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5 Reasons Why Childbirth Is Easier Than Feeding Your Kids

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Kristen Hewitt

Welcome to parenthood, and what could be our greatest challenge yet, feeding the little tyrants... I mean our beautiful children.

An Untold Story About James Gandolfini: Giving Up the Roles We Play

Allison Carmen | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Carmen

"A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees." Amelia Earheart My oldest child and James ...

IQ Doesn't Predict Success

Daniel Goleman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Education
Daniel Goleman

To further understand what attributes actually predict success, a more satisfying answer lies in another kind of data altogether: competence models.

Never Again Just You: Becoming 'Mama'

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

From the moment I heard Emma's shrill, loud cry as she emerged into the world, I knew that I would never again feel content unless I knew she was OK. When Charlotte arrived one minute later, floppy and quiet for a moment, that feeling doubled.

V-Day (It's Not The Day You're Thinking Of)

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

Did I think I'd go from being a reporter for KTLA to blogging about my recent vasectomy? Um, no. But if I'm able to help guys out there be more comfortable with having this procedure, then it's worth it.

A Letter To My Son On His Last Day Of Day Care

Jessica N. Turner | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Jessica N. Turner

May you continue to experience joy through creativity and learning all the days of your life.

5 Lessons on Sharing

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

If kindness is a trait we want our children to embrace, we have to model it. We have to be conscious of how we treat others, what we say about them and how we respond when we're hurt.

Dear Family Whisperer: Overcoming 4 Difficult Truths About Your Grandchild's Parents

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

When our children have children of their own, we have to remember that their lives are not ours to live. Your son has "the right" to circle the wagons around his family, but not to be rude and inconsiderate.

I Take My Children To Church Even Though I Have My Doubts

Sarah Stewart Holland | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Sarah Stewart Holland

Like an increasing number of Americans, I didn't see regular church attendance as essential to spirituality or my growth as a person. Then, I had my son.

What My 3-Year-Old Taught Me About Fear, Life And Business

Tiana Patrice | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Tiana Patrice

At the end of the summer, after watching all the other kids and how much fun they had playing with the elephant, I told myself that this was the day that I would conquer my fear.

A Petition For Change: Clothing Responsibility

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

It's pretty simple: offer real sizes for real girls and women of all sizes. When my daughter stares in the dressing room mirror and looks at her reflection and says she feels F-A-T, just whispering the letters because she doesn't event want to speak the word, then there's a problem.

Tween You and Me

Kristin Armstrong | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Kristin Armstrong

I want to be healthy, hilarious and comfortable enough in my skin to help my girls be healthy, hilarious and comfortable in theirs. I don't want to have such a tight grip on the beauty torch that representatives of the next generation have to pry it from my desperate, arthritic knuckles.

Vacation Travel Tips for Parents With Young Kids

Vincent Daly | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Vincent Daly

By default, children view parents as resident experts of the universe. Although kids possess the capacity to thrive when exposed to new experiences, they still seek the security of Mom and Dad when dealing with the unknown.

Advice for Overcoming Breastfeeding Roadblocks | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents

Knowing the benefits is only a part of what allows you to achieve the "winning goal" of exclusive breastfeeding. It's also important to have good information and support on your side.

5 Lessons I've Learned Raising A Boy

Mommy Nearest | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I am the mother of one high-energy, animated, car-obsessed 5-year-old boy. While he is the center of my universe, he has, at times, left me wanting to pull my hair out.

A Professor's Pointers for Success in College: 21 Easy-to-Follow Tips

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 08.06.2014 | College
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

Here's to ivy-covered buildings, critical thinking, independence, making friends for life, asking hard questions, becoming global citizens, and discovering who you really are.

How To Keep Your Children Safe from Injury? Focus On What You Can Control

Brian Beltz | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Brian Beltz

As parents, we play a vital role in keeping our children safe from harm and it is our duty to take whatever steps are necessary to do so.

On Bedside Baptist

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 08.06.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

I recognized the heaviness and sadness to be a tremendous feeling of guilt. Guilt that I would somehow impairing or negatively impacting my children's spiritual development all in the name of a few extra winks.

Life Lessons From the Velveteen Rabbit

Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP

My answer now to people when they ask how it feels to become an empty nester. I tell them that I feel like I have completed the most important phase of my life. I tell them that I loved until it hurt, that I knew I couldn't break because somebody needed me to be strong.

Outside Looking In

Bernadette Noll | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

A few years ago a mom emailed me about how she always felt like other moms were doing so much more and doing it better and it made her feel like she wasn't quite good enough at this mom thing. She referred to a photo on my blog that she said made me look like an easy-breezy cover-girl of a mom. I laughed when I realized what photo she was referring to, because there was more to that moment than was captured by the camera.

The Key To Imperfect Parenting

Brian Leaf | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

We're not superhuman or infallible. And our kids will wear us down and find this out. When we've got nothing left, they will ask for one more story. While we're having sex for the first time in seven weeks, they will wake up and call for a glass of water. And they will call us on our hypocrisies.

Judith Frank: Choosing Life

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 08.06.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

In All I Love and Know, Judith Frank presents a family that, though scarred and scared, overcomes division and distrust to create their own kind of unity.

Uncle Sam Parenting 101, How Much Is Enough

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Wendy N. Powell

Right down the street in my town of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, a mother was cuffed and taken away from her home due to her 7-year-old son's walk to th...

Barry Manilow's Amazingly Kind Gesture Towards A Young Fan

Allison Carmen | Posted 08.06.2014 | Fifty
Allison Carmen

Linda held on to her love for Barry Manilow's music quietly over the years until -- with Facebook -- she was able to transform her love for Barry's music into a new world of friendships and experiences.

A Doctor's Experience With Unvaccinated Children

Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP

I don't like to use scare tactics to convince parents to vaccinate their children, but the experiences I have had working in a hospital are very real, and I have watched children suffer terribly because they weren't immunized.