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5 Effective Alternatives To Spanking Your Kids [EXPERT]
Using non-physical forms of punishment will benefit your child in the future.

5 Effective Alternatives To Spanking Your Kids

The truth is, there is no perfect way to parent, and often, methods of discipline will be based heavily on a parent's past experiences with discipline themselves, particularly when they were children. There are alternative ways to discipline a child, with some being more popular than others, that do not require physical harm.

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Spank Your Kids [EXPERT]
Practicing abusive parenting now can have harmful effects on your child's future.

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Spank Your Kids

A new study reveals a connection between spanking in childhood and mental health diagnoses later in life. Whether or not you agree with the findings, I'd like to present you with ten reasons spanking is never a good idea.

20 Ways Your Addiction Affects Your Kids [EXPERT]
Mommy, put down the bottle!

20 Ways Your Addiction Affects Your Kids

Children are the true victims of living in the chaotic dysfunction brought on by addiction. Here is a list of what the kids and adult survivors of addicted parents will get some combination of ...

Facebook: Helping To Prevent Cyberbullying? [EXPERT]
Stay safe on the Internet.

Facebook: Helping To Prevent Cyberbullying?

Kids can be exposed to a number of threatening situations online; cyberbullying, porn and contact from strangers all pose serious threats. Can Facebook help make kid's social networking experiences safe?

first child mom pregnant with second baby
"So are you ready for another?" I asked my husband. His response was shocking.

Why Having A Second Baby Is A 'Big Effing Deal' To Me

Several months into motherhood, just as things really start to settle down, you realize your baby is in fact, no longer a baby. That's the point where you turn to your partner and ask "So, you ready for another?" The response I received from the man who was so interested in having three children once upon a time, was shocking.

10 Signs Your Teenager Is Depressed [EXPERT]
Do you know the signs of depression?

10 Signs Your Teenager Is Depressed

We all know that teens are moody. You remember your own teen years ... how intense your feelings were, how you soared to edgy emotional highs, and then plummeted down into stress and heartache over troubles that seem now insignificant. Depression is a different matter.

fifty shades of grey and the problem with mommy porn
Calling 'Fifty Shades of Grey' mommy porn demeans women's sexuality.

The Problem With 'Mommy Porn'

Mommy porn is a phrase that's been bandied about a lot lately — as we all know--because of the wild success of fifty Shades of Grey. But why the term when it's really just erotica? Is it because women's sexuality is still taboo and still needs to be categorized? Is it because the idea of women enjoying something as "scandalous" as BDSM is so threatening that it needs to be termed "mommy porn" to diminish its potency?

5 Ways To Transform From Single Mom To Hot Mama [EXPERT]
Get ready for your new love life!

5 Tips To Transform From Single Mom To Hot Mama

It can be scary to think about getting back out there and making possible changes. The biggest thing to keep in mind is to take your time and have fun rediscovering the new you. Here are some simple tips you can begin to take so that you can start to feel dateable again.

mom and baby sling
When it comes to parenting, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

Is Attachment Parenting Bad For Moms?

When my daughter was born, I was determined to be a breastfeeding, co-sleeping, baby-wearing, cloth diapering, hippie mama. Nine months later, the only thing that'd stuck was the cloth diapers. I had just started my daughter on formula, she had been in the sling exactly five times and never once slept in her fancy little co-sleeper, which I returned to the store. And yes, I felt like a failure.