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6 Emotional Stages of Leaving Your Kids for Vacation

Aileen Clark | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents
Aileen Clark

6 Emotional Stages of Leaving Your Kids for Vacation I've been meaning to share this story for a while now. Last fall, I went on a short trip with a ...

Stop Scheduling Playdates And Start Enjoying Your Kids

Janie Porter | Posted 03.31.2016 | Parents
Janie Porter

It's such a contradiction. I dreamt for so many years of being a stay-at-home mom, and when it finally happened, I started to get bored. So then I started scheduling a bunch of stuff, and before I knew it, I wasn't even enjoying my kids. Here's how I changed that.

I Live for Comment Sections

Allison Alter | Posted 03.30.2016 | Parents
Allison Alter

I absolutely adore them. I read an article of interest which jump starts a conversation on a topic I don't have much time or opportunity to develop with someone in person.

5 Ways My 9-Month-Old Daughter Has Made Me a Better Person

Morgan V. Matkovic | Posted 03.30.2016 | Parents
Morgan V. Matkovic

Being a mom to my daughter has forced me to step outside my comfort zone in order to succeed the way my own mother did; to create the kind of happy childhood for her that I had.

No One Ever Told Me I Could Be Anything I Wanted

Johanna Wise | Posted 03.25.2017 | Fifty
Johanna Wise

As a child, no one told me I could be anything I wanted to be. Sad, you say? Limiting? Demoralizing? Unkind? Now, what if I told you I felt completely unfettered precisely because no one uttered those words to me?

How to Handle Working Mama Guilt

Well Rounded NY | Posted 03.24.2017 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

I'm five years into the parenting thing, and reframing unhelpful comparisons is still a work in progress for me. I've learned, however, to start asking myself how I truly feel about something, rather than whether I'm on some sort of "right" track or not.

20 Signs That You've Become a Work-From-Home Parent

Carissa Howard | Posted 03.18.2017 | Parents
Carissa Howard

The transition back to work may not be as obvious because there's no resume polishing or job interviews or formal start-date at a new office. Here's how I realized that I'd become a Work-From-Home Mom.

I Am Not Martha Stewart

Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson | Posted 03.04.2017 | Parents
Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson

Expectations are the number one cause of stress. Comparing yourself to an unrealistic image of motherhood creates anxiety and overwhelms every mom.

I Found My Work-Life Balance With 5 Changes

Lori Axler | Posted 02.26.2017 | Business
Lori Axler

I have finally found self employment to be the right formula that fits my life. At least it works for me at this moment in time. But not everyone finds or even believes that this ambiguous concept of balance exists.

An Open Letter From My Fitbit

Kathleen Covatis | Posted 02.24.2017 | Parents
Kathleen Covatis

Dear Mom, I remember the day we first met. It actually wasn't that long ago. December 2015 if I remember correctly? The look on your face when you ...

Life Unfiltered

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 02.25.2017 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

The stories of our lives -- as told through status updates and pins and photographs -- are incomplete. Yet it is all too easy to forget that what we see are simply snapshots, moments in time, titles to the chapters of people's lives.

Why Most Mommy Bloggers Fail

Candis Lynn Hidalgo | Posted 02.23.2017 | Parents
Candis Lynn Hidalgo

There are 4 million mom bloggers in North America alone, but you know what? Most of them are failing. And you're probably one of them. Not because I'm picking on you, but because statistically, the majority of moms who blog make little to no income from their blogs month after month.

7 Unique Ways to Get Organized This Winter

Rachel Hollis | Posted 02.16.2017 | Parents
Rachel Hollis

Most likely it's cold outside where you are, therefore you find yourself spending more time indoors. I imagine after awhile you might want something t...

What I Have Learned my First Week as a Blogger

Rachel Malcom | Posted 02.11.2017 | 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 esc...

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

Anthea Rowan | Posted 02.11.2017 | 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 ... t...

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

Ashley Abramson | Posted 01.29.2017 | 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 01.28.2017 | 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 01.27.2017 | 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 01.26.2017 | 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 y...

9 Healthy After School Snacks For Kids

Rachel Hollis | Posted 01.22.2017 | 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 01.26.2017 | 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 01.22.2017 | 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 01.14.2017 | 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 12.28.2016 | 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 12.17.2016 | 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.