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Californians are naming their kids after ‘Game of Thrones’ characters

Ever since the fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” premiered on HBO in 2011, the names of the show’s most popular characters have been popping up in up-and-coming baby names lists pulling ideas from pop culture. These trend predictions always seem far-fetched — what parent would give their kids the “difficult to spell and pronounce” names

We're unequal: Engineering student's humble letter praises female peers' feats

When thinking about the ways women are discouraged in STEM, Jared Mauldin decided to write a letter to the editor of the university paper, the Easterner, expressing his understanding and admiration.

Who do teen girls prefer, mom or dad?

Ah the harsh voice of the populace. While writing an article about the popular teen voting app Wishbone, I couldn’t help but be curious about the results of a user-submitted question mom or dad? Here are the results: Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised since the user population for Wishbone are primarily teen girls. Show More Summary

13 ways to get great photos of kids on Halloween

Halloween is a time when little pirates and princesses show off their big personalities and even bigger imaginations.

This Campbell's Star Wars Commercial Featuring Two Dads Totally Nails It

Star Wars is definitely one of those fandoms that brings people of all ages together, and this Campbell's soup commercial highlights that fact in the cutest way. In the commercial, a dad is feeding his son when he turns on his classic...Show More Summary

13 funniest parents on Facebook this week

Parents are funny — especially on Facebook! And we love them for it.

The sweet way Dolly Parton helped Rebecca Romijn name her baby

As a lifelong Dolly Parton fan, Romijn knew one of her babies would share a name with the singer. But she didn't know how Parton would react.

Bristol Palin Rages Against Teenagers Having Access to Safe, Effective Birth Control

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Teen pregnancy expert Bristol Palin is furious that young women in Washington state have access to free and effective birth control without having to get their parents' consent. More » Bristol Palin Rages Against Teenagers Having Access to Safe, Effective Birth Control is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

Teacher Reportedly Forces Elementary Students to Scrub Floors After a Food Fight

Watch the latest video at A controversial video showing children on their hands and knees scrubbing their school's cafeteria floors has sparked outrage in one community. According to a parent, one of the third-grade teachers at a Washington DC elementary school made the kids clean the floors after a food fight. Show More Summary

I Have Schizophrenia, But I'm Just a Normal Working Mom: Sonia's Story

Sonia's story The one message I'd like to give to people about schizophrenia is that yes, it is severe illness that can affect your life in a very complex and negative way. But people who have it are just like you and me, trying to make ends meet and to live their lives as best they can, just like everyone else. Show More Summary

This Teacher Stripped in Front of Her Students, but It's Not What You Think

Teachers will do just about anything to get their students' attention these days. As as result of growing up in the smartphone era, Gen Z-ers only have eight-second attention spans, so sometimes teacher (and parents) have to go to extremes. Show More Summary

Adults Are Blaming Scotland's Draw On A Kid Who Wanted A Selfie

SELFIE-ISH: Did this pitch invader's snap with Lewandowski cost Scotland Euro 2016 dream? — The Daily Record (@Daily_Record) October 9, 2015 If you ask Scottish soccer fans why theirShow More Summary

Your Parenting Questions, Answered by Times Journalists and Experts

The Ask Well feature is looking for questions about parenting and family, health-related or not.

Coming Out and Being Out as a Lesbian Mom

I came out well before I became a parent, but even being out from day one of parenthood doesn't mean visibility is easy. Here are a few things my experience has taught me. It has become something of a truism in LGBTQ parenting circles to talk about how having kids means being out to everyone -- teachers, plumbers, cashiers at the grocery store. Show More Summary

Why This Mom's Message to a Hospital Employee Has Gone Viral After Daughter Needs Stitches

Merritt Smith found herself in the middle of every mother's worst nightmare when her 4-year-old needed to go to the hospital after being hit at school. But not only is she furious with the boy who bullied her daughter, she's equallyShow More Summary

One Thing I Did Right as a Parent

Sometimes my friends say things like this to me, "When I have a baby, I'm going to call you for advice." What they see is that my 21-year-old is pretty amazing. She's intelligent, hard-working, thoughtful, and she's growing into a really good person. Show More Summary

These 6 Brothers Meeting Their New Baby Sister Is So Sweet You'll Cry

Cutest video of the year! Posted by The News & Observer on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 A few months ago, we watched Cher Lair cut into a gender-reveal cake to find out that after six boys, she was finally having a girl. Well, Ruby JaneShow More Summary

Keep Your Whole Family Organized with the Cozi Family Organizer

 This post is sponsored by Cozi Family Organizer. All opinions are my own. I have always been a paper organizer type of gal. I love the act of writing things […] The post Keep Your Whole Family Organized with the Cozi Family Organizer appeared first on Happy Mothering.

This Couple's Engagement Pics Are Really Awkward -- On Purpose

Couple Andrew Ziroli and Patricia Forrest weren't interested in doing a traditional engagement shoot, so they went in another direction entirely.  The inspiration? A cheesy, retro-inspired portrait sesh complete with oversized reading glasses, shoulder pads and a fake mustache to boot. Show More Summary

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