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Trust Me, It Gets Worse... Wait, Really?

Trust Me, It Gets Worse... Wait, Really?

04.11.2014
It's tough being a parent for all of us. There are different worries that I'll endure and battles I'm sure to face, but I'm a mother --...
The Complicated Truth About Having A Baby

The Complicated Truth About Having A Baby

04.11.2014
When the tiny human cometh, all bets are off. And from then on, the question is never again whether or not it's worth it. The question...
An Ode to Rebel Parents

An Ode to Rebel Parents

04.10.2014
Like all good rebels, rebel parents challenge our hyper-protective, fear-ingrained, consumer-driven lives, and frankly, I think we are...
The Question It's Time To Stop Asking Women

The Question It's Time To Stop Asking Women

04. 9.2014
When women are asked what we are doing all day, the next question, sometimes silent but almost always present, is, 'Why aren't you doing...
Why This Mom Really Wanted Her Daughter To Share Her First Name

Why This Mom Really Wanted Her Daughter To Share Her First Name

Kira Brekke  04. 9.2014
It's not unusual for a son to inherit his father's name. Think Martin Luther King Jr., Sammy Davis Jr., and Robert Downey Jr. The same...
How Dare the Autistic Child... and His Mother?

How Dare the Autistic Child... and His Mother?

04. 9.2014
As people sneered and looked down upon her, their eyes asking how dare she let her son ruin everyone else's shopping trip, I looked at...
Are You A BAD Mom, A GOOD Mom or Super Mom?

Are You A BAD Mom, A GOOD Mom or Super Mom?

04. 8.2014
The truth of the matter is, the minute we stop comparing ourselves to the rest of the world and actually give ourselves a fighting chance,...
A Heartfelt Promise For The Mom In The Mirror

A Heartfelt Promise For The Mom In The Mirror

04. 8.2014
You have given everything -- your sleep, your body, your career, your marriage, your life -- to this child. And, you, mommy, are doing...
5 Tricks To Raising Twins (Without Losing Your Mind)

5 Tricks To Raising Twins (Without Losing Your Mind)

04. 8.2014
Twin parents are doubly blessed, but face quadruple the stress, especially during the constantly evolving baby and toddler years.
The Next Frontier in Rwanda

The Next Frontier in Rwanda

04. 7.2014
"What good is that if our babies and mothers are dying? They must be the priority."
12 Under-The-Radar Baby Names You'll Be Hearing A Lot More Of

12 Under-The-Radar Baby Names You'll Be Hearing A Lot More Of

04. 7.2014
By Pamela Redmond Satran for Nameberry These baby names won’t rank among the most popular when the official statistics are announced...
A Twin-Win Situation

A Twin-Win Situation

04. 7.2014
In the year since my precious little granddaughter was born, during which time she has become smarter and more mature than I am, even though...
Is It Okay to Take Serious Risks as a Parent If It's for the Greater Good?

Is It Okay to Take Serious Risks as a Parent If It's for the Greater Good?

04. 5.2014
I grew up with parents who took risks like those taken by the Raines' and yet I worry that I could be sheltering my own kids too much like...
Mom Who Didn't Know She Was Pregnant Gives Birth To 9-Pound Baby Boy

Mom Who Didn't Know She Was Pregnant Gives Birth To 9-Pound Baby Boy

04. 2.2014
On Saturday morning, Jennifer Scollin woke up with terrible stomach pains. She thought she had contracted a bug of some sort and decided...