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What I Know About Motherhood

Mom or Mommy? Parenting Adult Children

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.03.2014 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

Most relationships naturally change as time passes, but motherhood, for me, was still the demanding role it had been when my children were, well, little children!

The One Thing I Can't Give the Mother of My Children

Ulli Appelbaum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Ulli Appelbaum

After months of constant giving, both emotionally and physically, Nikki suddenly started to light up again. She told me later that as a mom, she feels like she always has to keep it together, or at least pretend she does. Talking to another mom enables her to let go of that feeling.

What I Learned About Motherhood After Losing My Son

Kathy Glow | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Kathy Glow

We're not promised tomorrow or next year or even 20 years from now with our children. We're only promised this moment.

What I Know About Motherhood Now That I Practice Meditation

Michelle Noehren | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Michelle Noehren

Nine months ago a seed was planted. Ok people, not THAT kind of seed. I didn't do any baby making, but I did start a journey that has changed my life for the better, similar to how becoming a mom made me see the world a bit differently.

What I've Learned About Motherhood By Being a Single Mom

Jessica Ashley | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Jessica Ashley

I have officially held the title of single parent for twice the amount of time I was a married mom. It has not been easy. Or simple. Or all bliss. But I love the family I've made, the home we've created and the kind of mother I am always becoming.

What I Know About Motherhood Now That I Have 3 Under 3

Lea Grover | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Lea Grover

There's something remarkable about having three kids under three years old. It doesn't last long, by its very nature, even with triplets, there's a three year maximum. But during that time you must learn to be omniscient.

What I Know About Motherhood Now That My Child Has Died

Sheila Quirke | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

It is so very easy to get stuck in the muck of mothering. It is tough freaking stuff. I work hard to not get caught up in the minutia anymore. It just doesn't matter.

What I Know About Motherhood Now That I Am An Adoptive Mother

Carrie Goldman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

My three girls take turns being the squeaky wheel, and my focus on each girl waxes and wanes. What never wavers is my love. Whether flesh of my flesh or soul of my soul, I love each daughter as a whole.

What I Know About Motherhood Now That I Have A Child With Special Needs

Suzanne Perryman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Suzanne Perryman

Zoe begins most mornings feeling tired, and my perpetual mom mantra is to encourage her to keep moving -- to just "try" and "do her best." These are lessons I try to internalize, too.

What I Know About Motherhood Now That I'm An Unconventional Parent

Polly Pagenhart | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Polly Pagenhart

My children have felt not just tolerance, or comfort, but pride in our family -- not in spite of its difference, but because of it.

What I Know About Motherhood Now That I’m A Parenting Editor

Farah L. Miller | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Farah L. Miller

When it comes down to it, there is not one mother I've met who I am not flat-out awed by.

What I Know About Motherhood Now That I Have A Child With Special Needs

Ellen Seidman | Posted 07.11.2012 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

To me, Max is just a great kid, not a kid with special needs. We've both developed a lot in the years since he was born. Here's what I've learned along the way.