mothering

I’m an empath raising an empath. Empaths are people who can absorb or intuit other people’s emotions.

It’s All About The Feels: I’m An Empath Raising An Empath​

My gut never lets me down. I’m an empath raising an empath. Empaths are people who can absorb or intuit other people’s emotions. Read...
Tonilyn Hornung    |   09.11.18   |   SHARE
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I'm 44 and I’ve been in second grade for eight days. What about my child? Well, she’s been in second grade for eight days, too.

Why I Am In Second Grade At Age 44

I'm 44 and I’ve been in second grade for eight days. What about my child? Well, she’s been in second grade for eight days, too. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.29.18   |   SHARE
I thought I was marrying my high school sweetheart, but I was actually becoming my husband's mother.

I Was My Husband's Mother For 21 Years

I was married to my own child for 21 years. I thought I was marrying my high school sweetheart, but I was actually becoming my husband's mother. Read...
Anonymous    |   08.2.18   |   SHARE
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I’ve compiled a supplemental list of tips for my daughters, more in line with the confident, sex-positive women I want them to be.

7 Pieces Of Real Motherly Advice My Mom Never Gave Me

While I appreciate knowing the correct fork for any situation, my mother’s relationship advice can basically be summed up as this: “There are girls Read...
Kathryn Hively    |   10.14.16   |   SHARE
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"Bad Moms is adorably predictable: Mila Kunis plays Amy Mitchell, a stereotypical do-it-all mom who bows and scrapes to Christina Applegate, who kills it as Gwendolyn, the Head Bitch in Charge of the PTA." Image: Youtube

I'm Not Jumping On The “Bad Moms” Bandwagon — Here's Why

I went to the premiere of Bad Moms last week. I might have peed my pants during the movie and it took about two days until my face stopped hurting. I Read...
Jill Robbins    |   07.29.16   |   SHARE
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We’re still the same people we always were. Image: Thinkstock.

6 Things All Parents Want Their Childfree Friends To Understand

Yes, a lot of parents are assholes. But you know what? A lot of people are assholes; some of them happen to have kids, some don’t. I can’t speak for Read...
Elizabeth Laura Nelson of SHESAID    |   07.29.16   |   SHARE
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At 12 and 10 years old, my girls are still in the age range where society tells me that I should be presenting a polished version of myself to them. Image: Thinkstock.

3 Reasons I Refuse To Hide My Feelings From My Daughters

The reality is that any person I love, including my daughters, can deeply hurt my feelings. Does this mean that I hold my daughters to the same level Read...
Akilah S. Richards    |   07.20.16   |   SHARE
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When Branden came along, we decided not to baptize him; I just didn’t believe our sweet baby was born in sin. Image: Juan Carlos Leva/PEXELS.

Religion vs. Motherhood: Why I Doubt My Choices

I am still a very spiritual person, but don’t necessarily agree with a lot of the things I was taught growing up — or the way it was shoved down our Read...
Allison Cooper    |   05.9.16   |   SHARE
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