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There I was throwing a loaded idea — heaven — at my son. What I should have said was, "I don’t know." But saying that out loud terrified me.

Kids And Spirituality: It's Okay To Say "I Don't Know" ​

There I was throwing a loaded idea — heaven — at my son. What I should have said was, "I don’t know." Kids and spirituality is harder than I imagined. Read...
Susie Mendoza    |   04.24.18   |   SHARE
Is it okay to mourn the child that never was?

I Was Pregnant With Twins But Delivered One Baby​

Is it okay to mourn the child that never was? That seeped into my blood without my even noticing? I only delivered one baby but I was pregnant with Read...
Talia Liben Yarmush    |   04.18.18   |   SHARE
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I told myself I never wanted the highlight of my day to be telling my kid how many rooms I vacuumed.

Are SAHMs Failing Feminism?

I quit my job to become a stay-at-home mom. I do not tell my girls how many rooms I vacuumed, but I do tell them about my writing. Am I failing Read...
Kathryn Hively    |   04.6.18   |   SHARE
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As a mother, I do my best to avoid thinking about death, while failing spectacularly by frequently thinking about it.

I Don’t Have A Plan If I Die 

I don’t have a plan if I die. Who could I possibly choose to replace me? No one can replace me. I'm one of a kind. I am a mother. Read...
Sam Milam    |   04.5.18   |   SHARE
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I had been down this road before, of mom shaming, both as the mom defending my choices, and regrettably, the one casting judgment.

What Mom Shaming Taught Me About Trusting Women

I had been down this road before, of mom shaming, both as the mom defending my choices, and regrettably, the one casting judgment. Read...
Erin Heger    |   03.26.18   |   SHARE
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I’d pay twice as much to move the party next door, so I could be alone, in peace, to cry.

The Heartbreaking Reason I Dread My Daughter’s Birthday

When everyone left, and the kids were asleep, I fell into bed exhausted. I stared at the ceiling thinking about why I hate this birthday. Read...
Allison Langer    |   03.22.18   |   SHARE
Awash in the postpartum anxiety, I felt glued to the couch, unable to mobilize myself to get anything done except the bare basics of being a present.

What To Do When You Have Postpartum Anxiety

Awash in the postpartum anxiety, I felt glued to the couch, unable to mobilize myself to get anything done except the bare basics of being a present. Read...
Carrie Saum    |   03.9.18   |   SHARE
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I Had Postpartum Anxiety, But I Didn’t Fail At Motherhood

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. Read...
Risa Kerslake    |   03.7.18   |   SHARE
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