The glowing halo I expected to appear over my head as I breastfeed never came, and in its place, a dark cloud appeared. Postpartum depression wasn't in my birthing plan. I began to consider that I might be a complete failure at the mommy job.
How do I establish better boundaries at work? How can I communicate to work that I'm stressed out and frustrated and the bang just isn't worth the buck? Finally, are there any sole breadwinner moms out there with full-time stay at home husbands who'd like to create a support group?
We're now operating in a participation economy, where people are measured and paid for what they produce. Yet, when it comes to time off, we're still clinging to the vestiges of the industrial economy, where people were paid for the time they spent on the job. This is a huge demotivator.
The super popular game Pokemon GO is soaring up the App Charts. It has already passed some of the hottest apps in Apple's App store such as Candy Cru...
I fully believe in soul mates, and I believe that when you find the right person it will work out somehow, someway. You will fight for what you really want, and some of these teaching tools come disguised as issues. Don't feel ashamed if you also find yourself taking a different road than your parents had hoped.
We moved recently, relocating from one of the most forward thinking places on the planet to a small town. No more highways. Very little crime. Good people. But this is no city!
With summer in high gear, the high season for procrastination is upon us. It's even more difficult to get work done when you're stuck at the office, wishing you were enjoying time with family and friends.
With all that I know and all that I have to say, right now words fail me. So I hug my babies close--closer than close. And as I cry myself to sleep, I whisper the words my granddaddy would use: Hush, Child.
In the wake of last week's racially charged violence, our dismay and distress have reached a fever pitch. These tragic shootings -- of black men by police and policemen by a sniper -- add fuel to a burning conversation in this country, and I think it's important for all of us to take part. The conversation is about the relationship between police and black communities, about violence, racism and divisiveness.
I have been your mother for four years and 15 days, and every one of those days I have considered the countless ways that you might die. This, I am to...
Three little boys who look to us for guidance. Three boys whose story of "divorce" will not be written by the tweets and comments made by those who are angry and stuck as victims.
Sometimes kids are annoying and sometimes you are on the brink of completely losing it, so you need to get away by yourself. Take a few hours, recharge. Take a few hours to remember who you are outside of being a mother.
Get out there, Momma! Put on pants, brush your hair, try to look like a normal human being, and go make some friends. You got this!
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Are you cramming your kids' summer holidays with art camp and swimming lessons and a lifetime membership at the local bouncy castle? You might believe that you're killing two birds with one stone -- alleviating your child's boredom AND preserving the threadbare string that barely connects you to your sanity.