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Crack Is Whack, An Ode to Mom Jeans

Stacey Gill | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Stacey Gill

I don't know what happened in the garment industry, but it seems it has completely dispensed with its 2,000-year history of manufacturing clothing for the purpose of, well, clothing. Although we now have more options than ever with myriad styles, cuts and washes, sadly, none of them fit. It seems a cruel paradox.

Dear Mom Who's Trying to Do It All

Kate Hall | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Kate Hall

Stop trying to be perfect. Stop comparing yourself to others. Stop trying to meet everyone's expectations. You can't fix all your kids' problems and have all the answers. You can't heal all their wounds. Sometimes, you have to let things go.

To My Last Baby On Her Last Year of Preschool

Carrie Goldman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

Your teacher was going through the developmental checklist with me, and when she got to the part about whether or not you could speak in two-word sentences, she laughed and said, "Cleo speaks in paragraphs, always with a huge smile."

6 Things I Wish I'd Known About The First 6 Months Of Having A Baby

Emily Hatch | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Emily Hatch

The first six months of being a parent can seem endless at times, but ultimately, they're gone in a flash, and you can't ever get that time back. Capture every moment.

17 Things Only A Divorced Mom Knows

The Stir | Posted 09.15.2014 | Divorce
The Stir

After the divorce tear gas stops stinging and the OMG-I-should-have-been-a-lawyer bills are paid, there's a period of awakening, of embracing your new reality as a divorced mom. At times, it's intoxicating. Other days are wracked with guilt. Here are 17 things only a divorced mom knows.

5 Tips For The Wife Of A Football Fan

Anjali Varma | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Anjali Varma

Are you ready for some football? Yes, that time of year has arrived, when every Sunday is devoted to TV viewing and your partner's mood is continually...

7 Truths Women Are Afraid To Share

Traci Bild | Posted 09.10.2014 | Women
Traci Bild

Truth be told, we're exhausted. While it's easy to discuss how busy we are at work, the vacations taken over the summer, and which sports the kids are participating in this fall, it's not easy to talk about the stress, anxiety and guilt that surrounds our everyday existence as women.

A Thankful Mom

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 09.10.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

I was flying from Portland, Oregon to Salt Lake City, Utah with my 7 month old son. He is a very good baby, but babies require so much extra gear. I a...

Will My Passion for iPhone Prevail? A Personal Memoir

Frances Cudjoe Waters | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology
Frances Cudjoe Waters

This is one of the biggest decisions I have ever had to make: to keep my iPhone or to move to Samsung, LG or another Android-based provider.

Important Life Lessons Children Learn Through Sports

Laura Usky | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

If you have kids in organized sports I'm sure you'll agree they have learned these lessons and many others besides making lasting friendships with teammates and invaluable memories of childhood.

Pink Is for Girls and Purple Is for Boys

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

It's 2014. This all seems so archaic. Can't we all agree to let our kids like what they like without imposing on them an old-fashioned, arbitrary view about colors? They're just colors!

Bustin' Rhymes: Nursery Classics Revised For Moms

Peyton Price | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Hickory dickory dock. Can you please stop touching your %^&*? You went number one, but now you're all done. Hickory dickory %^&*.

5 Steps to Prepare For The Back-to-School Battle

Anjali Varma | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents
Anjali Varma

I've learned that half the battle in getting kids back to school is the prep you do the week leading up to it. The other half is remaining organized and prepared once the school year starts.

Job Ideas for the Stay-at-Home Mom

Linda Roy | Posted 08.28.2014 | Comedy
Linda Roy

Yes, we've come a long way, baby. We can join the workforce, bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and we can choose to stay home, take care of the kids, the homestead and start an internet porn business on the side.

How to Emotionally Prepare for Motherhood

Dr. Juli Fraga | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents
Dr. Juli Fraga

Becoming a mother can open up unresolved or buried grief of any sort. Birthing, loving and raising another human being means that we have to relinquish some freedom of our own, and loss in the process is inevitable

MISSING: One Bunny Boy

Miranda Gargasz | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Miranda Gargasz

All those well-meaning mothers with all their time-tested advice neglected to let me in on the pain that is mothering. How many mothers told me when I was pregnant that one day I'll turn around and a half-formed man will be living in my house and my precious baby will be missing? How many mothers told me that the day will come when I can't coax him into bunny ears for a picture even if I promised him unlimited video game time? How many mothers told me how much my heart will hurt when I realize my baby simply isn't a baby anymore?

The Things To Buy For Yourself Today And Keep For Your Daughter (or Son) Tomorrow

Laura Usky | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

Sometimes when I'm shopping, I admit that I make a purchase I don't need or shouldn't buy because it's something that I will pass on to my daughter.

The Differences Between The First And Second Child

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Sarah Cottrell

In many predictable ways having a second child has changed my mothering -- for example, increasing my forgetfulness while simultaneously decreasing my reservoir of patience. My second child has just reached his first birthday and with that celebratory occasion came a mountain of realizations for me about the differences between baby number one and baby number two.

A Teachable Moment for Olivia Wilde

Lisa Daniels | Posted 08.25.2014 | Celebrity
Lisa Daniels

Olivia Wilde just became the poster child for why this ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has become so frustrating.

The Day My Son Gave Up On Me

Lauren Cormier | Posted 08.22.2014 | Parents
Lauren Cormier

Ever since our two sons began sharing a room, their bedtime routine has been the same. Baths, PJs, teeth, stories, cuddles. And every night as I leave their room, Eli always says, "Remember to come up, cuddle, and bring water!" I head down the stairs with a quick, "Okay!" knowing full well that the likelihood of following through on that promise is next to nothing.

5 Thoughts That Go Through Every Parent's Head As Back-To-School Approaches

Dynamom | Posted 08.22.2014 | Parents
Dynamom

Of course, you love spending more time with the kids during the summer months, but let's be honest: Having them back in their classrooms is all kinds of awesome.

A Different Kind of 'Kvelling'

Nancy L. Wolf | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
Nancy L. Wolf

Kvelling gets a bit trickier as your kids get older. Especially if your kid happens not to be on the do-not-pass-go direct path from high school to early admission to the elite college of their choice, and then on to a top grad school or impressive first job.

Watch Out Matthew McConaughey, These Kids Will Steal Your Emmy

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.21.2014 | Entertainment

Your "Aww" of the day is coming. Mom.me just put together a video of kids re-enacting different Emmy-nominated dramas, and the only way to describ...

Mom Gets Tired Of Teen Ignoring Her Calls, Invents An App To Solve The Problem

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents

Want your kids to stop ignoring your calls and text messages? There’s an app for that. Aptly called “Ignore No More,” the new app gives paren...

Bottoming Out: The Tale of a Woman and Her Butt

Ashley Allen | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Ashley Allen

Strange as it may sound, I never contemplated the existence of my butt until one fateful day in the eighth grade.