When I was growing up, I thought most parents were cooler than my own. The coolest parents of all were the considerably younger ones; a second-grade classmate's mom was 23 and wore cut-off shorts. It didn't get much cooler than that, in my seven-year-old opinion.
On the brink of 30, you will thank yourself for remembering to always find the beauty in breakdowns and see the glass half full. Immersing yourself in a life filled with vivacity, vigor, humbleness and adventures will keep you mentally healthy and happy. You are living a life full of self-love and creativity that you so deserve, and have always yearned for.
I hear the news and I see the reports. I know that LeBron James is not liked by many because of his arrogance. I know that words have offended many. ...
These women are everywhere. They are our neighbors, our friends, our sisters, our co-workers, our cousins. They have no use for our advice or opinions. Their wombs are their own. Let's respect that.
I still remember the day I received the results. "The baby tested positive for Down Syndrome." When the woman told me that I was having a girl, I collapsed to the floor and burst into tears. I was growing this precious life inside of me and was in love with her already. I was also suddenly afraid of all the unknowns.
The level of stress and intense competition was at an all-time high. I was determined to become an architect no matter what -- not even being subjected to sexual harassment.
Ten years ago, I started over with two children, two months of outstanding mortgage payments, an empty refrigerator, and $120.00. My marriage was over and I began parenting alone with little to no support. I had a solid middle class upbringing and never knew poverty as a child. As a result, I was ill-prepared to raise two children entirely on my own and faced a very steep learning curve.
I'm a single parent and I'm not ashamed. I ended a relationship of 10 years. I didn't want to "work on it", "choose to love" or whatever other cliché people are trotting out this week and I feel great about it.
Recently to celebrate the ten year anniversary of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert published a book of short stories titled "Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It". Although my submission was not successful, I share it with you to show you that life is lived and a career is born, by living in the moment.
So while women are taking on more responsibilities in the paid workforce, greater financial power does not translate to greater power or equality in the domestic sphere. And even though women are playing a bigger role in the management of their family's money, these additional responsibilities are on top of the other household tasks for which women are also responsible.
Whether you are a single-mom by circumstance or choice, you decided that nothing was more important than bringing your child into the world. And come what may, you committed to mothering your child even if alone.
Instead of providing support, we all too often leave the families who are struggling the most to fend for themselves. The odds are stacked against single mothers in this country. Yet so many give everything they have and go on to raise incredible children.
For stepmothers, Mother's Day can create hurt feelings when the children they're helping to raise head off to their "real" mother's house without a backward glance.
Ahhhh, Mothers-can't live with them and you can't live without them...literally. It's that time of year again, where we're reminded (mostly by moms) t...
These women--warriors, really--single-handedly shoulder the day-to-day responsibilities of raising their families. Here are five reasons why single moms deserve a high-five this Mother's Day, and every other day of the year, too.
May 13, 2007, was the last Mother's Day I celebrated, although I didn't know it at the time. I have a hard time recalling what we did. The memory, nine years later, clouded by the passage of time. That fall my Mother passed away from cancer. Her battle was over; mine was just starting.