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Kate Auletta
Kate Auletta is the Executive Editor of Huffington Post Voices.

Entries by Kate Auletta

Can We Stop The Mom Body Shaming, Please?

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2016 | 10:20 AM

Here’s something that should be blatantly obvious but somehow still isn’t: The state of a woman’s body, even a pregnant woman’s body, isn’t up for public debate.

Every day it seems there’s another viral social media post from a mom (or mom-to-be) stating how she’s been questioned about how far...

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12 Things All 9-Months-Pregnant Women Hear

(1) Comments | Posted March 3, 2016 | 11:05 AM

Congratulations, you're nine months pregnant! If you're anything like me in my current state (two weeks to go, thank you!), you're ready to get the damn show on the road.

And while you're in this particular state of misery, one that really is your own humongous hell, a hell that...

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I Have Some Very Pressing Questions About Becoming a Mom of Two

(17) Comments | Posted January 11, 2016 | 9:37 AM

I seemed to pass all the mile markers of pregnancy with relative ease, save for the back pain and vomiting. And then it hit me in the middle of the night as I got to 30 weeks:

Holy hell, I'm having another baby?! How on God's green Earth is that...

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65% Of Women Don't Think Men Consider Them Equals At Work

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 12:13 PM

In advance of the new documentary "MAKERS: Once and for All," HuffPost Women teamed up with MAKERS to explore what men and women believe the state of gender equality is today, both in politics and in the workforce.

Below are the results of our joint nationally representative survey on...

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56% Of People Think We'll Have A Female President In The Next Decade

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 8:13 AM

In advance of the new documentary "MAKERS: Once and for All," HuffPost Women teamed up with MAKERS to explore what men and women believe the state of gender equality is today, both in politics and in the workforce.

Below are the results of our joint nationally representative survey on...

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To the New York Post, on Behalf of Pregnant Women Everywhere

(11) Comments | Posted November 12, 2015 | 10:00 AM

Among the more obnoxious things you hear or witness while pregnant -- besides the overt belly touching by total strangers -- is the remark that you're "eating for two."

While yes, the fact is that I have another human being inside me, that hardly means I'm eating for two in...

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14 Questions To Ask Your Mom To Avoid Hers This Holiday Season

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 12:20 PM

We've entered the tricky time of year when thousands of people go home for the holidays, whether that's for Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas or all of the above. And with that comes a lot of... annoying stuff. Not least of which can be pestering questions from good ole mom. 

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The Various, Miserable Stages of Being Pregnant on the Subway

(2) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 12:30 PM

There's a special place in heaven for people who can handle the New York City subway with patience and grace on a daily basis. I am not one of those people. Never have been, never will be.

This is especially true when I'm pregnant. It's a constant struggle to...

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The Haunting Realities Of Postpartum Depression, Illustrated

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 10:19 AM

"It felt like hopelessness, resentment and anger," wrote mom Michaela Ludwig of her postpartum depression. "I felt like I wasn't going to be a good enough mother and as much as I love my son, I felt like he would be better off...

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The 'Battle Hymn Of The Republic' As Feminist Anthem

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 2:18 PM

The "Battle Hymn Of The Republic", one of America's most famous songs, has a long history of being adapted for activist causes since it was written by Julia Ward Howe in 1861.

In fact, it was rewritten as an anthem for both the Women's and the Civil Rights movements...

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Every Thought That Goes Through a Working Mom's Brain on Her Commute

(14) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 8:43 AM

OK -- first step done: the apartment door is closed and I'm on one side and he's on the other. Bravo me. Oh sh*t, he's screaming for me. Elevator, please, please, please get here faster. Oh thank God.

Today was more painless than yesterday, I think. I should probably...

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9 Things Kids Can Play With In-flight That Don't Involve Technology

(8) Comments | Posted July 7, 2015 | 4:13 PM

Flying with kids. Some call it fun, but most call it a necessary evil.

As the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents withhold screen time from their children before the age of 2, here are 9 ways to keep your kids entertained in-flight. Yes, some...

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21 Totally Frantic Thoughts Parents Of Toddlers Have At Dinnertime

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 4:28 PM

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After a long day, no matter if you're a working or stay-at-home parent, dinnertime with a toddler can be a total struggle. First, you have to physically make the dinner as your child holds your leg. Then you have to actually have them eat it,...

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Neun Wahrheiten, die Ihnen niemand über einen Kaiserschnitt verrät

(33) Comments | Posted April 29, 2015 | 5:58 PM

Wenn Sie Glück haben, dann verbringen Sie die letzten Wochen Ihrer Schwangerschaft damit, andere Mütter zu fragen, was Sie denn nun wirklich bei der Geburt zu erwarten haben. Ich habe damals all die unangenehmen Fragen gestellt, um mich auf alles vorzubereiten.

Die meisten, wenn nicht alle der Mütter, mit...

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9 Real Things No One Tells You About Having a C-Section

(158) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 3:50 PM

If you're lucky, the final weeks of your pregnancy are spent asking fellow moms what you really need to know about childbirth. I asked all the down and dirty questions getting ready for the birth day. Most, if not all, of the moms I spoke with had delivered their children...

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7 Reasons Your Next Vacation Should Be To A Charleston 'Suburb'

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 9:36 AM

Let's all take a minute and give a little praise to the beach. Ah, the beach. It's a wondrous place in general, full of roaring waves and sunburnt cheeks. 

It's also particularly nice to visit the beach if there's stuff to do once you're off it for the day. And that's...

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Norwegian Air Will Adopt New Cockpit Rules

(6) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 1:48 PM

In light of this week's horrific Germanwings crash, Norwegian Air is taking steps to adopt new cockpit rules.

The airline will instruct all flights to have at least two crew members in the cockpit "as soon as possible," the company said in a press release. Airline spokeswoman Charlotte...

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How Ron Jon, The Little Surf Shop Down The Shore, Became A Vacation Destination All Its Own

(1) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 8:32 AM

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The original Ron Jon location on Long Beach Island, New Jersey, as seen in the 1960s.

Souvenirs are often the sign of a great vacation, but what if the store you bought it from...
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6 Destinations You Should Visit In Ireland, As Recommended By The Actual Irish

(4) Comments | Posted March 13, 2015 | 7:00 AM

Chances are, Dublin, Galway or even Cork immediately come to mind when considering places to visit in Ireland. And those places are undoubtedly lovely, but what about the other, more unknown spots around the Emerald Isle?

Based on travel data collected by our friends at, we were...

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How To Find The Best Flight To Get You Where You Want To Go

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 2:37 PM

Well, this has just taken the lead for best Internet invention of the day., the wonderous ESPN site from Nate Silver, launched an interactive tool on Wednesday aptly named Which Flight Will Get You There Fastest?

It does exactly what you think it does. The site...

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