Parenthood Can Taste Bitter or Sweet, Depending on Your Age

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I Don't Like Babies

I don't do babies well. I'm not sure why. I love my children. I dare you to even question that. Double dog dare you. But the baby part? Not so much. If I could have someone deliver more of my progeny to me only once they are able to talk and sle...If I could have someone deliver more of my progeny to me only once they are able to talk and sleep through the night, I'd have eleventeen more kids.

Monica Potter Talks Being a Mom at Home and On 'Parenthood'

Monica Potter is close to her "Parenthood" role. Credit: NBC
The role of mom comes naturally to Monica Potter. As Kristina Braverman, she plays a mother of a teenage girl and a young son who may have Asperger's Disorder in NBC's "Parenthoo...
ParentDish recently caught up with Monica Potter, where she clued us in on why her TV job and home life mesh together so well.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters Now: Alice in Wonderland An intense 3-D adventure, "Alice in Won...

Parents - Are They Less Happy Than Other People?

Clarance Darrow said, "The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children." Scientific study seems to back him up. Parenthood is supposed to bring joy and fulfillment into our lives, but study after study reveal...

Motherhood - Did It Change Your Drinking Habits?

Last week, I had dinner with an old friend. We were laughing about her wedding nearly nine years ago, the last of a long string of weddings that summer and one of the best. Newlyweds ourselves, my husband and I made good use of the open bar, spent ou...

Reborn Dolls - Just Like Having a Real Baby?

Remember in high school sex ed class when you had to take care of an egg? The experience was supposed to give you a little taste of what parenthood was like, as you tried to keep the egg from getting lost or broken. Now that I'm a parent I can say th...

Project Runway Star Says It's OK to Play Favorites

If anyone is qualified to speak on matters of motherhood, it's a woman who has six children. Project Runway finalist Laura Bennett brought a half-dozen people into this world, and now she has a refreshing take on playing favorites with your kids. ...

Working Moms More Likely to be Depressed

A friend texted me the other day: "I spend my days taking care of everyone and everything," she said. "But who takes care of me?" It's a modern mom's lament. And it's more serious than a pity-party. Consider these statistics from Working Mother: ...

Over-parenting on the rise?

A recent review in The New Yorker looks at several new books on overparenting, including one that -- get this -- blames feminism and the Russians for creating the dreaded helicopter parent. Oy. Included in the review is "A Nation of Wimps: The ...

Missing babyhood when your babies grow up

The last piece of baby gear just went out the door this past weekend, our crib mattress. We're officially a diaper-free, baby-free household. No one is more sure than me than four is the magic number for our family and that two kids is enough, but th...

Suri Cruise STILL sporting a baby bottle

Suri Cruise is nearly two and a half years old. Heaven knows you couldn't forget that if you tried. And while she has more fashion sense than pretty much any other tot on the planet, there is one thing that seems to still give us all pause. No, it's...

Hugh Jackman declines to give parenting advice

Hugh Jackman is no stranger to parenthood. The X-Men star is dad to two children and remembers what it was like to be a new parent. One thing he didn't care for was all the advice lopped at him. As a result, Jackman has endeavored to decline from ...

Is worrying a waste of time?

I don't know about you, but worrying is one of my top hobbies. I come from a long line of worriers--it's simply what I do. Therefore, parenthood was a natural progression for me; now I have a place to focus most of my worrying and perhaps some good...

Bridget Moynahan feared motherhood

According to a recent report, actress Bridget Moynahan recently admitted she feared being a single mom and motherhood. Moynahan found out she was pregnant nearly moments after she split with her ex--football superstar Tom Brady. Brady began dati...


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