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Breadwinner Moms and Gaffe-Prone Men

Margie Omero | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

it's not just Republican leaders who have more traditional views toward gender equality -- it may be men as a whole. As families and the workforce change, many men's views are not changing in kind.

Coping With Divorceaphobia: What To Do When People Turn On You During Your Divorce

Christina Pesoli | Posted 08.04.2013 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

When you are trying to get through one of the toughest ordeals of your life and you suddenly become a social pariah and you have no idea why, it can do a real number on your self-esteem.

Self-Love and Self-Awareness Are Not Just Words

MotherWoman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Kathy Morelli You'll experience a lot of changes in your personal life during the nine months of pregnancy. Everything from your emotions to your ...

How Do We Build a Mothers' Movement Around Workplace Flexibility?

Jocelyn Elise Crowley | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Jocelyn Elise Crowley

Work-family balance issues are not individual problems; they are societal problems. And only a motherhood movement representing the interests of women all over the country can successfully demand a societal response.

But At Least You have a Healthy Baby: Traumatic Birth and Maternal Mental Health

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Catharine McDonald The title line to this article is one I have overheard many a times---always conscious not to use it myself, this phrase is a c...

Working Moms Just Blamed (Again)!?

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Governor Bryant deserves a Hall of Shame trophy for blaming moms (moms!) for the failure of our nation's leaders to step up. The problem in our nation isn't that moms are working, it's that our nation isn't working for moms.

Working Mothers As 40 Percent of Household Breadwinners Further Pleads the Case for Flex

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

New information from the Pew Research Center has proven what we have already been seeing as a major shift in the workplace. Working mothers have become the breadwinning -- or sole -- sources of income in 40 percent of households with children.

Hindsight is 20/20: Taking Personal PPD Experiences and Helping Other New Moms

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Ivy Shih Leung Not every pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum experience is blissful. I should know. I had a bumpy road to motherhood complete w...

What Are Women For?

MotherWoman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Samantha Wilde When the news broke many months ago that the U.S. birthrate had hit its lowest level since 1920, I didn't know it. I was too busy c...

Moms Change the World: Wendy Ida

Monique Ruffin | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

For Ida, the most meaningful thing in her life is the gift she brings to others. "I help people jump-start the process of taking control of their lives. I love fitness and health. It helps me feel a sense of power, strength, youth, and energy like nothing else does."

Gold in the Dark: Having Children After Infant Loss

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Carol McMurrich My children were conceived in my mind long before they ever existed in cellular form. As a child and teen, surrounded by siblings,...

Who Is His Mother?

Myra Evans | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Myra Evans

Last week, David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, sold his company to Yahoo. As much as I was in awe of this 26-year-old man's accomplishment, I could not help but wonder about his mother. Who was the woman that raised her son and encouraged him to drop out of high school and enter the workforce?

Perinatal OCD and Intrusive Thoughts: A Troublesome Secret to Many

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Catharine McDonald This blog was inspired by a dear friend of mine (who shall remain nameless) that shared her very personal story after reading ...

10 Ways You Know You're A Mom

Babble.com | Posted 07.29.2013 | Parents
Babble.com

Motherhood is filled with lots of moments to cherish -- some funny, some not so funny -- but in all of it we need to remember to laugh at ourselves.

Paid Sick Time - Crucial for Keeping Families Afloat, and Good for the Employers' Bottomline

MotherWoman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people come to work when they're sick. This is partly due to the fact that I caught bronchitis from a sick collea...

Festival Style for Moms

Christine Bronstein | Posted 07.26.2013 | Style
Christine Bronstein

The family festival requires clothes that can be barfed on, bottoms that won't show your ladyparts on the scrambler, a bag that can hold sippy cups and shoes that give you the ability to move quickly through crowds chasing runners.

Moms Change the World: Clemence Gossett

Monique Ruffin | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

Walking through the farmers' market in Santa Monica with Clemence Gossett, you'll discover that she's a bit of a celebrity in her community.

Medications and Mental Health - Fifty Shades of Gray

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Kathy Morelli Medications and mental health: an issue with fifty shades of gray. As a therapist, I deal with people's thoughts and feelings about ...

Mother of the Graduate

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

For some of us with younger kids (or grandkids), the tiny cap and gown of a preschool graduation is sweet and brings smiles. But when those little ones get bigger, start shaving and can eat their weight in hot dogs, those mom smiles at graduation can be laced with a tear (or two).

Recovering from Breastfeeding Failure: MotherWoman Postpartum Support Improved My Family's Beginnings

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Lynne Feldman Months before I landed in my first MotherWoman group, an anxious, exhausted, and shaken mother to a newborn, I would never have gues...

The One Question About Parenthood I Can't Get Out Of My Mind

Liz Kozak | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Liz Kozak

I know deep down that she's the little person she's meant to be and that she's on her own journey and that she is in fact human -- not a snorty piglet. But I can't get one irksome question out of my mind.

Portrait of a Not-So-Perfect Pregnancy: Part Two

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

After ten months, three days and an extremely difficult labor and aftermath, my little girl arrived, making each obstacle and every pain worth it. For her, I'd do it all again. In a heartbeat.

MotherWoman Saved My Life. You Can Help Save a Mom's Life Too.

MotherWoman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

MotherWoman saved my life, my identity and my motherhood. MotherWoman was my missing piece, the place where I found myself and was given permission to...

Impossible Decisions: Choosing Between the Job We Need and the Family We Love

MotherWoman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Jennifer Shiao Page Last year, I made a career change and I'm now working for the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. But prior to that I had an...

Nowhere to Turn: Perinatal Mental Health Resources can be Difficult to Find

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Catharine McDonald, MS, NCC, LPC There is never a dull moment working in the psychiatric emergency department. I love the hustle and bustle, and ...