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Mothers Make 71 Cents on a Man's Dollar -- Time to Celebrate?

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
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Today is Equal Pay Day, a symbolic day that illustrates how far into the year a woman must work to earn the same amount made by a man in the previous year.

Lack of Support Structures Creates Impossible Decisions

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
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By Gloria Malone Homeless single mother Shanesha Taylor recently became the focus of much media and social networking attention, but Taylor's story ...

Listening Will Change Worlds: How to Birth Healthier Families

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
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By Mara Acel-Green, LICSW Listening will change worlds. Is this just the promise of an idealistic social worker? In some ways I fit that stereotype...

Why I Don't Hold a Grudge Against Gwyneth Paltrow

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
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by Jennifer S. Page Gwyneth Paltrow has recently taken some flak from working mothers about the comments she made in an interview with E! Online comp...

Assumptions About Mothers Hurt Everyone

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
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By Deanna Doss Shrodes Everyone around me spoke of how my life was going to completely change once I had a baby. Although I greatly desired to have c...

And Here I Thought My Miscarriages Would Make Me a Better Mom

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
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By Lexi Walters Wright It is 3:18 a.m.. My newborn son Arlo snuffles in his crib, and in a comically small twin bed across the room from him, I sigh ...

Mothers Are Women With Complex Lives (Why I Write)

MotherWoman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
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I didn't ever want another woman to feel like her total worth was in being a mother. Being a mother has transformed me, but it is not the only thing that defines me.

Ballet Class Makes Me Cry: A Message to All Mothers in the Thick of It

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
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All kinds of seasons were cycling around me and I couldn't breathe. I couldn't keep up with how summer had turned to fall, how my baby had turned into someone who was big enough to be perceptive of emotions, into someone who handed me a leaf when I was sad.

I Am a Postpartum Depression Survivor

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
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I was isolated, but I tried to put on a good front. This made me feel even worse and perpetuated a vicious cycle of withdrawal and a feeling of failure. All these led me to believe I was a bad mother.

Empathy Helps Where Sympathy and Tough Love Fall Short

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
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All the craziness I'd set aside came rushing back -- fear of my own incompetence, suffocating guilt, terrified disbelief -- thinking of the weeks, months and years of monotonous chaos I was in for. Meanwhile, I couldn't imagine getting through even one day.

The One Key to Motherhood Success

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
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By Christina G. Hibbert, Psy.D. What is the one thing we need, to discover "success" in motherhood? It's not loving our kids more, or doing more for ...

Vanquishing Mom Guilt, Again

MotherWoman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
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Why can't a mom go on vacation, just like everybody else, simply for the sake of the vacation itself? And where were these beliefs coming from? No one in my family was saying, or even thinking, these things. I was putting it on myself, yes.

Move, Breathe, Heal

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
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by Kelly Coffey There was no darker period than the winter months following the birth of my second daughter. I experienced all the symptoms we've com...

It Takes a Village to Raise a Mom

MotherWoman | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
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By Divya Kumar, MSc, CPD, CLC Yesterday, a dear friend of mine turned 40. I had met her at a local new-moms' group when our babies were a few weeks ...

Postpartum Depression: "It Can't Happen to Me"--But It Did and My Life Will Never Be the Same

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
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By Elizabeth Reinke Did you know 90% of new mothers experience some form of stress, depression, or anxiety in the perinatal period? Probably not. I d...

Once I Had a Meltdown at One of the Most Peaceful Places on Earth

MotherWoman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
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By Tamara Bowman Picture this. A serene hot-springs pool in Northern California. Distant mountains and the low hum of an airplane cutting across the ...

Bringing Change to Massachusetts: New Models to Address the Perinatal Mental Health Crisis

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
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By Liz Friedman Miriam Carey's death is evidence of a crisis in this country. This is yet another heartbreaking example of the desperate need for a ...

A Glimpse of the Future: The Necessity of Subsidized Child Care

MotherWoman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
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By Nichole Dupont I was at work on the due date for my first child. I know, I know, that doesn't make me special, but I was working. Not because I wa...

Moms and Non-Moms Should be Allies, Not Enemies

MotherWoman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
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By Rebecca Hawkes Dear Women Without Children: We need to talk. You may be childless by circumstance or childfree by choice. Maybe you wanted to ha...

Another Tragedy of Perinatal Illness

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
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By Susan Feinegold At this point many of us have seen the news about Miriam Carey. It is certainly a tragic story of "missed opportunities." Even a...

Improving Breastfeeding at Work: Is it Possible?

MotherWoman | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
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By Jessica Avery I never felt that I was meant to be a mother. Growing up, I changed career interests as often as my friends were changing th...

I Lost My Wife: Our Team Was Not There Anymore

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
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By Jonathan Polgar I'm a husband and a father, 2 jobs I've looked forward to my whole life. My wife, Jennifer Dorfield is self-possessed and funny a...

The One Thing All New Mothers Need

MotherWoman | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
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By Jennifer Shiao Page "We're in This Together, Yo!" That's the name we gave to our group. We met as new parents, wandering into a hospital conferenc...

Self-Love and Self-Awareness Are Not Just Words

MotherWoman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
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By Kathy Morelli You'll experience a lot of changes in your personal life during the nine months of pregnancy. Everything from your emotions to your ...

But At Least You have a Healthy Baby: Traumatic Birth and Maternal Mental Health

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
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By Catharine McDonald The title line to this article is one I have overheard many a times---always conscious not to use it myself, this phrase is a c...