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Pink Is for Girls and Purple Is for Boys

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

It's 2014. This all seems so archaic. Can't we all agree to let our kids like what they like without imposing on them an old-fashioned, arbitrary view about colors? They're just colors!

5 Reasons I Love My Husband More After Having A Baby

Becky Schroeder | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Becky Schroeder

I had faith he would do his best to adapt to the steep learning curve of parenthood, but it wasn't until I actually saw my husband in action (starting in the delivery room) that I knew I was going to love him more now that we had a baby.

The 25-Year-Old 'Secret' That New Parents Need to Know

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

When his daughter Olive was born, Jason used his skills as a journalist and his "investigative toolkit" to identify the resources and skills he needed to make himself "a better parent."

9 Things I Want To Tell My 9-Year-Old As She Starts 4th Grade

Maria Colaco | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents
Maria Colaco

School friends, teachers, mentors, coaches -- they all play a very vital role in how your child responds to the world. And while it is great to have a variety of influences, I just want to slip some of my knowledge and thoughts to Lily this fourth grade year.

The Final Adventure of Nicky, the Skunk and the Dinosaur

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

Most of the time, I stayed for a quick story and was glad I did. But now I look back and miss the Skunk and the Dinosaur, and I kick myself for not fully appreciating the stories at the time.

Travel Lessons: Time Is the Only Currency

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.04.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Travel teaches you that time is really the only valuable currency in life. We all start out with the same bank account with a deposit of about 30,000 days in our lives (approximately 82 years).

The Sentence I Didn't Understand Until I Became A Parent

Christine Skoutelas | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents
Christine Skoutelas

There really can be no losers in a competition to out-love someone, can there? Everybody participating wins.

When Our College Freshman's Launching Starts to Wobble

Ann Rasmussen | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents
Ann Rasmussen

We're not prepared for this new set of long-distance worries. We assumed that our parental fretting would recede in the rearview mirror along with the college campus after drop-off.

Grandmothers: The Glue That Holds the Family Together

Gramma Good | Posted 09.04.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

My role is to be a grandmother to all 18 children. What I do for one, I do for all. It is my responsibility to keep them together as a harmonious unit. My relationship with each is on a very personal level.

Who Would Have Known?

Sally Fay | Posted 09.04.2014 | Divorce
Sally Fay

To those struggling with divorce: Be patient with yourself and to have hope. There is a lot of good that can come out of a divorce. I am so grateful to be out of that awful gloom and into the bright light of awareness. I am truly so happy. Who would have known?

Does Motherhood Ever Become Obsolete?

Mindy Trotta | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents
Mindy Trotta

I'm not quite sure who first used the metaphor "nest" to refer to one's home, but that wise soul was really spot on. We'd often come across nests poki...

The Most Important Lesson I Learned From My Grandmother

Rachael Stark | Posted 09.04.2014 | Fifty
Rachael Stark

My Grandma Elizabeth lived to be 104 years old. In her lifetime, she witnessed World Wars I and II, The Great Depression, the Holocaust, the Vietnam War, the crumbling of the Berlin Wall, September 11th and a few other events. Without an iPhone, undergoing Botox, owning a flat-screen TV, or joining Cross Fit, she was the strongest woman I have ever known.

'Kelly and Cal': A Fresh Look at Disabilities in Film

Isaac Zablocki | Posted 09.03.2014 | Arts
Isaac Zablocki

Kelly is having a tough time with her newborn, but more so, she is having trouble assuming the role of a mother. She is not just affected by her hormones and lack of sleep, but also by the devastating change in her life.

Parents: Are You Favoring Boys Over Girls?

Judith Ward | Posted 09.03.2014 | Money
Judith Ward

In a recent survey by T. Rowe Price, we found that, across the board, boys feel they are better prepared for their financial future.

Say Adios to the Babymoon and Embrace Adventure With Kids

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Carrie Visintainer

I always find that my kids can hike farther, climb higher or process deeper than I might think. It's the most beautiful thing to watch them adapt, learn, make friends in new places and begin to understand the concept of empathy.

The Power of 'Delete'

Gramma Good | Posted 09.03.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

Out of the blue, in her fast-clipped voice, she said, "I added a new word to my vocabulary...DELETE. Been there, done that with women who play the one up you game and are boring!"

School Days Daze

MotherWoman | Posted 09.03.2014 | Parents
MotherWoman

By Carlie Ramer I am a native New Yorker, so when we moved to a small town down South ten years ago, there were many cultural differences to navigate...

Why Do Moms Judge Other Moms?

CT Working Moms | Posted 09.03.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Why do we judge other moms? Why do we argue with each other and cut each other down? What do we get out of it?

Back-to-School Anxiety

Richard Weissbourd | Posted 09.03.2014 | Parents
Richard Weissbourd

Whether or not your child is feeling anxious about the start of school, you can use this time to talk to principals, guidance counselors and teachers about the importance of creating a classroom and school that feels safe and welcoming.

That One Time A Stranger Called My Toddler 'Fat'

Janel Mills | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents
Janel Mills

To start, let's be real: Bella is not fat, or even remotely overweight. She's not rail-thin like my other daughter, but how many kids are? Bella is a healthy weight for her body and her age. To think someone could look at a child her age and think she is overweight is unnerving.

Finding Coupleness In Our Parenthood

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 09.03.2014 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

There's no question, in the trajectory of our time together, we've entered a new phase in our relationship. We've gone from couplehood to parenthood

How to Lull Your Infant Into a False Sense of Security So They'll Sleep

Reductress | Posted 09.03.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

Getting a baby to fall asleep is hard, especially when you consider the harshness of the bleak world they've been suddenly thrust into. As generations of mothers have done before you, use these maneuvers to lull your infant into believing in the artifice of love and safety that surrounds them.

Raising Spiritually-Full Children Without a Specific Religion

Megan Davies Mennes | Posted 09.03.2014 | Parents
Megan Davies Mennes

I don't really care what religious beliefs they choose so long as they're thinking about it, questioning it and ascribing to a system of beliefs that honors kindness, empathy and compassion for those around them.

Supermodel Molly Sims Talks Old-Fashioned, Southern Parenting Values With a Modern Twist

Caroline Presno | Posted 09.03.2014 | Celebrity
Caroline Presno

Sims and Scott Stuber, her film producer husband of almost three years, are on the same page in terms of parenting style, perhaps because he grew up with a Southern mother. He always has Sim's back in disciplinary matters.

Stay-At-Home Mom Starts Her Career As A DJ - At 40!

Posted 09.03.2014 | MarloThomas

"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...