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Kate Baldwin | Posted 01.26.2013 | Divorce
Kate Baldwin

How would your parenting decisions stack up in front of a judge? Partners in the parental trenches don't really want to think about this. And many won't need to. But it's wise for all of us to consider the costs of creating families.

Perfect Bias: Why Women Underperform

Kate Baldwin | Posted 10.11.2012 | Women
Kate Baldwin

According to the scientists behind the study, the result is due not to intentional marginalization, but to "subconscious cultural influences." Are we supposed to be relieved that this discrimination isn't deliberate?

I Stayed Home With My Babies -- Now, Everything Is Changing

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

Motherhood is a compass, a careful truth that allows me, no matter where the path leads, to know home lives within me.

Cosmic Payback: The Day My Baby Pulled Bro Code on Me

Adrian Kulp | Posted 09.20.2012 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

He couldn't hang and he knew it. He had to crash. And I had to look the other way. Because of bro code.

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Preschool Will Never Hurt Me

Adrian Kulp | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

Between the fingernail's worth of Cheetos dust permanently left in my eyeball and the graphite in my thigh, forgive me for feeling a little apprehensive about sending my little girl into the lion's den of public education...

How To Afford Being A Stay-At-Home Mom, From Alexa von Tobel (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

How do you rearrange your family's budget in order to be able to afford staying home with your children? Well, when Alexa von Tobel, Founder & CEO of ...

First Grade and My First Tears

Abbie Rumbach | Posted 10.24.2012 | Parents
Abbie Rumbach

Why wasn't I crying with the other moms on the first day of Kindergarten? Should I be faking it? Could I pinch myself hard enough to well up tears?

Ann Romney Proudly Owns Stay-At-Home Mom Image

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

-- To the yearbook editors at the all-girl Kingswood School, Ann Lois Davies' destiny seemed pretty obvious. "The first lady," the entry beside the ...

How This Stay-At-Home Mom Became The Pasta Sauce Darling Of Whole Foods

Posted 08.01.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website was so that women could have a place to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to h...

Should Moms Stay Home if They Have Teens?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.17.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Like all things in life worth discussing, there are many sides to a good and controversial question.

Letter to New Yahoo CEO: Take Longer Maternity Leave

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 09.17.2012 | Parents
Linda K. Wertheimer

You have a terrific bully pulpit as a new female CEO. The message you're sending now is terrifying.

How A Squirrel Turned A Stay-At-Home Mom Into A Millionaire

Lori Weiss | Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hang...

Are Working Mothers the Only Ones to Want it All?

Susan Orlins | Posted 08.26.2012 | Parents
Susan Orlins

The best reason I could think of to go back to work was for cocktail parties. When asked what I did, I would be able to respond with something other than the conversation stopper, "I'm a mom."

Why I Hated Being a Stay-at-Home Mom

LearnVest | Posted 08.06.2012 | Parents
LearnVest

I refused to feel sorry for myself for too long, despite the fact that my plan of staying home with the kids for only a few weeks had turned into a few years. After all, I was choosing this.

Mother's Day Is Over, and Many Moms Still Struggling

Margie Omero | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

New Gallup polling suggests the joys of motherhood can bring added challenges. The most striking finding is how much stay-at-home moms in particular suffer.

Can Being A Parent Make You Happier?

Todd Kashdan | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents
Todd Kashdan

Raven (5 years old): Dad, we love you, even if you yell at us. Even if you rip out our eyeballs, we still love you. Chloe (5 years old): Are you going to die soon?

Dads, They're Just Like Us

Cara McDonough | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents
Cara McDonough

There's no point in denying the obvious and perhaps even sexist -- in a modern-day definition of the word -- point I'm making: I'm surprised when I see a man excelling at parenting tasks.

The Politics of Motherhood

Ann O'Leary | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Ann O'Leary

Working mothers, or at least those with limited education and lower-end jobs, have almost no employee benefits that allow time away from work when their children are sick or even when they give birth.

Burying a Life in My Mother's Obit

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 07.15.2012 | Media
Michael L. Millenson

My bruised feelings notwithstanding, I suppose the Post reporter did us a favor. In just a few sentences she summed up my mother's life in a way that made the paper. And yet burying my mother's real identity for the sake of a few inches of type, continued to gnaw at me.

The Tyranny of Modern Motherhood?

Élisabeth Badinter | Posted 06.24.2012 | Parents
Élisabeth Badinter

With all of its demands, the naturalist ideal of the 21st century means that it takes a woman as much time and energy to raise two children as our grandmothers spent raising four.

Stay-At-Home Dads Face More Bias Than Ann Romney

Nathan Greenberg | Posted 06.24.2012 | Parents
Nathan Greenberg

The Rosen/Romney discussion glossed over the serious social failure of recognizing both genders of stay-at-home parents as valid, important and hard-working.

How Homemaking Became Hip

The New York Observer | Posted 04.19.2012 | Women

One of my roommates periodically gets a very crafty idea when it comes to the maintenance of our apartment-he'll stay up all night and bleach the coun...

Read My Pins: The Madeline Albright Collection

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 06.18.2012 | Denver
Tracy Shaffer

A well-placed brooch became not only Ms. Albright's fashion signature, but a silent signal to her host about what she expected from their meeting. "Read My Pins: The Madeline Albright Collection" is on view at the Denver Art Museum.

The Mommy Wars Are Wrecking Your Health: Here's What To Do About It

Andrea Bonior | Posted 06.18.2012 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

Call it whatever you want: the Mommy wars, Mean Girls growing up, cat (or Tiger!) fighting: American culture seems to delight in watching mothers tear each other down.

A Mother's Guilt

Erin Smith | Posted 06.18.2012 | Parents
Erin Smith

It's difficult to strike a balance between being everything our kids need us to be and maintaining our sanity and individuality.