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Inside the bowl: A mother’s struggle

When boys and men live in the home, it’s all too common for their urine to end up on the bathroom floor — so the TODAY Parenting Team’s Meredith Masony of That’s...

Emily In Oregon

Saying yes to the adventure of foster care

The call came at midnight: "We have a 3-year-old girl at the hospital. Her mom was shot and is not expected to live through the night. Can you come pick her...

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Teens, you are so much more than you aren't

When you're a teenager, it can feel like everyone focuses on what you aren't. If, as moms and dads, we add our voices to that chorus, our teens will stop coming...

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40 examples of fourth-quarter parenting

It's the end of the school year and I'm so done. Except I'm not done because unlike many of you lucky devils who are finishing up this week, our schools won't...

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Mom Truths: Kids are like stalkers

They always want eyes on you, and they know where you are at all times. Watch as the TODAY Parenting Team's Cat and Nat hilariously break down all the ways...

Lauren Casper

Mother's Day is complicated

In every office, in every school, in every cafe, on every block there is someone hurting this year. Someone crying and hoping that maybe next year will be better....

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Mom Truths: Welcome to the 'Mom Rush'

It's common for moms to feel that rushed, panicked, frantic feeling — like their to-do lists will never be DONE. The TODAY Parenting Team’s Cat and Nat hilariously...

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A stepmother's guide to Mother’s Day

Stepmothers don't like Mother's Day. Some non-stepmothers also don't like it, but I reckon that all stepmothers privately face the day with dread.

Kristen Hewitt

Why our girls don't wear short shorts

I get it, she wants to fit in, but she’s 9. School isn't a fashion runway, it's a place to learn. And while we don't want her to feel ashamed of her body, we...

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Natalie Morales: ‘My life, redefined’

TODAY’s Natalie Morales’s life changed when she moved across country to become an anchor for “Access Hollywood.” She writes about how her childhood taught her...

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Mom Truths: When mom guilt strikes

It's hard to find a mom who doesn't feel guilty about something on a daily basis. The TODAY Parenting Team's Cat and Nat break down all the reasons why.

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Things I said I'd never do as a parent

"I will NEVER be the last one at parent pickup." BA-HA! Meredith of That's Inappropriate is keeping it real on the TODAY Parenting Team!

Mia Carella

To the mom struggling to hold it together

I don't see you because you don't let it show. Like me, you wear a brave mask. You smile to hide your stress, even on the bad days. You get up every day, put...

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