motherhood

I call it the look. The slight tilt of the head confused look that people give me when they find out that I am the “weekend” parent. (Photos: courtesy of the author)

I Am A Mother, And I Am The Weekend Parent

I call it the look. The slight tilt of the head confused look that people give me when they find out that I am the “weekend” parent. Read...
Leolin Bowen    |   11.14.17   |   SHARE
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The struggle of having one straggler left at home is real, and I’m starting to wonder if it will ever get better.

The Straggler Struggle Is Real

This straggler struggle is weighing on me! That is, the struggle of having one straggler child left at home, and I’m wondering if it will ever get Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   10.30.17   |   SHARE
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To be shamed while pregnant is so upsetting.

What It's Like To Be Shamed While Pregnant

I’m not even a mother yet, but I’ve never felt as disparaged in my life as I do now, as a pregnant mom-to-be. To be shamed while pregnant is so Read...
Brittany L. Stalsburg    |   10.23.17   |   SHARE
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It’s been almost thirty days since my husband left for a completely impromptu army training.

What I Learned About Myself When My Husband Left For The Army

My husband left for the army and in many ways I've found myself. I had to be strong for my kids and strong for myself. I learned that I can do it. Read...
Allison Cooper    |   10.23.17   |   SHARE
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Parenthood: Learning To Let Go

As each moment came to pass, I relaxed just a little more. She wasn’t the only one learning to let go. This is parenthood! Read...
Pauline Campos    |   10.23.17   |   SHARE
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I wish I had a mother. I don’t miss her; I do miss the idea of her.

I Wish I Had A Mother

Biologically speaking, I do have a "mother." There is a woman somewhere who gave birth to me. But that's not a mom and I really wish I had a mother! Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.19.17   |   SHARE
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What I Learned About Self-Care After Turning 30

I was so consumed with being selfless that I never stopped to take care of myself, and it all came to a head. Now after turning 30 things have Read...
Allison Cooper    |   10.16.17   |   SHARE
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The author in her home. Photo courtesy of My So-Called Selfish Life

Childfree Women Are Amazing: A Look At My So-Called Selfish Life

The fact that childfree women exist is remarkable, apparently, and people really want to know how we got this way, as untoward and dangerous as we Read...
Chanel Dubofsky    |   10.9.17   |   SHARE
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