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Don't Act Like You Don't Hear The Baby Crying!

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

It's amazing what a lack of sleep will do to a person. I don't know about you, but no sleep for me equals psychopath. Well, psychopath is a bit strong of a word. I'll go with lunatic.

The Moment I Stopped Being Perfect: The Truth About Perfect Moms

Katie Hurley | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

Perfect moms are everywhere these days, aren't they? You know the ones. They wear the perfect outfits, push the perfect strollers, respond to the needs of their babies at the perfect moment, and always flash a perfect smile. No? You're not familiar with the type? That's because the perfect mom doesn't exist.

The Girl Who Learned to Love Mama's Boys

Ashley Allen | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Ashley Allen

I've ended up with three little boys; I know they're still young, and I have my work cut out for me, but I know I'm up to the task. I know now that my destiny was never to "fix" men; it was to raise them. And I know my daughters-in-law will someday thank me for raising Mama's Boys.

5 Stages of Maternity Swimsuit Shopping

Jacqueline Burt Cote | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Jacqueline Burt Cote

Three-way mirrors are soul-crushing windows into the depths of hell under the best of circumstances; put a pregnant lady wearing an ill-fitting tankini in front of them and expect nothing short of a full-scale nervous breakdown

The Ballet of Waking Up As A Single Parent

John McElhenney | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
John McElhenney

I love the quiet mornings. And on the weekends, especially in the summer, I love the pace at which the house wakes up.

5 Ways to Get Your Toddler To Do Almost Anything

Jessica Shaool | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Jessica Shaool

The FOMO ("Fear of Missing Out") phenomenon isn't limited to single, trendy 20-somethings living in Manhattan. Shortly after my son started to understand language, I learned through sheer luck that toddlers actually experience FOMO too.

Why August is the Time To Get Your Kids to Eat Breakfast

KnowMore TV | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

You may already know that breakfast can help kids perform better in school, control their weight and consume sometimes tricky-to-get nutrients such as vitamin D that tend to be plentiful in breakfast foods. But recent research is even more impressive.

'Mommy, Are You Paying Attention?'

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Sarah Rudell Beach

Yes, there are important tasks that need to get done. And making time for ourselves is important. But what do we miss by not paying attention? We miss the now. And that's pretty much everything...

You Say Middle, I Say Center

Alisa Schindler | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Alisa Schindler

I wanted to protect him, but the more I focused on him, the more he fought it off. It was like he already had a shield of armor around his heart, which pretty much broke mine. I thought I had sealed his fate and he was punishing me.

'A Good Mother Would Pick Up Her Crying Baby'

Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Taryn Hillin

The mother who was incessantly rocking the stroller back and forth, trying desperately to make the child stop -- but making zero progress. Then a man, who happened to be shirtless and seen one too many days in the Venice sun, finally said it -- LOUD -- so everyone could hear: "You know a good mother would pick up her crying child."

A Letter to The Parents of the Golf Cart Kids

Cort Ruddy | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

I've seen your kids zooming around, going the places they think they need to get as quickly as possible. I'm not writing to say they're going too fast, which they probably are. Or that the buzzing is ruining our family's quiet vacation, which it likely is. I'm writing on behalf of your kids.

Why Losing My Friends Meant Losing Myself

Jen Simon | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

The ghosts of my friendships past still haunt me to varying degrees. The losses all hurt in some way or another, but the most hurtful time I've lost friends was after I became a mother.

The Closet Door Swings Both Ways

Rick Clemons | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Rick Clemons

This is not a DIY moment about how to get your closet door unstuck. Or maybe it is. For now it's a few moments of truth.

Why It's Okay to Take Care of Yourself and Say No to Others

Aaron Greenwood | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Aaron Greenwood

While I realize not everyone will burn out or struggle simply because of illness or injury, my body made sure to remind me in the most aggressive of ways that it could, indeed, crash and burn if I wasn't more mindful of it being over-scheduled.

How I Made Peace With My Son's Blank Baby Book

Luise Meyer | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Luise Meyer

I have come to the conclusion that I make a better mother when I am happy. When I do less of what I should and more of what I want.

Hitting Home: No One Has a Right to Be Violent

Mike Cruse | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Mike Cruse

As a man trying to raise another man, I refuse to continue or cultivate a culture of, "Well, she was asking for it" or "Well, she shouldn't have provoked me." I will instead raise my son to make the CHOICE to be a good man.

Dear Mom On The iPhone: You're Doing Fine

Jennifer Hicks | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Hicks

I don't know you. I don't know your story. But I do know that you don't need to watch every hop, skip, jump, twirl, swing, bite, song, dance, blink or breath to be a good mom.

Tough Love: My Most Excruciating Night as a Parent

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Michelle Rose Gilman

During the four months before my son turned 18, I think I saw him maybe 12 times. He would leave early in the morning and return late in the evening. When our paths did cross, his eyes were glazed over.

Back-to-School and Back-to-Schedule

Amber Sabathia | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

The month of August in our home is the "No Schedule" month. The kids are officially out of day camp. School hasn't started and it seems to be the furthest thing from our kids' minds.

Mobile Learning and the Long Tail of Education

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 08.08.2014 | Education
Suren Ramasubbu

The challenge is for teachers to identify or learn the effective use of mobile learning to implement any combination of the automatic differentiation strategies.

Sturdy

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

Out on the trail, the loudest sound I heard was the rain when the wind shook it from the pines. Between the quiet, the rest, the reading and the walking, I had an unusual sensation that my chest had expanded and my head was lighter.

Being a Mother: The Expectation and the Reality

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Sybil Adelman Sage

Expected: Natural delivery with no intervention Reality: 20 hours of non-progressive labor that required a C-section

To The Girl Who's Going To Break My Son's Heart

Katia Bishops | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents
Katia Bishops

I wish you could see him as a 4-year-old boy on the playground last week. Maybe you would change your mind.

10 Bad Habits Parents Need To Break

Dynamom | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Dynamom

The fact is, we could all make better choices. But instead of focusing your energy on what we may be doing wrong, let's spend more time focusing on what we're doing that's right. Every time you have a parenting "win," give yourself a little credit. Go ahead, revel in your parental awesomeness!

A Message For My Children On Their First Day Of School

Leah Vidal | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents
Leah Vidal

Today, you embark on yet another new chapter in your young lives, and as we rode the elevator down from the 17th floor I thought of so many things I wanted to say to you.