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

Len Filppu | Posted 08.02.2014 | 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 07.29.2014 | 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.

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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...

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.