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Who Cares How She Feeds Her Baby?

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.27.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

I don't care how you breastfeed your baby or don't breastfeed your baby, yet our whole country has been engaged in a dialog about if it's OK to see ph...

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SOE MOE LWIN | Posted 09.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
SOE MOE LWIN

Like A Beautiful Rock Of Nature Resting Quietly On The Shore You Stand Unwavering Through Many A Time in Life Though Hit By Incoming Waves Again A...

Motherhood Revised My Resume

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.14.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

I swore I'd never be one of those moms who over-scheduled her kids (as much for my sanity as for theirs) and I've honored this commitment until this y...

When Your Child Doesn't Turn Out The Way You Pictured

Ashleigh Wright Haslinger | Posted 08.31.2016 | Parents
Ashleigh Wright Haslinger

What was I thinking when I thought I could picture a life with my daughter before I met her? Did I really think just because I was her mother I could shape her into exactly the child/girl/woman I wanted her to be?

My Sorrow Infused Me With Mercy

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

"You are not a true adult until both of your parents have passed on, you are then an orphan." John F. Kennedy, Jr. At the age of 26, I buri...

Remembering My Father Before His Dementia

Elizabeth Smith | Posted 08.23.2016 | Fifty
Elizabeth Smith

Photo by cocoparisienne via Pixabay My father is one of the good guys, a true gentleman and an exceptional husband and parent. But there is another p...

The Sky is Blue: How I Told My Mother I Was Abused

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 08.15.2016 | Women
Amy Oestreicher

Why is it that in the darkest of times, we look for the brightest of things? I'm asking because I'm not sure myself--yet that is exactly what I did on the beach, alone with my mother in the April of my senior year of high school.

7 Certainties When Visiting My 89-Year-Old Mother For A Week

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 08.10.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I know I'm not alone. I am an aging baby boomer with a widowed mother who lives 1,000 miles away from me. And there are certain things I can be sure of when I stay with my mom in Ohio.

Are You The Best Kind Of Parent?

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 08.03.2016 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

If you're a parent and self-reflect at all, you've undoubtedly wondered whether you're a good parent. Perhaps you've wondered whether you're the best kind of parent.

Black Parents In Baton Rouge On How They're Talking To Kids About Police Brutality

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.18.2016 | Black Voices

Former New York City Mayor Rudi Giuliani faced backlash last Sunday when he said black parents need to “teach their children to be respectful to pol...

Drive People Crazy: Create An Unforgettable Personal Brand For Your Start-Up or Career Part 1

Alona Elkayam | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Alona Elkayam

If Momma were the decision maker, I might have gotten that job offer I lost a few years ago because they thought I wasn't someone who rolled up their sleeves. Didn't they hear me say I started my own award-winning, multi-million dollar agency in the most cut-throat city in the world?

The Reality of Being the Odd Mom Out

Jenn Lyons | Posted 06.29.2016 | Parents
Jenn Lyons

Many moms of families who do not fit the preconceived "norm" may find themselves feeling like the odd mom out, not fitting neatly in with any one social circle. The fact is the things that make us feel different are the same things that help us relate to almost any type of family.

How To Make Motherhood Moments Matter for Your Family

Amy Lu | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Amy Lu

Life is busy. For stay-at-home moms, working moms, work-from-home moms, or any other kind of mom, life is rushing by. If you are like me, you are trying to capture the gloriously ordinary moments in your child's life.

Career Woman to Caregiver

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

As I sat at my desk October 23rd, 2015 I began to devise a plan to off-board my managerial position at a large public serving institution I realized t...

Filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum: Reconciling with Mother

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.31.2016 | Women
Marcia G. Yerman

Negative mother and daughter relationships are more frequent than may be imagined. Feeling defined by a mother's pejorative observations and pronounce...

Should We Just Get Over It?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

What matters is that the individual himself accept the time and energy needed to metabolize and integrate the psychic change in order to continue with life in the present.

Let Your Teen Girl Do This, She'll Be Glad You Did

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

The best thing you can do for your teen girl is to let her figure out life on her own. Do you find that advice hard to swallow? If you do, you're n...

Mom: You're Worth More than My Degree from Yale University

Nicole Angela Tinson | Posted 05.17.2016 | Black Voices
Nicole Angela Tinson

Graduating from Yale is such a huge milestone and accomplishment, and something I am very proud of, but watching the season finale of Empire or something on OWN or HGTV with you is better than walking across a stage in New Haven. At the end of the day mom, YOU are worth more than me than my degree.

When The Mother Of The Groom Just Can't Keep Her Mouth Shut

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 05.13.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

My youngest son -- the baby in our family -- got married last weekend. Was I ready? Is any mother ever ready?

I Came From a Combined Uterus

Abie Chan | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Abie Chan

My mom has two wombs and two vaginas. She is in the generation of 1960s and she didn't realize this situation until she got married.

Always a Red Rose for Mama

John W. Fountain | Posted 05.10.2016 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

These memories help comfort me. For they are a reminder that for as long as I have life and breath, our mothers live inside of us. They are a reminder that a mother's love is eternal. And reason enough, for me, to always wear a red rose on Mother's Day.

My Mom: What I Want You to Know

Rumni Saha | Posted 05.09.2016 | Parents
Rumni Saha

How I Wish For This Again Where do I begin? Well − I had a magical childhood, largely because of my mom. Growing up I never saw her rest for a minu...

This Kind of Mother

Mel Burt-Gracik | Posted 05.12.2016 | Parents
Mel Burt-Gracik

When I read my journals, I get sucked in -- like when I've begun a novel that has captured my attention and heart. Each moment I'm reading I'm eager ...

Why I'm Lucky To Have An Awesome Mom

Chris Barnes | Posted 05.08.2016 | Women
Chris Barnes

My mom and I celebrating Easter in 1982. I still have the bunny. Photo courtesy Chris Barnes With today being Mother's Day, everyone across the coun...

Mother's Day Without Mom

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Tam Warner Minton

It seems strange not to be planning a gift and what we will do for my mom on Mother's Day. She passed away almost 3 years ago, and there are still times I think, "I want to tell mom that", before realizing she's not here anymore.