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20 Sure Signs You Live With A Toddler

20 Sure Signs You Live With A Toddler

07.29.2014
5. You start talking in the third person with no pronouns ever. "Sally wants a snack? Mommy will get Sally a snack. Sally, sit right there...
Pregnant Mom Says Hospital Threatened To Call Child Services Unless She Has C-Section

Pregnant Mom Says Hospital Threatened To Call Child Services Unless She Has C-Section

Dominique Mosbergen  07.28.2014
Jennifer Goodall wants to have a vaginal birth, but she says a hospital in Florida has threatened to report her to child welfare authorities...
Why Movies Are Teaching My Kid More Than I Am

Why Movies Are Teaching My Kid More Than I Am

07.28.2014
I suppose this cinema-driven loss of innocence has been going on for generations. My mom still recounts my tears upon seeing Bambi's mother...
I Guess I'm Not OK

I Guess I'm Not OK

07.28.2014
Last night I lost it. It's been a long time since I felt helpless, panicked, visceral fear. The war, in an instant of a second, became...
Don't Label My Late Child a Hero

Don't Label My Late Child a Hero

07.28.2014
But I remain guarded about the reckless use of the "h" word when it comes to cancer. Natasha was kind, compassionate and gracious, but...
Today's Modern Family, As Advertised

Today's Modern Family, As Advertised

07.28.2014
It's actually kind of fun to see modern day portrayals of parenting, because the style is so vastly different than in generations past....
My Best Day As A Mom, So Far

My Best Day As A Mom, So Far

07.28.2014
My best day as a mom came about six months after my worst day as a mom.
Sometimes It Takes A Village, Except When It Shouldn't

Sometimes It Takes A Village, Except When It Shouldn't

07.28.2014
The bystander in Ms. Harrell's story seems to have skipped the parent-to-parent moment. Instead, Ms. Harrell's story opens a whole vortex...
Oh Sh*t, I'm So Tired (A Poem For New Mothers)

Oh Sh*t, I'm So Tired (A Poem For New Mothers)

07.28.2014
Yes, I'm tired, exhausted and bitter. Can't you tell I'm at the end of my wits? My poor brain is fried and my body hurts. Sleep deprivation...
10 Health Mistakes Busy Moms Make

10 Health Mistakes Busy Moms Make

07.28.2014
A caffeinated latte or diet soda may seem like just the quick fix for an afternoon energy slump, but it can lead to a crash.
The Secret To Healing Your Troubled Mother-Daughter Relationship

The Secret To Healing Your Troubled Mother-Daughter Relationship

07.27.2014
I discovered the prevalence of midlife women still chained to the shadow of a toxic mother. When that woman spends years pecking at, rather...
How a Stomach Bug Made Me A Better Mom

How a Stomach Bug Made Me A Better Mom

07.25.2014
Instead of seeing banana-smudged faces that needed a wipe, or food-spattered pajamas that needed a change, I saw them.
What My Daughter's Questions Have Taught Me

What My Daughter's Questions Have Taught Me

07.25.2014
The world can be a vulnerable place when you're 2, when there are so many questions, so many puzzle pieces to adjoin. When Mommy laughs...
Every Day Is A Chance To Screw Up My Kid Less

Every Day Is A Chance To Screw Up My Kid Less

07.25.2014
There are these weird not-so-sweet spots you hit as a grownup -- like the possibility of battling zits and gray hair at the same time....