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The Club Nobody Wants to Join: Mothers With Sons in Prison

S. L. Young | Posted 04.01.2015 | Black Voices
S. L. Young

There aren't any justifiable reasons that the alarming school-to-prison pipeline trends should continue. These systemic issues don't just take a village to address; it takes a nation and a world to resolve any ongoing and preventable injustices.

Coping As a Non-Resident, Primary Earner Mom: My Advice

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

There is no such thing as a part-time mother who works full-time. We do both roles, and the only way we manage is by sacrificing many of our own needs and wants. But in my case, it was as though none of these sacrifices were for any greater good at all.

Skiing the Conditions of Parenthood

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

No matter how skilled you think you are, no matter what worked in the past, the best thing to do is to read the conditions and respond accordingly.

Miscarriage, The Grief That We Can't Talk About

Rachel Toalson | Posted 03.28.2015 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

Before we even meet them, we have already planned their details and we have already seen their faces and we have already embraced them, alive. And then they are gone, and they will never sit in our car or sleep in that bed or look at the walls of that room we decorated with them in mind.

Disaster Prep: Are You Ready?

Diane Passage | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Diane Passage

Let's hope none of us ever really have to use our go bags or emergency family plans, but it's always better to be safe than sorry!

Parenting Is Sometimes Like A Triathlon

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 03.28.2015 | Parents
Jenny G. Perry

You feel like you are winning at times. You excel in one way, but always have a weaker leg of the race. You prepare, but you never know what the weather will be like that day. It could be cold and windy or really freakin' hot.

Trying To Come To Terms With The Loss Of My Mother

Robin Korth | Posted 03.28.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

For the past several days my family has been in an uproar of energy, opinions, emails and phone calls about how to care for our aged mother. The care system we've had in place is falling apart and we are stumbling as we struggle to find a solution.

Goddesses

Gabi Holzwarth | Posted 03.28.2015 | Women
Gabi Holzwarth

These three paintings of goddesses posing in all of their majesty and grace, appear very different than the women worshipped in today's magazines and advertisements.

The Heartbreaking Story That Truly Moved Sheryl Sandberg

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents

In a conversation with Arianna Huffington at the World Economic Forum, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talked about what had moved her most while in Davo...

Sometimes I Just Miss My Daughter's Babyhood

Amber Nichols-Buckley | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents
Amber Nichols-Buckley

I'm not tempted to have another baby, because that wouldn't solve the problem.I don't yearn for another child. I yearn for Jane, for Jane as a baby, the baby I miss sometimes.

Saying Goodbye to Our Kids' Childhoods, One Ritual at a Time

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

I turned away, my eyes filled with tears, as I put away the peanut butter and jelly. He's only 8. I'm not ready for this, I thought. It's all going by too fast.

Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Alexis Meads | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women
Alexis Meads

A client told me how she noticed the color and taste of everything in a way she doesn't normally notice, and felt a profound gratitude for life. We've all known these moments. And the beautiful thing is that you don't need a lot of time to find the eternal in a common moment.

How to Handle Critical, Judgmental Moms

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 03.22.2015 | Comedy
Jacqui Zadik

We all know a few them: judgmental moms. It doesn't matter what you do, there will always be one -- or four--or more moms that judge you on your pare...

How To Communicate With Your Teen Daughter, Explained

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Trisha de Borchgrave

Telephone occasionally and bring the call to an end yourself, citing things you need to do. If leaving a voicemail (not more than one or two, max), don't sound breathless with that feigned surplus of activity, just minimally distracted by the fulfillments of your own life.

What Losing Your Mother Feels Like

Rachael Oakes-Ash | Posted 03.22.2015 | Women
Rachael Oakes-Ash

Losing a mother is like being on a ship that has lost it's ballast and is now at the mercy of the deepest ocean and all it holds within. I bob around without a foundation to bring me back to the same balanced spot each time, a spot I just can't get right.

A Nurse's New Year's Resolution

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelly Lopez Gray

This year, I'm going to be better. I'm going to try harder, and I'm going to make a difference in any way I can. I'm going to start with one patient o...

Is it Finally Time to Put Marriage in the Dustbin?

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Christopher A. Brown

The answer to addressing the rise in single parent homes and all of its consequences, not just child poverty, is not to give up on marriage. The answer starts with acknowledging where the problem lies.

Play With Me, a Parody

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

Singer Orly C and I have paired up to create this hilarious parody of Sam Smith's Stay With Me for parents who know how hard it is to relax or just enjoy a moment to themselves.

Becoming Selfish: A Case for Radically Loving You

Dana O'Dell | Posted 03.16.2015 | Women
Dana O'Dell

Loving myself created space for others to love me. I realized quickly what I would not tolerate from others. People only treat us as good as we treat us. If we don't truly love us, we create an obstacle course for others on their way to loving us. We set the bar.

The Living We Do While We're Dying

Emily Ballard | Posted 03.15.2015 | Parents
Emily Ballard

I want less "no." I want more laughter. I want less rushing and I want more intention. I want to work together. I want to hear the things they think about. I want to know who my children are, as much as we can know such things.

An Open Letter to Daniel Tiger

Joelle Wisler | Posted 03.14.2015 | Parents
Joelle Wisler

I enjoy your show, I do. It gives me many minutes of freedom, probably more minutes than the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends. These minutes allow me time to indulge in my own interests, like bathing and using the bathroom. And, on occasion, I feel like you are doing a better job at raising my kids than me.

Moms vs. Superheroes

Tami Shaikh | Posted 03.14.2015 | Parents
Tami Shaikh

I could stay awake for 24 hours straight and was still sane enough to do the daily chores. I could fly from my room to my child's room if I heard him cry. I became invisible when he was sleeping, as I wanted him to have a good night's sleep.

The Search for the Perfect Purse

Jane Cutler Yepez | Posted 03.14.2015 | Style
Jane Cutler Yepez

The purse, otherwise known as the handbag, might be a woman's most important accessory. But even the word accessory minimizes its role in an organized life.

6 Of The Biggest Parenting Regrets I've Had

Mommy Nearest | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

My baby was bald for her first two full years. Desperate to make her look girlier, I tracked down non-slip hair clips for "ultra fine baby hair" and stuck them on her two strands of hair. When I look back at photos, it just looks like she has a piece of felt glued to her bald head. Major fail.

The Problem With 'All Or Nothing' Breastfeeding

Mama Bean | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

Although I can appreciate the good intentions of the author, this notion of "all or nothing breastfeeding" is surely not great for the cause. Because there is no singular "perfect" breastfeeding model; every breastfeeding journey is different. In truth, the idea of "success" in relation to nursing is defined by only two people: mother and child.