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Parenthood

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...

Motherhood Is a Foreign Country

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Sarah Rudell Beach

Will I ever recover from the exhaustion? The sleep-deprivation, the jet-lag, the endless nights of coast-to-coast red-eyes? Is it at least possible to upgrade from coach to first class?

Lessons From My Mother: Love Is Fluid

Carissa K | Posted 07.05.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Thanks to my mom, I appreciate laughter and love with a generosity that will never let my own concerns with self or image get in the way of a sharing a moment of happiness with my family.

Consciously Uncoupling From the Kids

Julie Gunlock | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Julie Gunlock

In advising parents to -- as movie star Gwyneth Paltrow referred to her marital separation -- "consciously uncouple" from their kids, the hope is that children will become more independent, experience risks and develop the coping and decision-making skills that will help them through life.

100 Reasons Not To Have Kids (That I Discovered After I Had One)

Anjali Joshi | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

While I, myself, have taken the parenting plunge, I do understand the opposing perspective -- choosing to be childfree. As a matter of fact, I think I understand it better now than I did before.

The 35-Week View

Natalie d'Aubermont Thompson | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Natalie d'Aubermont Thompson

For someone who worked for nearly a decade before having children, the hardest part has been realizing the natural limitations of certain projects and opportunities -- not to mention the sinking feeling that perhaps the doors of opportunity will not only swing shut, but stay locked.

Back on Meds: How Medication Lifted One Mom Out of the Darkness

Dana Mark | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Dana Mark

The thought of a lifetime of bathtimes and bedtimes, figuring out what to serve for dinner and coordinating playdates, seemed unbearably oppressive, like jumping into the pool wearing a backpack. Some Saturdays mid-morning, I would look at my watch and think, "How am I ever going to make it to bedtime?"

Dear Cashier

Anjali Joshi | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

He fights back and is inconsolable. He is frustrated with my pleas and pulls at the boxes we are parked beside. I watch in utter horror as the 10-foot chip bag tower tumbles to the ground.THIS IS NOT HAPPENING.

Emails From A Marriage

Kelcey Kintner | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Kelcey Kintner

My husband sent me this email: "One day I envision getting a bigger flat-screen TV for our living room."

If Today Was Your Last Day...

Regan Long | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Regan Long

The trivial matters of life, well... they no longer matter, and for some, no longer exist. This world that we coexist in with 7 billion other people, miraculously just shrunk down to two, you and your child.

The 5 Rs Of Boosting Your Toddler's Vocabulary

Anjali Joshi | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

Kids who have a head start stay ahead of the game throughout their academic careers. Parents can contribute to bridging the word gap by actively engaging their infants and toddlers in literacy-boosting interactions.

Dear Parents, Are You Tired of Being Tired? Amen.

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Valerie DeLoach

We go, go, go, go all the days. Our schedules are marked on and highlighted and color-coded as we race from one activity to the next or divide and conquer while kids have different activities in totally different cities.

When Your Child Is Exceptional (Twice)

Lori Sokol | Posted 06.22.2014 | Education
Lori Sokol

It's due to parents like Dr. Busi that the awareness and validation for Asperger's Disorder have been raised to a higher level than through any other medium. Additionally, their work is empowering other parents to continue to create what currently doesn't exist.

17 Things Your Child's Pediatrician Doesn't Want To Hear From You

Melissa Sher | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

We're applying to preschools and would love a letter of recommendation from you and from each of your partners.

Lauren Duca

Could The 'Parenthood' Season Finale Also End The Series?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 04.18.2014 | TV

When Mae Whitman told us "shit gets crazy" on the Season 5 finale of "Parenthood" she was not kidding. Although, the shit that got crazy was far from ...

5 Ways Little Kids Are Like Hippies

Vincent Daly | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Vincent Daly

Kids thrive on new experiences and revel in the joy of it all. Freedom, baby. Pure unADULTerated freedom.

Trust Me, It Gets Worse... Wait, Really?

Regan Long | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Regan Long

It's tough being a parent for all of us. There are different worries that I'll endure and battles I'm sure to face, but I'm a mother -- it's my job to worry. There will never be another day for the rest of my life that I'm not worried about my children.

Is This The Most Shocking 'Parenthood' Storyline Yet?

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.11.2014 | TV

Let's face it: The Bravermans have been busy on this season of "Parenthood." What with Joel and Julia's separation, Crosby's mold problem and Drew and...

Leigh Weingus

Will Joel And Julia Survive?

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.10.2014 | TV

It's no secret that Joel (Sam Jaeger) hasn't exactly been acting like himself on this season of "Parenthood." After being the dependable guy who could...

Lauren Duca

Is Joel And Julia's Separation Painfully Realistic Or Totally Out Of Touch?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 04.09.2014 | TV

It's been an emotionally trying season of "Parenthood," but the most heart-wrenching storyline is easily the dissolution of Joel and Julia's marriage....

Why This Mom Really Wanted Her Daughter To Share Her First Name

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents

It's not unusual for a son to inherit his father's name. Think Martin Luther King Jr., Sammy Davis Jr., and Robert Downey Jr. The same isn't true for ...

Watching Frozen With My Daughters: Disability As Superpower and the Power of Sister Love

Sarah Sweatt Orsborn | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Sarah Sweatt Orsborn

Like Elsa, Claire was born with something that makes her different. Something that puts her life at risk, something that many might think she should be ashamed of or at least try to conceal and minimize as much as possible.

Black Dad Interrupted

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 06.07.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

I haven't even barely started this fatherhood thing yet, and I already feel powerless in my ability to accomplish my main duty -- keeping my child safe.

From Partners to Parents

Dr. Juli Fraga | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Dr. Juli Fraga

For any mother or father to-be, becoming a parent brings a tidal wave of unexpected feelings, normal insecurities and new opportunities. Adjusting to this new identity offers the opportunity to deepen your relationship with your partner.

The Duality of Raising Children

Lynn Shattuck | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Lynn Shattuck

The best days of my life. I've been turning the phrase around in my head for the last few days. I've been trying it on, tentatively, like a dress that might get stuck around my hips, the fabric taut and puckery. The phrase tumbles and floats, scatters and reconvenes.