Parenting

No, My Child Will Not Be Going To The Zoo

No, I’m not a heartless evil mother who never wants her child to have any fun. But he will not be going. Not for a school field trip. Not with Read...
Katherine DM Clover    |   12.29.16   |   SHARE
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What if it had been my child?

What Does A Bucket List Look Like For A 5-Year-Old?

Two weeks ago, Parker went home with a fever and a droopy eye, stumbling a bit. Two days later, his parents the truth: It was terminal cancer. Read...
Melissa Tamberg-Heffron    |   02.18.16   |   SHARE
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Is being a single mom hard? SHUT UP.

5 Things NOT To Say To A Single Mom

2. I have a really cute friend I can set you up with. I am single by choice. No thanks! Read...
Sarah Fader    |   02.17.16   |   SHARE
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As horrible as it may sound, raising sarcastic kids might not be such a bad thing.

I’m Glad I’ve Raised Sarcastic Kids

Recently, I’ve noticed that my children have inherited a sarcasm detector that would make mad scientist Professor Frink from The Simpsons quite Read...
Joanna Mazewski of Babble    |   02.12.16   |   SHARE
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Since the rates of depression are twice as high in women as in men, this means there are many, many mothers out there who face this struggle everyday. Image: We Heart It.

Antidepressants Make Me A Better Mom

I'm calmer, more level-headed, and more responsive (not reactive). I'm able to make it through the day without every comment, incident or event Read...
Kim Zapata of Your Tango    |   02.12.16   |   SHARE
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I didn’t know what I was doing, so I clung to what I could. I reduced parenting to good and bad, black and white, and put myself on the side of the angels. Image: Elizabeth Broadbent

I Used To Judge Formula-Feeding Moms, And So Many Others

I didn’t trumpet these views to my mommy groups, of course. I wasn’t crass. But when a girl let her daughter cry it out, I decided the tot seemed a Read...
Elizabeth Broadbent of Babble    |   02.11.16   |   SHARE
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Please, make it stop.

The Only Thing That Cures Morning Sickness Is Having The Baby

After the positive test and the cautious excitement of we're having a baby! came what felt like a literal gut punch — intense, chronic, debilitating Read...
Britni de la Cretaz    |   02.2.16   |   SHARE
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Are you serious?

Schools Are Not Sexism-Free

I’ve got two tales of hideous male behavior — at the elementary school, somewhere typically full of good vibes and happiness and all that. Read...
Eliana Osborn    |   02.1.16   |   SHARE
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