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When You Give a Mom a Glass of Wine

Stacey Hatton | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents
Stacey Hatton

When I started a family, the idea of excess whining causing increased wine consumption became relevant. Is it a coincidence that more mothers are partaking in cocktails at the end of the day, or is it something that has been happening for years but was hush-hush? After several years of diligently studying my theory and bar graphing my habits, my hypothesis was conclusive. Whining kids drive you to drink.

Today, I'm Drowning In Parenthood

Stephanie Jankowski | Posted 06.14.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Jankowski

For a second, I think about just leaving. Running away. How long would it be until they noticed? Where would I even go? I don't leave, of course, but today would be a great day to take off. Today, I am drowning in parenthood.

Every Day Is A Chance To Screw Up My Kid Less

KnowMore TV | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

There are these weird not-so-sweet spots you hit as a grownup -- like the possibility of battling zits and gray hair at the same time. There's also the moment when you switch from stressing over how your parents screwed you up to stressing over how you're screwing up your own kids.

6 Stress Management Tips for Moms

Tara Campbell | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Tara Campbell

As a mother, it is important to take necessary steps to ensure that you don't feel guilty about your career choices or suffer from anxiety overload.

Parenting 101: Your Child's Stress Is Your Stress

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Leslie Rasmussen

I don't think there's anyone who can raise my stress level the way my children can. Our children don't realize that we not only have our own anxiety, but we take on theirs as well. It's not the healthiest thing to do, but it comes with the territory of being a parent.

3 Ways to Avoid Mommy Burnout

Mia Redrick | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
Mia Redrick

Burnout happens today because moms are no longer multi-tasking, they are mega tasking -- which means doing way too much too often.

Reasons Mommy Drinks: A Week in Review

Fiona Stevenson and Lyranda Martin Evans | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Fiona Stevenson and Lyranda Martin Evans

Being a Mommy is The Most Awesome Job in The World, but some moments are slightly less stellar than others. Here are some of the reasons Mommy needed a cocktail (and a personal brie wheel) when the past week came to an end.

Retraining My Mommy Brain in 5 Easy Steps

Katie Hurley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

Here's the thing: It's been quite some time since I've had a baby in this house (my baby just turned five), but I'm fairly certain that I'm still stuck in the vortex of mommy brain.

How the Mommy Witch Stole Halloween

The Orange Rhino | Posted 12.30.2013 | Parents
The Orange Rhino

What kind of mom am I that shops for costumes online? And who always has to pay extra shipping to get them in time? And what kind of mom tries to control what her kids wear? Don't I know before the photo opp the costumes will just tear?

What's the Surprise Today?

Liz Joynt Sandberg | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Liz Joynt Sandberg

My best parenting happens when I'm engaging with what's already happening rather than trying to make something happen.

The Year of the No: One Woman's Journey to the Dark Side of Yes

Sue Fliess | Posted 09.11.2013 | Parents
Sue Fliess

In my quest to be Every Woman, I'd lost sight of the very people I was killing myself to do it all for. Somewhere along the way, I'd stopped noticing my 8-year-old's copious kisses before school and how my older boy has my dad's soulful eyes.

Here's Why You Always Think Other Parents Are Judging You

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 08.27.2013 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

Like my dad always says, "Glennon, nobody is thinking about you as much as you think they are." Everybody's just doing the best she can, mostly.

Why I'm a Terrible School Parent

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Having gone through the teenage years 2.5 times now, I have a different perspective on the elementary years. Given what's ahead, I know that pacing myself is a good idea.

My Worst Parenting Decision

Wendy Bradford | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

Whatever we imagine is going on without us, can go on without us. In fact, all things either continue, or will wait for us. There is never an extra moment with our children.

I Don't Sing in the Shower Anymore

Jamie Krug | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents
Jamie Krug

I have so many people -- friends, family, Owen's teachers, doctors and therapists -- who tell me how well I handle everything going on in our lives. They have no idea about the middle-of-the-night Emergency Room visits when the stress of internalizing it all takes over my body.

Seeking Solace With My Grocery Cart

Rachel Blaufeld | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Rachel Blaufeld

Something about wandering through the aisles without anyone grabbing me or calling mom was so decadent. The aisles of the grocery store were my Cheers, where I went and everyone knew my name.

The Working Mom's Guide To Stress-Free Mornings

Posted 03.12.2013 | OWN

By Monica Corcoran Harel Take one working mom, add a time-management expert, and voilà: a stress-free morning. NAME: Rachel Huff AGE: 42 ...