for your work, but are still expected to approach it with the same enthusiasm and diligence that a paid employee of a company would.

Is Parenthood 'Worth It'?

Daniel Wong | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Daniel Wong

It was already 1:30 in the morning, and I had to wake up at 6. Tomorrow was going to be a long day -- as if the night wasn't already long enough. I felt frustrated and defeated. Who knew that a tiny, 11-pound baby could make a grown man feel so pitiful?

A Different Kind Of Power Nap

Jennifer Latch | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Latch

When I think back to what it was like when I had a toddler and a newborn, the memories are a little hazy. That period was a combination of happiness and overwhelm.

4 Signs You Are a Slacker Mom (Like Me)

Melissa Chapman | Posted 10.16.2014 | Parents
Melissa Chapman

I also think that uber parenting style had me feeling like I needed to be much more relaxed as a parent lest I wanted my kids headed straight to therapy, so I guess I would categorize myself, at this point in my motherhood career as kind of a slacker. So what traits do us slacker moms possess? And how would you know if you too were one of our tribe? Keep reading!

Is It Selfish to Only Have One Child?

Nicole Rosengren | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
Nicole Rosengren

I'm reluctant to have another baby. I selfishly want to prolong a period of time when I don't have to speak to my son in half-sentences with a quarter of my attention all while trying to race across the living room to keep the baby from killing himself on the edge of the coffee table.

8 Things It Took Parenthood to Teach Me About My Own Parents

Audra Rundle | Posted 10.10.2014 | Parents
Audra Rundle

It's taken 30+ years of life, marriage and two kids to really understand what my parents have done -- and are still doing -- for me. Here are a few of the decisions, actions and sacrifices they made that I only comprehended after becoming a parent myself.