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30s Are The New Confident

Gina Finstad | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina Finstad

With a looming birthday in the wings, I have recently begun thinking about my life and its state of affairs. At the age of 37, I've been able to experience a few major life events, a plethora of not-so-major events, and in between I've found a way to learn from them all.

Exquisite Grief

Lisa Pullen Kent | Posted 09.25.2015 | Religion
Lisa Pullen Kent

I know now losing my mother hurts like hell; her absence incarnate is like a light gone out and it will be dark for a while. But in the darkness, I awaken. Holding hands with divinity, I glimpse that I, too am divine.

River Said

Marquita Smith | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Marquita Smith

From the time my son River was two years old, he has been "dropping jewels" on me. These lessons sometimes warmed my heart with unbelievable joy, and other times he had me asking myself, "Who am I?" and "Who do I want to become?"

The Ted Cruz Problem Is the Reason Trump Ducks -- and Must Duck -- the Obama Birther Question

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.20.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Trump cannot answer the Obama place-of-birth question because he would either have to lie outright, or state that Ted Cruz is ineligible to run for president. Trump likes Cruz. He does not want to have to say that. But, he must, or admit that his entire Obama birth certificate campaign was a complete scam.

Why Your Negative Patterns Aren't Going Away

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
20 Beautiful Women

After six years of intense spiritual study and meditation practice, I thought I understood what it meant to be a spiritual woman. That was until earlier this year when I became angrier than I had ever been at my mom.

10 Warnings for All Working Parents

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 09.16.2015 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

I've said this before, and I'll say it again, you don't know what tired is until you're a parent. Exhausted doesn't even begin to describe it. It's kind of like every ounce of energy has been sucked out of you, leaving you fighting a constant state of exhaustion.

A Rare Einstein Thought I Hope Never Comes True

David Sable | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
David Sable

In a world where social and sharing are automatically thought of as digital...where liking has no emotional component and where experiences are often assumed to be digital - I worry that we are losing our ability to affect life as we should.

The Struggle And Surprising Upside Of Parenting While Depressed

Joe DeProspero | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Joe DeProspero

People with loving families, millionaires with houses on each continent, nobody was immune to the all-consuming soul-suck known as depression. Having my own children taught me this, but I never could have imagined that it would simultaneously hold me back and push me forward.

Menopause Life's Cycle and Loss

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

My beloved Mother lived a sharing, caring and charitable life with effortless grace and tremendous modesty. Although she was petite, refined, and delicate, she was strong and wise.

Becoming a Trans Godmother

Stephanie Mott | Posted 08.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

This journey into becoming a trans godmother has much more to offer than I can begin to imagine. Our discussions have included the maybe-one-day events of seeing my goddaughter get married and start a family of her own. Who knew? Who could have known? I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Blessed be.

Every Time Mom Sneezes, This Baby Laughs And Can't Stop! | Posted 07.28.2015 | Good News

There's just something beautiful about the joy that a mother and her baby can share with each other in perfect moments like this.

Occasionally you realize someone you thought was a dear friend is actually a foe, their true character finally revealed. But how do you forgive the unforgivable? Here are my 10 steps to handling betrayal with elegance and grace.

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

My last blog addressed the topic of a self-hate attack--a sudden, intense mental episode of self-condemnation. Alternatively (or in addition) self-...

I Wasn't In Love With My Children At First

Ashley LeCompte | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Ashley LeCompte

Motherhood was an assault on my life. I thought that all of the pieces would seamlessly click into place once my baby came. That when I saw him or her, the slate would be wiped clean, and I would be new.

The One Thing You Should Do More of Before It's Too Late

Danielle Posa | Posted 06.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Danielle Posa

Just hug. My Grandma died one year ago today. I don't believe anyone really truly dies, because I believe we are a spirit encapsulated in a physic...

How I Know I Love My Children

Jenifer DeMattia | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Jenifer DeMattia

It's easy to love another human when life is good, but it truly is the hardest times that bring out true love.

5 Reasons Doing Dishes, Laundry and Cleaning Could Be Ruining Your Creative Flow

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Sky Mandala Marcano

I admire all the mothers and fathers who nurture and respect the home by cleaning and organizing. But some of us may benefit from letting go of a few tasks, to then benefit from being creative in other ways.

I Was Afraid To Give Birth

Kate Fries | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Kate Fries

I loved my son when he was just an idea, a mass of cells growing and shaping themselves into a person inside of me. I didn't think I would be able to love him any other way. But then he was here, and the love I felt was so much more.

To The Momma Of A Critically And Chronically Ill Child

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Lexi Behrndt

You fight for your children when they can't fight for themselves. You hope for them and you stay positive for them, and then run to the bathroom just to cry in the stall where they can't see.

The Gift of Memory

Danielle Diamond | Posted 05.15.2015 | Fifty
Danielle Diamond

What can seem unfortunate at first may turn out to be an unforeseen blessing. Losing everything I had in that house forced me to question how much I really need to be happy.

Don't Leave Out These Women On Mother's Day

Melissa Carter | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Melissa Carter

"Mother's Intuition kicked in," Heather told me, "and I said we're going to the children's hospital and won't leave without answers. Something's going on."

Thinking Of My Mom -- And My Birth Mother -- On Mother's Day

April Dinwoodie | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
April Dinwoodie

All that I do and all that I am is wrapped up in two women. I simply would not exist without one and can't imagine life without the other. All that I know and all that I am still discovering reflect both of my families, most profoundly in my commitment to children and families.

Happy Mother's Day!

Amy Koko | Posted 05.09.2015 | Parents
Amy Koko

I miss you guys! I know I haven't posted in what seems like years, but the thing is I have a job now, and seriously, this is some heavy shit. First of...

428 Ways I Love My Daughter

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Cristina M. Regalado

We've become interchangeable, my daughter and I: teacher and learner, guide and novice, master and apprentice.

Daughter With Down Syndrome Inspires Mom to Create Fashion Accessory Business

HooplaHa | Posted 05.07.2015 | Good News

This is the ultimate story of a mothers love for her child. Boynton Beach, FL mom, Laurie Ruehlman wanted to spend more quality time with her daughter, Payton, who has Down Syndrome.

My First Mother's Day

Stacy Pelander | Posted 05.07.2015 | Parents
Stacy Pelander

I had a baby 17 years ago, but I'll be celebrating my very first Mother's Day on Sunday. I remember the first (and only) Mother's Day gift I ever received. It was from my daughter's adoptive mother, and it was a lovely poem that she'd written for me