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Anthea Rowan | Posted 02.13.2017 | Parents
Anthea Rowan

My eldest daughter, A, is enraged when I use the word just. As in, I'm just a mum. Don't say that, she says, crossly. I used to think she scolded me...

kwäləfəˈkāSH(ə)n/ or, How Meaningful Are Degrees, Really? or, Why I'm not eligible for an MA in Creative Writing

Anthea Rowan | Posted 02.10.2017 | Women
Anthea Rowan

Qualification. It's a lofty word. Imperious. A mouthful; five whole syllables: qual•i•fi•ca•tion. What does it mean? The dictionary defines it...

Dear Target, You Complete Me

Janie Porter | Posted 11.26.2016 | Parents
Janie Porter

The attraction is visceral, instant and natural. Before I know it, I'm thinking about those well-lit aisles and big red carts and white, gleaming floors. I need to be there.

How to Stay Motivated Even When You Fail

Rachel Hollis | Posted 10.25.2016 | Women
Rachel Hollis

I can't even count the number of times I've obliterated my diet with a binge-session. One second I'm floating along just fine, four days into a succes...

This Is A Stay-At-Home Mom's Job Application

Jennifer Lehner | Posted 10.03.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Lehner

Some people live for their children. They stay in a career they don't like because it pays well enough to provide the very best for their children. I think that is admirable. Don't get me wrong, I would give my life to save any of my kids, but I have a different outlook.

8 Reasons Why I Can't Wait For School To Start Back

Katie Mullis Crenshaw | Posted 08.11.2016 | Parents
Katie Mullis Crenshaw

A glorious time of year is upon us. The return to school. I realize that some of you supermoms are looking at me sideways, but some of us (me) are going a little bit nuts and need the reprieve from the chaos of summer break.

A Survival Guide For Work-From-Home Parents

Michelle Dempsey | Posted 07.28.2016 | Parents
Michelle Dempsey

People are always asking me how I manage to consistently work as much as I do with a toddler in the house. It makes me feel great that I have somehow made this near-impossible feat look easy, but I can assure you that it's anything but.

To My Little Woman Of The Future

Catherine Dietrich | Posted 07.25.2016 | Parents
Catherine Dietrich

At the tender age of three, we need to start teaching you about shaking off the shackles of gender stereotyping.

I Failed At Motherhood

Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson

What I was not prepared for was feeling like a failure. It didn't happen right away. It was a slow burn. A notion that slowly crept in as my family expanded and my kids got older.

3 Businesses That Are Perfect for Moms

John Rampton | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Many moms want to spend more time with their children but don't want to give up their careers. One way to have the best of both worlds is to start a s...

To The Working Mother

Cassie Hilt | Posted 05.19.2017 | Parents
Cassie Hilt

This is for the do it all, 365 day, soccer and business meeting mom. Working is hard. Raising tiny humans is hard. Doing both? Well, it's no easy task...

We're All Stay-at-Home Moms...

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 05.19.2017 | Parents
Jennie Sutherland

On weekends On sick days During "in service" days Over summer break Whether we are stay-at-home moms (SAHM), work-from-home moms, budding entreprene...

How a Stranger Reminded Me That Raising Little Ones Is Magical

Janie Porter | Posted 05.18.2017 | Parents
Janie Porter

A few minutes ago, it was just an everyday errand that was thankless and hard and messy. The milk spilled and the baby choked on a sausage chunk and the toddler wanted more pancake syrup. But one day, I might be sitting with my grown sons at a table.


R.C. Liley | Posted 05.14.2017 | Parents
R.C. Liley

Search the web or ask other parents around you and one of the first bits of advice you'll hear is "Find a routine!" Pretty soon, you'll realize this i...

18 Things I Wish I Could Communicate to My Infant Son

Emily Friedel | Posted 05.11.2017 | Parents
Emily Friedel

Eating your own poo is considered a faux pas. Please stop. And playing with your own urine is only considered acceptable in certain very small circles, so probably best to cut that out, too.

This Year, For Mother's Day

Morgan V. Matkovic | Posted 05.06.2017 | Parents
Morgan V. Matkovic

What I really want for Mother's Day, is to just be with my kid. Because I fought hard for this job; and most days are abundantly happy. Most days are filled with joy and love and so much learning- for me, and my daughter.

Motherhood: The Ultimate Competitive Sport

Christina Shoemaker | Posted 05.02.2017 | Parents
Christina Shoemaker

Motherhood is a competition unlike any other. I'm not talking about the roughhousing that parenting a little boy requires. No, I love that. I'm talkin...

Tips for Calming the Angry Child

Katie Chiavarone | Posted 04.29.2017 | Parents
Katie Chiavarone

Regulating emotions can be difficult for any child, those with more of a natural inclination to anger can have an especially difficult time. It is our...

6 Timeless Qualities of a Mother

Pamela Boccia | Posted 04.28.2017 | Parents
Pamela Boccia

With Mother's Day approaching, I have been reflecting on my own childhood, and the qualities my mother had that I would like to bring to my own parent...

'I'm Leaving My Job To Stay Home With My Kids And I'm Scared'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 04.28.2017 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

I hear you, sister. Three kids is no joke, so if you can stay home with them, it will make your old high powered job feel like you were sitting there playing Candy Crush all day. So don't expect it to be easy, although to be honest the transition from 2 to 3 was way easier than the transition from 1 to 2.

What Obsessive Tidying Is Hiding About Your Self-Worth

Casey Hart | Posted 04.26.2017 | Women
Casey Hart

Are you the kind of person who hates a messy house? Do you clean regularly and are pedantic about having things neat and tidy all the time? Can you stand not having the bed made or the chairs pushed in?

5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Be Thankful

Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson | Posted 04.21.2017 | Parents
Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson

Wouldn't it be nice if your kids realized how lucky they are? How amazing their life is? What if they began to express their appreciation for everything you do? How would you like them to thank you for the delicious dinner you made for them?

What potty-training taught me about myself: how and why we use our children as barometers of our successes and failures as parents

Sara Petersen | Posted 04.15.2017 | Parents
Sara Petersen

Two soft baby hands patted my hair, and as I peeled my hands from my snot-covered face, tears streamed down my cheeks, and Wren grinned wide. Peekaboo...

The Best Response To 'The Days Are Long, But The Years Are Short'

Janie Porter | Posted 04.12.2017 | Parents
Janie Porter

I know you mean well. But today, I need to tell you something. You forgot how long the days really are.

10 Reasons I'd Make Varsity as a Mom

Morgan V. Matkovic | Posted 04.06.2017 | Parents
Morgan V. Matkovic

Motherhood has made me quite the athlete these days -- both mentally and physically. And maybe, if I was this athletic in my teen years, I could have dominated those fields and courts; and maybe could have lettered in more than one sport.