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The Importance of Sleep

Stephanie Preusse | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Preusse

Being woken up in the middle of the night on occasion is one more moment, one more memory, one more incredible experience I get to have with my son. I wouldn't trade these moments for anything in this world -- not even several blissful hours of much needed sleep.

Not How It Was Supposed to Happen

John Corcoran | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
John Corcoran

On the monitor appears a few ripples of static. It reminds me of an air traffic controller's monitor with no planes appearing in view. She moves the ultrasound wand around some more. We are all squinting at the screen.

5 Key Time-Management Strategies

Adriana & George Sifakis | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Adriana & George Sifakis

In today's world of constant information sharing via television and social media, we must learn to set boundaries around consuming the influx of constant digital information. I find that setting household rules on social media around mealtime allows our family the one-on-one time we all deserve.

10 Things No One Ever Told Me About Having A Daughter

Bret Spears | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Bret Spears

No one ever told me how irrationally crushed I would be the first time my little girl wanted to marry the silly, handsome boy from preschool instead of me.

Learning a New 'Brand of Brave' As My Son Spreads His Wings

Margie Warrell | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Margie Warrell

At the core of what I've learnt from Lachlan leaving home is that there are many different ways we are called to be courageous throughout the course of our lives.

'Parenthood' Just Dropped A Major Spoiler About Amber

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment

The final season of "Parenthood" is upon is, which means we'll finally get some answers to the big questions the Season 5 finale left us with. Wil...

What Moving 6 Days After Giving Birth to Twins Helped Me Finally Overcome

Ashley Allen | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Ashley Allen

After a childhood of moving almost annually until I was 16 years old, you would think I would have developed a happy-go-lucky, adaptive attitude towards changing my environment.

10 Things I Didn't Expect About Being A Grown-Up

Kate Hall | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Kate Hall

I thought peer pressure was done when I left high school. It's a bit easier not to give in to it now, but it's still there, rearing its ugly head in the form of Mommy Wars and keeping up with the Joneses.

That Time My Marriage Almost Ended, And Why That's a Good Thing

Mike Cruse | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Mike Cruse

We spent so much time sitting around hating the kind of parents/people we weren't while being angry at each other that we failed to invest even one second in our marriage and, even more importantly, ourselves.

Are Male Cats Good Kitty Daddies?

Quora | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Quora

If it wasn't for personal experience I would have said the answer is no, but I once became friends with a wild male cat who showed me otherwise.

Why I Won't Get Divorced

Brian Leaf | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

One minute I am stressed and miserable. The next, I sigh, my body softens, and I could not be happier. Literally. The highs are so high, they completely dissolve the lows.

Why I Write as a 'Gay Dad' Rather Than Simply as a 'Dad'

Rob Watson | Posted 10.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

A fellow blogger and supporter of equal rights sent me a text that read, "Where does the battle end? Isn't the ultimate victory call to call yourself a dad -- without a qualifier?" Here is my response, to him and to the world.

I Moved In With My In-Laws, And Here's How It Worked

Joe DeProspero | Posted 10.18.2014 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

I could've easily said no to this arrangement. But I didn't. Generally speaking, I don't regret it.

5 Things You Should Never Say To A Kid Going Off To College

Neidin Hernandez | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Neidin Hernandez

The weeks before a freshman goes off to college are nerve-wrecking, exciting, and disproportionally spent at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. It is time for young adults everywhere to fly the nest and begin their own lives independent of their parents. As I step over the cusp into adulthood, here are 5 things I hope my mother doesn't tell me when I leave for college.

The Garden Of Good Intentions

Marie Zullo | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
Marie Zullo

Walking through the yard, I came across some irises I had purchased 4 years ago. They were thriving, right along with the weeds, even though they were still in the pot they came in when I purchased them. I really need to plant those, I thought. I thought that every time I walked by these irises, but this time, I was going to do it.

Don't Act Like You Don't Hear The Baby Crying!

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

It's amazing what a lack of sleep will do to a person. I don't know about you, but no sleep for me equals psychopath. Well, psychopath is a bit strong of a word. I'll go with lunatic.

The Moment I Stopped Being Perfect: The Truth About Perfect Moms

Katie Hurley | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

Perfect moms are everywhere these days, aren't they? You know the ones. They wear the perfect outfits, push the perfect strollers, respond to the needs of their babies at the perfect moment, and always flash a perfect smile. No? You're not familiar with the type? That's because the perfect mom doesn't exist.

The Closet Door Swings Both Ways

Rick Clemons | Posted 10.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Rick Clemons

This is not a DIY moment about how to get your closet door unstuck. Or maybe it is. For now it's a few moments of truth.

The Mile Hell Club, or Flying With Children

Jennifer Meer | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Meer

Flying with young children is a test of your personal fortitude, the strength of your marriage and a direct challenge to your belief system in all that is holy and right. It's exhausting.

Top 10 Things We Will Tell Our Sons About Sex

Em & Lo | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Em & Lo

Basically, porn is a terrible place to learn about how to have great, satisfying sex, and what that kind of sex looks like. It's an especially terrible place to learn about what women like in bed.

Never Again Just You: Becoming 'Mama'

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

From the moment I heard Emma's shrill, loud cry as she emerged into the world, I knew that I would never again feel content unless I knew she was OK. When Charlotte arrived one minute later, floppy and quiet for a moment, that feeling doubled.

5 Lessons I've Learned Raising A Boy

Mommy Nearest | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I am the mother of one high-energy, animated, car-obsessed 5-year-old boy. While he is the center of my universe, he has, at times, left me wanting to pull my hair out.

The Key To Imperfect Parenting

Brian Leaf | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

We're not superhuman or infallible. And our kids will wear us down and find this out. When we've got nothing left, they will ask for one more story. While we're having sex for the first time in seven weeks, they will wake up and call for a glass of water. And they will call us on our hypocrisies.

I Wonder What My Barbie Would Think Of Me Now

Marie Zullo | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Marie Zullo

Like so many young girls, I spent much of my childhood playing with my Barbie. While my friends' Barbies were making wedding plans with Ken or decorating their Barbie homes, my Barbie was studying to be a lawyer. Though she was happy dating Ken, she was in no rush to marry him. She never sat in the passenger's seat of her convertible. She drove.

Coming Full Circle: Heading To Korea To Entertain The Troops

Carole Montgomery | Posted 10.02.2014 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

I leave to go to South Korea in a few days. Not on vacation, I'm going for my 11th tour entertaining the troops with Armed Forces Entertainment. I had been approached many times by them to go on tour but chose to wait till my son was 18. That was four years ago. I didn't want to stop mothering so I decided to mother the US military.