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Stay at Home Mothers

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.

5 Ways for Stay-at-Home Parents to Get Back on the Career Track

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
Carlota Zimmerman

Here's five ideas for stay-at-home moms and dads who want to keep their professional options vibrant.

9 Tips That Helped Me Beat My iPhone Addiction

Dana Mark | Posted 05.26.2014 | Parents
Dana Mark

When I'm checking my phone or emailing on my computer, I know I'm not at my best as a mom. I kind of hear the kids' voices clamoring for my attention as I focus on the task at hand (or at fingertip), but not really. I know I tell them to "hold on," and I don't always say it so nicely.

12 Habits Of Highly Effective Stay-At-Home Dads

Chris Routly | Posted 04.22.2014 | Parents
Chris Routly

Here are a few lessons I have learned along the way that I would pass on to any man who is going to be a stay-at-home dad, just thinking about being a stay-at-home dad, or maybe already is one but is finding himself floundering.

Being a Stay-at-Home Mom in a World That Needs 24/7 Activists

Frida Berrigan | Posted 04.10.2014 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

Right when I was getting ready to start saying yes to things again -- activism, organizing, a paying job, even maybe a regular exercise routine -- I found myself pregnant again. And life inevitably, and perhaps wonderfully, slowed down and shrank again.

Why I'm Embarrassed to Say 'I'm a Stay-at-Home Mom'

Lisa Masters | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I feel like I've lost my independence along with some (most) of my self-confidence. I want to be able to take care of myself and my son. And, quite honestly, I still have some ambition left. I want a meaningful career (where I get paid in U.S. dollars).

A Reflection on the Work Identity of a Mom

Monica Gallagher Sakala | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Monica Gallagher Sakala

Until you've spent prolonged amounts of time home alone with your children -- without a spouse or partner or nanny or mom or anyone else there -- you honestly cannot appreciate it or how difficult, stressful and exhausting it is.

I'm Tired Of Defending My 'Real' Job

Allison Lantagne | Posted 02.20.2014 | Teen
Allison Lantagne

Parenting, of course, isn't some sort of new and exciting job that may have mixed reactions attached to it, but from the bewildered and sometimes even frustrated reactions I receive, you might think I'm announcing that I intend to teach at Hogwarts.

Why I've Always Loved Doing Housework

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 02.13.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

For me, the intimacy of organizing my children's closets, folding their socks, making their meals -- it was as integral to my life as their mother as watching them play sports or helping them with their homework. By performing these day-to-day tasks, I was able to gain an insight into their lives in a way that my husband couldn't.

THIS Is What We Do All Day

Jessica Rassette | Posted 02.01.2014 | Parents
Jessica Rassette

The magic of tomorrow is that it will be exactly like today, except everything will be different.

Married Ladies: Don't Quit Your Day Job -- Ever

Pauline Gaines | Posted 01.31.2014 | Divorce
Pauline Gaines

After nine years of being a wife, SAHM, and sorta freelance writer, I was briskly escorted out of the Eden that had been my married life of privilege. And I was virtually unemployable.

I'm The One Who Ruined Facebook With All These Pictures Of My Kids

Kveller.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Kveller.com

I'm the person who uses Facebook as a world-wide picture sharing site, a 21st century baby brag book. It's me; I've "ruined" Facebook for the cool kids.

6 Ways Stay-at-Home Moms Can Keep the Pilot Light on Under Their Careers

Grown And Flown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Grown And Flown

Life affords few do overs, but were I to be granted one, here is how I would have nurtured my dormant career. Here is what any parent who wants/needs to stay home with their kids can do to keep a toe in the water, without drowning.