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Queer Parents Aren’t Allowed To Have Mixed Feelings About Parenthood

For queer parents like me, meanwhile — although I know that my whiteness and my class affords me a degree of protection from scrutiny and interference — the threat of being deemed an illegitimate parent also serves to silence any discussion of mixed feelings.

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Why I Will Never Tell My Son To “Man Up”

When our boy was a toddler his emotional outbursts only received quick glances. Now that my five-year-old has officially entered boyhood, his crying looks awkward on him; he gets full-on stares.

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The Myth Of The 'Hot Mess' Mom

I have a confession to make: I am not a mess. As a mom, this is apparently unusual.

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I think we both sleep a little sounder curled up with each other. And as annoying and cliché as it sounds, it really won't last forever.

The Real Reason Why I Let My Kids Sleep In My Bed

I think we both sleep a little sounder curled up with each other. And as annoying and cliché as it sounds, it really won't last forever.

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I love watching my son and my husband bond, but it’s becoming apparent I’m losing my little boy.

The First Time My Son Broke My Heart

I love watching my son and my husband bond, but it’s becoming apparent I’m losing my little boy.

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It’s mama’s turn to break some shit.

There Are 10,000 Acceptable Reasons To Throw A Mom Tantrum; Here Are 5

Your meltdowns never made any damn sense. They were the product of your immature squirrel brain. My mama freakouts, on the other hand, make hella sense.

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Carpool Purgatory

When you sign up to shuttle a collection of teen males, it is difficult to anticipate the consequences of the covenant you have blindly entered.

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I Will Never Be Pregnant, And I'm Finally OK With That

I never was able to get pregnant. And after five surgeries and two failed rounds of IVF, it was a dream I had to let go of at the age of 28.

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