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A Mom Had One Of Those Days, What She Did Next Will Surprise You

Joey Schleicher | Posted 02.13.2017 | Parents
Joey Schleicher

Hey you... yes you. The mom reading this. You ever have "those days" ? Those days you secretly wish your husband would call you and tell you to get ...

The "Bag-Less" Can

Meredith Masony | Posted 01.17.2017 | Parents
Meredith Masony

Why? Why would anyone throw something away in a garbage can without a bag? It just blows my mind. Does this happen in your house? I know I am not the ...

Grief Is Funny That Way: The Holiday Edition

Lynn LaPlante Allaway | Posted 12.27.2016 | Parents
Lynn LaPlante Allaway

So if you're reading this and hurting with grief this holiday season, I want you to know...I understand. I get it. How can I help you?

It's Good to Be Silly Around Your Child

Meryl Davids Landau | Posted 12.11.2016 | Parents
Meryl Davids Landau

Once while I was researching a parenting magazine article I came across a suggestion to surprise your kids by jumping into the tub (fully clothed) whi...

Bringing Buddha's Beginner's Mind to Parenting

Meryl Davids Landau | Posted 11.22.2016 | Parents
Meryl Davids Landau

One evening some years ago I was driving home from a breastfeeding support group with my 3-month-old daughter. A long line of vehicles was stopped at ...

The Silver-Lined Lesson for Your Kids from the Presidential Election

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.20.2016 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

With the race for President now squarely in our rearview mirror, it's time to take stock of the lessons from this historic election. And there are man...

5 Reasons To Rebrand Motherhood And the #1 Reason We Can't Wait

Marilynn Halas | Posted 11.03.2016 | Parents
Marilynn Halas

Moms can't wait any longer for equal rights. We have to claim them now. That's the new motherhood brand, tenderhearted tough mothers who empower our f...

Moms Of Trans Youth Are Changing The World

Stephanie Mott | Posted 11.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

I live in Kansas, so much of what I am about to share is about Kansas, but I can tell you that everything I am about to share is true in every state i...

It's Not Easy Being A Super Mom

Amber Sabathia | Posted 10.28.2016 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

This is where being a super mom kicks in and the most important step in maintaining that role...mommy time! Take a spa day, movie date alone or yoga class to decompress all the stress that the holidays bring. You can tell yourself you're gifting yourself this holiday season with mommy time! Best gift you will ever get!

How 10 Up-And-Coming Mompreneurs Make Time to Grow Their Blog

Elna Cain | Posted 10.18.2016 | Business
Elna Cain

While other moms are busy cleaning their house, catching the latest show on Netflix or exercising while their child naps, you're sitting in your makeshift office (a.k.a. your closet) trying to type fast and write that blog post that's supposed to have been published weeks ago.

10 Tips For Single Parents

Lisa Dubino | Posted 10.03.2016 | Divorce
Lisa Dubino

If I had known ahead of time how challenging it would be to work full time and raise two children I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have signed up so quickly. But I have enough experience in working with chaos I know I'll get through this too.

To The Mom's Learning To Love Their "Mom Bod"

Anneliese Lawton | Posted 10.26.2016 | Parents
Anneliese Lawton

My post-baby body plan isn't about resembling my pre-baby self, there will be no grand Kim Kardashian weight loss reveal. It's about fueling my body with nutrients, walking with my son in the park, finding a routine that makes me healthy and happy.

Is Watching Your Kid Grow Up Supposed To Hurt This Bad?

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 09.29.2016 | Parents

I’ve been a little weepy lately. A few days ago, on the way home, a sad detail in a book made me burst into tears like I’d been recently been brok...

Angels In The NICU

Lindsay Henry | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Henry

You’re pregnant. All of a sudden, your world turns upside down in a right side up kind of way. A small stick with a plus sign changes your life beca...

While You Were Out Living Your Life, 'Mom' Became A Compliment

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.15.2016 | Arts

You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. On Monday night, e...

Motherhood Revised My Resume

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.14.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

I swore I'd never be one of those moms who over-scheduled her kids (as much for my sanity as for theirs) and I've honored this commitment until this y...

I Decided to Be Honest About Motherhood On Instagram

Anna Gannon | Posted 09.26.2016 | Parents
Anna Gannon

Last month, when I started losing Instagram followers, I got really excited. Yeah, you aren’t seeing things, I just said I’m excited about people ...

Motherhood Does NOT Define Me (Or Does It?)

Ali Fallis | Posted 08.25.2016 | Parents
Ali Fallis

Does motherhood define ME? No. Well, yes. Kind of. (Maybe?)

Homeless Sisters Head To Junior Olympics, Mom Gets Surprise Plane Ticket

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.05.2016 | Good News

They got something greater than gold. A generous stranger bought a plane ticket for a homeless mother to watch her three daughters compete at the AAU ...

MOM-FESSION: Wanna Have A Play Date?

Meredith Masony | Posted 08.04.2016 | Parents
Meredith Masony

If you have kids, then you most likely have had a play date. Most play dates include the Mom or Dad bringing their child over to your home. Have you ever had a play date go haywire?

Are You The Best Kind Of Parent?

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 08.03.2016 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

If you're a parent and self-reflect at all, you've undoubtedly wondered whether you're a good parent. Perhaps you've wondered whether you're the best kind of parent.

Here Are The Hilarious Comebacks We'd Say To Our Parents If We Could

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.02.2016 | Black Voices

We’ve all been in a situation where we have the perfect witty comeback to the comments we don’t agree with that our parents may sometimes make to ...

The 6 Mom Parts Of Speech

Jennifer Craven | Posted 07.22.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Craven

Mom. Such a simple word, with such a long list of meanings and uses. Look it up in the dictionary and you’ll likely see one definition. But in reali...

I'm On The Phone (VIDEO)

Meredith Masony | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Meredith Masony

It happens every time the phone rings. You go to answer the call and BOOM, "Mom, I need a snack. Mom, I have to poop! MOM, HELP ME!" It is like a five alarm fire any time I get on the phone. My kids turn into the most ill behaved hooligans on the planet. I am positive I am not alone.

Entry 14 I Am Home Again

Chery Hayes | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Read More: I AM HOME AGAIN as Much as I Am Grieving for the Loss of My Son, I Have Been Filled With Worry and Horrible Thoughts About the Fate of My Baby Grandson Christian. Those Thoughts and Worries Almost Overtook the Loss of Josh. I Tried Not to Think About Josh. After All We Would Go for Weeks Without Talking to One Another., So I Could Put That Away, But I Found I Missed Josh More Than Ever. I Would Go Into the Closet Where I Kept His White Shirts and Run My Fingers Past Them. I Would Read His FB Page Over and Look at the Pictures and Remembrances Friends Would Post Posthumously. I Would Go on Sound C, How Is Her Son, And When Will He Be Calling Her Again. Josh Sent That to Me and on the Middle of the Recording He Says, ” I Miss You Mom, I Love You”. I Cannot Play It but I Would Die if I Ever Erased It. I Put a Table in the Bed Room With Josh’S Picture and Warren, Rick’S Grandson, Who Died From Meningitis When He Was Only 19. I Have Crosses and Ashes and Rings and Things That Belong on That Table and Nothing Else. I Wear Every Day a Chain With 2 of Josh’S Rings on It and a Glass Vial That Holds a Small Buddha. I Keep All His Pass, Our Dog a While Ago and Passed a Playing Card With the Number 22 on It. Josh’S Birthday and I Knew That Was a Sign From Him. I Was Cleaning Out the Office Closet Looking for Something and a Card Fell Out; Happy Easter, Mom, Love Josh. It Was the Wednesday Before Easter. I Need to Hang on to These Signs. I Look Forward to and Believe With All My Heart I Will See My Son Again. My Husband Keeps Me Going and My Grandkids and Christian of Course. but I Never Feel Wholly Free. if , I Feel Like I Am Letting Josh Down. “Hay Mom, Remember Me!” When the Wind Blows, When I See a Coin on the Street, Any and All Manner of Things I Pray Are a Sign That My Kid Is With Me. I Miss Him Fiercely. I Think About Thailand a Lot. I Go Over and Over My Visit. I Think of Tarn, Now Taking Care of Christian and I Think of A. Some Thoughts on My Visit: Thai Massage. WOW Thai Food as Pertains to Tarn. AWESOMELY DELICIOUS Best Mojitos Ever-Is It Because the Weather Is So Hot and Humid That They Go Down So Smoothly? Air Conditioning , Especially Childrens Hospital Models of Cleanliness and Officiency the Fantastically Low Cost of Expert Medical Treatment Best Beaches in the World-Bar None! Put a Fucking Rubber Mat in Your Shower, Tarn! I Could Spend Hours Alone in Solitude in the Temples Driving in Thailand Is Insane I Love to Watch Tarn and Christian Interact. Wheels on the Bus-My All- Time Fave Song a’S Detachment for Her Son, Impact News
Chery Hayes

Continued from >>> Entry 13 I AM HOME AGAIN As much as I am grieving for the loss of my son, I have been filled with worry and horrible thoughts abo...