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In addition to the joys of parenting, the responsibilities are likely to bring along some stress and anxiety, too. What can you do to prevent -- or at least reduce -- some of that tension?

By Nina Holmberg

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network began as a support group for parents of special needs children and has spread worldwide. How can this network help parents deal with a child's disability?

By Elizabeth Whitmore

Keeping a parenting blog can give you an outlet to share stories, ask questions and connect with other parents. Try these tips for starting your blog and staying motivated.

By Mary Salisbury


Single-parent households have become more common in recent years and no longer carry the stigma they once did. But can being raised by one parent still influence how a child turns out?

By John Kelly

If you're a single parent, you may feel that the weight of the entire household rests on your shoulders. How can you manage the workload and also get your kids involved in a positive way?

By Sarah Grace McCandless

It seems everywhere you turn these days, there's an article telling you how to parent your children. And that's especially true for single parents. But how a parent raises a child is personal and unique to each family.

By Sara Elliott

As a single parent, it can help to know others who are in your same situation and understand what you're going through. Where should you begin when trying to meet other single parents?

By Thorin Klosowski


Your relationship as a couple is over, but your relationship as parents is not. For some, co-parenting can be a breeze -- for others, it can be a minefield. Understanding your co-parenting rights can help.

By John Kelly

Several government programs can provide relief to working parents trying to provide for their children. How can these programs help, and who exactly is eligible for them?

By Alexander Page

While there's a good case to be made that the ideal parenting arrangement includes at least one parent acting as full-time caregiver, for many people this isn't possible -- or ideal. What are the upsides to being a dual-income family?

By Tom Scheve

Balancing work schedules and home life responsibilities can sometimes seem like the worst juggling act ever. But is it possible to reconcile both career and family without ruining the former or alienating the latter?

By Cherise Threewitt


As parents return to work after having a baby, feelings of anxiety and guilt along with a host of worried thoughts can creep in -- among them is the question, "Will my baby prefer the nanny?"

By Colleen Cancio

Balancing work and life can be rough on busy mothers. We have five budget-friendly treats to help recharge a mom's battery without adding to that pile of bills.

By Maria Trimarchi

If you're a mom, one thing's for sure: you don't have nearly enough time for yourself. Take some time from your busy schedule and give yourself a weekend escape.

By Maria Trimarchi

Being the primary wage earner can be both empowering and frustrating, and here we'll look at some of the things that can come up when mom's the breadwinner.

By Maria Trimarchi


Losing a spouse to death, divorce or separation is stressful enough, but if you have kids, you're not the only one who needs care. Here are some things you should know about single fatherhood.

By Josh Clark

Fathers are often the primary guides for showing boys how to grow into well-rounded, successful men. Yet being an effective guide requires time and effort. Here are 10 fun, relationship-building activities that fathers and sons can do together.

By Cristen Conger & Stefani Newman

Fathers and daughters share a special relationship. By letting your little girl know that she's valued and loved, you can establish a positive precedent for her subsequent male relationships. Here are some ways to spend time with your daughter.

By Cristen Conger & Jill Jaracz

Parenthood is mostly wonderful, but it can also be very difficult, and it takes a big adjustment to get from your old life to your new one. Get tips on how to make the transition as smooth as possible.

By Katie Lambert


Nannies are individuals employed by you to provide one-on-one child care in your home. If a nanny's what your family needs, use these tips to find a good one.

By Maria Trimarchi

Whether a child's grandparents live far away or in the same home, there are lots of ways for them to stay connected and involved in each other's lives. Get tips on how to forge relationships between children, parents and grandparents.

By Jessika Toothman

All families have their arguments and squabbles, but here we'll look at how family arguments impact kids, from models of conflict resolution to how stress effects children.

By Maria Trimarchi

For those power moms looking for a career revival, starting from scratch or switching jobs, we've compiled a list of 10 career choices, based on accessibility, flexibility of schedule and average income.


The result of giving up income in favor of raising kids is what has come to be known as the "mommy tax," but what factors need to be considered to find the real cost of being a stay-at-home mom?

Some children are hyperactive and pose greater challenges to their parents. But all should be accepted and loved, and parents should remember to show proper guidance or discipline. Read about how to discipline a child.

By Michael Meyerhoff