motherhood

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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For so long, becoming wives and mothers was our “duty.” Striving to “do it all” and “have it all” is perhaps an act of rebellion against those ideologies.

It's Okay If You Don't Want To Have It All

For so long, becoming wives and mothers was our “duty.” Striving to “do it all” and “have it all” is perhaps an act of rebellion against those Read...
Marie Southard Ospina    |   03.29.18   |   SHARE
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illustration by Julia Green

Mommabare: How Do I Talk To My Kids About Sex?

Your kids need your openness and vulnerability as they navigate the confusing maze that is puberty. So don't be afraid to talk to your kids about sex Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   03.26.18   |   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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Unfortunately, eating the WAHM cake isn’t always sweet.

The Work-At-Home Mom Revolution: Choice Or Trap?

When it comes to the work-at-home mom revolution, it’s important to recognize that this set up is not a choice for many mothers, it is a trap. Read...
Sarah Hosseini    |   03.23.18   |   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
This article being shared everywhere calls all of us apparently awful parents to action with a heafty load of good ol' fashioned parenting shaming.

Enough With The Finger-Wagging Parenting-Shaming

There's an article currently being shared. It calls all of us apparently awful parents to action with a heafty load of good ol' fashioned parenting Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   03.20.18   |   SHARE
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