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Pumpkin Parenting

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Karen Mangiacotti

Left on their own to find their way, pumpkins and children usually do just that.

Two Breastfeeding Statistics That Made Me Smile (and One That Didn't)

Mama Bean | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

The important fact is, this conversation is happening. Breastfeeding is being talked about and the questions are being asked.

What Love Looks Like

Dominique Browning | Posted 09.26.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

Sunday, September 21, 2014 will go down in history: the world's largest march to fight global warming. It goes down in my heart as one of the most moving and powerful days of my life.

When My Mom Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Meg Seitz | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Meg Seitz

I was in a meeting when I saw my iPhone light up with a message. Midway through whatever I was saying, I glanced quickly to read the text out of the corner of my eye. "Mammogram came back suspicious. Have to go back next week. Love you," said Mom via that text. It was her birthday.

Moms Really Need to Stop Making Other Moms Feel Guilty

Sujata Mitra | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents
Sujata Mitra

No mom should be made to feel guilty for trying to sleep train her child, even if you disagree with the philosophy. Motherhood is an evolving journey and moms should embrace the diversity, not demean it.

Busy Mother of Three Still Finds Time for Negative Self-Talk

Reductress | Posted 09.23.2014 | Comedy

In spite of raising three kids, having a full-time job and several other commitments, 44-year old Sandra Eden still somehow finds time for putting herself down.

Don't Judge Me, I'm A Mom

Shaney Vijendranath | Posted 09.23.2014 | Parents
Shaney Vijendranath

There is no such thing as the perfect mother. We all make mistakes and learn from them. Most moms do not have supermodel figures after having two kids.

Why This Mom Cares About The Climate Crisis

Lori Popkewitz Alper | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact
Lori Popkewitz Alper

My boys are starting to understand the complexities of our world, but they are too young to have a voice -- or a voice that will be heard and make an impact. As parents, it is our job to advocate for our children and protect them from injustice.

Lawyer Up, Moms!

Peyton Price | Posted 09.21.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Character may be how you act when no one is watching, but the lawyer moms are watching, so make good choices.

5 Helpful Hints for New Moms

GalTime | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents

Like any first-time mom, I have been riddled with parenting advice since the day we conceived. Some of the opinions are helpful and others... totally useless.

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 09.23.2014 | 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