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Stop Using My Children To Scare Parents Out Of Vaccinating

Jen Forsyth | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Jen Forsyth

As an autism parent, it offends me that my children's condition is being used to scare people away from life-saving medical treatments.

Dear Sons: Marry Your Best Friend (and 7 Other Crucial Steps To Wedded Bliss)

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Abby Rodman, LICSW

Never get married because you think it's time; get married because you've found the right person -- no matter how much time that takes.

The Real Reason Why Kids Fidget -- And What We Can Do About It

Angela Hanscom | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Angela Hanscom

Fidgeting is a real problem. It is a strong indicator that children are not getting enough movement throughout the day. We need to fix the underlying issue.

10 Confessions To My College-Bound Child

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty
Alexandra Rosas

With only weeks until my firstborn child leaves for college, I struggled late into the night, taking notes on all the ground I wanted to cover before he left.

Why Dads Should Not Condemn Nicki Minaj

Sam Fiorella | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Sam Fiorella

Our girls have choices; the world is their oyster. Let's not teach them to hate other women for their choices. If we do, they'll learn to hate themselves when/if they find themselves in a situation where their bodies are, voluntarily or otherwise, being objectified

The Mother and Son That Left My Restaurant Happy

Tony Posnanski | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

The hardest part of any job is wondering what you are doing to help society. I come into work and wonder every day if what I am doing is worthwhile. Does making burgers and fries really make a difference?

When The Pieces Came Together

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Wendy Fontaine

"I think I'm going to practice calling James 'dad,'" Angie said, her eyes fixed on the scene unfolding across our kitchen table.

3 Reasons You Are Not a Fraud

Carol Morgan | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Carol Morgan

You are awesome. Everyone is awesome in their own way. So pat yourself on the back and don't feel like you're not worthy. You are worthy! You're not a fraud! You're awesome!

Bethenny Talks Parenting and Her New Children's Book, Cookie Meets Peanut

Caroline Presno | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

Cookie Meets Peanut, comes out September 23rd and is based on a special dynamic in her own family -- how Cookie, her much loved 14-year-old dog, and her 4-year-old daughter, Bryn, became friends after a rocky start.

The Contradictory Truth About Breastfeeding

CT Working Moms | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Breastfeeding is the most foreign natural thing I've ever done.

7 Absolute Truths About Being A Dad, According To Obama

The Huffington Post | Cayla Rasi | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents

Today, the leader of the free world turns 53. But to two young women, it's just dad's b-day. So, to celebrate Barack Obama -- a father who is "just th...

How to Improve Your Sex Life: Risk Living Dangerously

Daniel Griffin, Ph.D. | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel Griffin, Ph.D.

A couple recently came into my office.  On paper, they had a reasonably healthy marriage. Greg had suffered some setbacks at work, and got depresse...

What My Son Taught Me About Living in the Moment

Holly Klaassen | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Holly Klaassen

How many moments am I missing because I'm in such a rush to get to the next thing? What 'here and now's' am I wishing away (even if not consciously) because I just want to do something else or be somewhere else?

Why Clinging to the Past (or the Future) Makes You Suffer

Grete DeAngelo | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Grete DeAngelo

Being a parent forces you to constantly be aware of the passage of time. Your life runs to the rhythm of school years and holidays and sports seasons and annual checkups. Parents feel it, and kids feel it too.

A Challenge to Principals: Focus on Staff Strengths

Brad L. Johnson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Brad L. Johnson

Unfortunately, in education as in culture, we focus more on improving areas of weaknesses rather than developing strengths or leadership abilities.

66 Places Women Have Breastfed Without Incident

Dr. G | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Dr. G

Breastfeeding is hard! All of the mandates and rules and guidelines and recommendations seem to forget that one, central fact. Those guidelines aren't wrong, or bad, but they don't always tell the whole story.

The Number One Word You Should Always Use WIth Your Grandchildren

Gramma Good | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

There are days that I turn on the TV and I am appalled at what is going on in our society. Every day the news shows us another story where someone did something so awful. It seems so many people have lost the values that many of us were brought up with. I have to wonder -- where is the responsibility? Where is the discipline? Where is the leadership? Where are the standards?

I Wonder What My Barbie Would Think Of Me Now

Marie Zullo | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Marie Zullo

Like so many young girls, I spent much of my childhood playing with my Barbie. While my friends' Barbies were making wedding plans with Ken or decorating their Barbie homes, my Barbie was studying to be a lawyer. Though she was happy dating Ken, she was in no rush to marry him. She never sat in the passenger's seat of her convertible. She drove.

Coming Full Circle: Heading To Korea To Entertain The Troops

Carole Montgomery | Posted 08.03.2014 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

I leave to go to South Korea in a few days. Not on vacation, I'm going for my 11th tour entertaining the troops with Armed Forces Entertainment. I had been approached many times by them to go on tour but chose to wait till my son was 18. That was four years ago. I didn't want to stop mothering so I decided to mother the US military.

The Evolution of the Digital Parent

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

A major part of the challenge of parenting in this day and age lies in managing the increasingly digital lives of their children, especially in their tween and teen years.

In the Time That a Blueberry Ripens

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents
Ann V. Klotz

Over the July weeks, blueberries ripen, dark purple-blue, gaining volume and sweetness. If you sneak one early, it is too tart; if you wait until the right afternoon, warm sweetness explodes, the taste of summer. What else happens in those days it takes for blueberries to ripen?

What All Parents (Even Happily Married Ones) Should Tell Their Kids About Divorce

Christina Pesoli | Posted 08.01.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Whether you're happily married or filing for divorce (or somewhere in between), it's always a good time to review how you present the topic of divorce to your own kids.

5 Tips to Teach Your Kids to Fight Fair

Marilynn Halas | Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents
Marilynn Halas

In the real world people disagree, get frustrated and even fight. Conflict is a normal and natural part of every meaningful life. So why are so many of us afraid of confrontation? Maybe it's because we never learned healthy ways to have Constructive Conflict.

Author Stands By Essay That Infuriated Moms A Decade Ago

OWN | Posted 08.01.2014 | OWN

In 2005, mother of four Ayelet Waldman wrote an essay published by The New York Times that ignited a firestorm of controversy in the parenting communi...

23 Reasons You Should Go Hug Your Mom

Lexi Herrick | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

For the fact that no matter what job she had in life, you were the most difficult, and still the most important.