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Work-Life Balance? Puh-leaase!

Mika Brzezinski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mika Brzezinski

It is true. I refrain from saying "My children are 100 percent my first priority at all times." I choose to put many other things on my plate too.

This is Not How I Thought It Would Be: Remodeling Motherhood to Get the Lives We Want Today

Kristin Maschka | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Maschka

The appearance of the Mother piece of pie presents us with a psychological pie dilemma we have to solve to find ourselves again: How do I integrate this huge new piece of who I am into my Identity Pie without making a big old mess?

How First Candle is Fighting SIDS

Emma Byrne Rooney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Emma Byrne Rooney

Every year, First Candle celebrates another year of helping babies survive and thrive with a beautiful evening of dinner and dancing under the stars.

A Mother Plays Monday Morning Quarterback

Elizabeth Donoghue | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Donoghue

Last week, my ten-year-old son, Mikey, suffered a concussion in third game of his first season of tackle football. I'm in a quandary: do I end tackle football now and forever, or let him play?

Fighting The Fear Of Failure: Approaching Deadlines

Allison Gilbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

Three months from now I'll need to turn my book into my publisher. Three months may seem like a long time - but to me - hearing "three more months" fills me with panic.

In Memory of My Mother, Ardie Rodale

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

My mother was a complicated woman. Even on her deathbed I don't think she fully realized how lucky and blessed she was. She was one of those people who are always in search of something more.

Parentless Parents: Using The Holidays To Keep The Memory Of Your Parents Alive -- Part 2

Allison Gilbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

All you have to do is make a conscious decision to slow down long enough -- not so easy this time of year, I admit -- to simply talk with your children about the grandparents they no longer have in their lives.

Mom, the Holidays Are a Time to Chill

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Children know family when they see it. The idea that "traditional" families are the only source of healthy children and a happy holiday and that Mom bears ultimate responsibility for both is as much a fantasy as Santa Claus.

News Flash to Mika Brzezinski: Not All Women Get Your Breaks And Can Have It All

Jill Brooke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jill Brooke

Brzezinski seems to lack any compassion for the many women who desperately wanted husbands and children, but fate -- not desire -- worked against them.

Womb Transplants Next Frontier In Fertility?

Politics Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Doctors in Britain have announced that they have figured out a process to transplant wombs that could result in healthy pregnancies -- and they estima...

The New Normal: Die Childless at Thirty

Joan Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joan Williams

Men have lost three-fourths of the jobs during the Great Recession, making women's wage work more important than ever. Our public policy hasn't caught up.

Motherhood Is Not Just For Mothers

Katherine Dieckmann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katherine Dieckmann

Movies are stories. Stories that take us places we may not have been to before, in the hope of enlarging our sense of human drama or frailty or complexity.

Midlife Crisis Shoes

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Holly Robinson

With four kids in college and one in junior high, it's high time for my midlife crisis. Shoes are cheaper than a boob job, a tummy tuck, or a new car.

Hips (and Belly and Butt and Thighs) Don't Lie

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

I spent most of 2007 feeling pretty spectacular about myself. For the first time in my life, I had a flat stomach and thighs that didn't rub together when I wore skirts or dresses. Then I got pregnant.

Athlete Mom

Laura Pappano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Pappano

As working moms playing gold-medal-worthy competitive beach volleyball in bitsy bikinis, Treanor-May and Walsh may just be giving the rest of us a little more room to move.

Live On Stage: Moms Tell All

Heather Cabot | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heather Cabot

Through a series of new stage productions in New York and elsewhere, mom bloggers and tweeters will step into the spotlight and tell motherhood like it is to a live audience.

Female Alcoholics: Their Secret Lives

wellness.com | Elizabeth Weise | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The numbers are troubling: An estimated 17.6 million adults in the USA are either alcoholics or have alcohol problems, according to the National Insti...

A Mom's One Wish: Make Their Future Better

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marlene H. Phillips

At a wedding your mind wanders across some pretty deep territories, like life, love, and the passage of time.

What's So Scary About Home Birth?

Amie Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amie Newman

The Today Show presents homebirth as an option to be feared, but that's only because the unknown is often a scary venture. If you listen to women's experiences, It doesn't have to be that way.

One Vibrant Life

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

I went to a memorial service yesterday for a friend's mother who died at 99. It was full of some 50+ people who knew this extraordinary woman - an ordinary mom who revealed the extraordinary in everyday life.

True Confession: I Loved Having a Newborn

Louise Sloan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Louise Sloan

These days, it seems like all the cool new parents complain -- bitterly and hilariously -- about having an infant. But I actually loved it.

When Infanticide Isn't Murder

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

In the wake of a series of highly-publicized killings of young children by Texas mothers suffering from post-partum mental disorders, a state representative from Houston has introduced long overdue legislation that will recognize the mitigating circumstances surrounding such acts.

The Recession Has Killed the Mommy Wars

Wendy Sachs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Sachs

In a time of cash for clunkers, TARP, Ponzi schemes and "Recessionistas," the luxury of choosing not to work, seems, well, unseemly if not downright irresponsible.

Who Decides When to Potty Train: You, Baby or Big Diapers?

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

How did we, in just one generation, go from believing that an 18-monther was ready for the potty to feeling like we needed to let them discover their own way for an additional year and a half?

Am I Doing This Parenting Thing Right?

Jeana Lee Tahnk | Posted 07.25.2011 | Home
Jeana Lee Tahnk

It's an age-old question that moms ask themselves on a daily basis -- am I doing this right? Motherhood to most is a type of training-in-progress, we learn as we go along.