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This Mom Nursed Her Baby on the Bathroom Floor

Mama Bean | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

There is no way of saying it that makes it any easier to hear. It's 2015 and we have a 1 in 4 chance of being ridiculed, shamed or harassed for feeding human babies human milk... isn't it time that changed?

Why Women Need Permission

Mia Redrick | Posted 08.31.2015 | Women
Mia Redrick

The most fulfilled women I know are the ones who have given themselves permission to be vulnerable enough to say they need support, and who have the clarity to ask for exactly what they need without seeking approval from anyone else.

Why Motherhood Is Disgusting

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Danielle Campoamor

What makes motherhood disgusting is the way we treat mothers. It's filthy, the disregard and discontent we seem to have for women who have brought life into this world.

28 Moms You Should Follow on Instagram

Shari Medini | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents
Shari Medini

My challenge to you is to bring a little more positivity into your everyday life and unfollow the negativity... Here are 28 awesome, uplifting, and real moms you should be following on Instagram (myself included of course).

Wonder Moms: Lara Wiesenthal

Dana Holmes | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents
Dana Holmes

From Sheryl Sandberg to Marissa Mayer, women are not sacrificing themselves for their kids like they used to. Why? If you ask me, a confident and happy woman makes a better mother.

The 5 Types of Moms Who Craft With Their Kids

Erica Ford | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents
Erica Ford

From macrame plant hangers to friendship pins to Rainbow Loom, it's a time-honored tradition for moms to craft with children. It's also a time-honored tradition for moms to channel their psychological issues when they craft with children. Here are five types of moms who like to express themselves with decoupage and yarn.

How to Take Your Infant for a Stroll (in 70 Easy Steps)

Jolie Jenkins | Posted 08.26.2015 | Parents
Jolie Jenkins

Get brilliant idea to take a stroller walk. Hoist 20-pound wiggly baby up two flights of stairs to change its diaper and clothes. Wrestle with wiggly baby for several minutes to do so. Particularly struggle with pants.

Why "Back to School" Is Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

John McCormick | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
John McCormick

I already long for those July mornings when all I had to worry about was getting myself fed and dressed. Or sip my coffee and read the paper in a quiet kitchen while the boys sacked in 'til noon.

No, I Don't Wish Raising My Twins Was "Easier"

K.K. Goldberg | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
K.K. Goldberg

I've come to dislike the presumption that easier equals better. What do things like "easier" and "better" even mean in the context of parenting? In the harder times, love trumps, and when I say "love" I don't mean the energetic enthusiasm that infuses family togetherness during the steadier periods.

I'm Not That Strong, and YES, Some Days I Want to Hate God

Nicole Skaro | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents
Nicole Skaro

Maybe I am stronger than I think. Yes, some days I want to be mad and even hate God. But, I can't because I am blessed. I am loved and my horror is someone else's dream and I remember that every day.

Before Maternity Leave: Giving Birth and Getting (Right) Back to Work

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents
Katherine Wintsch

It was astonishing to realize that just one generation ago almost none of today's modern -- albeit often mediocre -- maternity policies even existed.

How to Get Free Stuff While Pregnant

Thrillist | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents
Thrillist

By: Jennifer Miller Credit: iStock It was Thanksgiving, and my family was treating me like an invalid. You'd have thought that my 87-year-old grand...

Amazon Can't Defend Its Lack of Paternity Leave

Josh Levs | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

The ways in which businesses benefit from offering paternity leave are so clear and proven that corporate leadership has to dig its collective head way, way down in the sand to miss it.

Is Work Life Balance a Myth for Moms?

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents
Debra Carpenter

If managing a healthy work life balance were as easy as scheduling dinner with your daughter or turning off your phone to take a break from work, it seems every parent would be doing it and giddily reaping the benefits. After all, who doesn't want a clear division of work life and home life?

50 Thoughts I Have Between Sunrise And Sunset

Meredith Masony | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents
Meredith Masony

There is no "off" switch. We just keep moving forward, like the Energizer Bunny on crack.

5 Easy Ways to Elevate Your "Mom Style"

Rachel Hollis | Posted 08.19.2015 | Style
Rachel Hollis

Being a mom is hard work! We have a million and one things to worry about and honestly our style is often at the bottom of that list. Here are five wa...

C'mon Moms, Start Demanding Action for Gun Sense in America!

Lynn LaPlante Allaway | Posted 08.14.2015 | Parents
Lynn LaPlante Allaway

It was the Fourth of July in our little Mayberry town and for the first time in our ten years living here, I marched in the annual parade. I was marching with the group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America.

Things To Remember & Things To Forget: A Heartfelt List for Moms Sending A Kid To College

Julie Niehoff | Posted 08.14.2015 | Women
Julie Niehoff

This is not a list of what to bring to college, like toothbrushes and flashlights. This is a list of what to keep in your heart, and what to throw out. It's about family and parenting and saying good-bye without really saying good-bye.

Netflix's New Parental Leave Policy Lacks Teeth

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Christopher A. Brown

The challenge for Netflix is how to encourage dads to take full advantage of this policy. Dads are not moms. They require efforts that speak specifically to them--that meet their needs and wants as dads broadly and within the context of work-family balance.

From The Diary Of A Strong Woman

Tamara Holder | Posted 08.13.2015 | Women
Tamara Holder

Some are men who have seen their fathers unapologetically disrespect women. Some are friends who are always there for everyone in their times of need. Some are the local entrepreneur who keeps pursuing a dream when the bank account balance doesn't add up.

10 Sure Things to Do to Stop Your Baby From Crying

Regan Long | Posted 08.12.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

So we've all been there and if you haven't been there just yet, you'll soon know what I'm talking about when you're in that spot and the panic button gets.... pushed.

Mother Tells How ISIS Brainwashed Her Son

The Huffington Post | Emily Kassie | Posted 08.12.2015 | World

Karolina Dam's son Lukas died fighting for the Islamic State. Talking to the group's fighters is the only way left for her to piece together the final...

The Conversation We Need to Have After John Oliver Exposed the Lack of Sexual Education in Schools

Mike Domitrz | Posted 08.11.2015 | Education
Mike Domitrz

While not everyone will be a fan of the way he presents the information, John Oliver brings forth a poignant conversation we need to be having -- both as parents and as communities (school systems).

What Happened When I Posted A Photo Of A Mom Breastfeeding Her Friend's Son

Mama Bean | Posted 08.18.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

This is Jessica Anne Colletti -- a mom who breastfeeds both her own son (on the right) and her friend's son (on the left) while her friend works.

Hi Mom, I Got a Tattoo!

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

This originally appeared on the Gather the Jews blog Hi Mom, Please sit so you don't keel when you read this, and remember to inhale and then exhale...