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Being a Mom

My Child is the Boss in our Home

Ashli Mazer | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Ashli Mazer

Having a baby demoted my status in the chain of command in this house. No longer do I call the shots. All commands have been handed over to her. My child is the boss in our home.

Why I Love Being A Mom Every Day

Janine Huldie | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Janine Huldie

Even as I am waving goodbye to them, excited at the opportunity of hours on an end of peace and quiet, I still can't help but want to hold on for a couple of extra seconds to those small arms wrapped around my waist.

This Is What Motherhood Did To Me

Ashli Mazer | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
Ashli Mazer

This is what motherhood did to me. Motherhood turned me into someone else. Someone who, on most days, I don't recognize. Motherhood took the former me and shook her up a bit. Rocked the ground on which she once stood.

Motherhood on the Rocks

Shari Medini | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Shari Medini

I put the toddler down, went into the bathroom, put toothpaste on my toothbrush and heard something dump all the way down the stairs. Within five minutes, my good day had turned bad.

Dear Mom, I Am Sorry for Everything I Put You Through

Krista Pelton | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
Krista Pelton

I remember telling my mom I hated her when I was a teenager. I am sure it hurt her more then she let on, because if my son tells me that one day, I would be devastated. I will probably call her and tell her all about it. Because she will understand.

5 Things Moms Know To Be True

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents

There are countless books by experts who offer advice to help parents deal with the toddler years. Toddlers Are A**holes: It's Not Your Fault is not e...

I'm A Single Mom, And This S*** Is Hard

Vanessa Mártir | Posted 12.22.2014 | Divorce
Vanessa Mártir

We can't say it's hard. We can't cry over the pressure. We are supposed to grin and bear it. It's no wonder so many snap, so many are depressed, so many take this pent-up rage and resentment out on their kids. I'm not saying it's right. I'm saying I understand, carajo.

A Better Answer To My Friend's Question About Being A Mom

Rachael Clarke | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

It was one of those moments where I wished words were tangible, able to be yanked back or clapped away like eraser dust.

Why I Ache For My 40-Something Self

Jessica Rassette | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Jessica Rassette

My 40-something self, that poor relaxed soul with no more babies squealing to be raised, I ache a chilling and lonely ache for her.

This Ad Puts All The Emotional Truth Of Motherhood Into Words

The Huffington Post | Farah L. Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

You may be able to watch this entire clip without realizing what it is an ad for. (Answer: The Boba baby carrier, which makes a couple of quick ca...

Things I Can Do Since I Became a Mom

Mara Shapiro | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Mara Shapiro

Since I've been in the Mom game for a while (19 years to be exact), I've learned a few things. Not about motherhood per se, because motherhood is crafty. Other things.

Why I'm Thankful for the Man Who Broke My Heart

Annelise Conway | Posted 03.27.2013 | Impact
Annelise Conway

I, too, fell madly in love with someone (probably before I even met him) and, after four years and countless disappointments, faced the reality that he didn't want to marry me. At 28, I refused to let his decision derail my path.

Launching the Lunar New Year of I Am Awesome

Monica Gallagher Sakala | Posted 03.26.2012 | DC
Monica Gallagher Sakala

I am launching the "Lunar New Year of I Am Awesome" to untangle the web of parenting self-flagellation. I've decided the quest for parenting perfection is so... snore... boring.

So What Did You Do Today?

Heather Cabot | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heather Cabot

Until I had my children, I never really appreciated what it felt like to get to dinnertime and wonder what you really accomplished that day -- yet feel exhausted.