'My biggest critic': Navigating the adult daughter-mother relationship

Maybe this sounds familiar: Theresa Roma, a 27-year-old employee benefits administrator at an insurance agency, says her mother, who...

Momastery writer: Carpe diem with young kids? I'm lucky if I can carpe 15 minutes

"Being told, in a million different ways, to CARPE DIEM makes me worry that if I’m not in a constant state of profound gratitude and ecstasy, I’m doing something wrong.... Clearly, Carpe Diem doesn’t work for me. I can’t even carpe fifteen minutes in a row, so a whole diem is out of the question."

The bright side of blunders: Why we should let kids fail

We’ve all heard it before: Don’t cry over spilled milk. So why, when our 6-year-old accidentally empties a carton of it onto the carpet,...

Has an embarrassing Facebook post or tweet come back to haunt your teen?

We’re looking to feature some of you in an upcoming TODAY segment.  Has your child ever been rejected from a college, program or team...

Babysitter wars: What desperate parents will do to snag a sitter for New Year's Eve

That first kiss of the New Year isn’t so romantic if you’re stuck at home with a screaming baby. That’s why parents go to incredible...

The hardest part of parenting? When they grow up

Looking back, developmental psychologist Susan Engel says that raising her three sons as young children was a breeze. As long as she...

Most kids lie: 5 ways to keep them (more) honest

Why do lies from our kids just make our blood boil? “I already washed my hands!”“My brother hid my homework!” “I didn't eat the candy!”...

Kids at adult holiday parties? Kelsey Grammer did it at Playboy mansion

When my son was a baby I took him everywhere. Because who wouldn’t be overjoyed to bask in the glow of a child, right? Perhaps that was...

Pregnancy books offer some crazy advice -- and us girlfriends follow most of it

If they gave out letter grades for correctly following baby book advice, I would have been an “A” student. The cliché of a nervous,...