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The Reality I Live With But Can't Quite Accept

Carter Gaddis | Posted 06.22.2014 | Parents
Carter Gaddis

We can't have it all. I know that. But sometimes, if only for a day, it might be nice to have a little more. Sometimes, it would be nice to be there.

Cartoon Characters Shave Their Heads To Make A BIG Statement

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.22.2014 | Parents

Snoopy never looked so cool. The Peanuts' pooch and other animated characters shaved their heads to show kids who have lost hair to chemotherapy t...

Pregnant Fitness Trainer Says She's Bullied At Gym

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.22.2014 | Parents

Sara Haley is expecting better treatment at the gym. The personal trainer, who is 35 weeks pregnant, said she's been insulted during workouts at gy...

20 (More) Rules All Toddlers Live By

April McCormick | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
April McCormick

MAKE A MESS! That is your mantra. Make the most of every opportunity to wreck the joint.

Why Photoshopping Is a Matter of Life and Death for Many Girls

Lori Day | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Lori Day

Unless you live in cave, these ubiquitous photographs of the famished female form will negatively affect most kids to some degree. The popular narrative that says otherwise is wrong, and is not supported by research.

WATCH: This Amazing Water Balloon Prank Makes Us Dream Of Summer

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents

Take a mischievous father, 52 gallons of water and combine into one funny viral clip. In the edited version above, pop persuades his kids to lie un...

Shocking Amount of Kids See Porn By Age 12

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.10.2014 | Parents

Yikes. A quarter of children have seen online pornography by age 12, and 7 percent have seen it by age 10 or younger, a new survey indicates. But i...

No One Missed the Point of Tutu Gate

Tony Posnanski | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

I will tell you something. No one missed the point. Not in my eyes. Everyone (except SELF Magazine) got the point.

The Heartbreaking Story Of A Mom Who Turned Down Cancer Treatment To Have Her Baby

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.03.2014 | Parents

On March 20, Maxwell Joice posted a video montage of his wife, Elizabeth, and their newborn daughter, Lily. The description says simply, "Not enough t...

10 Points Where the Research Behind Banning Handheld Devices for Children Is Flawed

Lisa Nielsen | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Lisa Nielsen

Rather than acknowledge any of the amazing things children are doing with handheld devices, those calling for a ban instead focus only on couch potato zombies.

Should I Allow My Son to Join a Fraternity?

John McCormick | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

My teenage son has begun looking at colleges. Recently, while we were looking at admissions brochures over breakfast, he asked me how I'd feel if he joined a fraternity.

Dad Made Her Promise Something, But This Cutie Wasn't Having It

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.21.2014 | Parents

Kids really do say the darndest things, sometimes with just a couple words. Check out the exchange above in which a father tries to make his adora...

Yoga Instructor Mom Literally Bends Over Backward For Her Kids

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.21.2014 | Parents

Mommy-and-me time has gotten an upgrade. Photographing herself in artistically staged yoga poses that often include her two children, Laura Kasperz...

I'm A Dad, A Husband, A Writer... And I Want It All

Carter Gaddis | Posted 05.04.2014 | Parents
Carter Gaddis

I understand that it's never going to happen, that there actually is no such thing as "having it all." Even confronted by that reality, though, I'm not going to stop wanting it.

From Home Birth to Hospital: My Story of Fetal Atrial Flutter

Amanda Aguilar Shank | Posted 05.04.2014 | Parents
Amanda Aguilar Shank

It was intense. It was also my initiation into a mysterious club called motherhood. As a close friend told me, having a child is like learning to live with your heart outside of your body. It is not always an easy transition.

You Can Breastfeed In My Restaurant Anytime

Tony Posnanski | Posted 05.04.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

No one should ever feel embarrassed or ashamed to feed her baby in a restaurant or mall. Moms should feed their babies anywhere they like.

Heal This Way and Coming Around: Words for LGBT Youth and Their Parents

Janet Mason | Posted 05.03.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

While the advice that Coming Around offers may just sound like commonsense -- the fact is that this information is not common knowledge in the dominant culture.

Changing the Cultural Conversation About Adolescence

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Since we are profoundly social creatures, it may not be such a surprise that our social experiences literally shape the wiring of our social brains.

New Moms Are Making Critical Mistakes When It Comes to Baby Sleep

Dana Points | Posted 04.22.2014 | Parents
Dana Points

Sleep. It's the thing new moms crave more than a long, hot shower. Certainly more than they crave sex. But a good night's sleep is elusive when there's a baby in the house.

50 (More) Inspiring Children's Books With A Positive Message

Julie Handler | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Julie Handler

When we expose our kids to a variety of positive and inspirational content early and on a regular basis, we can make a profound difference in their lives and help encourage a growth mindset.

Parenting With Grace

John McCormick | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

The magic of storytelling has helped my sons and I connect with a kindred spirit half a world away. Now if that isn't grace, I don't know what is.

A Thank You For The 'World's Toughest Moms'

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents

And you found yourself misty at the traditional "Thank You Mom," ad from P&G which aired during the Olympics? The one that showed tiny, spunky athlete...

MAP: How Much Snow Does It Take to Cancel School Near You?

Posted 01.31.2014 | Parents

Ever wondered how much snow it would take to close down the schools in your state? Well this helpful map, posted on Thursday by Redditor atrubetsko...

Paid Family Leave Law Long Overdue

Tom Nides | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Tom Nides

As a father of two in a family where both parents work outside the home, I know how difficult it is to be both a good parent and a good worker. The good news is that the FAMILY Act would be low cost for employers and employees.This policy is not just good for families and businesses -- it also makes economic sense.

5 Ways to Inspire an Entrepreneurial Kid

Meg Seitz | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Meg Seitz

We think kids with entrepreneurial tendencies are pretty cool. Curious, adventurous and fearless, they filter the world differently. And I can't think of a more hopeful future than one built by people who started thinking like entrepreneurs before hitting a double digit age.