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Why I Don't Want to Hear About How Much You Love Your Kid

Why I Don't Want to Hear About How Much You Love Your Kid

08.12.2014
We should be able to share our war stories. Instead, we shine them up, telling just enough of our tales of woe to feel like we're "relating"...
I Have Become 'That Mom'

I Have Become 'That Mom'

08. 8.2014
I'm the one who shows up over three hours late for school registration and endures the rolling eyes of parent volunteers who can't imagine...
This Time Let's Really Stop Judging Each Other

This Time Let's Really Stop Judging Each Other

06.11.2014
You're not a better parent than me and I'm not better than you. We all need to remind ourselves of this daily so we can try to keep this...
The Real Mommy Wars: Exchanging the Pretend War to Take on The Real Battles

The Real Mommy Wars: Exchanging the Pretend War to Take on The Real Battles

05.14.2014
What if we stopped the wars? What if, instead of attacking each other's decisions, we calmly discussed them and shared information, throwing...

Calling a Mother's Day Amnesty: An End to Unwanted Advice

05.11.2014
It starts innocently enough. We come home with our babies and we wonder, "Why did they let me leave with this baby? Don't they know that...
The Gwynnie Wars

The Gwynnie Wars

05. 9.2014
Before she becomes a standard bearer for peace though, I'd like her to consider this: Disagreement isn't a declaration of war. Expressing...
Not All Women Get To Decide Between Opting Out And Leaning In

Not All Women Get To Decide Between Opting Out And Leaning In

04.19.2014
In the ongoing Mommy Wars, the stay-at-home mother has been, at turns, revered and demonized. But there's a third reality that rarely enters...
She Is Not Your Yardstick

She Is Not Your Yardstick

04. 9.2014
By Ellen and Erin There is no shortage of judgment on the Internet. Erin: It's like End of Days. Ellen: You've watched the fights... Erin:...
Are You A BAD Mom, A GOOD Mom or Super Mom?

Are You A BAD Mom, A GOOD Mom or Super Mom?

04. 8.2014
The truth of the matter is, the minute we stop comparing ourselves to the rest of the world and actually give ourselves a fighting chance,...
A Stay-At-Home Mom's Response To Gwyneth And The Mommy Wars

A Stay-At-Home Mom's Response To Gwyneth And The Mommy Wars

04. 7.2014
What will help revolutionize our lives is learning to listen to each other. To help each other. To understand that while every parent is...
Gwyneth Paltrow and the Mommy Wars: Here We Go Again

Gwyneth Paltrow and the Mommy Wars: Here We Go Again

03.31.2014
Here's the thing. This is not so much about Paltrow. It's about the never ending mommy wars and the endless need for women to compare themselves,...
Don't Let Gwyneth Paltrow Incite a Mommy War

Don't Let Gwyneth Paltrow Incite a Mommy War

03.31.2014
Despite the fact Gwyneth Paltrow served up a softball that talk show producers, writers and bloggers like me could have a field day with,...
Sh*t Happens, Parenting Style

Sh*t Happens, Parenting Style

03.26.2014
Tiger Mom: Sh*t happens. Now spell it!!!! Mindful Parenting: I am aware that sh*t is happening.
Enough With the Mommy Wars: No More Mom Shaming

Enough With the Mommy Wars: No More Mom Shaming

02.21.2014
I love having choices. I am a believer in letting each woman do what is best for her family and staying the hell out of it.