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Stay at Home Mothers

I Did The Dirty Dishes At 2 a.m.

Tony Posnanski | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

refuse to play the "who works harder" game. I think that a lot of marital fights are because of that. My day at work was rough. How do I know that my wife did not have the exact same day? Why, because dishes were not done?

10 Ways Working Moms and Stay-At-Home Moms Have The Exact Same Day

April McCormick | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
April McCormick

The other day while talking with a friend about the ridiculousness of the so-called "Mommy Wars," I realized that regardless of whether a mom is working out of the home or in the home, both women are essentially spending their day doing the same things.

To The Women Watching My Kids At The Gym Daycare

Janie Porter | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

First, I plan to shower in silence (aside from the occasional toilet flush of a fellow member). The hot water will feel so amazing that it won't even bother me that the water pressure is exceptionally low and I have to wear my workout socks because I forgot flip-flops.

What Made You Decide To Stay At Home?

Janie Porter | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

For some reason, I feel the need to make my decision more understandable to the person asking the question. Justified. And -- dare I say it? -- politically correct.

I Have Become 'That Mom'

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 08.08.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

I'm the one who shows up over three hours late for school registration and endures the rolling eyes of parent volunteers who can't imagine anything more important than standing in long lines to fill out identical information on 11 different forms.

Am I 'Just' a Mom?

Janie Porter | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

I don't mean to brag, but I do so many things. Things that are relevant. And important. And valuable. And invisible.

How a Stomach Bug Made Me A Better Mom

Janie Porter | Posted 07.25.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

Instead of seeing banana-smudged faces that needed a wipe, or food-spattered pajamas that needed a change, I saw them.

The Day I Realized My Child Had Finally Become An Adult

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 07.16.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

I look at my daughter's face and see barely a whisper of the little girl who once reached for me with chubby hands and a baby toothed grin -- her nails are manicured, her teeth are straight and white. Her face is now all cheekbones and eyeliner. The slumped, awkward adolescent has become a tall, confident adult who moves easily in the world without me.

Why Stay-at-Home Moms Get Nothing Done All Day

Janie Porter | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

When I was a childless TV news reporter, I would laugh when my stay-at-home mom friends would tell me that their houses were a mess. How on earth do you stay home all day and you don't get anything done?

Jillian Berman

When Being A Stay-At-Home Mom Isn't A Choice

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business

Today's stay-at-home moms are often portrayed as modern-day June Cleavers decked out in head-to-toe Lululemon, shepherding their kids from school to s...

The Day I Stopped Caring About My House

Janie Porter | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

The house was me. The house showed everyone what a great homemaker I am. What a brilliant designer. What a stylish person. Maybe even someone they'd want to be like.

What Is 'Having It All'?

Deborah A. Kahn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Deborah A. Kahn

More attention needs to be given to alternatives to the societal assumption that the definition of "having it all" is full-time career and children. Let each of us define what choice and path makes us happy and feeling successful. Let each of us applaud, not denigrate, another's life choice.

A Dad's Apology To Stay-At-Home Moms

Michael Cavender | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Michael Cavender

I never factored in the roadblocks , and daily challenges that come along with being at home with the kids all day long. So, I will break down a more accurate account of my day to show you what I mean.

How I Scared the Pizza Man

Janie Porter | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

I want you to know that the 2-year-old who opened the door for you wearing just a diaper isn't allowed to open the door for strangers. And, you see, he's in just a diaper because I can barely keep up with keeping that clean and changed.

7 Things You SHOULD Say To All Moms

The Orange Rhino | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
The Orange Rhino

You never know how much a compliment might help another person get through a tough moment, a tough day or a really tough patch of parenting.

What Research Shows About Women's Decision to Work or Stay at Home

Deborah A. Kahn | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Deborah A. Kahn

Being allowed to join the employed workforce does not mean it is the best choice for every woman or, worse, that women who choose to stay home are somehow inferior.

The Business Trip

Tarja Parssinen | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Tarja Parssinen

Once you become the president of a family, nobody gives you permission to step back. You must take it for yourself. And if you're like me and you don't, you will feel your emotional stock tanking. You owe it to everyone to get the hell out once in a while.

What Makes a Good Mother?

Janie Emaus | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Janie Emaus

Every minute of every day, I saw her taking charge of our family life. She was the CEO, the nutritionist, the event planner, the therapist, the traffic controller, all in one.

Pew Research on Stay-at-Home Moms: Statistic or Choice?

Maura Sweeney | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Maura Sweeney

In choosing to leave work and raise a daughter, I surrendered a partial self and discovered another side of my identity. Surprisingly, my years as a stay-at-home mother caused me to grow and evolve in ways a career could not.

Mindsets About Women and Work Need a Reboot

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

Mindsets are more critical than you may think. They are the implicit theories we hold about the way the world works. Furthermore, they govern our attitudes and our behavior. When expectations are out of sync with reality you get anger, disappointment, depression and guilt, just to name a few.

Why Hispanic Stay-At-Home Moms May Be On To Something

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 06.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Hispanic women are more likely to be stay-at-home moms, and new research indicates this parenting trend is steadily increasing. According to data f...

5 Ways to Take Center Stage and Say No to Martyrdom

Lorraine Roe | Posted 06.09.2014 | Women
Lorraine Roe

Being put-upon has it's rewards. For instance, we can complain and perhaps get some attention. We can blame circumstances for our unhappiness. But honestly, no one likes a martyr for long...

Bounty Ad Is Super Offensive to Moms

Dana Mark | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Dana Mark

Ads like this one try to shame us into thinking that everything we do should be a breeze if it makes our kids happy.

The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done

Adrian Kulp | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

What happens when your kids are finally old enough to ask tough questions that actually mean something? Questions that stir up emotion and make you wonder if they're mature enough to hear the answer.

On-Ramp Internships: Opportunity or Exploitation?

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 05.28.2014 | Women
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

By paying these experienced mothers less than market value, we denigrate the importance of skills required of a mother. No mother can succeed at her maternal role without learning to work while completely exhausted, to multitask, to enlist the help of others, and to solve problems.