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The Gift We Cannot Keep

That sweater that doesn't fit anymore, that photograph that penetrates your soul, that book that you can read again and again -- We keep the things we love. A T-shirt from college, that piece of jewelry from a dear relation, that journal from a fateful trip -- we cherish what is attached to memories. Show More Summary

Why We World-School Our Children

In January 2014, we put our kids in preschool in Guatemala. Our oldest was four-and-a-half years old while our youngest was two weeks away from her second birthday. Our kids didn't speak Spanish and had never studied abroad before. Chloe, our youngest daughter, cried a lot that first week of school. Show More Summary

Trying to Answer: “How Can Europe Not Help Those Children?”

Some parents worry about holding our children's hands as we cross the street; others as they cross an ocean.

I'm Creating My "NOT To Do List"

Yes, you heard me correctly. I'm currently creating my "NOT To Do List"... and I'm probably working more diligently on this than any other list I've ever made. Ask any successful person. Talk to the most organized person you know. Interview someone who has a perfect track record for getting things done. Show More Summary

A Magical, Mystical, Whimsical List of School Supplies

It's back to school time. Unfortunately, our materialistic society "gears up" without preparing properly, focusing on increasingly complicated lists of school supplies and ever-more expensive school outfits. As an educator and the father...Show More Summary

Drool Over Your Favorite Disney Characters With These 33 Cake Pop Designs

There's no denying how present Disney can become in a child's life - almost from the second they're born and likely for a long time after that - so obviously, as a mom, there becomes an ever-present need to Disney-fy everything. That...Show More Summary

Here's How Parents Can Spice Up Their Sex Lives

Here's how parents can spice up their sex lives - Real Simple A ballerina shows the beauty in helping kids pursue dreams - HuffPost Parents Timesavers for a busy mom - Parents Haylie Duff introduces her baby daughter - People Moms & Babies 5 ways to stress less during pregnancy - BabyCenter Blog

If You Take a Night Away From the Twins

Oh the Places You'll go! Sometimes it's hard to make yourself go, there are so many reasons for you to say no. The babies will miss me, they will get hurt. They will end up rolling in a pile of dirt. But all those days you are up and then down, doing your errands all over town. Show More Summary

Introducing Starfish Bay Children’s Books

Introducing Starfish Bay Children’s Books by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com Starfish Bay Children’s Books has the laudable mission of publishing imaginative and intriguing children’s books from around the world. The company has...Show More Summary

Travis Barker's Kids Win Most Punk Rock Back-To-School Pic

This is going to make for one badass #TBT some day.  On Tuesday, former Miss USA Shanna Moakler went to Instagram to share a photo of her two ridiculously stylish children, Alabama, 9, and Landon, 11. With their vibrantly colored hair...Show More Summary

I Shared My Postbaby Bikini Photo on Facebook, Because Fck It

We're happy to present this article by Jen Simon from one of our favorite sites, YourTango. I'm a 38-year-old mother of two and, contrary to popular belief, I can still wear a bikini. The last time I posted a picture of myself in a bikini...Show More Summary

'I was holding my wife's hand, but the children slipped through my hands'

An image of Abdullah Kurdi, and his sons Aylan and Galip, sent to me by a family friend. Heartbreaking. pic.twitter.com/5s7RuY41ZT — Hussein Kesvani (@HKesvani) September 3, 2015 Abdullah Kurdi was the only survivor in his family after the overcrowded dinghy they were escaping from Turkey to Greece in sank, 500 meters from shore. Show More Summary

A Letter To Myself On My Wedding Day, Now That I'm Divorced

   Suzanne Erickson's divorce was finalized in 2014. Looking back, she realizes the 12-year marriage was rocky from the start. Below, Erickson writes a letter to the hopeful 24-year-old she was when she walked down the aisle 14 years...Show More Summary

'It's not you. It's them': A mom's mantra to stay happy amid family chaos

One mom's message to others who feel their kids are making them lose it: "You are good and normal and reasonable. It's them."

What 1 Dad Did With Mounds of Unwanted Crayons Will Warm Your Heart

Perhaps the best-case scenario when you bring your children to a restaurant is that you are greeted with crayons and a kid's menu with activities for them to occupy themselves with. But what happens after your dinner, when you leaveShow More Summary

Forging an AIDS-Free Future, One #YouthVoice at a Time

Youth Voices for Global Activation is a five-part blog series to shine a spotlight on youth and young people. Launching on International Youth Day (August 12) and running through International Day of the Girl Child (October 11), "Youth...Show More Summary

Boy With Down Syndrome Rocks Out To 'Titanium' With Older Sister

Noah Kirwin and his sister Leah are titanium. Not literally, of course. In this instance, "titanium" is more of a metaphor for inner strength in the face of adversity. Because as this video of the two singing David Guetta's song of the...Show More Summary

This Is Every VHS Family Home Movie That’s Ever Existed

It has everything: poor tracking, big clunky glasses, turtlenecks under sweatshirts and dads in backyard lawn chairs trying to be funny on camera. For anyone who grew up in 1990s suburban America, this was your childhood. Thanks to comedy...Show More Summary

100 Men Greeted Elementary Students With Most Epic Back-to-School Welcome (VIDEO)

Post by Tanvier Peart. You aren't the only one who cares about your child having a successful back-to-school time. A hundred men gathered in front of an elementary school to welcome students and show all lives matter when it comes to education. Show More Summary

Back to School = Back to You!

The rampage of "first day of school" photo-sharing on social media is inevitable these days and often teeters on the verge of nauseam. So, after everyone is done capturing their children's picture-perfect, back-to-school moments and wiping away the tears consider all the benefits moms get when they send their children off to school. Show More Summary

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