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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.

The Briefness And Beauty Of Childhood

Jeff Bogle | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

They will never again be as young or as old as they are right now. Or now. Or now.

Sexless but Equal: How I Conquered Valentine's Day and the NYT

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Women
Holly Robinson

There is no time. Or, when there is time, your back is killing you from being a Baby Sherpa or child wrangler. Sex? Let's fill the tub with hot water for a good soak and then we can talk about it. Except, oops, no, you're asleep.

Watch The 'Friday Night Lights'/'Parenthood' Crossover Now

Posted 02.13.2014 | TV

Crucifictorious lives! The first part of the "Friday Night Lights"/"Parenthood" crossover that was announced earlier this week has debuted online. ...

What To Stream On Netflix If You're Single This Valentine's Day

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.13.2014 | TV

This year, Valentine's Day falls on a Friday. While for couples that probably means a romantic night out on the town, the single folks out there may n...

Bridging the Parental Divide

Nitzia Logothetis | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Nitzia Logothetis

Yes, all parents work very hard. But when we get stuck in the stories in our heads about how much work we do, we can't see how much our spouse is contributing.

5 Things I Never Want To Hear My Teenagers Say

Shelley Emling | Posted 04.13.2014 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

When I asked a good friend whether there's anything she regrets saying in front of her teenager, she responded "pretty much everything I've ever said....

I Was Pregnant for Over a Year

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

On a Tuesday in mid-October, while sitting in my dermatologists waiting room, I noticed that I had to urinate for what seemed like the thousandth time that morning. And there it was. Blood.