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I Love You, Dad (Healing the Single Father)

John McElhenney | Posted 02.03.2014 | Parents
John McElhenney

There's a big difference between my experience of my dad's love and my son's. My hope is that by being fully present and loving that he will grow to know he is loved deeply.

Will Traditional Disney Princesses Get 'Frozen' Out?

Michelle Cove | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
Michelle Cove

Go see this one, moms and dads, because the more we show productions studios with our wallets that we want more versions of "happily ever after," the more options we get. I don't think there's any turning back.

Why I Took My Daughter to Feed the Hungry on Thanksgiving

David Henry Sterry | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
David Henry Sterry

I want my daughter to understand that the corporate-fueled greed which has corrupted this country is EVIL. I want her to understand that people are more important than profit. I want her to understand that it's important to help people who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Yagana Shah

9 Easy Ways To Save More Money For College

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.03.2013 | Fifty

It's hard enough raising a family in today's economy and, as you grow older, you not only have to consider your retirement plan but also how you'll be...

5 Ways Your Kids Are Messing Up Your Grandkids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 12.02.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It’s the most challenging job, one that requires a minimum of 18 years hard labor. “Parenting is front-loaded wor...

A Cream Puff, Fried Clams & Dumplings

Dan Levitz | Posted 01.28.2014 | Taste
Dan Levitz

What I did always notice about my Dad was something of a fixation on food. At the very end all he really wanted was Haagan Daaz Coffee Ice Cream which was somehow appropriate for a kid who never got all the sweets he wanted growing up.

I'm Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner for 15 in My NYC Apartment and It Will Be Low Stress. Here's How

Emma Johnson | Posted 01.27.2014 | New York
Emma Johnson

I've hosted Thanksgiving dinner for the past few years and it's always a good time. Guests include a mix of friends and family, friends of friends and a few neighbors stop by for a pre-dinner drink. This year it's shaping up to a whole new level.

'Tis the Season to Take Deep Breaths

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.27.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Are you a divorced mom? Is your relationship with your ex more scary than merry? If so, the holidays can make for some extra rough sledding. And there's nothing quite like co-parenting with a grinchy ex to put you in a bah humbug state of mind.

Ask the Mutant: A Difficult Gift to a Child

Eva Moon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Eva Moon

BRCA is a difficult gift. Having a hysterectomy and double mastectomy was no picnic, but I've learned so much, gained new insights and made so many friends I never would have met otherwise. It's led me down paths I never expected, but in spite of it all, I love my life and I'm glad I was born.

Thanksgiving "Redefined"

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

At some point our family fell out of the usual Thanksgiving routine. We got tired of turkey. Stuffing. That danged green bean casserole and the "mystery Jello mold" desserts. In fact, the whole business of cooking the typical Thanksgiving meal got old.

Dadmissions: Daddy Watch Me Fly

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 01.27.2014 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

Yep, I had one of those weird out of parent moments where your kid says something so poignant that it stops you dead and then you sit there and ponder life's questions while you feel a little like throwing up. It happened on the playground.

What You Can Teach Your College Freshman Over the Holidays

Jodi Okun | Posted 01.27.2014 | College
Jodi Okun

Without reverting to the old "Do as I say rules," there are still a few things you can teach your college freshman over the holidays.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Kids: What Is Age Appropriate?

Cristy Clavijo-Kish | Posted 01.26.2014 | Parents
Cristy Clavijo-Kish

The movie really is suited for older tweens as there is plenty of drama and intensity. Prior to and following the premiere, I asked some parents and kids in attendance for their views and reactions to the movie.

Driving Relationships

Preston Smith | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Preston Smith

I don't own a garage door opener, so I park in my driveway to save a few steps after a long day at work. Living in an older neighborhood in San Jose, Calif., this is typical of most of my neighbors too.

What Not To Say To New Parents -- And What To Say Instead

Katie Wetherbee | Posted 01.26.2014 | Parents
Katie Wetherbee

It just doesn't help when others douse young parents with stories leading to doubt and despair. Instead, we seasoned moms could infuse joy into our "just waits."

When a Cup of Coffee Can Change a Life

Gail Becker | Posted 01.26.2014 | Good News
Gail Becker

When we got to the counter, the woman took our order as I waited while my father went ahead to sit down. "I'm just waiting for the coffee," I informed the barista as she looked at me rather quizzically. "Oh, no," she informed me. "We always bring Mr. Becker his coffee."

Anorexia: You Are Not the Person You Were (And the Holidays Only Make It Worse)

Lois Metzger | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Lois Metzger

Once eclipsed by an eating disorder, kids are changed in profound ways, and their personalities undergo complete transformations. It's devastating for parents to see their nice, hard working, smart children grow suspicious and manipulative, desperately twisting the truth with fierce determination.

10 Mistakes Rookie Moms Make

April McCormick | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
April McCormick

Now, I am well aware that in a way I will always be a rookie with my firstborn, since every day, stage and milestone is new for both of us; however, I feel it is my duty to share the top 10 mistakes I, and fellow rookie moms, made during our first year in the mama big league.

Parental Leave Policies Around the World: Which Countries Support Parents the Most?

VisualNews.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
VisualNews.com

As the majority of parents are now a part of the workforce, the decision to have a child often raises financial concerns. How much support a company will give new parents is largely determined by where they live.

The Real Reason Showing Up Matters

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

It's not just about celebrating my children, although that's definitely part of it. It's not just about being there if there is a problem, although that's part of it too. It's about something more and different.

I'm The One Who Ruined Facebook With All These Pictures Of My Kids

Kveller.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Kveller.com

I'm the person who uses Facebook as a world-wide picture sharing site, a 21st century baby brag book. It's me; I've "ruined" Facebook for the cool kids.

7 Things You Should Always Say To Family

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 11.20.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Most of us see or talk to our families at least once a week. But how often does the chitchat include letting them kno...

Happy Thanksgiving: Allow Me to Remind You That There Is "GOOD" In This World!

Laura Wellington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Laura Wellington

I spied an endearing act of kindness the other day while picking up a few items at a local store. A young boy standing in the check-out line holding a piggy bank received both a gift and a lifelong lesson when the store manager refused to take the little boy's money to pay for the bank.

How Children Learn Self-Control

Daniel Goleman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Daniel Goleman

As every parent of more than one child knows, from day one each baby differs: one is more alert, or calmer, or more active than another. Such differences in temperament reflect the maturation and genetics of various brain networks.

Chris Hardwick Says Goodbye To His Dad, And We Get All Misty-Eyed

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.19.2013 | Comedy

Comedian Chris Hardwick's father, champion bowler Billy Hardwick, passed away last weekend. Fans of Chris, especially his interview show The Nerdist P...