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What To Expect After Having Kids

MotherWoman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Parents
MotherWoman

I'd like to offer an alternate spin on what to expect after having kids -- one that errs on the side of gain rather than sacrifice; one that I didn't hear much about while I was pregnant and pondering what life would be like after children.

Who Needs Words? This Dad And Baby Had A Perfectly Good Chat Without Them

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.26.2015 | Parents

Why wait until your baby can talk to have a full-blown conversation? This dad certainly doesn't have a problem communicating with his 8-month-old b...

To the Mom Who Thinks She's Not Enough

Jennifer Bly | Posted 02.26.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Bly

I remember the first time I discovered I was pregnant. I looked in disbelief at the pregnancy test. The joy that I felt was immediately overcome by concern.

What to Do When the Toxic People in Your Life Are (Unfortunately) Your Parents

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Dealing with toxic parents is a delicate situation and is undeniably tough. But by remembering that you are your own person will enable you to respect the relationship without falling victim to it.

The Upside Down Economy of Parenting

Sarah Sandifer | Posted 02.25.2015 | Parents
Sarah Sandifer

Who you are and what you have to say and what you have to offer and what you think matters. I want you to learn how to speak your mind. If you have a good idea, share it, because your words have value.

Check Your Ego at the Door (Beyond Mom and Stepmom Hate)

Shelley Wetton | Posted 02.27.2015 | Divorce
Shelley Wetton

My little boy's well being stopped my insecurity in its tracks. I didn't want Connor to suffer and refused to confuse him by encouraging hatred for a woman who loved him. I refused to be selfish, cruel and bitter because it's just not how I'm wired.

The Real Reason Becoming a Mom Changes Everything

Katie Markey McLaughlin | Posted 02.23.2015 | Parents
Katie Markey McLaughlin

While I can go out for the occasional girls' night and leave my work-related cares behind me, my role as mom is one that I simply cannot turn off, no matter what.

7 Ways To Make Mom Friends, Or How To Be The Weird Mom

Wendy Bradford | Posted 02.20.2015 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

I have found that "#$@%, I was close to putting the kids out on the street with nothing but a bag of Oreos this morning," weeds out the women who can't stomach cursing or hyperbole. (This also weeds out moms who will judge your breakfast food choices.)

Please, God, Just Don't Let Me Screw Them Up... A Mother's Prayer

Susan Fishman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Parents
Susan Fishman

Dear God, Just thought I'd check in. You've been with me every step of the way through this parenting stuff so far. And I could really use an ear ...

Why Getting Arthritis at 28 Wasn't the Worst Thing

Lisa Katz | Posted 02.19.2015 | Good News
Lisa Katz

I tried countless different medicines. Too many to mention with too many uncomfortable side effects to explain. I kept a medicine log (along with a feeding log for my newborn) to remember everything.

Mojo Doesn't Have an Age or Weight

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Where I fall on someone else's sexiness meter is none of my business either. I love writing sex scenes. I have a naughty sense of humor. I love dressing sexy. I have four tattoos. At almost 38, I may be racy and over-the-top to some at times.

How to Stay Close With Friends Who Don't Have Kids

Mommy Nearest | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

If you'd like to keep your friendships strong with your friends who don't have kids (and you should!), here's some advice to follow.

Stop Judging Other Moms

Kim Schenkelberg | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Kim Schenkelberg

It seemed like we started out by shunning those moms that couldn't do it all. The ones who hired someone to sew on the Girl Scout patches, ran the kids through the drive-thru for dinner and bought cupcakes instead of making them. Now we are blasting the moms who are able to go the extra mile and do a little something extra to brighten their kids' day. Are you kidding me?

Dear Boston, Mind Your Mannahs!

Wendy Francis | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Francis

All that collective goodwill we Bostonians have exhibited during these last few weeks somehow got buried in a snow bank outside the grocery store. You might even say, when it comes to grocery shopping, we've lost our collective mind

Pregnant Mom Nails 'Thriller' Dance Routine On Her Due Date

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents

February 11 was her due date, but her baby boy wasn’t showing any signs of emerging soon. So a pregnant Florida mom decided to try to give her son a...

My Son Has One of the Most Dangerous Jobs in the World

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.10.2015 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

The Boy has embarked on a new journey. He has accepted one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. He is now an Alaskan bush pilot (I suppose we should now call him "Captain The Boy").

Why Your Mommy Guilt Can Be Good For You

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 02.05.2015 | Parents
40 Percent and Rising

Guilt can be a big neon sign pointing to inner needs that aren't being met. It can also lead you to satisfaction and joy that comes from spending your time doing things you love and things that nourish you on all levels, including in your work.

Muslim Mom To Woman Who Harassed Her On A Delta Flight: I Forgive You

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.05.2015 | Religion

A Muslim mom says she was harassed onboard a Delta Air Lines flight for wearing a hijab, and that Delta staff failed to come to her defense. Darlen...

The Mom That You Are

Meredith Spidel | Posted 02.05.2015 | Parents
Meredith Spidel

Moms, find your glory, and go share it with your kiddos. Being you is one powerful gift to give your children.

5 Things for New Moms to Give Their Husbands

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 02.05.2015 | Parents
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

Your husband cannot read your mind. He doesn't know that you wanted him to pick up dinner from the Thai restaurant on the corner because you've been pacing the kitchen all afternoon with a fussy baby.

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.