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Mompreneur Tips: Robin Chase, Founder of Zipcar

Anjali Varma | Posted 03.25.2014 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

"Its going to be incredibly hard."

Bemused by a Math Muse

Len Filppu | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Len Filppu

I do not hate math. I respect math. I did well in math. But because I've not used many math skills beyond the basics in my adult life, I've often questioned our education system's obsession with math and its dominance in our classrooms.

The Parenting Fear I Couldn't Escape -- And Still Apologize For

Julia Fierro | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Julia Fierro

We laugh about it now. Still, I find myself apologizing now and then, despite the years that have passed, because I haven't completely forgiven myself.

Parent by Example

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Joseph W. Gauld

If we are feeling somewhat trapped in a routine, then no matter how free or responsible we may act, our children will respond to our trapped feelings.

9 Things Never To Say To The Parents Of A Newborn

Beau Coffron | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

Now that I have a 1-month-old child again, it has become abundantly clear that there are times when people just don't know what to say to me.

Kidnapping's 3 Stages: Lure, Induction, Captivity

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.25.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

As a security and safety expert, I often lecture about all the facets of a kidnapping. There are three basic stages or phases of the kidnapping experi...

10 Truths About Parenting Small Children

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents

In today's very digital world, there are plenty of ways for parents to find comfort, support and laughter without leaving the comfort chaos of their o...

6 Cheap And Easy Birthday Party Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Cheryl Butler | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Cheryl Butler

Kids don't need a fancy party or an entire park of wild animals. What they want is to spend time with you and their friends doing something fun.

And Now We're Solid... Solid As a Food

Stacey Gish Wallenstein | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Stacey Gish Wallenstein

You wait for these big milestones. You read books about them. It's exciting. You write about them in the baby book... three months later, when you actually find it. But with my second child, I see these milestones as lightning-fast speedballs that mean my squish ball is growing up.

Where Are the Girls in Family Films and Media? A Conversation With Madeline Di Nonno

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

There are some lovely shows that simply don't do a great job of representing women or girls. Instead of flipping the channel or finding a new movie, consider talking about what your child is watching first.

My 7-Year-Old Daughter Tried To 'Catfish' Me

Tom M. Burns | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Tom M. Burns

I know it's innocent, but, at the very least, this little prank -- this old-school attempt to "catfish" her old man -- reminds me that my daughter is getting older every day.

Making Art? Getting Healthy? There Are Kids' Apps for That -- and More

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

There's a seemingly endless supply of apps for practicing math, vocabulary, grammar and other traditional school subjects. But you may be surprised to know what else kids can learn.

Let's Talk About the Birds and... Um... the Birds?

Amelia | Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Amelia

My little boy will soon start becoming a little man, and as a gay-identified kid, what kind of sexual knowledge will he need? How will "the sex talk" be different for him? I don't have real answers to these questions, but I am trying to figure it out.

10 Things to Consider if Your Ex-Wife Has Breast Cancer

Richard Melnick | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard Melnick

If you're estranged, bury the hatchet. It's a chance to clean your lenses. She's the mother of your kids and if anything happens to her, your children will be devastated. Do it for them.

Cancer Has Made Me Socially Awkward

Jennifer Campisano | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Campisano

When I do meet new people here, and this is a direct consequence of cancer: I never know when or how it's appropriate to share my health history with others. I feel awkward and insecure, which is not typical for me.

Two-Year-Old Blissfully Unaware of the Horror of Mother's Home Birth

Reductress | Posted 03.24.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

This post originally appeared on Reductress.com. Toddler Grayson Douglas was having a great day playing, snacking and napping. As he alternated bet...

8 Things You Do In Your 20s That (Surprisingly) Make You A Good Parent One Day

Jessica Blankenship | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Jessica Blankenship

Luckily, all those long nights -- whether you were being a hardworking student or a wild child -- that your mom told you were unhealthy were actually getting you trained for being a parent who could stay up all night and still be mostly human the next day.

5 Great Spring Break Travel Tips for Families

Lisa Lori | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Lisa Lori

Before you go away for a week, weekend or even just a much needed overnight getaway, here are a few of my travel tips to make the most of your getaway.

Shocking News: Being a Stay-at-Home Dad Is Tough!

Steve Belanger | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Steve Belanger

Those first few months were tough. There were some days when I just couldn't deal any more. My wife would walk in the door at six and I would just hand her the baby while choking back tears. I was fighting a battle of wills with a baby and losing. Badly.

The Inconvenient Truth About Being A Mom

Jennifer Benjamin | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Benjamin

There are going to be boo-boos and tears and sickness. That's just real life. So maybe the best thing we can do is be resilient, and show our kids how to be resilient, too.

The Education of Little America

K. Ford K. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Education
K. Ford K.

The education of Little America doesn't just take place during the school day. Education is a continuous process that goes on every single minute of a child's life. Every adult in America can take the time to teach something to a child.

The Lessons My 80-Year-Old Mother Whispered In My Ear

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

My mother just turned 80. She doesn't look 80, or whatever I thought 80 looked like. She doesn't act 80, or whatever I thought 80 acted like. Florence Henderson is 80. Cicely Tyson is 80. Willie Nelson, Barbara Feldon, Joan Rivers -- all 80. It doesn't seem possible to me that they are that old.

Be Your Family's Chief Security Officer

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.23.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

I won't lie: This kind of vigilance requires a lot of thought to get it rolling. It's not second nature to many people, but they can work on that element and improve over time so that it's automatic to put the alarm system on when going to bed.

Family Glamping: 8 Hotels With Fabulous Faux Camping

MiniTime | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Located on 18 acres wooded with pine and oak trees, the Houstonian Hotel has a Kids Campout Package that features a room tent, sleeping bags and cushioned mats, along with scene-setting glow-in-the-dark stars and a stuffed raccoon.

How Loss Affects Our Daily Lives

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Recovering from loss takes time but there are ways to treat our psychological injuries. Caring for our emotional wounds will help accelerate the recovery process so we emerge from our loss with our lives, identities, relationships, and beliefs intact.