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7 Life Lessons For Moms From Oprah

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 01.04.2015 | Parents
Katherine Wintsch

It's one thing to live your best life. It's a whole different thing to try and live your best life while taking care of an entire family.

16 Ways Being A TV News Reporter Prepared Me For Raising A Toddler

Janie Porter | Posted 01.03.2015 | Parents
Janie Porter

When you're in a live truck for your entire shift, you learn to use what you've got to get the job done. It doesn't matter what it is.

One Mother Wonders, 'Can There Be Love Without Sex?'

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.03.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have allowed my daughter to go on dates with him as long as she checks in with me so I know their whereabouts and that she gets home by curfew. I've asked my daughter what she means when she says she is in love and she just says that she really really is crazy about this boy

When Death Happens

Catherine Okafor | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Okafor

On the evening of April 26 I received a phone call that one never wants to get. My younger sister, Keisha told me in a very soft, calm demeanor that our mother passed out. After much anxious questioning, I soon found out that my mother passed away from a heart attack.

Should I Become a Parent Again?

Christopher Phillips | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Christopher Phillips

The nine couples attending the first week of my wife Ceci's natural childbirth course look on as she points to a chart that provides a preview of a ba...

Yes, Life Does Come With Instructions

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 02.26.2015 | Good News
Jennie Sutherland

In the early 1990s Life's Little Instruction Book by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. was a New York Times bestseller and a perfect graduation present. With its unassuming red plaid cover, the book consolidated more than 500 suggestions, observations and reminders that Brown shared with his son who was going off to college.

What's The Problem With A Little Side Boob?

Mama Bean | Posted 12.28.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

Because we all know that breasts sell almost anything, we barely even notice the cleavage on billboards or magazine covers... but when faced with a nursing mother's bare skin, there is outrage.

My Mother Re-Formed Her Rock Band -- And Rediscovered Her Groove

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 12.27.2014 | Fifty
Jennie Sutherland

In the late 1960s six high school girls created a rock band simply because they felt like it. They didn't really have much experience -- they just knew that they loved music. One chose the drums because she had received a pair of old drumsticks from her neighbor; another chose the bass guitar, well, because that's what was left. They borrowed equipment from a couple garage bands and the 6 Pak was born.

Community Brings Hope to Cancer Patients in Memory of Mother

Jennifer White | Posted 12.23.2014 | Good News
Jennifer White

I built my sixth Hope After Project in memory of Carla, my best friend's mom, who battled colon cancer for many years. Carla was fortunate enough to be able to live at home while undergoing treatment.

I'm Running to Help Expand Family Leave -- Let's Do It in the Next Congress

Shenna Bellows | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Shenna Bellows

The FAMILY Act is good for mothers, and it's good for every other American who might face a life-changing event. In other words, it's good for all of us.

Even in Florida, a Little Girl's Wish Is to Be 'Frozen'

Tamar Abrams | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Tamar Abrams

What 4-and-a-half-year-old girl wouldn't want to spend a day with Elsa from Frozen? Certainly not Ariel Shipp of Jacksonville, Florida. And luckily for her she had the opportunity to do just that last month, though Elsa bore a startling resemblance to her mother, Amy.

A Salute to Fierce Women Who Protect Children

John M. Simmons | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
John M. Simmons

While I won't downplay the part that men play in the fight for children and the rights of them and all of their mothers, I firmly believe that we are led by fierce women and that the world will be a better place for children and families because of the reasonable thought leaders on both sides of the adoption fence.

Gratitude for People Who 'Get It'

Meg Seitz | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Meg Seitz

I don't know if "getting it" is as much a part of any religious faith or doctrine as it is just about being an awesomely aware human. There's no book out there that says to drop off a casserole 24 hours after a lumpectomy and then follow up three days later with People magazine.

My Phantom Daughter-in-Law

Amy Barr | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Amy Barr

The transition from full time advisor to mind-your-own-beeswax bystander feels pretty jarring. After all, the role of daughter-in-law is a big position that someone will ultimately play in our lives.

"Rocky Mountain Guy"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima I have long been told, by people too numerous to mention, including members of my own family, to take a hike. But because of the rare...

The Unique Way Parents Walk Toward Their Children

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 12.14.2014 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

I remember how far behind she'd left my stepfather, who'd come with her, and the way her purse swung on her arm, and the broad, breaking smile on her face as she drew nearer. It felt almost embarrassing to be the object of such emotion after having done nothing more than come home.

12 Invisible Rules To Bend, Break Or Ignore To Have The Career You Want

Janet Kestin | Posted 12.13.2014 | Women
Janet Kestin

Are women afraid to take risks? Many people would say yes. Others would just say we go about it differently from men.

Getting a Ph.D. in You!

Lindsay Agne | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Agne

Pay attention to you. Change things that are not working for you. Have the courage to question; you will find many others that are right there with you.

The Warrior and the Butterfly: A Stranger Reminds Me Who I Am

Darah Zeledon | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Darah Zeledon

Releasing our inner butterfly isn't easy. It takes guts and grit. It also takes confidence and honesty, and requires a willingness to listen to the quiet longings of the heart. And once enlightened, it's up to us to take action toward the rediscovery of our true self.

Raising A Rock Star

Diana Whitney | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Diana Whitney

As parents, I think we need to discover an erotic world in our house that remains separate from the children. The girls have no trouble entering their imaginary realms -- any place, any time of day.

Helping Our Children Starts With Listening To Them

Carol Dyanti | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Carol Dyanti

Every child is their own person, with their own complications, and the job of a mother is a very impossible but very sacred one. It is my job, and I would like to suggest the job of each of us, to love them, to create a better world for them, no matter what.

30 Strangers Discover They Share The Same Doubts, Pains And Joys Of Motherhood

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.09.2014 | Parents

It's nothing short of inspiring to watch a group of moms share what motherhood means to each of them. Non-toxic family essentials brand The Honest ...

Mama Said...

Marcia Liss | Posted 12.02.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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My Mother Is More Popular Than Me

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

My girlfriends all seem to like my mother better than me. I just think that because when they come over, they always talk to my mother and I have nothing to contribute.

When My Mom Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Meg Seitz | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Meg Seitz

I was in a meeting when I saw my iPhone light up with a message. Midway through whatever I was saying, I glanced quickly to read the text out of the corner of my eye. "Mammogram came back suspicious. Have to go back next week. Love you," said Mom via that text. It was her birthday.