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The Parental Epiphany I Experienced In Myanmar

Betty Londergan | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty
Betty Londergan

At this point, my beautiful global daughter (whom I've routinely bombarded with counsel on good manners and appropriate behavior) called me out for being a spoiled brat who doesn't understand Southeast Asia or grasp how good I actually have it, then threw in the clincher: why are you always losing your temper and bumming everybody out with your crap attitude over things that you can't control and won't change?

Proof That 'Parenthood' Has The Tightest Cast On TV

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.06.2014 | TV

If you're a "Parenthood" fan, you know the Braverman clan is the most tight-knit family on TV -- they laugh, they cry, they solve each others problems...

What Getting a Job Feels Like Once You're a Mother

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Katie Mgongolwa

Here's the thing: I don't completely want to get back in the game. I want to spend every minute soaking up my daughter's sunshine. You miss stuff when you're gone.

9 Things I Didn't Know I'd Love About Being a Parent

Kaylee Scottaline | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Kaylee Scottaline

5. Your life will turn into a Broadway show where even going down the stairs requires a song and a dance. And these daily, impromptu performances will be the most rewarding performances of your life.

How This Reluctant Football Mom Was (Mostly) Converted

Victoria Patterson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Victoria Patterson

So many qualities and values that I wanted to instill, he gained on his own, by being with his team. He's stronger, tougher, and more resilient, disciplined and respectful.

The Radical Thing This Parent Did Last Weekend

Shelley Emling | Posted 03.30.2014 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Last weekend, I did something radical. Not radical as in going from blonde to brunette to pink and then back to blonde again. But radical nonetheless. I spent an entire evening compiling contact information for all the parents of my 13-year-old daughter's closest friends.

The Real Reasons Most Women Wait To Have Kids

Posted 01.27.2014 | Women

By Stephanie Pappas, Senior Writer Published: 01/25/2014 08:37 AM EST on LiveScience Women in Europe and the United States are becoming mo...

The Big Lie About Pregnancy

www.cnn.com | Posted 01.26.2014 | Parents

(CNN) -- Blame it on the baby bump and our pop cultural infatuation with celebrity, but today, regular women have yet another reason to feel inadequat...

The Seizure of Our Dis(content)

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

"Bring new eyes to a world or even new lenses and presto, new world." -- John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent Years ago, one of my children...

'It's Not Too Late To Change Your Mind'

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

Need a good cry? "Parenthood" is on Thursday (Jan. 23), and if the promo above is any indication, it's going to be a huge cryfest. While Hank and ...

How Motherhood Gives Me a Glimpse of the Tender Heart of God

Rabbi Rachel Barenblat | Posted 03.25.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

That you see things differently once you become a mom. You relate to your own parents differently. You understand things differently. That made sense to me; I expected motherhood to change my outlook. But I didn't expect it to change my brain chemistry -- or my sense of God.

On the Occasion of My Little Girl Turning 1

Paul Fidalgo | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Paul Fidalgo

My baby is turning 1. She's a marvel. I have to trust that all those who would impede her will be dazzled, blinded by her strength, character and confidence, rendering them harmless and cowed.

Mirror, Mirror

Allison Hart | Posted 03.23.2014 | Parents
Allison Hart

Our children become tiny mirrors showing us our worst selves. We see them set aside our best moments, our good parenting advice and wisdom, and instead assume our lowest personality traits.

What Is Marriage? A Conversation with Linda McClain

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 03.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

As legalization of same-sex marriage spreads to one-third of states including the recent vote in New Mexico and ruling in Utah and in Oklahoma, our understanding of marriage in general expands and thus our understanding of parenthood and family potentially expand as well.

Is It My Responsibility To Make My Son 'Cool'?

Joanna Schroeder | Posted 03.17.2014 | Parents
Joanna Schroeder

This isn't for me, I don't care if he's cool. I'll love every cell of him forever, endlessly, every second, regardless of what he chooses to do with his life. But there are times when it's just easier to be a cool guy.

With Our Children, the Past Gets Fuzzy So the Present Can Stay Clear

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Maggie Lamond Simone

Our children's journey to adulthood is like childbirth, in a way; you don't forget the idea of the pain, but you do forget, to an extent, the actual, physical pain.

Fear of Injection

Betsy Boyd | Posted 02.17.2014 | Women
Betsy Boyd

On the way home, I remind myself how all of this endless drug-taking and clinical prodding are my privileged choice, my elected First World problem. This thought is mature.

Sperm Donor #4282: A Love Story

Betsy Boyd | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Betsy Boyd

In the last year, over the course of four IUIs (intrauterine inseminations) and one IVF (in-vitro fertilization) procedure, I have purchased millions of sperm "donated" by men whose names, ages and places of birth remain unknown to me.

'Ryan Will Be Back In A Spectacular Way'

Posted 12.16.2013 | TV

Shed a few tears watching "Parenthood" last Thursday (Dec. 12), particularly when Ryan (Matt Lauria) told Amber (Mae Whitman) that he was reenlisting ...

I'm a Mom Who Loves the iPad Bouncy Seat. Let's Make It Even Better!

Andrea Bonior | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

Let's face it-- we live in a technological world, and babies need to be prepared for this from Day One. What happens if your child starts preschool and he or she is behind because they have not yet developed crucial electronic life skills, like touching a screen at exactly the right angle?

My Formula for Relief: Why I Stopped Breastfeeding

Whitney Fisch | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents
Whitney Fisch

As I look back on my pregnant life, I can say that I was so set on this for my child that I had some pretty nasty judgments on women who bottle fed. In my mind, there was no other option. Why wouldn't you feed your baby something so pure?

First Month With My Newborn Was Both the Fastest and Longest of My Life

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 02.11.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

The pictures my parent friends post on Facebook do not tell the whole story. Who wants to see a new mother crumbling underneath the stress of sleep deprivation and an inability to satisfy a crying infant?

Mama, If That's Movin' Up Then We're Movin' Out

Stacey Gish Wallenstein | Posted 02.10.2014 | Parents
Stacey Gish Wallenstein

I will be giving up Gotham for Long Island. So? What is 30 miles? I don't know if I'm sad to leave the city or sad to leave the walking-everywhere-still-holding-on-to-my-20's city version of me.

Gather Around Celebrating the Stories of the Season

John McCormick | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

The time I've spent telling stories with my sons is one of the greatest treasures of my life. It has created a special bond between us, something that no one else does for them.

The Big Car Years

Jennifer Meer | Posted 02.03.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Meer

As our family prepares to grow from four to five, we've decided my little sedan will just be too cozy and that we are reluctantly somewhat forced to graduate to the land of three rows.