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Stay at Home Mothers

Our Gilded Expat Cages

Katia Vlachos | Posted 12.11.2016 | 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 12.11.2016 | 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 12.09.2016 | 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 11.25.2016 | 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 11.23.2016 | 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 11.19.2016 | 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 10.30.2016 | 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 10.29.2016 | 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 10.29.2016 | 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 10.25.2016 | 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 10.21.2016 | 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 10.20.2016 | 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 10.14.2016 | 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.

(Getting) Back to Work (Outside the Home)

Lola Olley | Posted 10.04.2016 | Business
Lola Olley

Whether one decides to make the leap or to wait, Crabb and Ogunlegan both made it known the importance of being honest with yourself and about what can realistically be done at this phase in your life and career.

3 Things Women Can Do To Move Forward, FAST!

Jeanne M. Stafford | Posted 09.30.2016 | Women
Jeanne M. Stafford

It's time to stop filling the news with the lists and graphs of how slow the improvement is for women in our country and start by sharing solutions.

More Than a Housewife

Shannon Day | Posted 09.29.2016 | Parents
Shannon Day

Sometimes it just doesn't sit well knowing that I am the keeper of the towels. Sometimes it feels daunting, degrading even, that all the dirt and the mess that happens on and all around my family members is there waiting for me.

Government Checks for Stay-At-Home Mothers Part II

Allison Chawla | Posted 09.10.2016 | Parents
Allison Chawla

Many people, no matter how hard they work, do not get the same opportunities as others. They don't get the best of choices. Others get no choice at all. Despite what many of us think or believe, having a choice is a great luxury.

Husband Doesn't Respect Me Because I'm a SAHM

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 09.08.2016 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Your husband seems to be putting you in a double bind by criticizing you for not getting paid but also shutting down when you mention getting a job.

How Camp Changed My Life and My Relationship With My Kids

Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson | Posted 09.09.2016 | Parents
Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson

For eight weeks, I got to have fun, sing, dance, cheer, and make hundreds of kids smile. But what I got out of it on a personal level was far more significant than I could have imagined. Here are 10 things I learned that not only changed my life but my relationship with my kids.

It's Not What You Think

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 09.06.2016 | Parents
Sophia Williams-Baugh

I remember thinking to myself, why do women that stay at home with their kids act like they're really doing something? I was so jealous of them. I wished I could stay at home and watch t.v. all day, talk on my phone and go shopping all the time. I was envious of their laid back, relaxed life.

How Stay-at-Home Moms Can "Opt Back In" to Work

Samantha Parent | Posted 09.04.2016 | Women
Samantha Parent

Stay-at-home moms-- Don't fall for the chatter that "opting out" of the workforce to raise kids sounds the death knell for your career. It is possible...

Five Ways Not to Treat a Stay-at-Home Mom

Jennifer Brenan | Posted 08.30.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Brenan

I am 100 percent a feminist. Feminism is the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social and economic equality to men. Can I be a feminist and still stay home with my children at this point in our lives? Well, yes, actually I can.

Government Checks for Stay-at-Home Mothers

Allison Chawla | Posted 08.28.2016 | Parents
Allison Chawla

Why is it that the world expects mothers to sit home and raise the future of our nations without any type of financial compensation?

'Stay-at-Home Mom' Is Not a Real Job

Jennifer Sullivan | Posted 08.18.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Sullivan

Stay-at-home mom is not a real job. At most places of employment, when you take lunch, you're actually allowed to feed yourself, not spend lunchtime preparing a meal for your boss, cutting it into painstakingly small pieces, while he screams at you for not moving faster.

The Mom Union

Kathy Radigan | Posted 08.11.2016 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I have found that to do my best job as a mom I need the support and input of other women. Finding this support was a lot harder than I'd anticipated.