Parenting

How To Cope With The Pressure Of Single Parenting

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You’re not the only one single parenting. There are more than 11 million single-parent families with underage children in the U.S. Out of those, more than 80% are single-mom families.
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Having A Baby In The NICU Shattered My Beliefs About Control

Having a premature birth destroyed my long-held conviction that health problems are largely preventable or at least explainable,
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Being A Mother Is Hard. Being A Mother Living With Anxiety Is Harder.

Being a mom with anxiety, hard as it is, is actually the only kind of mom I want to be.

My anxiety doesn’t mean I can’t be a good parent. In fact, it makes me a better one.

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I Had Postpartum Anxiety, But I Didn’t Fail At Motherhood

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I am a good mom for taking care of my needs — for getting the help of therapy and medication for my postpartum anxiety, even if I needed it sooner.

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Teaching Your Child To Embrace The Power Of Saying No

One of the most valuable is embracing the liberating feeling of saying “No.”

Everyday ways to show children that they have a voice. And one of the most valuable is embracing the liberating feeling of saying "No."

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The Stranger Isn't The Danger: 8 Ways To Protect Your Kids From Sexual Abuse In Sports

Here are some strategies for protecting your children from becoming the victims of their trusted leaders.

Sexual abuse in sports is very real. Studies suggest about 7% of athletes have experienced abuse at the hand of a coach. So how do you keep your kids safe?

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Not All Parents Are "Mom" Or "Dad" 

It might seem frivolous to those who feel right at home being called "mom" or "dad," but many queer parents agonize over what their children will call them.

While it might seem frivolous to those who feel right at home in the titles "mom" or "dad," many queer parents agonize over what they want their children to call them.

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Surviving Days At Home With Sick Kids

We just don’t stop! Having a sick kid home from school means we’re forced to stop.

Sick days don’t have to be all bad. And if you can manage to stay healthy yourself, you might just find yourself back at work feeling even better.

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I'm Not A Mother When I Travel Alone

It was a thrilling feeling to wake up in the morning without a child inches from my face asking for a bowl of cereal at 6:00 a.m., to eat breakfast I hadn’t prepared, to have only my own needs to meet.

Travelling solo for the first time allowed me to regain my sense of self outside of motherhood. It showed me that I could still be a whole and interesting person without using my kids as my stand-in.

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It's Only The 2nd Week Of School & I'm Already Falling Apart

The point is, if you feel like you're sucking at the back-to-school transition, take heart. I am out here doing way way worse.

Clearly, it does not take long for my over-ambition to turn me from a vision of perfection into a train wreck you can't look away from. Behold, my first week of school splendor, versus my second week of school ineptitude.

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