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13 Mom Truths

<b>1. Your house is not a reflection of your parenting skills.</b> You know what I'm talking about. It's 2:28 in the afternoon and there's a knock on your door and your house isn't perfect. Open the door. Welcome your friend in. Don't apologize for whatever it looks like in your home. Show them you're …

A Dad's Letter to His Son (About the Only Good Reason to Get Married)

Dear Son,<p>It seems like yesterday you were blowing poop out of your diaper onto your mother's lap. Yet here we are, on the verge of the birds-and-the-bees conversation. The poop was way easier.<p>Before we talk about sex, though, I want to talk about marriage. Not because I'll shun you or shame you if</i> …

Save your Relationships: Ask the Right Questions

When I was a mama of three very tiny, very messy, very beautiful rug rats, we had DAYS THAT WENT ON FOR LIFETIMES. Craig left at 6:00 am every …

Hands Free Mama Challenge Week 1: Acknowledge The Cost Of Your Distraction

<i>This is the first installment of our Stress-Less Parenting Challenge with Hands Free Mama, Rachel Macy Stafford. Read her introduction to the workshop here.</i><p>Maybe it was the recurring disappointment in my children’s faces when I told them I didn’t have time. Maybe it was the superficial hellos and …

The Right Way to Merge Lanes to Avoid Traffic-Induced Road Rage

The world can be divided into two kinds of drivers: Those that get over into a lane to exit or merge early (lineuppers) and those that zoom by until …

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

The ten best albums of 2013 – readers choice

10. The Fall – Re-Mit<p>"Inventive, fun, and crept up on the listener in revealing its qualities. It was not a 'great first listen' album, its an album that repays perseverance - greatly." Jeremy<p>"The Fall continue to make great records, and Re-Mit is another great addition to the canon – makes the …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

Forget Small, Medium, And Large: This Shirt Comes In 50 Sizes

Realizing flaws in the existing sizing system, Stantt used 3-D body scans of more than 1,000 men to create a line of casual shirts that fit like they’re tailored.<p>When sizing garments, most companies divide people into three broad categories: small, medium, and large. But a quick look around reveals …

Why your child needs music education

It’s not just about a recital, an adorable, proud bow to the audience, or roses thrown at his or her feet during an encore. Music education has a …

Parents, Require Obedience of Your Children

I am writing this to plead with Christian parents to require obedience of their children. I am moved to write this by watching young children pay no …

Laissez-Faire

Aging Well: Keeping Blood Sugar Low May Protect Memory

There's a growing body of evidence linking elevated blood sugar to memory problems.<p>For instance, earlier this year, a study published in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> concluded that higher glucose may be a risk factor for dementia, even among people without type 2 diabetes.<p>So the question is, …

20 Things Your Child Needs From You When Things Change

We all know the old adage, "The only thing permanent is change," and it is doubly true for families. Inside that constantly rolling ball of family transitions tumbles around changes in the stages, needs and roles of each family member's life, as well as the dynamics of the family unit as a …

Parenting

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Alcohol

A Scientific Guide To Maximizing Your Impact On Twitter, Facebook, And Other Digital Media

When is the best time to tweet on Twitter, post on Facebook, and email newsletters to reach the most people? Let’s find out.<p>We’re pretty keen on optimal timing for social media here at Buffer, and I figured it was high time I collected all the information we have about online communication into one …

Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Click through the slideshow below to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for …

Oxford dictionary adds “twerk,” “derp,” “selfie,” “phablet,” and more voguish vocabulary

Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO) is adding a slew of words that only recently came into general usage, many driven by fast-moving trends in technology and culture. Yes, “twerk” is now in the dictionary.<p>The most relevant addition to the dictionary for Quartz readers is probably “phablet,” a …

Language

What Should a 4 Year Old Know?

<i>It’s back to school time and children all over are starting preschool. Many parents are frantically searching the internet to find out if their</i> …

Pure Indian Foods

One Appetizer + One Drink = One Great Cocktail Party (PHOTOS)

In case you hadn't already noticed, we really like to throw parties around here. In case you had also not noticed this other thing about us: we also really like to feed our friends. That means that we usually go overboard on snacks and cocktails whenever our friends come over. But it doesn't always …

Damned good advice

Shane Nickerson's "11 things it took me 42 years to learn" is damned good advice:<p>5. Stop comparing your life to others.<p>Your life has nothing to do …

How to Find a Work-Life Balance That Works for Your Family

Improve your work-life balance by cutting out the excess and honing in on what matters most to you with these tips.<p>The Trick to Balancing Kids and a Career<p>Some days, it may seem like you have it all together. You're excelling in your job and your kids are happy and well adjusted. And then, there …

The Renovations That Up Your Home's Value (and the Ones That Don't)

Is digging up the backyard to put in a pool worth it? What about upgrading a tired-looking kitchen with gleaming marble countertops? And what about …

The Best Albums of 2013 (So Far)

We’re six months into 2013, and already the year has been kind to music fans. Every year at this point, we ask our staff and writers for a snapshot …

Tired of Nagging? Try This Clever Cleanup Strategy

One mom's creative plan to get her kids to do chores<p>All those times I'd driven by that corner, there'd never been a stop sign there before. This unfamiliar sight grabbed my full attention, and I braked carefully. As I stepped on the gas again, I had an idea: If stop signs could help me do what I'm …