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Being Honest With Our Kids

Tova Leigh | Posted 10.20.2016 | Parents
Tova Leigh

New Video about over praising our kids! In today's 'well done, you did your best' kinda world, is it really a good idea to praise our children when they have clearly not tried their best?

Buick Sundays

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 10.18.2016 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Sundays were always special because mom didn't work on that day. She was tired from six straight 10-hour nights of waiting on tables. No one could bla...

What Should Mothers Teach Their Daughters?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.18.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Although we wish we were no longer in a gender-biased world, there are still many times when girls are expected to act a certain way. Mothers can help their daughters learn how to build confidence in themselves and accept who they are. Girls appreciate when their mothers applaud their daughters' interests and attitudes and it builds a strong mother-daughter bond.

Motherhood

Pamela Brill | Posted 10.05.2016 | Women
Pamela Brill

When you're in the thick of being a mother, it's ok to feel rage and hate. It just is. Motherhood can make you so small, you lose your voice. You lose your self. It's natural to resent the little people who chip away at your self day after day.

The Lesbian Chronicles 42: Vive La Fidelite

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 10.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

I believe I am here with Honey for a reason, the reason being my need to feel my deep grief that this mother, is actually my mother, and that nothing I can do will ever change that, or change her.

Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Others Bond With Parenting Foster Youth at Raising Baby

Matt Hartman | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Matt Hartman

Jordana Brewster, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Lindsay Price arrive at Alliance of Moms' Raising Baby (Photo by Rochelle Brodin/Getty Images for Al...

"Joking Till the Cows Come Home"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.29.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Even though I have always been more apt to milk a joke than a cow, which can create udder confusion (see what I mean?), I have long w...

Mom, I Got My Attitude From You (And That’s Not A Bad Thing!)

Quiet Revolution | Nidhi Berry | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com Dear Mom, The big question appalled and surprised parents often ask their child after a confrontational or...

Breastfeeding Mom Claims An Officer Threatened To Arrest Her

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.28.2016 | Parents

A mother in Columbus, Georgia, says a sheriff’s deputy told he might have to arrest her for breastfeeding if other people found it “offensive.”...

A Good News Story About 'Imperfect' Pregnancy

Lisa Cox | Posted 09.24.2016 | Women
Lisa Cox

Those little flutters in a pregnant woman's stomach aren't always just the baby kicking. They're also a mocktail of excitement, joy and plenty of nervous energy. Have you felt them before?

The Public Heath Crisis In Rural India And How It Can Be Conquered

Sehej Kaur | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Sehej Kaur

I recently came across the story of an Indian woman named Seema, a mother from a small village in Jharkhand, India. Her story encircles around the strenuous travels she has had to commit to in order to reach some sort of substantial medical facility, which usually only consist of three doctors and three nurses while also being overcrowded with patients; her nearest hospital is a two-hour bus ride away.

Childbirth, Zombies, Useless Women, Religion, and other stuff

Francis Sanzaro | Posted 09.13.2016 | Women
Francis Sanzaro

Is our culture's fetish with the baby bump a modern form of fertility worship? Does pregzilla have a scientific foundation? Is it true that the presen...

Blueprint To Bossing Up With Fitness Guru Theresa DePasquale

Kandice Ferrell | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Kandice Ferrell

Vincent Pierce Photography 2015, Courtesy of Theresa DePasquale The Olympic games always cause me to ponder what human beings are capable of, once th...

How To Survive The First Trimester Of Pregnancy With Young Kids

Rachel Brehm | Posted 09.01.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

This one won't be as easy as your first -- not that the first was easy (and if it was, you are a mythical creature and I covet your genetic good fortune). The first time around, all you had to think about was yourself, and your misery.

The Olympics Mirror US!

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 08.23.2016 | Sports
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Like it or not, the world is changing and these images of diversity help us all to see that ultimately our talents and our personhood are what matters. So, three cheers for the athletes and for the world as it becomes more accepting of all kinds of diversity.

When Schoolgirls Become Mothers in Rural Indonesia

Women & Girls Hub | Rowaida Abdelaziz | Posted 08.20.2016 | World

In the villages of Indonesia, teens often have limited access to family planning due to misconceptions about birth control and cultural taboos. Photog...

What Would Shonda Say?

Terri Linton | Posted 08.12.2016 | Parents
Terri Linton

I am just about finished reading Shonda Rhimes' book, The Year of Yes. And from this day forward, it will be my personal manifesto. In fact, I think it should be required reading for young women, grown women, mothers, and future mothers. In short, if you have two X chromosomes (which would make you a bona fide female), you need this book in your life.

Spot-On Sketch Nails The Constant Dilemma Of Being A Working Mom

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.10.2016 | Parents

There’s finally a (fake) product out there that can help moms find that perfect so-called “work-family balance.” In her latest comedic skit fill...

Mama, Why Are You Shaving Your Legs?

Michelle Zunter | Posted 08.10.2016 | Parents
Michelle Zunter

I knew the day would come. The dreaded moment when my daughter would question the things I do in the bathroom, in front of the mirror, or in the showe...

FINDING PURPOSE: What empty nester moms can learn from elite athletes

Heather Wagoner | Posted 08.07.2016 | Parents
Heather Wagoner

I was a teen mom. Although my daughter benefited from that in some ways - I was energetic, adventurous and we've always been really close - in other ...

Hillz: Letter To My Millennial Daughters On The Occasion Of The Morning After

Margaret Klaw | Posted 08.03.2016 | Women
Margaret Klaw

I know you liked Bernie. I know you like Hillary, too, and that you'll happily vote for her in November. And I know you understand, at an intellectual level, the historical significance of the events of last night.

The Reason Why Most People Won't Succeed

Regan Long | Posted 08.03.2016 | Parents
Regan Long

Why aren't YOU successful? (or) Why most people don't achieve success? (...please note, IF this strikes a chord, IF this ticks you off, please, please ... let it light your fire )

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.

Early childhood development begins with a mother's breast

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 07.29.2016 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

Exclusive breastfeeding is the best way to give your child a great start in life. We all need to do everything in our power to support women who want ...

I'm The Facebook Mom Everyone Loves To Hate

Whitney Lloyd | Posted 07.28.2016 | Parents
Whitney Lloyd

I am apparently the hippie-crunchy-granola mom who has been accusing of shaming other moms simple because of my lifestyle. Yes, I am the mom everyone loves to hate. You cringe at my posts on social media. You judge me when I walk by. You complain to your other mom friends about me.