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62 Thoughts Parents Have at 8th Grade Graduation
"My butt hurts."
I’ve Almost Been a Dad Longer Than My Own Father
And I have no idea what I'm doing.
I Might Want Another Baby, but I Can't Afford It
The truth is, having another child wouldn’t be fair for anyone — not to our two living sons, and not to our new child.
I Would Rather My Child Be Bullied Than Be the Bully
... Would you?
I Turned My Kids’ Lives into a Game, and Now They're Better Behaved
These are the rules.
behavior and discipline
Why Every First-Time Mama Needs a “Mayday Mom"
It takes a village — especially in those first few weeks of new motherhood.
30 Ways to Give Your Kids a Simple, '80s-Style Summer
Toss the iPad, put your phone on silent, and head outdoors for some good old-fashioned fun.
This Genius Woman Created the Ultimate Summer Camp — for Adults
Think "The Parent Trap" meets "Wet Hot American Summer" ... with booze.
Everyone Should Be Themselves, and 6 Other Ways to Explain Gay Parents to Your Kid
“It’s not weird, it’s just different than our family.”
Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week — 6/10
I Took My Kids on a Horrifying Carnival Ride (and I'll Never Be the Same)
I wanted to be a cool dad. I wanted to let them see that I'm not helicoptering them. Man, did that backfire.
What It’s Like to Be an American Mom Raising Kids in Djibouti, Africa
I've been here 13 years now, and I can tell you one thing for sure: It's definitely been a learning experience.
parenting in other countries
Having a Baby, As Told By Disney Songs
If motherhood was a movie, and Year One had a soundtrack, I think it would go a little something like this ...
This Mom Just Put Into Words How Marriage Changes After Kids — and It’s Perfect
It's easy to think something's wrong when marriage changes. When days are rough and life gets gritty. But sometimes, change is a good thing.
Check Out How Hilariously Unimpressed This Kid Is with the State Fair
He could not be more underwhelmed.
What This Man I've Never Met Taught Me About Motherhood
"I wish I knew how fast all that stuff would fade away.”
I'm a Gun Owner, and This Is What I'm Teaching My Kids to Do When They See One
No matter what your stance is on gun control, one thing's for sure: ending gun violence starts with education.
What It’s Like to Expose Your Biggest Secret to the World — and Watch It Go Viral
Addiction thrives on secrecy. Once it's exposed, it no longer has power. I am taking back my power.
The Conversation We’re Not Having About the Stanford Rape Case
We've been rehashing the details for a week; but isn't it time we start talking about how we can move forward, and empower our kids?
"Fatherhood in Focus" Photo Series Honors Devoted Dads Everywhere
Just in time for Father's Day.
An Ode to the Fathers Who Raised Us
There is nobody who we can count on quite like you, dad, and here’s a thank you, on Father’s Day — and every day.
Little Boy Sneaks Into Neighbor's Garage to Hug Their Dog
This might just be the cutest garage bandit you’ve ever seen.
I Lost My Inner Child, and Now I Hate Playing with My Kid
I used to be free-spirited, and full of imagination. But then life happened; adulthood happened. And that part of me died.
I Adopted 8 Kids in 14 Years and Yes, I Would Do It All Over Again
Despite every bruise, every heartache, I wouldn't change a thing.
Mom and Baby with Down Syndrome Mail Letter to Doctor Who Suggested Abortion
“Emmy is proof that children with special needs are worthy and can change the world. She’s doing it right now.”