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The Downside for Dads

Katherine Ullman | Posted 08.19.2013 | Parents
Katherine Ullman

Let's remember that women can't "lean in" until men share the care, and men won't do this until workplaces adopt family-friendly policies and tackle the flexibility stigma that renders them impotent.

Father's Day as a Transgender Man

Mitch Kellaway | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Mitch Kellaway

I witness Ezekiel's first Father's Day in a Philadelphia hotel room. I surmise that there are numerous others within our community celebrating this first today, one pinnacle amongst the many precious firsts that transgender men experience throughout our gender transitions.

Ray Romano Could Come Back To 'Parenthood'

Posted 06.17.2013 | TV

Hank and Sarah shippers, you may be getting what you want after all. TVLine asked "Parenthood" executive producer David Hudgins if Ray Romano could...

The Case for Children

Rabbi Simcha Weinstein | Posted 08.17.2013 | Parents
Rabbi Simcha Weinstein

Many people claim they can't afford to have children, but if we want to maintain our social safety net and standard of living, we can't afford not to.

Lifetime's The Client List and Army Wives Are Two of the Best Soaps on TV; The Challenges Facing Dallas

Ed Martin | Posted 08.17.2013 | TV
Ed Martin

Why doesn't Lifetime receive more media attention for its Sunday night soap opera block, which features two of the most consistently entertaining serials on television, Army Wives and The Client List?

Poll: Most Men Want To Be Dads

AP | JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 08.15.2013 | Parents

A recent Associated Press-WE tv poll found more than 8 in 10 men said they have always wanted to be fathers or think they'd like to be one someday. D...

Father Seeks Father

William Dameron | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

When my daughters visit, they deposit little pieces of themselves all over our apartment: bras on the back of the bathroom door, empty glasses in the sink, and pretzels on the floor. When they leave, things go missing, like my heart.

Skills of Good Parents

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 08.08.2013 | Parents
Michelle Roya Rad

Parenting is a demanding task and it takes an aware, determined and conscious parent to be a good one. The good news is many of us can be great parent...

Dad Humor: Groan-Worthy or Pure Genius?

Alf LaMont | Posted 08.12.2013 | Comedy
Alf LaMont

You can bet that somewhere in suburbia there's a dad, mowing a lawn, who is fairly certain that if the world heard but half of the zingers, he'll be bigger than that Jimmy Kimmel guy. You can also bet that his family disagrees with that observation, especially his kids.

A Mother's Promise on Father's Day

Kirsten Palladino | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents
Kirsten Palladino

My dearest chickadees, I want you to know that although we may have lost the two most important men in my life, you are the two most important boys in my life. And you are beyond blessed with an amazing mother, a woman I am honored to share my life with.

Lauren Graham's Book Is Headed To TV

Posted 06.11.2013 | TV

Lauren Graham has another TV gig lined up. Graham, who recently became a New York Times bestseller with her debut novel "Someday, Someday, Maybe,"...

Letter to the Clothing Store Cashier

Kaylee Scottaline | Posted 08.11.2013 | Parents
Kaylee Scottaline

I used to be just like you. I used to look at the women with screaming, misbehaved babies and think, why can't this woman control her kid?

The Incredible List of 10 Steps to Create a Magical Summer for Kids

Maggie M. Ethridge | Posted 08.06.2013 | Parents
Maggie M. Ethridge

Summer can be stuffed with days that your kids will never forget and you will never regret. Simple, free ( or cheap! ) and designed to create a flow of magic summer memories, the following list contains my best ideas for every summer with my four kids, and hopefully your best summer with yours.

Single Dads Face More Pressure to Have Babies (and Single Moms Win at Dating)

Emma Johnson | Posted 08.05.2013 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

While friends will occasionally ask if I want more children, I don't feel much pressure to make a decision. I'm single, after all. I have two kids who are awesome and healthy.

Working Mothers As 40 Percent of Household Breadwinners Further Pleads the Case for Flex

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

New information from the Pew Research Center has proven what we have already been seeing as a major shift in the workplace. Working mothers have become the breadwinning -- or sole -- sources of income in 40 percent of households with children.

I Knew Something Was Very Wrong

Aidan Donnelley Rowley | Posted 08.04.2013 | Parents
Aidan Donnelley Rowley

Three years old. That's how old the little girl was. She was walking to school with her grandmother when an SUV jumped the curb and hit them.

Children and Families Need to Be the Number One Priority in Our Society

Mark Baer | Posted 08.03.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Children and families need to be the number one priority in our society. Currently, we only pay lip service to such things. Our children are our future. Isn't it time that we reflect on our true values as a society?

Why Men Work So Many Hours

Joan Williams | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Joan Williams

If institutions are serious about advancing women, they'll have to address the hours problem -- that's the only way to get a critical mass of women poised for leadership. But we'll never address the hours problem until we open up a conversation about what drives it.

Have Helicopter Parents Created Their Own Frankensteins?

Donna Highfill | Posted 07.30.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Bullying has now become generational. Those kids who received a trophy for losing at soccer and a ribbon for peeing in the pot have now come of age, and boy are some of them pissed off.

Monica Potter On Getting Friendly With Kristina's Wigs

Posted 05.29.2013 | TV

On Season 4 of "Parenthood," Monica Potter was given the challenge of portraying the emotional journey of a woman diagnosed with breast cancer and nav...

How a Baby Is Like Having a Drunk Person Crash at Your House

Ester Bloom | Posted 07.24.2013 | Parents
Ester Bloom

Like a drunk person crashing at your house, a baby may need to be carried inside; paw at your breasts, with or without other people present; and insist on telling long, incomprehensible stories.

Portrait of a Not-So-Perfect Pregnancy: Part Two

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

After ten months, three days and an extremely difficult labor and aftermath, my little girl arrived, making each obstacle and every pain worth it. For her, I'd do it all again. In a heartbeat.

When The Narcissist Is Your Mother

Henriette Lazaridis | Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty
Henriette Lazaridis

There's something compelling about the narrative of the Difficult Mother. You know, the mother you love but who has never fully understood you or approved of you or validated your life. The mother you grew distant from, only to reconnect with later in life, perhaps after the birth of your child or the death of a loved one or a sign of your mother's oncoming frailty.

A Post 50 Mom Reflects On Her Years As A Parent

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 07.21.2013 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

There are a lot of blogs on the Internet these days about parenting. Many of them come at motherhood or fatherhood from the angle of, am I a good parent? They are funny, honest and self-deprecating. I wish they had been around when I was raising kids but one thing I did have were good friends.

The Sudden Realization That Made Me Very Mournful

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 07.16.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

When you are young, grandmothers seem so very old -- ancient, even. They favor knitting over Angry Birds, think texting is something you do on a skateboard, and prefer shopping at Sears for their 'comfortable slacks' rather than snagging a pair of cute skinny jeans at GAP. When you are young, even your own parents seem old-ish.