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Why Are Politicians Ignoring This Maternal Health Act?

Timoria McQueen | Posted 07.28.2014 | Black Voices
Timoria McQueen

The United States is the only developed country in which maternal deaths are rising. We can do better. We must do better. The lives of our mothers and children are depending on it.

A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Weddings
Michelle Rose Gilman

What changed in me was the realization that I was committing to a process of being with another person. There is a difference. I came to peace with the fact that I was not committing to being the same person for the rest of my life; that person he initially fell in love with. I am too old to believe that.

If My Child Is My Mirror, Then I...

Inga Batur | Posted 07.24.2014 | Parents
Inga Batur

Don't leave home without my crown and when I am feeling particularly good, I put on my princess costume, too. Swear by pink, violet could pass but I ...

How to Protect Yourself in the Workplace if You're Suffering From Postpartum Depression

Tom Spiggle | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Tom Spiggle

Do your best not to let shame keep you from protecting yourself. Mental illness, like postpartum depression, is real and can have dire effects on your work performance and personal life.

Super Mom Turns Her Young Son Into A Caped Crusader -- Now She's Using Her Secret Powers to Outfit Superheroes Around The World

Posted 07.23.2014 | MarloThomas

"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

If You Give a Pippimamma a Pancake...

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 07.23.2014 | Taste
Carolyn Ossorio

If you saw a woman touring a homeless tent city wearing a newborn wrapped snuggly to her chest and being followed by her four other children as she jo...

9 Things Han Solo Taught Me About Parenting

Carter Gaddis | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Carter Gaddis

Here are just a few reasons why I believe General Solo, who had not fathered children with Leia Organa by the end of Return of the Jedi, still might be the finest movie father figure in the history of this or any other galaxy.

Now That I Finally Like Summers With the Kids, Why Do They Have To Go So Fast?

Betsy Hnath | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Betsy Hnath

I chased my kids across cement pool decks convinced they would rearrange their teeth with a single misstep. And just when one child was old enough to understand the rules, the next was ripe and ready to give me a workout.

Howard Stern Seduced My Mother

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

If I've learned anything while thinking I've learned a lot, it's never underestimate your mother.

Images of Motherhood

Jessica Pallay | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Jessica Pallay

I can't imagine what would provoke someone -- whether a suit in a corporate headquarters or a judge-y mom living right next door -- to deny ANY mom the right to post images of herself and her family doing things that are not only natural, but in many cases beautiful and empowering.

Why a Mommy-Only Getaway May Be Just What You Need

KnowMore TV | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

It takes a lot for moms to take a little time off. I mean, motherhood is a 24/7 job, right? And we love it. Well, most of the time. But even moms need a day or two to unwind.

Ali Landry: Life After Doritos

Reyne Haines | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

Millions of viewers tuned in to see Landry saunter through a library setting off sprinklers to put out the hotness she exudes while passing through. Little did many know this same brunette was Miss Louisiana and Miss USA just a few years before.

New Moms Talk About Returning To Work After Maternity Leave

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents

For new moms, heading back into the office after maternity leave can be tough. In a HuffPost Live conversation, mothers shared their experiences with ...

It's the Relationship That Heals

Robin Kevles-Necowitz | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Robin Kevles-Necowitz

Being a perfect parent wasn't necessary. Being a near-perfect parent wasn't necessary either. What was required was a fierce focus on nurturing the relationship I have with my children.

Why I'd Give Anything For My Grown-Up Kids To Be Babies Again

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

For the past few months, I have been going through this horrible, embarrassing midlife "thing" where I love babies. LOVE them. And because the stars are aligned or life is really cruel my Facebook and Instagram feeds seem to be overflowing with wee little ones who are sleeping, learning to walk, just born or maybe celebrating a first birthday.

Shelly Gets Her Groove Back

Shelly Peiken | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Shelly Peiken

Yesterday my 16 year old daughter and I had plans to get together with our mother/daughter friends in Westlake, a 45 minute drive from our house.

Buckle Up -- Things Are Getting Real With #TheStitch!

Matt Pipkin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

You know those seasons in life that you look back on and think, "Whew, those were some amazing times!"? Well, that's how we're going to look back on what's happening right now.

Don't Take Birth Control Options Away From Moms -- The U.S. Supreme Court Is Wrong on Hobby Lobby

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Reliable birth control that permits women to manage how many children to have, and when to have them, has been nothing short of revolutionary -- not just for women and mothers, but for our country as a whole.

A Sleep-Deprived Mother's Breakup Letter to Sleep

Mama Bean | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

You see, my Somebody Else will be forever in my dreams. I will, for all of eternity, sleep with one ear finely in-tune with sniffles and sleepy mutterings. And as the years pass by, my ear will become attuned to new sounds; the click of the front door and the ring of the telephone.

Jillian Berman

When Being A Stay-At-Home Mom Isn't A Choice

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business

Today's stay-at-home moms are often portrayed as modern-day June Cleavers decked out in head-to-toe Lululemon, shepherding their kids from school to s...

I May Have Stretch Marks, But I'm Still A Sexpot

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Don't apologize for your wrinkles, your opinion, your thighs, your voice, your cellulite, or your past. Just shut up about, you sexy thang, and celebrate by living.

My Mom's Greatest Gift

Nell Minow | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Nell Minow

I'm grateful for that gift my mom passed on to my daughter, and for showing me that the small gesture of giving my prize a place of honor could be so meaningful. But I am most grateful for her lesson that the value of anything does not depend on what other people think it is worth but on what it means to you.

On Being a Mom on Meds

Whitney Fisch | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Whitney Fisch

The first three months of my child's life weren't the fairy tale I thought they would be. I was more exhausted then I had ever been and I was also sad. I didn't feel pure joy. I remember pure fear.

Just One of the Girls

Wendy Ferguson | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Wendy Ferguson

For all of Abby's 9 years, I admit that I have been a very protective parent. Even before we knew she had special needs, let alone a terminal illness, I found myself trying to protect her from actual and perceived dangers.

To the Wonderful Mom That I Met Today

Meg Harris | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Meg Harris

As we sat in line waiting for our children to be let in to the Dinosaur Dig exhibit today, we shared knowing glances as our boys raised their hands in excitement and answered every question that the very patient narrator asked.