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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.

young puppy love, valentines day
"Relationships and sex are huge life situations; I don't want to underprepare my kids."

Why I'm Shielding My Kids From 'Puppy Love'

When it comes to my children and preparing them for romance, I'm pretty conservative. Love, relationships and sex, are all huge life situations that can make or break times of your life and influence who you are and the path your life will take, and I don't want to underprepare my kids by treatly the subject lightly.

parents and kids in bed
"It's tough to enforce a "back-to-bed" policy when your kids are endearingly snuggly."

5 Ways To Protect Your Sex Life From Your Kids

Last week, as I lay in bed trying to go to sleep with a diapered behind smooshed against my cheek, I pondered why it is that children are so talented at sucking the life out of their parents' sex lives. My kids don't even know what sex is (I don't think, although I may have just jinxed that), but they're like little sex leeches, bleeding the life out of our bedroom activities.

TIME breastfeeding attachment parenting cover
TIME's cover of its parenting issue is sure to turn heads.

On Nursing A Toddler: Why That TIME Mom Could Be Me

If you had showed me this Time Magazine cover, featuring a mother breastfeeding her toddler who is STANDING UP, one year ago, I would have laughed. "Not me! That won't be me! I will breastfeed until she's around one. 10 months maybe?" Yet there I was the other day, nursing an almost one-year-old who was...standing up.