Stories, advice, and tips that will help every new parent raise their toddler
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As a mom who's growing older, 'shift happens'

I thought adulthood would be easy. According to M.A.S.H., anyway. Everyone got to grow up and get issued a Mansion, Apartment, Shack or House.

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Why I refuse to be defined by what I leave undone

This is parenting. There is quite literally ALWAYS something to do. And whatever is not done will wait until tomorrow, because I know the success of my day...

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I should have let you sleep with me

Such is the beautiful contradiction of parenting. There is so much time that we want to ourselves, yet so little time to really connect with our children.

Liza Dora

'My lost boy somehow found a way'

He hasn't been hungry in years. He sleeps in a bed. With a woman who loves him. But he still won't let me throw away any of his shoes.

Lauren Eberspacher

The sacred call of midnight

Her sharp scream made me sit up straight out of a dead sleep. I shuffled out of bed and down the hall to her room. "Mommy, I have to go potty!"

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How do you find your voice as a parent?

The TODAY Parenting Team is teaming up with Kelly Clarkson and NBC's "The Voice" to spark a conversation about finding your own voice as a mom or dad. Please...

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Mom Truths: Moms through the decades

The TODAY Parenting Team’s Cat and Nat hilariously describe what motherhood looked like in the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s — and what it can feel like today....

Katie Powell

Marry a man who cleans the kitchen

We tackle life as a team because that's what being married is all about. It's real life, not a rom-com. It's a partnership, not a contest.

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The man cold vs. the mom cold

“Once my husband comes down with a cold, there is no way to keep him from drafting his last will and testament,” says Meredith Masony of the TODAY Parenting...

Amy Betters-Midtvedt

This is what love really looks like

Yes, that's my amazing husband who is arriving on the scene with his credit card because what you can't see is me, standing next to a cart full of groceries...

Stacey Skrysak

Dear Son, I thought of you today

I was walking through the store when this shirt caught my eye. It was size 4, the perfect fit if you were still alive and here with me.

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