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What I Have Learned my First Week as a Blogger

Rachel Malcom | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Rachel Malcom

BLOGGING IS NOT JUST A HOBBY: IT IS A COMMUNITY I started my blog as a creative outlet for myself. I wanted a way to express myself, and a way to e...

Stay at Home Mothers and why they are the Sum of Many, Invisible, Parts

Anthea Rowan | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Anthea Rowan

A Corporate Wife. That's what she called me. Then, 'I didn't know there were still people like you ... my mother was one', back in the sixties ....

Why I'm Quitting My Job as a Stay-At-Home Mom

Ashley Abramson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Parents
Ashley Abramson

I've had a lot of jobs in a lot of places-- hip coffee shop barista, downtown executive assistant, nursing home activities director, and most recently, full-time mama to one fiery little red-headed boy.

Why Taking Extended Maternity Leave Makes Finding a New Job Easier

Reem Kassis | Posted 01.29.2016 | Parents
Reem Kassis

After two years on maternity leave, I now know what steep learning curve really means. And in case you're a man reading this, no, maternity leave is not a vacation like business school.

How I Make Money As A Stay-At-Home-Mom

Bailey Gaddis | Posted 01.27.2016 | Parents
Bailey Gaddis

Hi, I'm Bailey and I'm a mom, writer, Hypnotherapist, HypnoBirthing practitioner, amateur smoothie chef, and part-time crazy person.

Debunking the Myth of SuperMom!

Pamela Levin | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Pamela Levin

If you are a mom, you will relate to this. We all seem to try to wear the clothes and spirit of this action figure: Super Mom. But I am here to tell...

9 Healthy After School Snacks For Kids

Rachel Hollis | Posted 01.28.2016 | Parents
Rachel Hollis

When the kids get home from school what's the first thing they ask for? Food! Here are 9 simple snacks to prepare ahead of time or prep in a jiffy. Th...

Confessions Of A Stay-At-Home Mom

Jessica Johnston | Posted 01.28.2016 | Parents
Jessica Johnston

Dear stranger who is so thankful to not to live my life, you seem to think I got coerced into spending my time with small children. I hang out with these little people on purpose. I might not always be a stay-at-home mom, but for now, I chose this.

12 Tips to Being Productive as a Stay at Home Freelancer

John Rampton | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Despite enjoying the freedom and flexibility of being a freelancer, it takes a lot of self-motivation to stay productive. There are mornings when we w...

Dad Is Hiding in the Kitchen Again

David Lesser | Posted 01.14.2016 | Parents
David Lesser

As soon as my wife gets home from work, the kids are on her like beards on hipsters. It's perfect. She missed them, they missed her, and I'm hiding in the kitchen because they are driving me insane.

A Mother's Résumé... Because it's 2016!

Kiri Westby | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents
Kiri Westby

I am one of roughly ten million American moms who've left the workforce to raise young kids, a percentage of the population that is steadily rising, not falling.

10 Things This Stay-At-Home Mom Is Grateful for This Holiday Season

Jennifer S. White | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

In this spirit of thankfulness, and also within the reality that daily life as a stay-at-home mom is not always easy or perfect, I'd like to share a few of the things I'm grateful for today.

Our Gilded Expat Cages

Katia Vlachos | Posted 12.11.2015 | Women
Katia Vlachos

It starts as an adventure. We are young, ambitious, qualified, full of dreams. We feel powerful. We know exactly what our life will look like. We have big plans. We want to explore the world. We find a partner who shares our dreams. We fall in love and, together, we're off to great places.

The Devil Inside...

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 12.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

You know the one, the one that sits on the other shoulder telling you to get up to mischief and deviate from the norm, the one that tells you to keep ...

I Hated Being A Stay-At-Home Mom

Liz Lewis | Posted 12.09.2015 | Parents
Liz Lewis

Before you come after me with pitchforks, let me explain myself.

How to Stay Fit and Healthy During the Holidays

Trudie German | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Trudie German

With such a hectic and quite possibly erratic schedule, you ask, "How am I suppose to fit exercise and healthy eating in such a festive season?"

20 Years Later: How the Union Made Our Dreams a Reality

Keri Vaca | Posted 11.23.2015 | San Francisco
Keri Vaca

In San Francisco, the unions are strong and they have been such an important part of our life. I am forever grateful for all they have provided for our family.

Why I'm Still A Stay-At-Home Mom

Jessica Hoefer-Land | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Jessica Hoefer-Land

Now, we are in a new season. A critical one. My kids are discovering who they are becoming, what they believe in and what they stand for.

What I'll Miss Most About Being a Stay-at-Home Mom

Mommy Nearest | Posted 10.30.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

It's all different now and in some ways it's better because, man, have I missed showering. But as I assemble my day of exercising, working and generally keeping busy, I realize it will probably never be quite as full as it was before. For better and for worse.

Don't Put It All In One Village

Tarja Parssinen | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents
Tarja Parssinen

As someone living without a traditional village (parents, siblings, aunts, uncles), I have spent the last seven years trying to build a non-traditional one (ie: any living, breathing creature that offers friendship and/or childcare) and it occurs to me that I am going about this all wrong.

4 Ways Stay-At-Home Moms Should Plan for Career Reentry

Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents
Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D

Just like a SAHM who is a trained nurse should take continuing education courses to keep her nursing license valid, all SAHM's should approach planning for future career reentry in the same way -- deliberately and continuously.

5 Everyday Self-Care Tips for Moms

Jennifer S. White | Posted 10.25.2015 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

I care for myself when I make a cup of coffee in the morning and take the time to have that first slow sip before starting breakfast for my kids. I care for myself when I take ten minutes to have a shower alone. These tiny rituals are the ones that can have the most substantial effect upon my day.

Cinderella Meets Motherhood: It Ain't No Fairy Tale.

Inbal Gould | Posted 10.21.2015 | Parents
Inbal Gould

The biggest transition in my life was where the destination was planned, but obscured by the fog of new expectations and not knowing when we would reach our destination. Before I knew it, it was time to pack, and whilst my carry-on was all ready to go, I was bewildered by how much baggage I still had.

Mom Judging Myself: The Dilemma of the Stay-at-Home-Mom

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Melissa Silverstein

My mom was a stay-at-home mom, and her mom was a stay-at-home mom. This is one legacy I don't want my daughter to carry on -- I want more for her than that. At 10, I remember thinking, I want to be just like my mom, except I want to have a life. Yet here I am.

To the Single Mom Who Is Not Actually Single

Chelsea Mosher | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents
Chelsea Mosher

I sink down to the floor outside his bedroom and tears stream down my face. His door is closed but every scream from his little lungs rips through my being, echoing in my ears, permeating my soul.