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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 08.28.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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.

Listen Up, Girlfriends: We Need Each Other

Erin Dullea | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Erin Dullea

We need more celebrating of each other's goodness and more having each other's backs. And sometimes that means going out of the way to help each other take that step or leap that seems both terrifying and wickedly exciting.

How To Fit Fitness Into What You Already Do Every Day

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeanette Pavini

We often start the day with the best intentions to get to the gym, go for a power walk, or make it to yoga class. Then life gets in the way. When we have to work late, fold piles of laundry and complete a mile-long list of errands, the workout is often the first to go. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to burn calories throughout your daily routine.

Back-To-School: What Every Parent Needs To Know About Senior Year!

Laura Wellington | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

As our children will soon begin migrating back to school, some of us will be doing so with seniors living in our homes. No doubt thrilling, there is much to prepare for by seniors as they commence towards commencement and onto the rest of their lives.

The Moment I Stopped Being Perfect: The Truth About Perfect Moms

Katie Hurley | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

Perfect moms are everywhere these days, aren't they? You know the ones. They wear the perfect outfits, push the perfect strollers, respond to the needs of their babies at the perfect moment, and always flash a perfect smile. No? You're not familiar with the type? That's because the perfect mom doesn't exist.

Why Losing My Friends Meant Losing Myself

Jen Simon | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

The ghosts of my friendships past still haunt me to varying degrees. The losses all hurt in some way or another, but the most hurtful time I've lost friends was after I became a mother.

Girls' Night Out, Before And After Kids

Lisa Stadnyk-Webb | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents
Lisa Stadnyk-Webb

Although my love of ladies' nights hasn't changed, I now have two kids under 2 years old, and I've recently noticed that how I get myself ready for these rare nights out has changed dramatically.

Just a Mom

Nicole Scott | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Nicole Scott

I'm just a mom and I'll never be the leader of the pack. I'll never win a race. I don't have any extraordinary talents or skills. But I have a mother's heart.

Never Again Just You: Becoming 'Mama'

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

From the moment I heard Emma's shrill, loud cry as she emerged into the world, I knew that I would never again feel content unless I knew she was OK. When Charlotte arrived one minute later, floppy and quiet for a moment, that feeling doubled.

Rich Mom Addicts Get Sobriety Coaches; Poor Moms Get Jail

The Fix | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics
The Fix

In Tennessee, 26-year-old Mallory Loyola, a meth addict, recently became the first person arrested under a new state law that classifies taking illegal drugs while pregnant as an assault. Instead of recovering from childbirth and receiving proper medical care, Loyola was hauled off to jail.

What My 3-Year-Old Taught Me About Fear, Life And Business

Tiana Patrice | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Tiana Patrice

At the end of the summer, after watching all the other kids and how much fun they had playing with the elephant, I told myself that this was the day that I would conquer my fear.

What Nine West's 'First Day of Kindergarten' Ad Gets Wrong

Devon Corneal | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Devon Corneal

I would like to meet the person on your ad team who thinks that once school starts, parents get "weeks off." That person is very good at his/her job, because this campaign is getting a ton of press. I am, however, concerned that he or she has absolutely no idea what parenting is all about.

Outside Looking In

Bernadette Noll | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

A few years ago a mom emailed me about how she always felt like other moms were doing so much more and doing it better and it made her feel like she wasn't quite good enough at this mom thing. She referred to a photo on my blog that she said made me look like an easy-breezy cover-girl of a mom. I laughed when I realized what photo she was referring to, because there was more to that moment than was captured by the camera.

Beauty and the YouTube Beast

Michelle Cove | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Michelle Cove

Let's not forget as parents to teach our kids, boys and girls, the devastating and enduring impact of their "joking" comments they tweet and post in comment sections on the Internet. It is so easy to lose sight of the fact that there is a real human with real feelings on the other end of anonymous comments made without thinking twice.