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When Mom Gets Hurt

Mia Redrick | Posted 03.19.2012 | Parents
Mia Redrick

Disaster struck when I went into the kitchen to grab pita chips and guacamole and promptly dropped my 30-plus pound KitchenAid mixer onto my toes. Ouch! Scream!

Not My Mother's Genes: "I Will Not Be an Embarrassing Mother"

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 03.18.2012 | Parents
Sybil Adelman Sage

I had the luxury of being in the generation of moms who would accompanying our kids to baby gyms but also go to our own gyms to do the crunches and pilates required to fit into the jeans now identified as "Not Your Mother's Jeans."

Mom Tangled in Web of Email and Family Schedules

Mia Redrick | Posted 03.13.2012 | Parents
Mia Redrick

At some point, I want to model what quality of life looks like for my kids and I'm pretty sure it isn't riding around from place to place in your car. Can you relate?

Albert Brooks Kills It At New York Film Critics Circle Awards Speech | Posted 03.11.2012 | Home

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were in the house. Meryl Streep was there. And yet the annual awards dinner of the New York Film Critics' Circle was stol...

Jon Ward

Gingrich Breaks Down Crying When Asked About His Mother | Jon Ward | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Maybe his drop in the polls is getting to him. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) is not known for emotional displays,...

Unnatural Women: Childless in America

Melanie Notkin | Posted 02.26.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Childlessness is the state into which a girl is born. But once she reaches her mid thirties, that natural state is suddenly deemed unnatural.

Silent Night, Deductible Night

Charlie Carillo | Posted 02.22.2012 | New York
Charlie Carillo

It was Christmas Eve, and to mark the anniversary of this sacred night before our savior's birth I was upstairs with my father, helping him do a touch...

Xbox 360 vs. Mom 51

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 02.11.2012 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

It wasn't always like this. I welcomed you into our home, made you part of our family. Soon you were the go-to source of fun, intoxicating, always on, ready. Still, I had my doubts about your influence and your stability.

Missouri Mom Charged With Murdering Tot

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 01.16.2012 | Crime

AFFTON, Mo. — A suburban St. Louis woman who claimed her 13-month-old son had vanished from his crib was charged Wednesday with murdering him, a...

Are Single Women Singled Out At Work?

Melanie Notkin | Posted 01.16.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

How could a company supporting women's health founded by and for women not support a breast cancer survivor? Why is motherhood the only acceptable reason to leave the office before 6 p.m.?

New Mom Having a Hard Time Making New Friends

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 01.11.2012 | Parents
Dr. Irene S. Levine

When we're lonely, it's natural to think about reaching back into the past to resurrect relationships with old school chums -- but be cautious. You may realize that you have even less in common with these friends -- except for your shared history.

How To Dupe A Grandmother: Dimples Help...

Tina Sloan | Posted 01.21.2012 | Fifty
Tina Sloan

How can she still be going? The dimples still dimpling, the eyes bluer than ever? "Emily -- nap time." Looks us straight in the eyes -- "My mommy doesn't like me to take naps." Absolutely perfect.

Dancing Under the Country Club Sprinklers

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 01.08.2012 | Women
Karen Dalton-Beninato

My mother grabbed my hand and we danced under the sprinklers beneath a small town starlit sky. Cold short grass sprang back beneath my toes. It was one of the most joyous moments of my life.

That Look on Her Face

Charlie Carillo | Posted 12.24.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

A withering look, a look of contempt. The kind of look that makes a husband's shoulders sag, shrivels his soul, maybe even makes him wish unconsciously for an early death.

What No One Tells You About Breast Cancer

Michele Weldon | Posted 12.13.2011 | Women
Michele Weldon

Given all of the hoopla around Breast Cancer awareness, it's easy to think when you're diagnosed that you will immediately be enveloped in a fluffy pink cloud of support

Mother Admits To Stealing Son's Cancer Benefit Money

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- An upstate New York woman has admitted to gambling away thousands of dollars raised to help her son fight cancer. The newspaper repo...

Note from the Ward: Love Always Lorraine

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 10.17.2011 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Sorting through a never ending storage unit I found a photo in a box marked Important. It was a high school portrait of my mother, and she wrote on th...

Choosing My Parents

Susan Orlins | Posted 10.16.2011 | Parents
Susan Orlins

Whenever I would leave them, my dad would say, "Oh, Sooze, it's such a short visit." He wouldn't say more, because that's the way he was. He never wanted to impose on his children.

Dear Mrs. Obama

Grace Li | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact
Grace Li

Dear Mrs. Obama, I am writing to ask for a meeting with you, if possible. Please see my story below. My mom grew up in a small village in Hunan, Ch...

The Most Important Advice for Moms of Adults: Don't Give Advice

Tonia Caselman | Posted 10.04.2011 | Parents
Tonia Caselman

The years flew by. I survived and the kids made it to adulthood with all their limbs. And because of that colossal accomplishment, I'd like to share what I have learned in all of the developmental stages of motherhood.

Mother Accused Of Murdering Children 'Could Not Say Their Names'

BBC | Posted 10.01.2011 | Home

A mother could not bring herself to say the names of her two young children after she allegedly murdered them, a court has heard....

Unconditional Motherhood: The Path To Loving Yourself?

Isha Judd | Posted 09.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Isha Judd

Unconditional mothering is motherhood without fear or fear-based control. It is neither lax nor careless, nor based on pleasing or fear of losing the favor of a child.

Pregnant in Uganda

Vivian Glyck | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

With little exposure to prenatal care or access to delivery services or emergency obstetric care, these women appear to be ready to face their future, which may include a motorcycle ride on dirt roads, while in labor, to the nearest medical facility.

The Other Mother

Christine James-Brown | Posted 07.31.2011 | Impact
Christine James-Brown

Nestled between Mother's Day and Father's Day is National Foster Care Month, a time when we celebrate the love, caring, and sacrifices that mothers and fathers who care for other people's children make.

Zero Tolerance: Trump, Schwarzenegger, and Strauss-Kahn

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

While the primary blame for abuse and misdeed against women lies with the perpetrators themselves, we should look next at the good men who say nothing. It's time for good men to hold accountable those who abuse women.