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New Study Says A Working Mom Is A Plus for Kids

New Study Says A Working Mom Is A Plus for Kids

Liam Robb O'Hagan  05.21.2015
The findings don't surprise me. If parents are role models, then these are the sort of effects you would expect to see in the children...
We Are on the Same Team, Take Off Your Cape

We Are on the Same Team, Take Off Your Cape

Monica Stevens-Kirby  05.18.2015
I don't view motherhood as a tidy symbol of false humility. I'm not "saving" my daughter. I can't. She will need to know how, and I will...
Why I Breastfed A Stranger's Baby

Why I Breastfed A Stranger's Baby

Emma Saloranta  05.13.2015
I didn't have formula, and I told her that. But I had something else. And so I offered the only thing I could, the only thing I had: My...
A Mom Is A Mom Is A Mom

A Mom Is A Mom Is A Mom

Aimee Atkinson  05.11.2015
I was emailing when I should have been playing, and playing when I should have been emailing. I felt like I couldn't fully dedicate myself...
I Don't Care

I Don't Care

Gabrielle Volkmer  05.11.2015
Feeling respected and informed may well be one of the most important parts of the birth experience and that has nothing to do with the...
Who Has it Harder: The Working Or The Stay-at-Home Parent?

Who Has it Harder: The Working Or The Stay-at-Home Parent?

Natalie Thomas  04.27.2015
We're no longer on an even playing field. We haven't been for some time now. The ground seems slanted, the court warped,the turf tainted....
I Just Discovered the Truth -- I'm a Happy Mom

I Just Discovered the Truth -- I'm a Happy Mom

Rachel Garlinghouse  04.16.2015
On one worksheet, the students were supposed to use the vocabulary words they had studied in a sentence. My daughter, however, chose to...
Why There's Nothing 50 Shades About Kissing Your Kid on the Lips

Why There's Nothing 50 Shades About Kissing Your Kid on the Lips

Jodi Meltzer  04.14.2015
I had no idea parents didn't kiss their kids on the lips! I just assumed. To me, it's the most natural thing in the world. My son runs...
To The Other Mothers On My Facebook Feed

To The Other Mothers On My Facebook Feed

Wendy Wisner  04.13.2015
I am so glad to share with you, but my life -- oh, it is much deeper, more complicated, and messier than I could ever, or would ever, want...
Dear Daughter, Here's Why I Hope You Have The Choice to Work Or Stay Home

Dear Daughter, Here's Why I Hope You Have The Choice to Work Or Stay Home

Jamie Davis Smith  04. 1.2015
What I hope for you most of all is that by the time you are a mom, we have all moved to a place where moms and dads both have the support...
7 Reasons Why Moms Are Real-Life Superheroes

7 Reasons Why Moms Are Real-Life Superheroes

Holly Rust  03.31.2015
Sure, my cape may be invisible, and my special powers may not be as cool as Iron Man's, but my powers do help me survive the day-to-day...
Dear Mothers: We MUST Stop Putting Each Other Down

Dear Mothers: We MUST Stop Putting Each Other Down

Katherine Stanley Obando  03.26.2015
What if women with the luxury to make a choice about whether or not to work -- and I include myself in that group -- took one-tenth of...
It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

Kathleen Siddell  03.24.2015
This virtual village is far and wide -- populated by parents all over the world, with all kinds of circumstances. We have the opportunity...
Mom Burn Out

Mom Burn Out

Melissa Charles  03.17.2015
Comparing ourselves to anyone else is a sure-fire way to madness. Yet, we do it constantly. The media loooooooves our comparisons. Heck,...