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What's Your Family's Priorities?

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

Do you ever find yourself asking the BIG questions about life? Why am I here? How can I make a difference? Do you set your priorities accordingly? Do you find the answers change as your life unfolds?

Today, My Son Became a PhD!

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

People often comment about how lucky I am to have such a smart son. Yes, I consider myself blessed. But I also know all the challenges, sacrifices and determination that it took to get him to this day.

Are You Parenting a Champion?

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

As I watch the Olympic champions this year, I think of their parents and all the time, energy and resources they invested to help their children get to this place.

Who Will Define Our Children?

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

Do we want them to be like us, or totally different? Do we care about the lifestyle they choose as long as they find happiness? Do we have the courage to help them figure out who they are without imposing our mirror on them?

As You Prepare for the Big Game, Remember -- Your Children Are Watching

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

The younger son spent most of his time playing his video game -- except when his father was yelling at the field. Then the boy would look up and mimic exactly what his father was saying

Learning From Our Children

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

How many of us have really thought about why we became parents, what our expectations were and how we're meeting those expectations? Most of us have gotten to a point in our children's lives when we ask ourselves, "How did this happen? What am I doing wrong?"

What Will You Experience This Holiday Season?

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

In the rush and crunch of creating the perfect holiday season (parties, planning, purchasing) how often do you pause and sincerely experience appreciation for the big and little things in life that often get taken for granted?

11 Ways Having A Dog Helped Prepare Me For Having Twins

Rebecca Ascher-Walsh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Ascher-Walsh

Five years after having twin girls, I can say that living with and loving dogs has taught me the eleven essential truths of being a parent.

The Definition of 'Dad'

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 08.15.2013 | Parents
Wendy Fontaine

James is the man with whom she and I have been living for more than two years now. No, he is not her father -- not in the biological sense, anyway. But he does the things fathers do. Angie found a word for a person who does things like that. Dad.

Leave Our Princesses Alone

Liz Kozak | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents
Liz Kozak

...Is it just me, or does it look like Cinderella's been making pies outta that pumpkin carriage? ...More like "Beauty and the BEEF," know what I'm saying???

What Happens After we Dry Our Tears?

Jenn Horton | Posted 02.18.2013 | Parents
Jenn Horton

It's in the weeks that follow tragedy that the majority of us look up from our hustle and bustle, look at strangers' faces and feel the bond of humanity. But come January, we're entrenched in our to-do lists, back in our bubbles, our connection gone. Apathy becomes our greatest contagion.

10 Types Of Moms On Facebook

Liz Kozak | Posted 12.09.2012 | Parents
Liz Kozak

Hey, Facebook Moms! I heard ya, loud and clear. It seems I left quite a few of us off the list.

She Can't Remember Being A Mom

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.04.2012 | Parents

The scrapbook of Kay Delaney's mind is nearly blank. Delaney, 55, slipped and hit her head at work last year, erasing more than 20 years of memories t...

What We Know About HuffPost Parents Now That We're 1-Year-Old

Farah L. Miller | Posted 10.03.2012 | Parents
Farah L. Miller

Once you have children, there is only one way to hear a story -- and that is with them in mind.

Reclaim Your Wife: How An Ad For A Baby Bottle Went Very Wrong

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.22.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

In two tweets, fewer than 280 characters, a fledgling manufacturer (actually a husband and wife who invented the product in their kitchen) managed to press some of the hottest buttons in parenting.

5 Ways Parenting is Like The Newsroom

Liz Kozak | Posted 08.31.2012 | Parents
Liz Kozak

The news never stops, and neither does parenting. Disaster can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone.

A Mom's Guide to HBO's 'Girls'

Liz Kozak | Posted 06.16.2012 | Parents
Liz Kozak

Do you think it's okay for parents to financially support their adult children, especially in today's tough economy?

The $200,000 Nanny: Are The Rest Of Us Cheating Our Children?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.20.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Are the richest parents really buying better care for their kids? Or just shinier care? If you are struggling to pay the "mid-range" salary, are you somehow not doing right by your child?

Almost There: Update On New Name For To-Be-Named-By-You-Blog

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.27.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Naming a blog turns out to be like naming a child. You spend a lot of time speaking your choices out loud, seeing how they "feel." You worry about the impression they make and the messages they send.

When Good Parents Leave Their Baby Home Alone

Jacoba Urist | Posted 01.30.2012 | Parents
Jacoba Urist

At a party last week, a couple told us a "funny" parenting story. They were staying in Paris, and decided to leave their 1-year-old asleep in his Pack 'n Play, and get a drink at a place nearby. No need for a babysitter.

The 11/11/11 - 11:11 Baby!

AP | Posted 01.11.2012 | Parents

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. -- Jacob Anthony Saydeh (say-DAH') won't have any trouble remembering precisely when he was born. Virtua Memorial hospital in Mount...

Wait, Aren't Family Homes Off-Limits?

Jacoba Urist | Posted 12.12.2011 | New York
Jacoba Urist

Under all of Occupy Wall Street's signage, there's a fundamental truth we can't afford to ignore: the growing income gap in this country is a big problem for everybody. Yesterday, though, they crossed a line in the sand.

Vacation Planning for Mommies

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lamond Simone

The purpose of a vacation, they say, is to make us feel better. It is an opportunity to escape from real life for awhile, to pamper ourselves, to do things we ordinarily don't do.