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Becoming a Mother

On Growing Into My Motherhood

Sarah Bregel | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
Sarah Bregel

To me, the house felt like a symbol that everything might turn out all right, that there might be a way for two childish adults to somehow make a family.

We Are Mothers

Darcy R. Shapiro | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Darcy R. Shapiro

There's an actual moment when we all became mothers. For some people it happened the first time they saw a pink strip on a pregnancy test, for some it was when their baby was handed to them in the delivery room, and for others it happened when they least expected it -- when the weight of equal parts love and responsibility pressed down on them, and their hearts were irrevocably and irretrievably full.

Never Again Just You: Becoming 'Mama'

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

From the moment I heard Emma's shrill, loud cry as she emerged into the world, I knew that I would never again feel content unless I knew she was OK. When Charlotte arrived one minute later, floppy and quiet for a moment, that feeling doubled.

18 Things That Are Completely Different Now That I Have Kids

Jen Simon | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

Going to kiddie birthday parties is pretty much the main way I socialize now.

The One Word I'm Not Ready To Say

Kate Fridkis | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Kate Fridkis

I've fought to get here. I've agonized and plotted and cajoled and therapized and cackled with dark glee and triumphed and generally made myself crazy over it.

The Mommy Interview

CT Working Moms | Posted 01.28.2013 | Parents
CT Working Moms

What if we had to meet our children ahead of time (like the hiring manager on a job interview) and make our pitch for the job? ("My experience includes keeping a cat alive for over a decade now.")

I Never Thought I Wanted A Baby -- Until...

Salon | Posted 04.23.2012 | Women

It started with a TV commercial. I can't remember what was being advertised. All I know is that it showed a father holding a newborn baby, and I start...

Mama to Be?

Clare Winterton | Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact
Clare Winterton


Notes To A New Mom

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.26.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Everything about your own children is different -- deeper, fiercer. This is something you can not possibly understand until you join the club yourself. Here are just a few of the realizations of membership.

10 Things They Never Tell You About Motherhood

Times Online | Sarah Vine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Motherhood is one of the great obsessions of our age. Everyone seems to have an opinion, even those who will never experience it (men), and those for ...