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Why I Still Put My 8-Year-Old to Bed at Night
Food + Drink Editor at Seattle Weekly
As mothers, sometimes we indulge our children even when we know it's not quite the proper thing to do. We all have our secret "thing" that we're usually too embarrassed to admit to others, and it's almost always based in love, though perhaps at times a complicated version of it.
Stop Calling Skinny Moms Bad Moms Out of Jealousy
Hasna El Maroudi
If you were to believe some reactions, all women who become mothers are doomed to live the rest of their sad little lives, fat, hairy and exhausted. That is, if you're doing a "good" job. And apparently it is other moms who determine what "good" really is.
Why Your Mommy Guilt Can Be Good For You
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Leading the Primary Breadwinner Revolution for Women Everywher...
Guilt can be a big neon sign pointing to inner needs that aren't being met. It can also lead you to satisfaction and joy that comes from spending your time doing things you love and things that nourish you on all levels, including in your work.
The Single Worst Part of Becoming a Parent
The Next Family
Online magazine for the modern parent
I know that it's good for us to be apart. I know she thrives when socializing with other kids and developing relationships with family and close friends. But I feel horrible for abandoning her, and wonder if she internalizes it as "mama cares about something else more than me."
Healing the Mother-Daughter Relationship: An Interview
Sadly, many mothers and daughters suffer from some kind of relationship conflict. With women's lives having changed dramatically since grandmother's day, mothers and daughters are struggling to understand the differences in their respective realities.
The Honeymoon: Mom's Guilt Trip
NBC Lifestyle & Fitness Expert, Best selling Author, Model and...
The best day ever was when I remarried last summer -- my two daughters and my husband's two sons were the entire wedding party. What followed was the anticipation of the best honeymoon ever to Bora Bora! I couldn't believe how euphoric I felt... until I hit "the glitch."
Dear Mama of a Soon-To-Be 1-Year-Old
Lifestyle and Family Photographer for Philanthropy
As soon as they go to sleep, you sit with your iPhone looking at pictures of said baby, because you miss him or her already.
6 Tips I Use to Stop Feelings of Guilt and Reclaim Feelings of Joy as a Mom
Author Get Your Girl Back: Revisit What's Possible for Your Life
Something happens when you have kids, it's like this guilt trigger, which didn't exist before. It gets turned on and quickly goes into overdrive. The worst part is that the guilt is completely unfounded -- it's kind of like F.E.A.R. -- false evidence appearing real!
6 Tips to a Happier Holiday For Moms
Author, parenting advocate, community leader, twin parenting s...
Whether you forget to have a tiny screwdriver on hand or you forget to pick up the batteries at the store, make sure you have the miscellaneous odds and ends you need before this holiday gets started.
Walking In On Your Vulnerability: Second-Born Guilt
Blogger at iamthemilk.wordpress.com - a Wordpress recommended ...
My younger son came into this world two weeks ahead of time marking his path in life: not gonna wait. Not if I can help it.
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Twerking While Pregnant and Other Mommy-to-Be Musings
Senior Fashion Editor, The Huffington Post
I'm 28 weeks pregnant and like many moms-to-be, I'm riddled with questions and mommy guilt.
Am I doing this right? How will this affect the baby? Can I eat that?
However, I've noticed that my list of worries is also deeply rooted in holding onto my pre-pregnancy self.
My Mommie Dearest Moment -- Minus the Clothes Hanger
Author of "She Dated the Asshats, But Married the Good Guy: Ho...
I didn't realize I had a lot was riding on this little family jaunt to Venice Beach right up until the moment we arrived and nobody wanted to be there.
Stop Capturing the Moment
Member of Philadelphia law firm Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC; ...
Have I gone overboard? I know for a fact that I'm not in the minority here, at least not among my peers, but is the incessant picture taking interfering with my actual interactions, thwarting my goal of "being present" with my children?
5 Ways for Moms to Feel Less Guilty About Making Time for Friends
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.
Friendship Expert, Founder of womens friendship matching site,...
Having kids is not an
to not have friends; it's the
why you do need friends!
Leaving My Kids for the Weekend Was Friggin' Hard
New York City mother of three
Of course I missed my kids. I called them and emailed my mom for updates, relishing the few pictures she sent. I talked about them more than any of the childless girls there could probably tolerate. But I had a fantastic time.
Time for a Truce in the Mommy Wars
Writer,travel agent, nurse
Surrendering to My Own Mediocrity: How I Finally Learned to Get Over My Mommy Guilt
Smita Malhotra, M.D.
Pediatrician, Writer, Co-Founder of Mindful Pediatric Gastroen...
Five. This is the number of hours that I see my daughter on a weekday. Maybe counting the hours makes me feel better that it's not four or three, but it's a small consolation compared to the massive amount of guilt I often feel.
Scenes From a Field Trip
Caroline Judge Mehta
Mother, wife, friend, attorney, blogger at www.smartycaro.com.
I hope that if Kian doesn't remember this field trip, he will recall a day when he was still little, and he fell asleep on the Metro, and his mom was there.
Why I'm Not Enjoying this Time in My Life More
I have friends who work and friends who stay home. None of it's easy, but I have spent ten years trying to balance between my marriage and my career and my kids and I've decided that balance is a dirty word that exists to make us feel bad about ourselves. I do many things, none of them well.
Mom's Day Off: An Unscripted Daycation
Kristie Stumpf Rork
Writer. Blogger. Babysitter by day. Exhausted mother by night.
My children are ALWAYS with me -- ALWAYS. Not since a year ago, when my father was flown to a hospital in Central New York for emergency surgery, have I been away from my hubby and children for any more than a couple hours.
You May Not Be Able to Have It All But You Can Have Alot - And That's Okay....
Linda Lightman is the Founder and CEO of Linda’s Stuff, the le...
I love my work and feel incredibly lucky to do what I do every day. I started Linda's Stuff in my kitchen and today, 15 years in, I'm sitting in a 93,000 sq. ft. warehouse pinching myself.
Guilt -- And What To Do About It
life coach, writer, entrepreneur, www.danielle-vaughn.com, www...
Guilt can be a good deterrent, keeping us on a path we want to be on. Guilt teaches us. Guilt can also creep in like an unwanted house guest and linger, clouding our decisions and making us do things we don't want to do.
What Makes You A #bettermother?
Jamie Jones Coleman
Trauma surgeon, wife, mother, barre enthusiast, blogger.
Nope, not a better mother than your neighbor, than your friend, or than the president of your local PTA...but what makes you the best mother you can be? Going even further than that... What makes you successful as a person? As a human being?
The Journey of an Aspie Mom
Freelance writer at NonperfectParenting.com
Things don't always go to plan. I learned that about a week after you came home. Since you were my third child, I had an idea or two of what to expect. Yet, you were nothing like the others.
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