There is a phenomenon of what I call, "First-World-Problem-Shaming," where we make people feel bad about their anxieties because somewhere in the world children are starving.
The four of us were close in college: Tina, Lisa, Jill and me. If we could have looked into a crystal ball, how shocked we would have been to see ourselves at forty: three of us with twins, and one of us diagnosed with a rare uterine cancer.
What 4-and-a-half-year-old girl wouldn't want to spend a day with Elsa from Frozen? Certainly not Ariel Shipp of Jacksonville, Florida. And luckily for her she had the opportunity to do just that last month, though Elsa bore a startling resemblance to her mother, Amy.
After pointing out how your husband or wife is very different now compared to how they acted when you first starting dating, I will now give you six little ways to help you start to like your spouse more. Don't doubt the Blogapist. You are about to get schooled.
Why does non-parenthood continue to be pitted against parenthood? It's like continuing to ask: "Are children the key to happiness in life?" and continuing to try and prove the answer is yes. Yet the real answer is already known.
To put it gently: I had a rude awakening. In the first month of my son's life, I have learned more about this little baby and myself than I ever imagined possible.
I have a little boy... A little boy who likes to wear tutus. A little boy who likes to dance. A little boy who loves to paint and a little boy who hums happy tunes all day long.
Besides the obvious fact that evidence can be misleading -- we tend to find only what we expect to see -- God is not something that comes at the end of a logical train of thought. Rather, my faith in God is my basic foundational assumption, the axiom that I start with when I do my logic.
Think you can't compete with all the Sexy Olafs and Sexy Lobsters out there this Halloween now that you're a mother? Well, think again.
The Royals are having a blast playing a kids' game with a joy and esprit de corps usually missing in the pro ranks.
Marion Behr discovered that typically, survivors feel responsible for helping others through the ordeal of cancer and find purpose in that mission. By sharing their honest stories, survivors are doing just that.
When a student walked past my brother and yelled the "r-word" (retard) at Kevin and his classmates, I knew I had to stand up for my brother. I avoided physical confrontation, but I used my most powerful weapon -- my voice.
Beauty is not fixed. We make the rules, and we can change them. Today, I'm posting my belly on the Internet for everyone to see.
With all of the costumes, candles, spooky decor, junky little trinkets and toys, the clutter situation can get quickly out of hand. How can we cut the clutter without cutting back on any of the fun? I promise, it's possible! Here's how.
After two pregnancies and nearly five years of nursing, the once ripe peaches have deflated into more prune-like fruits. An entirely natural consequence of motherhood and gravity, though not one that pleases me. But my children have never seemed to mind -- until now.
I can honestly say Mitch is one of the closest friends I have ever had, but Mitch is not my "friend with an intellectual disability," he's just my friend.