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Parenthood Season 5, Episode 18 Recap: 'The Offer' + Bonus Mommentary

Ashley Spencer | Posted 05.21.2014 | Entertainment
Ashley Spencer

Despite last week's glimmer of hope for Joel and Julia, now we're right back to square one and separation frustrations reach an all-time high. Meanwhile, Drew and Amber continue to be the cutest siblings ever, and Max breaks our hearts into a million tiny pieces once again.

Should I Allow My Son to Join a Fraternity?

John McCormick | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

My teenage son has begun looking at colleges. Recently, while we were looking at admissions brochures over breakfast, he asked me how I'd feel if he joined a fraternity.

Listen To Drew And Amber's Heartwrenching 'Parenthood' Song

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 03.21.2014 | TV

Drew and Amber's love lives have been in shambles on "Parenthood." Together, they're trying to get over deep loss and love through joints, vodka and t...

Before They Were On 'Parenthood,' This Is What The Bravermans Were Up To

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.21.2014 | TV

If you're like us, you can't get enough of the Braverman clan. But before they were making us laugh and cry on a weekly basis, the stars of "Parenthoo...

The Fairytale and Reality of New Motherhood

Nitzia Logothetis | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents
Nitzia Logothetis

Without acknowledging the steep learning curve, and without putting in place good support systems, the message is that early motherhood is just another everyday task and that caring for a new baby is a natural skill that will come easily.

How Sharing Pringles Saved My Flight to Hawaii

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 05.19.2014 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

On a recent trip to Hawaii, during the first six-hour leg and headed to Arizona, I settled in and looked forward to a relaxing flight. Until two children took the seats next to me.

Parenthood Season Five, Episode 17 Recap: "Limbo"

Ashley Spencer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment
Ashley Spencer

When will the break be over? They want to know. Julia doesn't have an answer and neither do we. This limbo has to end.

4 Things I've Learned About Life From My 9-Year-Old Birthday Boy

Melissa Chapman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Parents
Melissa Chapman

While I wanted to smother him with kisses this morning he told me, "One kiss is all I need." And so I must figure out a way to make that all I need as well. But on this day -- I feel this need to share all that my 9-year-old boy has taught me.

15 Minutes With Andy Garcia and Ray Romano

Jon Steely | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Steely

I'm sitting in a room in the Beverly Hills Four Seasons with Andy Garcia, and we're waiting for Ray Romano. I'm feeling guilty. On the way over, I pas...

Here's Why 'Parenthood' MIght Be In Need Of A Reality Check

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 03.13.2014 | TV

"Parenthood" has been taking a turn for the fantastic as of late. After running for mayor, Kristina decides to move toward more direct action in impro...

Parenting: It Doesn't Have To Be That Hard

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Heidi Mulligan Walker

We make parenting harder for ourselves because we think it should come naturally. We make parenting harder on ourselves because we think the kids are making it hard on us without realizing we are missing some skills that could make it easier.

I Lack The Discipline to Discipline My Son

Cara Paiuk | Posted 05.10.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

Yes, I am being played. I know it. But my heart melts EVERY TIME he says I love you. Or I smile ear to ear. Or laugh. He knows how to break my will to discipline. He knows how to soften my anger. He KNOWS! How does he play me, a professional negotiator, who has made grown men beg for mercy?

More Bad Decisions On 'Parenthood'

Ashley Spencer | Posted 05.07.2014 | TV
Ashley Spencer

Last week, Parenthood left the internet shaking its collective fist at Joel, the most heartless man alive, and this week's episode is full of the people we love continuing to make decisions we hate.

The Sister She'll Grow Up To Be

Jennifer Meer | Posted 05.06.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Meer

I am snuggled up with my girls -- the newest and oldest parts of my heart. Grateful for the siblings I have and the one my new baby will grow into. Much like George Bailey, I really do feel like the richest man in town.

'The Reluctant Father': A Photographic Journey Through the First Few Years of Parenthood

Feature Shoot | Posted 05.05.2014 | Arts
Feature Shoot

"I was never particularly interested in having kids. When friends came over with their kids, I treated them like radioactive material. Tolerable for short periods of time. Prolonged exposure would have unpleasant effects, like hair loss, or inexplicable stains on the sofa."

Why Parents Are So Terrified Of Having An Average Child

Donna Highfill | Posted 05.03.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I think mediocrity is underestimated. I spend a lot of time with mediocrity, and I find its company charming and comforting. In fact, at the age of 53, I might just be the Hester Prynne of average moments, roaming around with a big 'M' on my chest.

21 TV Shows That Make You Believe In The Power Of Family

Posted 03.01.2014 | TV

Family shows can be oh-so-boring. Sibling rivalries one week, melodramatic classroom tantrums the next. But when the Huxtables or the Camdens take ove...

'Parenthood' Returns With Bribery, Suitors And A Whole Lotta Love

Ashley Spencer | Posted 04.30.2014 | TV
Ashley Spencer

The separation that no one thought would actually happen but is somehow still a thing is at the heart of Parenthood's post-Olympics return.

Turns Out Men Have A Biological Clock Too

thechart.blogs.cnn.com | Posted 02.27.2014 | Parents

Do men have a biological clock of sorts? A large new study suggests they may. ...

This 'Parenthood' Star Looked VERY Different In High School

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.26.2014 | TV

These days, Craig T. Nelson is known for his role as the tough (but lovable) Zeek Braverman on "Parenthood." But snakkle.com got their hands on h...

God and Parenthood

Paul F. McNamara | Posted 04.26.2014 | Religion
Paul F. McNamara

As a father to older adopted children, I can attest to the horrors of trauma and the difficulty in reversing such trauma. This is why care and love of our children is imperative.

Because of DadMom: Troubling Messages in Ads About Parenting

Sarah Sweatt Orsborn | Posted 04.25.2014 | Parents
Sarah Sweatt Orsborn

How can people who may not have amazing dads in their lives grow up to be or expect to co-parent with amazing dads if we don't see dads being normal and amazing in our lives?

5 Surprising Things That Suck About Being Pregnant

Maria Ross | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Maria Ross

We entered into this eyes wide open and knew it wouldn't be a barrel at laughs at every turn. But there are aspects that not just caught us off guard, but really tick us off.

Guess Who's On Her Way Back To 'Parenthood'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.20.2014 | TV

Since leaving for college at the beginning of Season 4, Haddie (Sarah Ramos) hasn't spent much time hanging with the Bravermans. But according to ...

Parenting With Grace

John McCormick | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

The magic of storytelling has helped my sons and I connect with a kindred spirit half a world away. Now if that isn't grace, I don't know what is.