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Nothing will make you crave life balance like having kids.

How I Lost “Me” When I Had My Son

“You need to come home right now,” I sobbed into the phone, no doubt sending a jolt of panic into my poor husband while he sat at his desk in his air Read...
Briana Hernandez    |   03.30.17   |   SHARE
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 I’m in; I’m out. I’m done.

I Don't Love Target, And Other SAHM Anachronisms

I have a confession to make. Target, meh. I’m just not that into it. Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   01.13.17   |   SHARE
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Friends Wanted: On Trying To Make New Friends As A Stay-At-Home Mom

While I knew I was lucky to have everything I’d worked for—family, a new apartment, financial stability — I also knew that I had never felt so lonely. Read...
Suvi Mahonen of Role Reboot    |   01.2.17   |   SHARE
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Joking about a kid who doesn’t nap is one thing, but I am back from the front lines to tell you that when you’re living it, it is no laughing matter. Image: Thinkstock.

7 Things I Learned From Raising A Kid Who Doesn't Nap

“Sleep when the baby sleeps” is the cruelest thing you can say to a new parent. It sounds oh-so-simple, doesn’t it? Just like my sleep advice Read...
Kelly Burch    |   07.19.16   |   SHARE
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Taking an actual break while my husband parents feels somehow subversive, no matter how often I do it.

Why It Doesn't Bother Me That My Daughter Prefers Her Daddy

My toddler’s recent preference for her father has gone from sub-textual to textual. She has no compunction about loudly pushing me away and Read...
Rebecca Shamblin    |   06.15.16   |   SHARE
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My daughter will be who she will be despite me, not because of me. Image: Thinkstock.

I Am The Mother I Am Because Of The Mother I Had

To blame [my mother] for all parts of me that are broken wouldn't be kind. She isn't responsible for who I am today. That said, on a subconscious Read...
Vedavati M.    |   06.14.16   |   SHARE
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Envy goes both ways, and that can be frustrating — especially when all we really want when we state our jealousy is a little bit of sympathy. Image: Thinkstock.

Why My Husband's Jealousy Is Good For Our Relationship

While the trials of caring for three small kids make it easy for jealousy to bloom, what makes stay-at-home life even harder is the lack of empathy Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   05.6.16   |   SHARE
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7 Danger Zones I Navigate Every Morning

Some mornings feel like the day wakes up two hours before I do — there's just no other way to explain the mess that greets me after washing the sleep Read...
Christine Lometti    |   04.27.16   |   SHARE
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