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6 Reasons Why I Hate That My Husband Works From Home (and 6 Reasons Why It's Awesome)

Cara Paiuk | Posted 06.05.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

I can hear everything he does. EVERYTHING. Sometimes I think I can even hear him breathing. The truth is I can hear every creak in the floor, toilet flush and roll of the office chair.

Let's Make Father's Day a Big Deal

John McCormick | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Father's Day feels like an afterthought, a hastily-signed card or a last-minute wrapped gift that's accompanied with a shrug and the usual excuse, "We never know what to get you."

When Parenting Breaks Your Heart

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

I wanted to be a mom for a long time before I became one. But I didn't know how tired I'd be. Or how angry I'd get. I had no idea that the stakes would feel so high and the losses would loom so big. Parenting is scary and painful -- it breaks your heart.

Why I Hate the Bus and the Bus Hates Me

Aimee Heckel | Posted 06.02.2014 | Denver
Aimee Heckel

Sometimes, I ride the bus. Although this helps secure me a seat in EcoHeaven, I loathe the bus. It's boring and smelly and cold, and it takes twice as long as driving.

When I Was 11

Susannah Lewis | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Susannah Lewis

I've thought this way for years, if only he could see me now. He'd be proud of the woman that I've become.

Pre-Father's Day Debate: 7 Rational Reasons Why Men Should Delay Fatherhood

Len Filppu | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Len Filppu

When faced with first-time fatherhood at the age of 49, I didn't know whether to celebrate with champagne or hemlock... whether to jump for joy or jump off a cliff. But it's turned out to be the most interesting and rewarding thing I've ever done.

You Might Be A Mommy Or Daddy If....

Meredith Franco Meyers | Posted 05.29.2014 | Parents
Meredith Franco Meyers

20. If you've gotten five straight hours of deep sleep in the past few years it's because you were having surgery or in the hospital.

Perspective on the Bad Days

Karen Sewell | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Karen Sewell

I'm a big believer that experiencing trouble helps you keep perspective on the blessings in your life, so on days like today, even though it's a struggle and I fail miserably at it most of the time, I try to stop for a moment to breathe and regroup.

Not Pictured

Sarah Sweatt Orsborn | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Sarah Sweatt Orsborn

The truth is, while I rationally know that we have made the absolute best decision to send Claire to a developmental preschool, I still sometimes feel guilty that she's not home with me and Etta.

An Emotional Look Inside the Transition from Pregnancy to Parenthood

Robin Hoffman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Robin Hoffman

This date, this "July 10th" is now something that I see printed on food cartons as expiration dates, warning and taunting me that it is not as far away as I believe it to be.

The Stay-at-Home Mom Conspiracy Theory

Janie Porter | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

So I feel like stay-at-home moms have been keeping a big secret. I would almost call it a conspiracy. Why didn't anyone tell me it would be this hard?

We Great Parents: A Little Perspective Please

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Marco Cáceres

I just returned from a vacation in France with my wife. It was great. Two weeks of walking through Paris, eating at brasseries, drinking wine and cham...

Everyone's Having A Lot Of Feelings About The New TV Season

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.16.2014 | TV

Over the past week, we've all been thrown for a bit of a loop ... at least TV-wise. One of the most talked-about pilots, "How I Met Your Dad," didn't ...

Model Good Behavior

Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D.

Research can be confounding when it comes to understanding what is considered best parenting practices these days. Do you praise a child's behavior or their character? Focus only on rewarding or also include punishment? Praise unconditionally or only in response to good behaviors?

29 Things I Have Lost Since Becoming A Parent

Johanna Stein | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Johanna Stein

6. The ability to stay awake in a movie theater. Or while watching a TV show after six o'clock. Or while reading an e-mail. Or right now.

DIY Ideas for Incorporating Children into Second Weddings

Rachel Sherman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Weddings
Rachel Sherman

A second marriage is different. It starts with a second wedding. This wedding is also different. First of all, you are an old hat. Second of all, much of the weight is (hopefully) lifted.

10 Ways I Am Failing Adulthood

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

When I look back on the efficient, well-oiled machine that was my childhood household, I don't remember as much chaos, scrambling and disorder.

NBC Just Killed Comedy

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.13.2014 | TV

The next name on "The Blacklist": Thursday night comedy. Sunday, May 11, NBC announced that it will add six new shows and move its hit series "The ...

My Advice For Dads-To-Be About Keeping Romance Alive

Vincent Daly | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Vincent Daly

Every so often -- be it on date night, or at an event such as a wedding we attend alone -- we rediscover each other, laugh a lot about the insanity of it all, and connect once again.

Get Your Tissues Ready

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 05.12.2014 | TV

The drama isn't over yet, "Parenthood" fans. After surviving network cuts for its sixth and final season, the show's creator Jason Katims is openi...

'Parenthood' Has Been Renewed!

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 05.11.2014 | TV

UPDATE: "Parenthood" has been renewed! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Katim's family drama will return for a thirteen-episode sixth season...

5 Reasons To Shut Up This Mother's Day

Katherine Stanley Obando | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Katherine Stanley Obando

I have an impossible wish this Mother's Day. I wish the holiday could somehow honor a group of women to which I once belonged, and for whom the day is particularly difficult.

The Biggest Mistake We Mothers Will Make

Aidan Donnelley Rowley | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Aidan Donnelley Rowley

Motherhood. It's something I think about often, tracing my fingers around its fuzzy edges, trying to make sense of it with with words, trying to get it right. But I fail and fail again.

Waffles and Roller Coasters: Mother's Day Reflections by a Lesbian Mom

Dana Rudolph | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Rudolph

Being a parent can sometimes seem like trying to juggle on a roller coaster. Being an LGBT parent can sometimes seem like trying to do so without the safety belt everyone else is wearing. But the experience is really not so different for any of us. It takes balance, flexibility, and nerves of steel.

Saying Goodbye To My College-Bound Daughter

Laura Munson | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty
Laura Munson

This is for all the parents out there whose child is going to college for the first time this fall...