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Being a Mother

I Secretly Wished My Son Hated Kindergarten

Krista Pelton | Posted 01.29.2017 | Home
Krista Pelton

All through the summer up to kindergarten starting, whenever someone asked me about school I never could give them a straight answer because I couldn't bring myself to sign him up. I was in denial of what was to come.

6 Life Lessons My 'Ready or Not' Baby Taught Me

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Perhaps life is always giving us exactly what we need, whether we think we are ready or not. Certainly looking back 21 years, it's crystal clear. At the time I certainly didn't feel ready to be a mother, yet I was. And look at all I've learned!

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

Vanessa Mártir | Posted 12.22.2014 | Home
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.

The Woman Formerly Known As

Jessica Rapisarda | Posted 12.02.2014 | Home
Jessica Rapisarda

There is no malice in "mom." I've used the m-word many times. But "Jessica," my dime-a-dozen first name, is shorthand for something much more complex.

On Motherhood, Mayhem and Moving On

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.08.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

To every mother who is wondering exactly where she went so terribly wrong, I offer this for consideration: You didn't.

WATCH: The 3 Essential Things Every Mother-To-Be Needs

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.08.2014 | Home

Ensconced in the safety of the developed world, it's easy to forget just how fraught childbirth can be in other parts of the globe. Meg Wirth is th...

10 Motherhood Truths From Around the World

Shawn Fink | Posted 05.31.2014 | Home
Shawn Fink

These truths are a glimpse into the reality of modern mothers today who are faced with a constant push-pull to be more than they can be in a single day -- but they try. Oh, they try.

Mothers Fulfilled Are More Devoted Givers

Kim Kalicky | Posted 04.03.2013 | Home
Kim Kalicky

In my new book, Mothers Fulfilled, I offer the two things I would do differently to women coming up behind me and trying to do what I have done for the last 22 years.

Why I'm Still Not Sure About Having Kids

The New York Times | Posted 05.07.2012 | Home

This is one of three essays contributed to the Motherlode blog by performers in the first New York City production of Listen to Your Mother, an nation...

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Maternal Self-Esteem

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

The ever-changing prenatal body is creating and nurturing new life and with that comes a robustness that potentially stirs unresolved issues, handed down from shaky self-esteem.