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Tea Time

Kim Kalicky | Posted 04.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kim Kalicky

Isn't it funny what of our past comes rushing back... at the oddest of times? I'm more of a coffee drinker than a tea drinker, but I do have a cuppa ...

8 Things I Learned From My Hippie Mom

Ashleigh Wright Haslinger | Posted 04.28.2016 | Women
Ashleigh Wright Haslinger

My mom is a brilliant woman and has lived a very jam-packed life, one with many chapters, and one where she's worn many hats. Throughout her life, her greatest role has been that of free spirit mama. I've learned many lessons thanks to her hippie-ish lifestyle.

Get Over Your Parental Pity Party

Terri Linton | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Terri Linton

Sometimes we become so entrenched in the valleys of our lives that we fail to stop, get over ourselves, and take a look around at the other billions of people in this world who are also going through some things. We easily convince ourselves that our lives are uniquely complicated until we encounter someone whose life challenges quash even the worst of our days.

The Lesbian Chronicles 20: Charmed

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 04.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

In my life I've collected mothers like charms on a bracelet each charm weighing heavily on my wrist.

To My Father On Mother's Day

Lisa Goich-Andreadis | Posted 04.25.2016 | Women
Lisa Goich-Andreadis

And over the past four years, since losing my mom, I've realized things about my dad I never knew before. He's funny. He's good. He's kind. And he's a great conversationalist and companion. I look forward to his phone calls every morning.

Can We Truly Live In Our Life's Purpose?

Charmaine Carraway | Posted 04.21.2017 | Women
Charmaine Carraway

Can we truly live out our life's purpose? We all desire to live our lives in greatness and offer that greatness to the world, but how do we do that? Channeling the energy that brings us closer to our greatest purpose begins with walking towards our destiny boldly and with zeal.

A Mother's Day Guide of Gifts that Give Back

Nicole Melancon | Posted 04.15.2017 | Women
Nicole Melancon

This blog was originally published on ThirdEyeMom.com This Mother's Day, why not consider a unique gift that also gives back to a mother in return? I...

#Talktome: Mom of 11 With Rose Colored Glasses

Esther Litchfield-FInk | Posted 04.20.2017 | Women
Esther Litchfield-FInk

So how did you have 11 children?

Emotional Ad Thanks Every Mom For Being A True Hero

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.19.2016 | Fifty

A new Pandora Jewelry ad celebrates the powerful bond between mothers and daughters. The ad, titled "The Unique Thank You," shows mothers being brough...

An Open Letter to My Mom 14 Years After Her Death

Angela Fry | Posted 04.19.2017 | Women
Angela Fry

There isn't a day that you don't cross my mind. Some days you're just my mom who got cancer, fought so hard to live, but died before I was able to know everything about you. Then there are days that your voice is all I hear. It's my voice. Your laugh? It's mine too.

The 7 Inevitable Stages of Going to a Baby Swim Class

Mommy Nearest | Posted 04.16.2017 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Your baby's favorite pastime is splashing in the tub and you're always on the lookout for potential new mom friends, so signing up for baby swim class seemed like a no brainer. But that weekly, 20-minute lesson may wind up being more than you bargained for. Here's are the seven stages of going to baby swim class.

Simple Evolution

Lauren Derrett | Posted 04.15.2017 | Parents
Lauren Derrett

I've been having a really tough time with my eldest son lately. He wants to grow up, I don't know how to let him. I've never had an 18 year old son before and I'm as in the dark as much now as I was on that first day I brought him home from the hospital all full of newborn smell and innocence.

Authentic Knowledge is Style at it's Best

Honey Good | Posted 04.14.2017 | Fifty
Honey Good

By Susan "Honey" Good 95. That is the birthday my mother will celebrate on April 14 this year. She will sit at the head of 'her' table at her favorit...

The Best Response To 'The Days Are Long, But The Years Are Short'

Janie Porter | Posted 04.12.2017 | Parents
Janie Porter

I know you mean well. But today, I need to tell you something. You forgot how long the days really are.

15 Incredibly Helpful Reads For Moms-To-Be

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents

Feeling overwhelmed by all this new-mom stuff? Know that you're not alone. To prepare you for your baby's arrival and to put your mind at ease, we've ...

#TalkToMe : Charlotte Laws and Her Daughter Discuss Secrets, Truths and Frivolous Drivel

Charlotte Laws | Posted 04.08.2017 | Parents
Charlotte Laws

Huffington Post and Facebook invited me to participate in the "Talk to Me" video series with my daughter, Kayla. The goal of the project is to open communication between generations and impart wisdom.

I Had An Abortion Because I Love My Son

The Establishment | Posted 04.06.2017 | Women
The Establishment

Being a decent parent takes hard work and a lot of energy. Some folks might have more tools, resources and energy to give to multiple children. But I don't, or at least I didn't at the time. Acknowledging that fact about myself allowed me to make what was ultimately the best decision for my family.

#TalkToMe: Making History for My Family

Courtney Reynolds | Posted 04.04.2017 | Fifty
Courtney Reynolds

"I always wanted my home to be a haven that my children, or my husband and I, could run to, particularly when the outside world caved in on us..."

20 Love Lessons From Being Part of a Big Family

Kindness Blog | Posted 04.02.2017 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Share well with others or else. All 7 of us have experienced the "or else." Choose wisely before you dip into the black hole of "or else." What was said and discussed at the kitchen table stayed at the kitchen table.

It's Time to Stop Shaming New Moms

Michelle Martin | Posted 04.02.2017 | Parents
Michelle Martin

Once we got home and started our lives together, I chose to co-sleep, breast feed on demand, and I often "wore" him in a sarong-type carrier popular in African countries. And guess what? I was criticized almost every day of his childhood.

Motherhood Is a Season

Rachel Brehm | Posted 03.31.2017 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

Motherhood is a season -- the good and the bad, the sweet moments sprinkled in with the hard days. It's raising babies, then kids, then teenagers, then adults -- each is an ever moving season, and I want to hang on so tightly to the one I'm in now.

Why I Miss My Car Pool Days So Much

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 03.31.2017 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

What I do remember is my feelings about driving my first car pool. It marked a new stage of life. And I recall waking up that morning feeling very adult and nervously reviewing the stanzas of all my favorite nursery rhymes in my head.

Guy Sends Mom A Cutout Of Himself As A Joke — Mom Totally Runs With It

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 04.01.2016 | Good News

The apple never falls far from the tree. When Belmont University student, Dalton Ross, decided to leave his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, to study...

5 Facts About Motherhood That You Didn't Expect

Mim Jenkinson | Posted 03.27.2017 | Parents
Mim Jenkinson

Don't get me wrong, I love being a mum. I've always wanted to be one and I'm delighted that I have two adorable children who I love dearly. However, in the last few years I've learned that motherhood isn't all smiles and rainbows.

A Portrait of My Mother: Grit and Grace

Jodi Weiss | Posted 03.26.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Jodi Weiss

She passed away that Sunday afternoon, at home, in her bed. My father and I were in the kitchen at the time, chatting away, making plans for the future, while she headed off to her next chapter. I know that is just how she would have wanted it: all of us together, looking forward.