It's not that you stop missing them all together. It's not that you don't ever long for the sound of their laugh. It's not that you forget what it felt like to love them. It's just that you remember what it feels like to love yourself.
Reflecting on my own upcoming marriage, I don't buy into the idea that I'd be the gentle caregiver preoccupied with the household and children while my husband, the strong breadwinner, occupies his mind with the family's finances and ponders the 'big things' thoughtfully by swirling his scotch.
I could be one of the few women on the planet who isn't dreading turning dirty 30 this year. I, for one, can't wait to bid my 20s a long-awaited adieu.
It's 2014. Can we please dispense with the retro myth that virginity = value? Just because you've never experienced the presence of a penis in your vagina does not make you "marriage material." (And while we're at it, let's dispense with that old-fashioned "marriage material" term, too!)
The U.S. is not alone in restricting access to abortion; many other countries have far more restrictive and even punitive legislations. But 41 years on, we are still grappling with providing access to an essential reproductive health service. And that feels so 1970s.
While embarking on a book project about prominent immigrant women leaders, I realized that many of them are authors as well.
Life, fat or thin, isn't life if you are not in it. How can you connect when you project into the future what you will look like when you are thin and reach back into the past to lament the times that you were and lost it?
We have the ability to choose our careers and determine our destinies in ways our mothers could hardly have imagined. And yet, we are far from achieving full equality and empowerment as envisioned by women in 1975.
For the entirety of my married life, I've made more money than my husband. And not a little bit more -- a lot. The year we met, in my job as a Wall Street lawyer, I made something like ten times what he did as an actor and bartender in New York City.
Mama said there will be days like this. She said it with her expressions. The warmest of hugs. Never with an "I told you so," but always with forgiveness. Before I ever knew I was going to be a mother of four, she gave me my first glimpse of what it would be like to be a mama.
By Marina Nemat for Off the Shelf When she was a 16-year-old Iranian student, Marina Nemat was arrested for crimes against the Iranian government and sent to the notorious Evin Prison, where she was beaten, tortured and condemned to die. Her miraculous story of survival is told in...
I've compiled a list of the different types of tired that affect us parents. What? You didn't know there were different types of tired? In between yawns, give this list a read and let me know if you identify with any of them. Or all of them, like me.
It may be news to many, but every one of our six babies was planned (well, except for the extra twin we didn't anticipate).
My Husband's Not Gay TLC,
Hate The Sin Love The Sinner,
Homosexuality In The Bible,
Love The Sinner Hate The Sin,
My Husband's Not Gay,
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Gay Voices News
As the hype around the TLC show My Husband's Not Gay begins to wane, I find it a shame that there has been little attention paid to the perspectives of straight women who have experienced being in a mixed-orientation marriage, where one spouse is gay and the other is straight.
Before we even meet them, we have already planned their details and we have already seen their faces and we have already embraced them, alive. And then they are gone, and they will never sit in our car or sleep in that bed or look at the walls of that room we decorated with them in mind.
Rep. Judy Chu,
U.S. House Of Representatives,
Women's Health Protection Act,
Unable to deprive women the right to abortion outright through the courts, the anti-choice movement has adopted a different strategy.
I asked a few experts to weigh in on whether or not men and women can live together platonically. The verdict? You can live with someone of the opposite sex...as long as you follow a few guidelines.
Declaration Of Independence,
Declaration Of Sentiments,
Elizabeth Cady Stanton,
History Of Woman Suffrage,
Iowa Woman Suffrage Society,
National Woman Suffrage Association,
Seneca Falls Convention,
Wesleyan Methodist Church,
Matilda Joslyn Gage,
National Women's Hall Of Fame,
With words that at the time were probably regarded as heresy "that all men and women are created equal," the document also listed 18 grievances, including the lack of the right to vote. The battle -- which would take 72 years -- had begun.
After all the status updates come the pictures. Kids in the snow, dogs in the snow, Grandma in the snow, rulers on the deck in the snow and, of course, just snow with the caption "beautiful," or "It's really coming down now."
We were both theatre majors so it wouldn't be too difficult to play Christian and Anastasia...would it?