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Family Takes Photo With Santa For 60 Years In A Row | Posted 12.18.2014 | Parents

Many kids will take their pictures with Santa Claus for a few winters, but four siblings in Seattle, Washington, have kept the family tradition alive ...

What I Learned About Disillusionment

Camia Gavin | Posted 12.18.2014 | Women
Camia Gavin

Before the news about Bill Cosby surfaced and broke my heart, to me, he was a parenting rockstar. He was the one who made us laugh and feel that this whole parenthood thing wouldn't be so bad after all.

Dear Daughter, Always Believe

Jenn Delekta | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Jenn Delekta

My dear daughter, I know one day you will not believe in the man in the red suit, but for now you do and I choose to believe with you.

What a Mom Really Needs For Christmas

Heather Creekmore | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Heather Creekmore

Seriously, Santa, a mom only needs so many "World's Greatest Mom" coffee mugs. How about coming up with something that I could really use this year?

Believing in Santa

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Cathy Cassani Adams

Receiving toys and opening presents is great, but it's fleeting and only a small piece of the big picture. Santa reminds us to reconnect to our childlike awareness so that we notice the love and magic in our everyday lives.

To My Daughter On The First Christmas She Doesn't Believe In Santa

Sarah Dille | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Sarah Dille

I thought I'd be sad when we talked about presents and you knew they'd all be bought by me. But that isn't what has happened.

Kids With Serious Illnesses Board Dream Flight To The North Pole

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.15.2014 | Good News

This is where Santa makes all the magic happen. About 60 Detroit children battling life-threatening illnesses at six local hospitals boarded a Del...

Santa Guilt

Miranda Gargasz | Posted 12.12.2014 | Parents
Miranda Gargasz

He feels like the magic of Christmas was stolen away. I feel like my little boy just lost the last thing that made him a little boy. He mourns the loss of Santa Claus and so do I, for vastly different reasons, but leaving us both with this hollow space inside.

Gun Range To Host Santa Event

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 12.12.2014 | Weird News

Santa Claus is comin' to town -- and he's packing some serious firepower. A Georgia firing range is offering free photos with Santa this weekend, ...

Why Do Democrats Love Santa?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 12.11.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


Mom Writes a Letter to Santa

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Sarah Cottrell

So, Santa. Seems that you're not helping me rein in the toddler thunder around these parts these days. And while this is so frustrating because the whole myth about you is wrapped up in this idea that "if kids are good *then* they get the Santa prize..." and all.

Wallowing in a Winter Wonderland

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

So we stood in line to see Santa yesterday. There were some problems.

Why Does the Tea Party Hate Santa?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 12.09.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


Why Don't You Believe In Santa?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 12.09.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


An Autism Service Dog's Christmas Wish List

Shanell Mouland | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

If I am going to be spending cozy winter evenings snuggling with my girl, then I would like to be as warm and fashionable as I can be. Like I said, I am a proper gentleman, and when my service dog vest is off, I would prefer to maintain my modesty with a finely made housecoat and slippers.

11 Santa Spoilers in Movies and Books

Common Sense Media | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Save yourself a little angst by keeping these books and movies out of your holiday media rotation until you're ready to have The Talk about Jolly Old Saint Nick.

Why Doesn't Santa Lose Weight?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 12.05.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


When The Truth About Santa Gets Out...

Jennifer Breheny Wallace | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Breheny Wallace

In finding out the truth about Santa, could my little boy be figuring out the real magic of Christmas?

3 Steps to Being Your Own Santa This Holiday Season and Beyond

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Lamisha Serf-Walls

Do you think Santa worries about how to get down the chimney or fly his sleigh? No, he just knows it will work and trusts his magic. You need to have the same faith and trust in yours.

Why I Don't Plan on Telling My Kid About Santa

Tina Donvito | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents
Tina Donvito

If Santa is your family's cup of tea, go for it. It's just not mine. And I think Christmas is pretty magical without it.

7-Year-Old Girl With Autism Turned Away By Mall Santa Because Of Her Service Dog

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents

Clarification: A stock photograph used previously to illustrate this story depicted a Santa Claus who was in no way associated with this incident. We ...

The Faithful Shopper: Wonderful Windows

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.02.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that most wonderful time of year for window shoppers -- and all shoppers. Our major department and jewelry stores have unveiled their holiday displays, and it's time to indulge the inner child in us all.

The Case for Santa

Stephen Henry Fox | Posted 12.01.2014 | Hawaii
Stephen Henry Fox

Tonight I faced one of the worst tiny fears of an American parent. My child was not dead or dying, she was not stripping for a living and doing drugs. She had, however, at age 8, discerned the falsity of Santa.

All This Autism Mom Wants For Christmas Is A Big Fat Diamond

Shanell Mouland | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

I'm an autism mom and while there are many ways it is beyond amazing at my house, there are a few ways it can be rough, too. I'm feeling pretty strongly that I deserve a big, fat diamond.

Doing The Santa Wrap

Cort Ruddy | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

As shocking as it may be to some, there exists a whole population of families for whom Santa does not wrap his gifts. Don't believe me? Start asking around.