motherhood

Being a mother is complicated.

If You Say You’ve Never Regretted Having Kids, You’re Lying

No regrets about having kids? Maybe it’s time we all came clean. Read...
Elizabeth Laura Nelson of SHESAID    |   03.16.18   |   SHARE
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Here are some slightly adulty but not at all boring things to occupy your very own Spring Break.

How To “Spring Break” When You’re No Longer A Co-Ed

Spring Break has the potential to be quite awesome. Here are some slightly adulty but not at all boring things to occupy your very own Spring Break. Read...
Amanda Edwards    |   03.12.18   |   SHARE
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It is one thing to harbor a little mommy guilt as the kids grow older, but it’s another to parent through anxiety.

Mommy Guilt Can Be A Sign Of Anxiety 

It is one thing to harbor a little mommy guilt as the kids grow older, but it’s another to parent through anxiety — letting fear dictate every Read...
Jonita Davis    |   03.12.18   |   SHARE
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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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(Photo Credit: Erin and I Photography)

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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It sucks for the parents, and it sucks for the kids. But fortunately, there are options to feed a toddler.

How To Feed A Toddler Without Totally Losing Your Grip

Here are six tips that can serve as a basic outline of how most parents can strategize to help feed a toddler and to calm the heck down. Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   02.27.18   |   SHARE
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I don’t have to quit because I'm rethinking what it means to be a "perfect" mother.

The Day I Wanted To Quit Motherhood​

"Can I quit motherhood?" I half-joked with my husband as he carried our toddler out of the bathroom. I was desperate, smelly, and completely drained. Read...
Robin Berl    |   02.16.18   |   SHARE
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Self-care is my favorite thing, but honestly, the amount of work that it currently takes for me to get some space and actually take care of myself is so monumental.

You're Not Forgetful, You're Overworked

When I talked to my doctor about the forgetfulness and resulting anxiety I was experiencing, she suggested that I make lists, try bullet point Read...
Carrie Saum    |   02.14.18   |   SHARE