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Self-Care: What Gets in the Way and 5 Things Not to Miss

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

These kinds of practices are needed when we are healing major imbalances. But they are also essential to pepper throughout our busy lives. We can easily miss this when we feel at the peak of health.

7 Things Women Without Children Want Moms To Know

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 05.23.2015 | Fifty
Hélène Tragos Stelian

I had lunch recently with a new friend. In the midst of our 'getting to know you' questions, I asked if she had kids. She responded 'no.' The moment was uncomfortable. I felt awkward for asking. We moved on to another topic. This discomfort stayed with me.

Looks Like Draymond Green Got His Trash-Talking Skills From His Mom

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.22.2015 | Sports

Momma knows best.

An Open Letter to Baby Number Two

Kimberly Zapata | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Kimberly Zapata

There are days I think about you, baby number two. I wonder what sex you'll be and what color eyes you'll have, and I wonder if I will ever see them.

Nothing Has The Power To Change The World Like The Unconditional Love Of A Mother

Rosie Pope | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Rosie Pope

With so much love to give it seems such a crime that we are not able to give more of it to each other. I don't think we can achieve balance alone. There is a reason we always existed in tribes, and that sense of community needs to return around the world.

The Kind of Mom I Am

Amy Heinz | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Amy Heinz

Over the years, I've come to learn a very important truth. No matter what label I'm wearing at any given moment, if you ask me what kind of mom I am, there's only one answer that matters.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part IV

Mark Baer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On July 10, 2011, Joan T. Daniels, Esq. posted the following comment on the listserv for the members of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...

Dear Future And New Moms

Thomasina Guidry | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Thomasina Guidry

Someday, you will be blessed to be a mother. And you will be the only mom your future child will have. Be patient. Be flexible. But above all, be in the moment.

'You Think You're The Only Woman To Breastfeed?'

Mama Bean | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

For me, breastfeeding has become a part of my identity. It's an integral part of how I see myself, and, of course, it's also an integral part of how my daughter sees me.

First Mother's Day Without Mom

Di Ana Pisarri | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Di Ana Pisarri

Man, did my mother love me. She loved me in ways she could not love herself. And now I am faced with this daunting task to love myself the way my mother loved me.

Warrior Moms of Mental Health Advocacy

Janine Francolini | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

via "Perhaps it takes courage to raise children." -John Steinbeck, East of Eden Advocates. Partners. Heroes. Brave. Fierce. Hones...

12 Things You Took For Granted When You Were Younger

Unwritten | Posted 05.15.2015 | Women

Remember getting praised for small victories? Think about the fact that at one point, someone actually congratulated you for going to the bathroom and finishing all your dinner.

Belly Bump Probs, Or My Pregnancy In Photos

Brooke Arellano | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Brooke Arellano

Week 22: So, I guess this is the point where black is no longer slimming. Week 23: More gas than Exxon.

These Stylish Instagram Moms Actually Make Me Feel Better About Life

Julee Wilson | Posted 05.22.2015 | Style
Julee Wilson

Let's face it, it's no small feat trying to keep a kid alive (and well), while also attempting to look good. I can occasionally pull myself together when I know I have an important meeting or event. But for the most part I'm lucky if I can find a clean shirt to throw on.

'Global Brotherhood' And Raising The Next Generation Of Givers

Kristin van Ogtrop | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Kristin van Ogtrop

It is one thing for my children to read the news about Nepal, Syria, Liberia and Baltimore. It is another thing entirely for them to understand that they are part of one Brotherhood. To feel the connection that leads to action.

The Moment I Tell New Moms To Hang On For

Allison Tate | Posted 05.14.2015 | Parents
Allison Tate

I'm not supposed to say it out loud, I think, but I didn't fall in love with my baby the first moment I saw him. My labor was hard. My body was wre...

My Child is the Boss in our Home

Ashli Mazer | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Ashli Mazer

Having a baby demoted my status in the chain of command in this house. No longer do I call the shots. All commands have been handed over to her. My child is the boss in our home.

34 Ways Moms Can Earn and Save More Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.15.2015 | Money

Raising a family on a budget is a daunting task. From infancy up to adulthood, having kids is expensive and it takes a lot of creativity and strategy to keep the finances in order.

Turn Prince Charming Into Your Parenting Friend

Michelle Cove | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Michelle Cove

Let's hope for more children's narratives with strong girls and women who enjoy romance without it being the only driving force in their lives. Maybe sometimes the stories don't have to include romance at all.

Hepatitis C -- The Long Goodbye

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Jennifer Connolly

The long goodbye is often used to describe the drawn out fading of a person's mind, who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. But for my mom, it was because of Hepatitis C.

All In: Elon Musk's Denial and Things Bosses Actually Have Said

Josh Levs | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

This workplace gender policing is hurting everyone -- men, women, children and the businesses themselves. Across the country, men are joining with women to rise up against the backward policies, laws and stigmas that are damaging us and preventing us from achieving gender equality.

Life Lessons I Learned In a Beauty Salon

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Jacqueline Whitmore

I'm not sure if any of my mother's customers knew how broken she was or how difficult it was for her to put a smile on her face each day, especially since she struggled with alcoholism. But because mom knew how to pull herself together, no one ever suspected what was hidden beneath her artfully applied make-up and stylish polyester pantsuit.

I Was Terrified I Wouldn't Fall In Love With My Baby. And Then I Did.

Meredith Hale | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Meredith Hale

My heart didn't close when my son was born. I fell in love, and every day I fall more deeply under his spell.

Embracing The Interruptions Of Motherhood

Becky Tountas | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

My own unfinished projects seem to multiply every week, like the Cheerios. When I try to make phone calls, my daughter climbs onto my lap and starts singing so I hang up and promise to call back the next day.

5 Fast and Easy Ways to Feel Crappy About Yourself

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Nothing says horrifying better than going shopping for a bathing suit. The fluorescent lights in the fitting room give you that close-to-death pallor while simultaneously enlarging every facial imperfection.