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Stay at Home Mothers

Happy Mother's Day To These Mamas

Amy Heinz | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Amy Heinz

...to the mom who cuts off the crust and knows yogurt can only be eaten with a specific spoon. To the mom who spends 10 minutes getting her child's socks just right, so he can finally put on his shoes and head out the door to school.

9 Things I Gave Up To Be A Wife And Mother

Jennifer Oradat | Posted 05.01.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Oradat

The covers. I didn't give these up so much as they were stolen from me. I swear, my husband tucks himself in under the blanket, and then grabs hold of the edges and rolls until he's wrapped in a cocoon, leaving me shivering and glued to his side searching for his escaping body heat.

Revoking My Stay-at-Home Mom Card

Melissa Mowry | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Melissa Mowry

But I don't talk about those things because I worry. I worry that if my day doesn't seem hard enough or chaotic enough, I'm not doing it right. I worry that my husband (and maybe the rest of the working world too) thinks I'm getting a free ride on the gravy train.

I Have The Perfect Body

Janie Porter | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Janie Porter

It may not have been your first thought when you looked at this picture of me at 39 weeks and two days pregnant, playing with my children in our backyard. But it's true.

To Walk a Mile in Her Heels

Ellen Press | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Ellen Press

Women who have always been known to be great communicators seem to have a problem discussing this topic with each other. Women today need to be thankful they have a choice. Respect your choice and the choices other women have made, don't judge.

7 Things That Are OK When You're Home With Kids, But Not OK In The Real World

Cara McDonough | Posted 04.09.2015 | Parents
Cara McDonough

In public, it is not acceptable to start unbuttoning and unzipping your pants as you are approaching the bathroom, even though this is a timesaving technique when you are home with your children. When not at home, you should also close the door when you're in there.

Should Stay-at-Home Parents Get Wages for Housework?

Samantha Eyler | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Samantha Eyler

For any parent who wishes to stay at home or simply reduce their working hours to spend more time with their children -- whether male or female, and irrespective of socioeconomic status -- a UBI could offer the financial independence that liberal feminism has been seeking for decades

What Spring Break Means When You're a Parent of Young Kids

Janie Porter | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Janie Porter

Before kids: You think about spring break for weeks before, dreaming of an idyllic week with a wide-open schedule. Nothing is better than just being home. After kids: You panic when you realize spring break is only four days and have nightmares about being alone with toddlers.

Yes, I am a Feminist!

Denise Geelhart | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Denise Geelhart

Times have not changed much. Glass ceilings exist in many careers to this day as well as being paid unequal wages for the same work, just because you are a woman. I don't want that for my daughters.

15 Signs for Moms That They Might Need a Day Off

Denise Geelhart | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Denise Geelhart

You look forward to filling your tank full of gas because it means you get out of the car and away from the kids for at least five minutes.

Time Lapse-Video Shows The Hard, But Rewarding Job Of Stay-At-Home Parent

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents

Mom Kristin DeLano has two sons and a daughter, all under 5 years old. In honor of her 1,678th day of motherhood, she created a time-lapse video that ...

Occupation: Mother

Christine Carter | Posted 03.12.2015 | Parents
Christine Carter

Nothing prepares you for motherhood. I thought I had long, hard days before children, but, oh, how wrong I was.

I Don't Like Being A Stay-At-Home-Mom, And That's OK

Melanie McKinnon | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents
Melanie McKinnon

I find more meaning and validation by working outside my home, teaching people something I that love, than in making my children breakfast.

5 Things You Should Never Say To A Stay-At-Home Mom

Amy Nielson | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Amy Nielson

Some mornings, it take a great deal of determination to not slip into some heels, run out the front door and beg for my quiet, organized cubicle back. That is why it infuriates me when a working mother says to me: "I could never be a stay-at-home mom."

10 Reasons NOT Wearing Yoga Pants Should Be Illegal

Janie Porter | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Janie Porter

Last week, a Montana lawmaker introduced a bill that would outlaw certain types of yoga pants. Here's why that's totally bogus. Written on behalf of every mom-of-young-kids in America.

The Key To Parenting Perfectly -- Sometimes

Melissa Mowry | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Melissa Mowry

Sometimes I get down on the floor and assemble block towers and read books and sing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider"; sometimes I can't be bothered because I'm just so bored with entertaining a baby for 10 hours a day.

Creating Self-Love Rituals

Cozetta Lagemann | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Cozetta Lagemann

Now that you're all set, and feel like you can fit this into your life, I'm going to share 10 ideas of what to do during your self-love rituals. This list is just a small snapshot of what you can do, the sky's the limit!

Why I Will Never Live On Another Man's Dime

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 04.10.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

I am broke and struggling, but damnit, I have my two cents and I love it. I am no longer a guest in my home. I am an equal partner in my child's financial needs and future, and even supply her with health insurance. The woman who felt two inches tall is now standing at her "fullest" 5'1 and a half inches.

The Identity Crisis of Motherhood

Meredith Ethington | Posted 04.11.2015 | Parents
Meredith Ethington

My identity does not depend on someone else's view of who I am. It only depends on my own view of it.

A Playful Reminder That Judging Other Parents Is Absurd

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents

There are many different decisions moms and dads make about how to parent -- from babywearing to breastfeeding, from pumping at work to staying at hom...

I Don't Know How Working Women Do It

Traci Bild | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
Traci Bild

Have we gotten so used to multi-tasking and "doing" that we don't know how to just do nothing and be still? I wonder.

Mom Returns To Work

Devorah Blachor | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Devorah Blachor

TRAINING: Mastered multitasking skills such as food consumption while driving, cooking, cleaning and exercising; achieved basic first-aid proficiency after staff member swallowed a Tinkerbell magnet.

I Photograph To Remember

Alishia Osborn | Posted 02.11.2015 | Parents
Alishia Osborn

I like to take photos of things that may be a bit out of the ordinary: My kids eating, a random trip to Goodwill, the horrid bed head my middle child wakes up with every morning.

How a Cab Driver Changed My Whole Year

Janie Porter | Posted 02.07.2015 | Parents
Janie Porter

In 67 blocks, that man had picked up the shattered pieces of my awful day and pieced them together in a way that made my life feel manageable again.

Is Stay-at-Home Motherhood a Luxury?

Adrienne Partridge | Posted 01.31.2015 | Style
Adrienne Partridge

Most SAHM's have lives very different from those of the women depicted on The Real Housewives. The majority of SAHM's do not enjoy daily wine fueled lunch dates with friends or are SAHM's who indulge in weekly shopping sprees and spa treatments.