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Saint Judy

Leda Natkin Nelis | Posted 06.02.2013 | Parents
Leda Natkin Nelis

Raising a child with special needs has been challenging to say the least. Convincing the medical community that my concerns about my son were valid, and then attaining a proper diagnosis, was a gruesome battle. My mother has been right there in the trenches with me from day one.

Mothers As Ambassadors for Peace

Laura Bushnell | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Laura Bushnell

Mothers, you are the change we are waiting for. Women are powerful and when we join together we have the ability to transform our world.

Stand Tall

Laura Bushnell | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents
Laura Bushnell

Mothers -- you are powerful. Stand tall. You are full of grace. Stand tall. Join together and stand tall. Be as a Redwood tree. Stand tall.

Talking to Teens Without Shouting, Getting Gored, or Losing a Finger

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Holly Robinson

Do not startle a teen with sudden attempts at conversation when the animal is sleeping in its bed. Wait until your teen is up, showered and dressed before trying to talk about anything. These animals generally hibernate during daylight hours when they are between 12 and 20 years of age.

Scout's Honor

Elizabeth McGuire | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Elizabeth McGuire

"Am I in trouble?" my 8-year-old son asked with a sigh when my husband and I surrounded him on the couch one recent afternoon. We assured him no. "There's just something on our minds," I said. "Something important we want to discuss with you."

Mothering Through the Generations

Alison Lee | Posted 03.14.2013 | Impact
Alison Lee

When I was expecting my second child, one of the most common questions I had my way was this: "Are you hiring a helper?" I will be honest and say I had thought about it briefly, although I cannot imagine what she would do.

Maybe Grandma Was Right, You Can 'Spoil' a Baby!

Kim Siegal | Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents
Kim Siegal

t's fun to read antiquated parenting advice and laugh or shake your head disapprovingly at their strange and possibly harmful ideas. It's comical. Bathing the baby in lard? Ridiculous. Not playing with your baby or comforting her when she cries for fear of "spoiling" them? Cruel. Or is it?

A-Tisket, A-Tasket... I Cannot Multitask It

Irene Tanner | Posted 01.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

The reality is that no one can slay dragons, attend parents' night, and write the great American novel all at once. I gave my best effort toward doing one major thing at a time to the very limit of my ability. Would I do differently if offered a do-over? Of course not!

10 Truths About Hosting Your Daughter's First Slumber Party

Elizabeth McGuire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth McGuire

If your daughter is old enough for a slumber party, you are experienced enough to know the emotional build-up to any birthday is a tragic, unavoidable reality (Hello, remember your 40th?) and especially brutal when a party warrants you to kick the men out of the house.

Sibling Revelry

Elizabeth McGuire | Posted 11.20.2012 | Parents
Elizabeth McGuire

I never wanted a child. I always wanted children.

After Big Brother Is it Big Mommy?

Inderpal Grewal | Posted 09.18.2012 | Parents
Inderpal Grewal

If it all comes down to trust, why buy the software?

The Piercing

Suzanne Hegland | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Suzanne Hegland

A month ago, my soon-to-be 15-year-old asked if she could get a piercing for her birthday. "Sure," I said, distracted by work emails. I figured I'd fight this battle at a more convenient time.

Untangling Me From My Daughter

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

Emma is without inhibitions. She is without embarrassment. She is without shame. Female neuro-typicals could learn a thing or two from Emma. I could learn a thing or two from Emma.

Extreme Parenting Made Simple

Juliet Linley | Posted 07.13.2012 | Parents
Juliet Linley

What most people seem to ignore is that creating an attachment bond with your baby is about putting your child's needs ahead of yours. It's as simple as that. Seriously.

Manning Up to Motherhood

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Sybil Adelman Sage

Many of us mothers with children under the age of 70 living at home are having trouble finding time to read; we're busy cutting our children's steaks and setting out their Lipitor.

The Hypocrisy of Breastfeeding Shamers

Erika Christakis | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Erika Christakis

Why are we so quick to criticize 'extended breastfeeding' (even the term smacks of clinical judgment) when we have no such impulse to crack down on the myriad ways that adults fuel their own oral fixations?

Mothering, The Most Sacred Art (WATCH)

Marlowe Brown | Posted 07.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Marlowe Brown

Our greatest hope for the future is in the hands of loving and nurturing mothers who have mastered what filmmaker Jan Nickman calls "the most sacred art -- the art of loving creation."

Sometimes 'Mother's Day' Just Doesn't Fit

Amelia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This year I don't think I am going to celebrate Mother's Day. Instead, I am going to celebrate a "Family Day" with the one I have built and love. And I am going to celebrate by thinking of all those times that those boys who made me a "mom" have made me laugh and smile.

How Late is Too Late?

Toni Nagy | Posted 07.11.2012 | Parents
Toni Nagy

When I saw that picture for the first time I almost threw my phone in disgust, but I didn't' want to disturb my 2-year-old, who was about to fall asleep while sucking on my breast. Let me explain.

The Miracle Of Motherhood Your Way

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 07.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

Even though I had spent much of the five years prior to my daughter Annie's birth delivering babies and marveling at how infinitely varied were the ways in which their mothers responded to them, I was completely unaware of what my own response would be.

Becoming a Natural Mom, Eagle Style

Sherri Edwards | Posted 06.18.2012 | Parents
Sherri Edwards

Have you noticed lately that some celebrity moms are taking mothering to a new level?

Reboot Your Body

Heidi Brod | Posted 03.28.2012 | Impact
Heidi Brod

Feeling beautiful and strong starts on the inside, and it's time for a new generation of mothers to speak up, reboot, and live strong.

Are You Letting Your Children Manipulate You?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.20.2012 | Parents
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Rachael is the young mother of Nathan, who just turned two. Rachael is a stay-at-home mother who works part-time at home and has the help of a houseke...

A Resolute Mom: Reducing Stress All Year

Sherri Edwards | Posted 03.06.2012 | Parents
Sherri Edwards

De-stressing is too stressful. I resolve to embrace life's challenges. To look at each chore, like scheduling a physical, as part of the foundation of happiness. To embrace failures as evidence of being a real person. To concentrate on the joy of living and give myself a break.

The Undercover Mother

Deborah Gaines | Posted 02.04.2012 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

Here in the suburbs, I meet middle-aged people who feel they've sacrificed their "real" selves for a deadening life of Subarus and softball practice. Frankly, I can't relate to these complaints. Take it from someone who knows: It's not that hard to stay poor or make stupid decisions about your relationships.