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Stay at Home Mom

You're So Lucky: The Parenting Double Standard

Natalie Thomas | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

Are we supposed to expect less of our "working" partner? Does going to work from 9-5 negate one's responsibilities at home? Is needing sleep exclusive to the workplace? What about raising a human?

How I Let Go of Expectations and Became the Woman I Was Meant to Be

Tara Campbell | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
Tara Campbell

I often felt stuck in the notion that I was a bad mother for feeling this way. After all, didn't I have the life every mother would want? How would I ever figure this out when I was a young mom and was guided by what the society I grew up in dictated?

THIS Is What We Do All Day

Jessica Rassette | Posted 02.01.2014 | Parents
Jessica Rassette

The magic of tomorrow is that it will be exactly like today, except everything will be different.

The One Truth About Getting Older

Carly Schwartz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Carly Schwartz

Growing up with a stay-at-home mom was something I took for granted as a kid and teenager. I could care less that she was the last person I saw before school started and the first person I talked to when it was over.

Sometimes Good Parents Miss The Class Party

Allison Tate | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Allison Tate

I don't want to be there to validate every experience for my children. I don't want them to think my presence is required for something to be worthwhile. I want them to be able to live the moment on their own and know how to appreciate it for themselves.

The Mother of All Realities

Susan Pace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Susan Pace

Am I having a self-pity party because I chose to spend time creeping upstairs to put a tired toddler to bed rather than clambering up a corporate ladder?

What All Women Need To Know Before Tying The Knot

Jennifer Ball | Posted 11.08.2013 | Divorce
Jennifer Ball

Women like me didn't make an agonizing choice between a high-paying, satisfying career and motherhood. Women like me, we basically went from friends to parenthood. Some of us have degrees, some of us never finished college. Some of us never started.

10 Confessions From An Imperfect Mom

The Stir | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
The Stir

I secretly want to be beautiful and capable in their eyes, loving and gentle and brave. Perfect. The good queen from a fairytale -- when in reality I am sarcastic, impatient, fearful, weak. Not the evil queen, exactly, but flawed and unlovely and all too human.

5 Things Motherhood Taught Me About The Work World

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 10.03.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

There are many things I did learn as a stay-at-home mom that have been helpful to me as I've grown from a personal blogger to the co-founder and editor of an online magazine.

Why I Decided to Take Sabbatical

Women & Co | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business
Women & Co

I am on sabbatical. A clean out my closets, volunteer at school, re-evaluate my career sabbatical. I'm taking some time to figure out what I'm going to be when I grow up.

Tim Wright: For the Sake of our Kids: Redefining the Legacy of Success

Tim Wright | Posted 08.22.2013 | Parents
Tim Wright

For too long, success has been defined by money and power and getting as far ahead as we can. And many of our kids have suffered because of it.

9 Reasons Why I Regret Being A Stay-At-Home Mom

Grown And Flown | Posted 08.17.2013 | Parents
Grown And Flown

I let go of the burning ambition I once held because I didn't feel as though I could hold it and three babies at the same time. My husband did not do this, my children did not do this, I did this.

My One Wish For My Daughter As She Gets Older

Jennifer Meer | Posted 08.11.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Meer

I'm worried my daughter thinks that being a mother or a parent who chooses to stay at home is as one-dimensional and simplistic and unfulfilling as sweeping a dirty floor.

Janelle Capra: Mommy's Here

Janelle Capra | Posted 08.07.2013 | Parents
Janelle Capra

I've made decisions to choose my career carefully around what's best for my children, my family and me. I am a "working mom" and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Lisa Belkin

The Stay-At-Home Dad's Dilemma | Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.16.2013 | Parents

Michael Zorek stood outside the fence of his children's public school on Manhattan's Upper West Side one day this spring, waiting for afternoon pick-u...

For My Mom on Mother's Day: A Thank You, I'm Sorry and a Pulitzer

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Robin O'Bryant

Every year I am a mother. I am amazed at how much wisdom my own mother has, and how little I actually know. I am overwhelmed by the sacrifices she made, the energy she continues to have and the work she made look so effortless.

Moms Take the Hill Day

Shannon Watts | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Shannon Watts

On Wednesday, March 13, the day before the three-month anniversary of the tragedy in Newtown, I will travel to Washington, DC, and join mothers from more than 30 states for Moms Take the Hill Day.

Happy Mamas Raise Happier Kids

Erin Cox | Posted 05.08.2013 | Parents
Erin Cox

Since I've committed to going with the flow and not being so uptight about keeping my house clean and my kids perfectly put together, we somehow feel more organized and effective overall.

No Accident: How My Unplanned Pregnancy Became a Blessing

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

My gynecologist found it humorous that a woman who had battled infertility and miscarriages for years could end up pregnant while on birth control... but I was living proof that the pill is not 100% effective.

Parenting 101

Jill Patir | Posted 04.20.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

After a relatively easy pregnancy, my confidence was high as to how easy motherhood would be. I had read the books and had been a teacher for six years. As far I was concerned, there was nothing I couldn't handle. I was ready, I was prepared, I was well read, I was... wrong.

Most Women Would Rather Be This Than a Housewife

Lisa Wade | Posted 03.31.2013 | Women
Lisa Wade

The vast majority of young people desire an egalitarian marriage in which both partners share breadwinning, housekeeping, and child rearing. In practice, however, egalitarian relationships are difficult to establish.

7 Things NEVER To Say To A Stay-At-Home Mom

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Amy Shearn One happy mom -- at home with two small children -- explains why some “helpful” comments are actually not so helpful to stay-at-h...

How to Solve Personal Finance's Stay-at-Home Spouse Problem

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Odysseas Papadimitriou

There are more than 16 million stay-at-home spouses in the United States, and they're currently in an unenviable position.

Get Married, Stay Home and Take It Easy OR Go to Work?

Gina Barreca | Posted 02.16.2013 | Women
Gina Barreca

I was scared by my mother's life. I never wanted to have to ask anybody to foot the bill for my rent, my food, my clothes or my education.

3 Careers That Don't Work for Women With Children

Manoush Zomorodi | Posted 11.06.2012 | Parents
Manoush Zomorodi

When I was in college, no one talked about what kind of career women should choose that could work well with having a family. There was very little discussion about what to do after college at all, actually.