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10 Great Word Ways to Love Mom on Valentine's Day

L.L. Barkat | Posted 01.31.2015 | Books
L.L. Barkat

If I could give something back to her this year, it would be something from this list (in fact, I chose two, but I'm not telling which, in case she happens to find this post, which is unlikely, but you never know what secrets the Internet accidentally divulges).

The Truth About Being A Mom

Lindsey Caruana | Posted 01.30.2015 | Parents
Lindsey Caruana

As a 29-year-old single, full-time, working mother of a 4-year-old, there hasn't been a moment in the past four years where I didn't feel dizzy from the sheer chaos of my life.

I'm a Battle Picker

Jenny Witte | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
Jenny Witte

People often ask me what it's like having four kids. After I finish my third cup of very strong coffee, I put the cup down gravely, usually stare off into space from fatigue for a few moments, and then answer thusly, "I pick my own battles."

What Losing My Wedding Ring Made Me Realize About My Daughter

Susan Fishman | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
Susan Fishman

When she's tested, when she's standing face-to-face with fear, these are the things I'd like to tell my girl to not only hold on to, but to OWN

Despite What You May Have Read, New York Is a Terrific Place to Raise a Baby

Natalie Thomas | Posted 01.28.2015 | New York
Natalie Thomas

We're the beneficiaries of every great service that most New Yorkers are privy too: Tons of parks and playgrounds, classes, building playrooms, museums, culture, diversity... and getting to our New York offerings in a New York minute.

A Letter from an Adoptee to Her Sons

Christina Romo | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents
Christina Romo

I want you both to know that by making that decision to adopt me three decades ago, Grandma and Grandpa truly changed my life. In a matter of a year, I went from being an orphan to becoming someone's daughter.

I Hate You, Don't Leave Me (Conversations With My 12-year-old Daughter)

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

I awoke one morning and my logical, agreeable daughter had been replaced by one who was rude. And angry. For no apparent reason.

4 Reasons You Should Not Send Your Child to College

Adam Rico | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Adam Rico

Creating an enjoyable career has much more to do with looking inward than it does with chasing high income levels. Understanding your child's personality, strengths and interests will help you influence their post-high school choices.

Parenting Is Sometimes Like A Triathlon

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Jenny G. Perry

You feel like you are winning at times. You excel in one way, but always have a weaker leg of the race. You prepare, but you never know what the weather will be like that day. It could be cold and windy or really freakin' hot.

It's Been 4 Years Since I've Worn These Jeans

Mama Bean | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

My jeans and I aren't going out to bars anymore, as I'm wearing them to playdates and park trips instead. They feel stronger than before -- I'm not so worried about getting them dirty now. Much like myself, I suppose.

Mom Bills Kid for Missing Birthday Party and Is Mocked Everywhere

Stacey Gill | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Stacey Gill

I'd like to state for the record (because apparently this common fact is not known to all): If you throw a party you may not charge your guests for the party. You know why? Because you decided to throw the party. If you do not want to pay for said party, do not throw the party. Simple.

12 Lessons From My First 12 Months as a Mother

Reem Kassis | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

It has been a full year since my daughter first gave me a glimpse into her stubborn and impatient personality. A full year since she showed me that in life, not everything goes according to plan. While that may have been the first lesson I learned as a mother, over the following year I picked up many more.

5 Things That Have Made Me A Better Mother

Jennifer Lizza | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Lizza

My constant worry about rushing off to the next place or checking off the next thing on the list of things to get done was stressing out my kids.

How to Handle Critical, Judgmental Moms

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 01.20.2015 | Comedy
Jacqui Zadik

We all know a few them: judgmental moms. It doesn't matter what you do, there will always be one -- or four--or more moms that judge you on your pare...

Climate Scientist and Mom Will be First Lady's Guest at the State of the Union

Dominique Browning | Posted 01.21.2015 | Green
Dominique Browning

Nicole Hernandez Hammer will be sitting in the First Lady's box as President Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address. To me, this signals the president's commitment to doing all he can to tackle the dangerous problem of climate pollution. And so I am celebrating.

I'll Never Be Over It

Jessica Rosenberg | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Jessica Rosenberg

I will never again feel a baby move within me. I will never again experience the wonder of creating a life and carrying it to term. I will never again whisper "welcome to the world" into a tiny ear I've been waiting to whisper into for nine months.

The Honeymoon: Mom's Guilt Trip

LaReine Chabut | Posted 01.18.2015 | Parents
LaReine Chabut

The best day ever was when I remarried last summer -- my two daughters and my husband's two sons were the entire wedding party. What followed was the anticipation of the best honeymoon ever to Bora Bora! I couldn't believe how euphoric I felt... until I hit "the glitch."

7 Reasons Why I Am Grateful for Cold Season

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 01.16.2015 | Parents
Jodi Meltzer

I could start complaining about how much my overtired eyes hurt to be open in a fog of Lysol, or how seriously done I am with never-ending laundry. You would forgive me for a explicative laced rant at this point, right? But I am not going to bitch. All I am feeling today is gratitude.

4 Reasons to Ditch Your New Year's Resolution Diet

Jessica Donovan | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica Donovan

Start doing the things that make you happy now. Don't wait for that magical day when you fit into a certain dress size or are satisfied with the number on the scales to book your holiday to the beach or buy that little black dress. Live like you have already reached your goal, you will be happy and it will be much easier to achieve.

5 Ways My Daughter Is Turning Into Her Mother

Meredith Hale | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents
Meredith Hale

Indeed, for better or for worse, my daughter has adopted several behaviors from me. Here are five of the ways my daughter is slowly turning into her mom.

Moms vs. Superheroes

Tami Shaikh | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Tami Shaikh

I could stay awake for 24 hours straight and was still sane enough to do the daily chores. I could fly from my room to my child's room if I heard him cry. I became invisible when he was sleeping, as I wanted him to have a good night's sleep.

New Year's Resolutions Of A 2-Year-Old

Rebecca Hubanks | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Hubanks

At a recent playdate, this gym-clothes-clad woman I call Mama was describing her Key Word for the coming year. She mentioned "Brave" or "Give" or "Whole." I like this idea, and so I too have adopted a word for 2015. And that word will be: NO.

This Mom Is Going To ROCK YOU With Her Killer Grindcore Screams

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.08.2015 | Fifty

When the frontman for Canadian grindcore band Corrupt Leaders asked his 66-year-old mom if she could assist on vocals, she agreed to help out. Why?...

Without My Mom

Val Geisler | Posted 01.08.2015 | Parents
Val Geisler

In death, my mother is whole, complete and more present than she was ever able to be in her body. She's present in me.

The Truth Behind The 'Mom Uniform'

Jacqueline Wilson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Wilson

As a stay-at-home/work-at-home/homeschooling mom, I have one uniform: yoga pants, a comfortable shirt and a ponytail. Actually, when I talk to other moms, this seems to be a pretty typical mom uniform.