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Getting Dumped... By Our Nannies

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 04.24.2015 | Parents
Rachel Levy Lesser

I never had to break up with any girlfriends. I was dumped by one boyfriend in college, and I only had one employee leave under my watch in my professional life. When it came to relationships with my nannies, however, I got dumped -- a lot.

What Moms Really Want This Mother's Day May Surprise You

Joyce Shulman | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents
Joyce Shulman

What do moms really want for Mother's Day? Flowers? Jewelry? Breakfast in bed or brunch at a nice restaurant? Hah. What moms want for Mother's Day is time.

15 Decluttering Tips For Busy Moms

Anne Ricci | Posted 04.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Anne Ricci

Sure, you're not really in love with all this clutter in your home. Having stuff all over the place isn't something we like because not only does it clutter our physical space, but it also clutters our mind and our emotional state. In fact, it can even affect our ability to focus and process information.

Bed Rest Made Me a Better Entrepreneur: 5 Key Things

Brigid Ward | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women
Brigid Ward

In retrospect, bed rest turned out to be not all bad. In fact, it helped me become the successful entrepreneur I am today.

The Body-Positive Photo That Got This Mom Kicked Off Instagram

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents

When Hannah Moore posted a photo of her pregnancy stretch marks on Instagram, she did not expect it to be reported as offensive. "I don't know why...

The 5 Moms of Girls' Night Out

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

She's the one who excitedly talks about the get-together all week leading up to it and sends cute texts about how she "can't wait" to hang out. When you walk into the restaurant, one of the other gals tells you she's not coming, since she's tired/kids are sick/husband is working late.

You Wanna Sell Me Something On Facebook? I'm Cool With That

Hollee Actman Becker | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Hollee Actman Becker

Here's the thing: I don't want to buy your $40 facial cleanser. But I think you're pretty dope for stepping outside your comfort zone to try and sell it to me.

What I Learned After Thanking Women Who Choose Not to Have Kids

Abby Rosmarin | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Abby Rosmarin

No one fits the mold perfectly and sometimes a simple, "Thank you for being true to who you are," is needed, especially when you're surrounded by people who think you are wrong. Even if it does come with a little hatemail and a lot of arguments in the comments section.

9 Things Not To Say To A Pregnant Woman (And What To Say Instead)

Denise Geelhart | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Denise Geelhart

If she wants to talk about her pregnancy, she will. If not, she won't. Just because a woman is pregnant, doesn't mean that her life suddenly becomes an open book.

I Got Hit On

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Alessandra Macaluso

I got hit on. Or picked up, flirted with, whatever you want to call it, but it happened. Right in broad daylight. The person doing the "picking up" didn't even look around to see if I was there with someone else, they just leaned right into my personal space, and in a very assertive tone asked, "Do you come here often?"

Pick a Body Part You Love Between Your Neck and Knees

Michelle Cove | Posted 04.17.2015 | Parents
Michelle Cove

Girls pick up on our every sigh when we try on jeans that are snug, every groan when we don't like how our dress fits. And they hate hearing our disparaging remarks. It makes them feel sad because they love us. Our comments also normalizing the act of trash-talking our bodies.

Heartwarming Ad Goes Out To All The Moms Who Ever Doubted Themselves

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.17.2015 | Parents

A new ad from Pandora Jewelry celebrates the powerful bond between moms and their children. Titled "The Unique Connection," the ad shows an experi...

Our First Sonogram

Pia Artesona | Posted 04.17.2015 | Parents
Pia Artesona

Oh my gosh! I could see a teeny little light flickering away. It was like the first scene in the movie It's a Wonderful Life when the angels are talking to God up in the galaxy. Every time an angel spoke the stars would glimmer and shine.

This Is My 39

Galit Breen | Posted 04.16.2015 | Women
Galit Breen

Thirty-nine is seeing 16-year-olds and thinking they look way too young to drive and seeing 50-year-olds and thinking they're stunning. It's knowing loss, and finding sparkle in the everyday. It's not necessarily worrying what others think of me and my choices.

I Am Sleep Mom

Mama Bean | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

There is comfort in solidarity. There is comfort in not being the only one. Sleep Mom offers a hand and a tired smile, because sisterhood is reassuring.

Protecting Our Children When Contending With Threats Of Violence

Jen Cohen | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Jen Cohen

The day prior, I received multiple messages from several sources. Key words in print kept reverberating in my mind. "Alleged threat," "police investigation," "a list," "unspecified harm," "social media."

6 Mother's Day Gifts That Mom Actually Wants

Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents

Another gift-giving holiday is upon us, and this time it’s Mom’s turn to be pampered and showered with attention. However, the perfect gift for he...

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

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Jodi Meltzer

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 across the room when I pick him up from school, jumps into my arms, and -- lipstick be damned -- goes right in for a kiss. What am I supposed to do? Turn my cheek like I would on a date gone bad? He's my baby.

Dear New Professional Working Mom

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Stacey Steinberg

As a new mom, I resented my law degree. I resented the responsibility and the expectation it placed on me. But for the first time in a long while, I am grateful to be an attorney. I am grateful to have a profession.

A Mom's Guide To 'Game of Thrones'

Tarja Parssinen | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Tarja Parssinen

"Game of Thrones" mirrors my own life in so many ways. I go to my bootcamp class ("Game of Moans"), then hit Starbucks ("Game of Scones") and make a quick stop at the bank ("Game of Loans"). I

Don't Let Mom Jeans Happen to You!

Mara Menachem | Posted 04.13.2015 | Style
Mara Menachem

It was only until I stood on the sidelines of a Massachusetts soccer game in a sea of parents styled in mom jeans, sneakers and college sweatshirts, when I began to realize maybe Miami was different from most American cities.

Life After Death: A Widow In The World

Melissa Gould | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Melissa Gould

I am definitely a blank screen for everyone's projections. Lots of people need me to be OK. Some need me to be sad -- aren't all widows supposed to be sad? Others seem happy for my happiness, although slightly bewildered -- are widows supposed to be happy?!

5 Ways to Spice Up Your Love Life

Andi Wickman | Posted 04.10.2015 | Weddings
Andi Wickman

Here are a few things I've done to help me be more intimate with my husband (often leading to some great sex). Some of these sound crazy, but stick with me.

How Becoming a Mom Made Me Less Busy

Becky Tountas | Posted 04.10.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

Since I became a mom, my priorities have shifted and I find myself saying "no" more. I long for lazy Sunday afternoons at home to contrast our active weekdays. It's such a relief to have mornings when we don't have to rush out the door.

Motherhood on the Rocks

Shari Medini | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Shari Medini

I put the toddler down, went into the bathroom, put toothpaste on my toothbrush and heard something dump all the way down the stairs. Within five minutes, my good day had turned bad.