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Baby Briefcase: The Dilemma of the Working Mother

Toni Nagy | Posted 12.31.2011 | Parents
Toni Nagy

Being a woman has many advantages, ranging from the ability to experience multiple orgasms, having a greater variety of shoes to choose from, to the g...

Mom on Mom

Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE | Posted 12.11.2011 | Parents
Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE

New mothers sometimes snark hatefully at each other with the intent to cause pain. It starts with some article about breastfeeding, epidural, c-section, co-sleeping, whatever, and devolves rapidly. Some people call this Mommy Wars. I call this cyber-bullying.

Too Many Threats

Juliet Linley | Posted 12.10.2011 | Parents
Juliet Linley

"My mother led me to understand that threats shouldn't be the motivating force behind getting kids to do certain things -- because one day they won't work anymore and we'll be left powerless."

Ernie and Bert's Mother

Priscilla Gilman | Posted 09.30.2011 | Parents
Priscilla Gilman

So many of us have kids who seem so different from each other that we wonder: "How could these kids have come from the same parents?" But recently I discovered that there's a physiological reason for my children's differences.

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.

The Guilt of Dealing With an Imperfect Mother

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 09.10.2011 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Sometimes we have to come to terms with imperfect mother and set boundaries to maintain a reasonable relationship.

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.

Mommy Bravado and the Darkness of Motherhood

Jennifer Cowie King | Posted 08.16.2011 | Women
Jennifer Cowie King

We have a need to look as if we know what we are doing at all times. When what we really need is to confess to another human being that we're flying by the seat of our well-worn pants, and may not make it through the day.

Empty Next Syndrome: Home for the Summer

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 08.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Lorraine Devon Wilke

With my son leaving home, it's as if my job description suddenly hit planned obsolescence, and like that aging salesman who's walked gently to the door with a gold watch in hand, I'm unclear of my relevance in this new era of child development.

The Hypocrisy of Being Green and Making Babies

Toni Nagy | Posted 07.24.2011 | Green
Toni Nagy

I find myself second-guessing every environmental decision since I produced this little being of natural destruction.

7 Healthful Eating Tips For New Moms

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Here are seven common traps new moms fall into that lead them right into mindless eating. See if these habits sound familiar.

New Anthology: Moms Feel They Can't Have It All

Abi Cotler | Posted 09.26.2011 | Books
Abi Cotler

Recently I held a reading of a new anthology I have an essay in. I read aloud a sort of audio-word cloud of some of the words that polka dot its pages...

Natural Childbirth: 4 Key Strategies To Help You Through

Toni Nagy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Toni Nagy

In order to make the decision to have an old school birthing experience, you have to substitute fear for curiosity.

How Reconciling Fathering With Feminism Just Got More Complicated

Andrea Doucet, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Doucet, Ph.D.

The fit between feminism and fathering has become a taken-for-granted part of my work and my life. But I was recently forced to rethink this combination as I followed a debate between men's rights activists (MRAs) and their critics.

Are You There, Sleep? It's Me, A Mom On The Edge

Karen Brody | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

I have decided to end my "year of napping" by taking a nap every day for the final 40 days until Mothers Day. I am inviting moms around the world to join me.

Do CEO's Have Parents and if So, Where Are They?

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

As a society, we really need to see "what's what" get over the money addiction and seek to equalize the madness that is now passed off as "normal" and "business-as-usual."

Million-Dollar Mommy Blogging: Reinforcing The Feminine Mystique?

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morra Aarons-Mele

The truth is, most women who dream of becoming financially successful women bloggers will do so only if they stick to covering the most traditional of female subjects: mothering and home. Other subjects just don't pay.

Time to be a Mom

Amy Bernays | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Amy Bernays

I was worried that this trip to the studio would confirm my worst fears: that my painting career was over; that having a baby would make it simply impossible to paint because of crying and changing and feeding.

Not Dr. Spock: The Other Childhood Milestones

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

I'm talking about the other milestones. The ones parents don't usually talk about, yet clearly draw a line between babyhood and childhood.

Mother's Day: A Countdown to Make Mother's Day Every Day

Theresa Shaver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Theresa Shaver

We know what to do to save women's lives. Countries with dramatic decreases in maternal deaths are those where more girls are educated and more women access high quality health care and services.

Mother's Day: It's Complicated

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

It's easy to cast a critical eye on the methods and imperfections of our mothers. Let's not today. Let's just identify the unheralded gift of having had a mother who authentically cared.

The Mother Load: Putting Others First

Kristin van Ogtrop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin van Ogtrop

My mother taught me that the happiest individuals in the world are those who put other people first, which is exactly what she has done -- and continues to do -- as a mother.

The Mother's Day Conundrum

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Mother's Day used to be simple. It was a holiday when I would strive to come up with an original gift for my mother. When I was very young, part of the ritual included marking the occasion with my Grandmother.

Parenting: An Endless Workout

April Rudin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
April Rudin

The regimen of the treadmill is similar to the regimen of parenting.

If Companies Really Mean Business on Work and Family Issues...

Dr. Jody Heymann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Jody Heymann

The United States is exceptional when it comes to workplace policy -- and not in a way that benefits American women, men or companies.