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'Parenthood' Gets A New Character

Posted 09.27.2013 | TV

It looks like Julia (Erika Chirstensen) has some competition: "Lost" alum Sonya Walger is headed to "Parenthood," and she has her eye on Joel (Sam Jae...

Look Who's Back On 'Parenthood' For More

Posted 07.11.2013 | TV

Matt Lauria is officially returning to "Parenthood" for its fifth season. The "Friday Night Lights" alum will reprise his role as Ryan York on the...

12 Things I Never Would Have Done Until I Had Kids

Amy Flory | Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents
Amy Flory

I used to do things. Now I do other things. But every now and again I get the chance to do one of the old things, and then I feel new again.

So What If We Turn Into Our Mothers?

Michele Willens | Posted 09.08.2013 | Fifty
Michele Willens

I am well aware that many folks have mothers they truly don't want to emulate: those who were not nice ladies, who didn't have the energy or compassion to grandparent well, who couldn't find a way to age with grace. I pledge never again to say, 'I have turned into my mother' unless I make it very clear that I am, in fact, bragging.

Keeping It Real

Jennifer Meer | Posted 09.07.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Meer

Parenthood isn't about perfection. How could it be? At its core, it is the business of imperfect humans raising other imperfect little humans to the best of their ability and loving them with everything they've got.

When 'Mama' Is Her First Word

Doug Rigg | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Doug Rigg

After the "M" bomb went off, a barrage of questions entered my already crowded brain, questions I'm sure many gay dads have pondered: How are we going to explain our unique family to our daughter? How do we explain the concept of having a biological mother who is not actually her parent?

Fear Upon Fear for the Fourth of July

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

What is there to win? No woman wants to "win" by having to have an abortion. Do the primarily white male legislators fear losing control? Losing political contributions? Do men fear losing out to women who really do need freedom for health care of their own bodies?

Monica Potter: 'Kristina Bugged Me'

Posted 06.25.2013 | TV

Up until Season 4, Kristina Braverman (Monica Potter) was known for being an uptight supermom on "Parenthood." And there was a time when even Potte...

And She Rides

Nancy Sharp | Posted 08.21.2013 | Parents
Nancy Sharp

I wasn't able to protect my daughter the day she was hit on her bike. I am, however, able to cheer her courage today. Love and letting go co-mingle; this is the axiom of parenthood.

Look Who's Back On 'Parenthood'

Posted 06.21.2013 | TV

Ray Romano is heading back to "Parenthood" for Season 5, Deadline was the first to report. According to the website, the "Everybody Loves Raymond" ...

Dear Daughter: 13 Things I Want You To Know On Your 13th Birthday

Shelley Emling | Posted 08.21.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

People always say that my daughter looks just like my husband and nothing like me, a remark that's a bit disheartening considering that, in their next breath, they usually note how pretty she is.

The Downside for Dads

Katherine Ullman | Posted 08.19.2013 | Parents
Katherine Ullman

Let's remember that women can't "lean in" until men share the care, and men won't do this until workplaces adopt family-friendly policies and tackle the flexibility stigma that renders them impotent.

Father's Day as a Transgender Man

Mitch Kellaway | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Mitch Kellaway

I witness Ezekiel's first Father's Day in a Philadelphia hotel room. I surmise that there are numerous others within our community celebrating this first today, one pinnacle amongst the many precious firsts that transgender men experience throughout our gender transitions.

Ray Romano Could Come Back To 'Parenthood'

Posted 06.17.2013 | TV

Hank and Sarah shippers, you may be getting what you want after all. TVLine asked "Parenthood" executive producer David Hudgins if Ray Romano could...

The Case for Children

Rabbi Simcha Weinstein | Posted 08.17.2013 | Parents
Rabbi Simcha Weinstein

Many people claim they can't afford to have children, but if we want to maintain our social safety net and standard of living, we can't afford not to.

Lifetime's The Client List and Army Wives Are Two of the Best Soaps on TV; The Challenges Facing Dallas

Ed Martin | Posted 08.17.2013 | TV
Ed Martin

Why doesn't Lifetime receive more media attention for its Sunday night soap opera block, which features two of the most consistently entertaining serials on television, Army Wives and The Client List?

Poll: Most Men Want To Be Dads

AP | JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 08.15.2013 | Parents

A recent Associated Press-WE tv poll found more than 8 in 10 men said they have always wanted to be fathers or think they'd like to be one someday. D...

Father Seeks Father

William Dameron | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

When my daughters visit, they deposit little pieces of themselves all over our apartment: bras on the back of the bathroom door, empty glasses in the sink, and pretzels on the floor. When they leave, things go missing, like my heart.

Skills of Good Parents

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 08.08.2013 | Parents
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

Parenting is a demanding task and it takes an aware, determined and conscious parent to be a good one. The good news is many of us can be great parent...

Dad Humor: Groan-Worthy or Pure Genius?

Alf LaMont | Posted 08.12.2013 | Comedy
Alf LaMont

You can bet that somewhere in suburbia there's a dad, mowing a lawn, who is fairly certain that if the world heard but half of the zingers, he'll be bigger than that Jimmy Kimmel guy. You can also bet that his family disagrees with that observation, especially his kids.

A Mother's Promise on Father's Day

Kirsten Palladino | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents
Kirsten Palladino

My dearest chickadees, I want you to know that although we may have lost the two most important men in my life, you are the two most important boys in my life. And you are beyond blessed with an amazing mother, a woman I am honored to share my life with.

Lauren Graham's Book Is Headed To TV

Posted 06.11.2013 | TV

Lauren Graham has another TV gig lined up. Graham, who recently became a New York Times bestseller with her debut novel "Someday, Someday, Maybe,"...

Letter to the Clothing Store Cashier

Kaylee Scottaline | Posted 08.11.2013 | Parents
Kaylee Scottaline

I used to be just like you. I used to look at the women with screaming, misbehaved babies and think, why can't this woman control her kid?

The Incredible List of 10 Steps to Create a Magical Summer for Kids

Maggie M. Ethridge | Posted 08.06.2013 | Parents
Maggie M. Ethridge

Summer can be stuffed with days that your kids will never forget and you will never regret. Simple, free ( or cheap! ) and designed to create a flow of magic summer memories, the following list contains my best ideas for every summer with my four kids, and hopefully your best summer with yours.

Single Dads Face More Pressure to Have Babies (and Single Moms Win at Dating)

Emma Johnson | Posted 08.05.2013 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

While friends will occasionally ask if I want more children, I don't feel much pressure to make a decision. I'm single, after all. I have two kids who are awesome and healthy.