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What Are Women For?

MotherWoman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Samantha Wilde When the news broke many months ago that the U.S. birthrate had hit its lowest level since 1920, I didn't know it. I was too busy c...

Moms Change the World: Wendy Ida

Monique Ruffin | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

For Ida, the most meaningful thing in her life is the gift she brings to others. "I help people jump-start the process of taking control of their lives. I love fitness and health. It helps me feel a sense of power, strength, youth, and energy like nothing else does."

Gold in the Dark: Having Children After Infant Loss

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Carol McMurrich My children were conceived in my mind long before they ever existed in cellular form. As a child and teen, surrounded by siblings,...

Who Is His Mother?

Myra Evans | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Myra Evans

Last week, David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, sold his company to Yahoo. As much as I was in awe of this 26-year-old man's accomplishment, I could not help but wonder about his mother. Who was the woman that raised her son and encouraged him to drop out of high school and enter the workforce?

Perinatal OCD and Intrusive Thoughts: A Troublesome Secret to Many

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Catharine McDonald This blog was inspired by a dear friend of mine (who shall remain nameless) that shared her very personal story after reading ...

10 Ways You Know You're A Mom

Babble.com | Posted 07.29.2013 | Parents
Babble.com

Motherhood is filled with lots of moments to cherish -- some funny, some not so funny -- but in all of it we need to remember to laugh at ourselves.

Paid Sick Time - Crucial for Keeping Families Afloat, and Good for the Employers' Bottomline

MotherWoman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people come to work when they're sick. This is partly due to the fact that I caught bronchitis from a sick collea...

Festival Style for Moms

Christine Bronstein | Posted 07.26.2013 | Style
Christine Bronstein

The family festival requires clothes that can be barfed on, bottoms that won't show your ladyparts on the scrambler, a bag that can hold sippy cups and shoes that give you the ability to move quickly through crowds chasing runners.

Moms Change the World: Clemence Gossett

Monique Ruffin | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

Walking through the farmers' market in Santa Monica with Clemence Gossett, you'll discover that she's a bit of a celebrity in her community.

Medications and Mental Health - Fifty Shades of Gray

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Kathy Morelli Medications and mental health: an issue with fifty shades of gray. As a therapist, I deal with people's thoughts and feelings about ...

Mother of the Graduate

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

For some of us with younger kids (or grandkids), the tiny cap and gown of a preschool graduation is sweet and brings smiles. But when those little ones get bigger, start shaving and can eat their weight in hot dogs, those mom smiles at graduation can be laced with a tear (or two).

Recovering from Breastfeeding Failure: MotherWoman Postpartum Support Improved My Family's Beginnings

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Lynne Feldman Months before I landed in my first MotherWoman group, an anxious, exhausted, and shaken mother to a newborn, I would never have gues...

The One Question About Parenthood I Can't Get Out Of My Mind

Liz Kozak | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Liz Kozak

I know deep down that she's the little person she's meant to be and that she's on her own journey and that she is in fact human -- not a snorty piglet. But I can't get one irksome question out of my mind.

Portrait of a Not-So-Perfect Pregnancy: Part Two

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

After ten months, three days and an extremely difficult labor and aftermath, my little girl arrived, making each obstacle and every pain worth it. For her, I'd do it all again. In a heartbeat.

MotherWoman Saved My Life. You Can Help Save a Mom's Life Too.

MotherWoman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

MotherWoman saved my life, my identity and my motherhood. MotherWoman was my missing piece, the place where I found myself and was given permission to...

Impossible Decisions: Choosing Between the Job We Need and the Family We Love

MotherWoman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Jennifer Shiao Page Last year, I made a career change and I'm now working for the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. But prior to that I had an...

Nowhere to Turn: Perinatal Mental Health Resources can be Difficult to Find

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Catharine McDonald, MS, NCC, LPC There is never a dull moment working in the psychiatric emergency department. I love the hustle and bustle, and ...

Thoughts on Being a Mother and Therapist, Stigma, and Healing

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Kathy Morelli, LPC I thought I had outed myself. I thought I had reconciled my clinical self and my public self. I'd written about my struggle w...

My Laundry Epiphany

Bernadette Noll | Posted 07.14.2013 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

I came out the other side of this simple task more in love, more satisfied and more understanding of my family and myself than I ever had been before.

Mamarazzi® With Elisabeth Rohm

Denise Albert | Posted 07.14.2013 | Parents
Denise Albert

Have you ever felt like you had a broken body? Do you talk about it? Actress Elisabeth Rohm opens up about motherhood and body image in her new book, Baby Steps, and we had a chance to talk to her about it.

Bookworm in the Blood

Rachael Berkey | Posted 07.13.2013 | Books
Rachael Berkey

A lot of my bookworm qualities and habits stem from a childhood surrounded by and bolstered by the stacks of books my mother read. While the whole family was distinctly bookish -- we really have more books than is healthy -- my mom was book hoarder in charge.

Dear Less-Than Perfect Dad

Cory M. Baker | Posted 07.13.2013 | Parents
Cory M. Baker

I know you didn't expect most of this. I know you never realized how this incredible amount of love and stress and self-doubt could all stem from even one small child in your life. I know you wish you could do it better.

Happy Father's Day!

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 07.13.2013 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

It's probably too late to return the Mother's Day card and gift, but it's not too late to plan your special Father's Day gift. Think material things. Think wonderfully expensive material things. Think boat.

You Are Stupid if You Do Your Own Laundry

Emma Johnson | Posted 07.13.2013 | New York
Emma Johnson

I refuse to do laundry. That's a bit of an overstatement, but I really, really hate to do the wash, and I really, really hate the fold.

Eco-Chic DIY Mother's Day Scrubs

Indie Lee | Posted 07.13.2013 | Style
Indie Lee

With so many cute vintage glass jars and vessels available these days at flea markets and craft stores, it's easy to create the perfect eco-chic gift made with love.