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10 Truths About Motherhood

Alison Lee | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents
Alison Lee

There are motherhood truths that I never imagined, and are ever evolving. The list does not end. At this very moment, here are my 10 truths.

6 Things I Won't Tell My Kids -- But Wish I Could

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

I will always love you, but I won't always like you. Now, as young kids, you do things that try my patience, and if a friend did the same things, I'd tell her off. But you are my kids, and I love you, so I don't. I imagine this feeling will intensify when you're teenagers.

Louis C.K., Parenting Buddha

Sara Goldstein | Posted 04.26.2015 | Parents
Sara Goldstein

I've long since given up the notion that children are magical, spirited snowflakes, or that I have to maintain the illusion I have any idea what I'm doing as a parent.

9 Horrible Thoughts I've Had As A Parent

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

There are days when I wish there was a return/exchange lane for my children. Sort of like Costco's no-questions-asked return policy.

It's Official... I'm THAT Mom, With THAT Kid

April McCormick | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
April McCormick

I had no clue that babies could ONLY communicate through crying. I never imagined that toddlers were actually little humans that needed to constantly test the world. I never imagined that 5 and 6-year-olds were so sure they had life all figured out, thanks to the toddler testing phase.

The Duality of Raising Children

Lynn Shattuck | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Lynn Shattuck

The best days of my life. I've been turning the phrase around in my head for the last few days. I've been trying it on, tentatively, like a dress that might get stuck around my hips, the fabric taut and puckery. The phrase tumbles and floats, scatters and reconvenes.

5 Hard Truths About Parenting

Chrissy Kelly | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Chrissy Kelly

No matter how lengthy or difficult the days are, it's nice to know we can get through them together, arms raised high, enjoying the ride.

10 Truths I've Learned About Parenting

Alison Lee | Posted 04.09.2013 | Parents
Alison Lee

As far as parenting journeys go, mine is still in its toddler stages, literally and metaphorically -- three years and counting. However, even in three short years of imperfect parenting, these 10 truths keep coming back to me.