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Lullabies by Broadway's Best

Andy Propst | Posted 07.24.2012 | Parents
Andy Propst

Imagine you could gather Tony Award winners at your child's bedside to sing him or her to sleep. What if these artists were there to perform original lullabies by Stephen Sondheim?

The Importance of Making Memories With Our Children

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 07.24.2012 | Parents
Bruce Reyes-Chow

One of the reasons that I am so committed to my community -- church, family, school, etc. -- is because I don't believe we can move forward in heal...

The GOP's War on Children

Bruce Kluger | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Bruce Kluger

As in most presidential election years, noisy battles have been raging as the nation's political armies gear up for what promises to be an even nois...

Let Your Kids Know You Can Handle The Truth

The Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.24.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, My 12-year old used to tell me everything, but recently I found out that she lied to my face. She said she was at the home of a friend wh...

Why I Cried When My Son Was Born

Joel Stein | Posted 07.24.2012 | Parents
Joel Stein

I didn't learn all that much on the day my son was born, other than that women should definitely get the epidural right away, out of politeness to others. But I also learned that I had no idea how we start out.

That Could Be My Son One Day

Amelia | Posted 07.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Amelia

So how do I keep my son from becoming another statistic, another young person pushed to deadly means to end torment by those who think his existence is a sin, ugly, and wrong? Well, there is no guarantee that I can, but I can sure as hell try.

Self-Help From a 2-Year-Old

Jason Good | Posted 07.24.2012 | Parents
Jason Good

If you're gonna run, do it at top speed, man. Life is too short to walk in the mall.

Why I Regret Not Leaving My Husband Sooner

Mara Shapshay | Posted 07.23.2012 | Divorce
Mara Shapshay

I made sure to marry in my twenties so I could start a family in my thirties. I planned out my life to fit a very elaborate fairy tale. But, as they say, "God laughs at those who make plans."

6 Reasons to Hit the Farmers Market with Your Baby

Liz Kozak | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents
Liz Kozak

When my husband and I were trying to have a baby, going to the farmers market was one of the top reasons we wanted to be parents.

The Mother-Daughter Relationship: Complex at Age 5?

Kerry Lyons | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

When my daughter was only 3, she told me quite assertively: "I will never like what you want me to wear. Never ever in my whole life!"

Oh, Hey ... Do You Want to Buy Some Candy From Me?

LaughSpin | Posted 07.23.2012 | Comedy
LaughSpin

Oh, hey. How's it going? You look sooooooo nice today! What's that you're wearing -- pants?! Verrrrry cutting edge. They say pants are the new black. ANYHOO, i have a box of Hershey chocolate items on my desk.

"Get Off The Roller Coaster" And Other Rules Of Parenting

Lisa Belkin | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

"A mother is only as happy as her saddest child," the saying goes. She's only as anchored, and grounded and reassuring, too. But another part of this parenting job is to do a damn good impression of having our feet solidly on the ground. 

Breasts, Bras and a RHONJ Parenting Fail

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 07.22.2012 | Parents
Dr. Logan Levkoff

Teresa made fun of her daughter's body. She turned an intimate event into a public one, bringing an entire television audience's attention to her daughter's breasts and burgeoning sexuality.

The One Thing Politicians Can Agree on

Michael Zacka | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Michael Zacka

The magic that happens over shared meals can help preserve the American family, strengthen all of its members and enrich their lives. I'm sure America's Republicans and Democrats both agree that more families should be sitting together at dinner.

It's TIME to Talk About Breasts (and Attachment Parenting)

Chandra Hoffman | Posted 07.22.2012 | Parents
Chandra Hoffman

This is the story of my breasts, and how they fed my children in a wide variety of ways and for different lenghths of time through their early years.

Moms' Club: The New Happy Hour?

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 07.22.2012 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

Why is it that as soon as we become mothers, we are expected to leave our cosmos at the bar and settle for reruns of Sex and the City?

How a Grieving Mom Accidentally Rediscovered 'Fun'

Babble.com | Posted 07.22.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

There's a point to having fun, which is that it should be part of the human experience. A big part. I'd just completely lost touch with that.

Women vs. Mothers

Hayley Krischer | Posted 06.12.2012 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

There's a whole lot of warfare going on over unconventional mothering and much of it is being done by women.

Who's the Pervert? Is Hitting a Child More Acceptable Than Holding Her?

Erika Christakis | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
Erika Christakis

Single fathers -- gay fathers, no less -- seem to be under special scrutiny lest their loving attention veer into unsavory territory. Are we so uncomfortable with male nurturing that we assume something perverse about it?

This Year's Top 10 Summer Camp Must-Haves

Women & Co | Posted 07.22.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

I reached out to my network of savvy mom friends for a mini focus group and curated this list of top 10 must-haves for camp this summer.

Age 5 Is Not too Early to Learn Your Child Might Be Transgender

Wayne Maines | Posted 07.22.2012 | Parents
Wayne Maines

My 4-year-old son looked up at me and said, "Daddy I hate my boy parts. When do they go away?" The look in his eyes was one of sincere, innocent pain.

What Nobody Tells Parents, But Should

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.22.2012 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

What could possibly be the harm in pulling someone aside and saying, "You know, this is really none of my business. But I think what you're doing is amazing"?

Cheers To The Graduate

Judi Freedman | Posted 07.22.2012 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

My son D, my baby boy who I gave birth to 22 years ago this week, graduated from college. At his graduation ceremony, I took in every word that each speaker had to say.

45 Ideas for Summer Fun with Kids

Signe Whitson | Posted 07.22.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

I refuse to let another "must," "ought" or "should" prevent me from savoring this brief window of opportunity that I have to enjoy time with my only-young-once daughters.

5 Lies Moms of Teens Tell

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.21.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

What an easier time we would have if we felt we had permission to be real with ourselves and each other.