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"On the worst days, remember that tomorrow is a new day to start fresh and improve on yesterday's mishaps (which probably weren't as disastrous as you thought)."

4 Simple Tips For Moms Who Want To Practice Mindfulness

Motherhood is stressful, and between regretting things we did in the past and planning for the future, it's hard to remember to eat lunch. Despite Read...
Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez    |   05.2.17   |   SHARE
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Breastfeeding Is A Reproductive Rights Issue — And I Am Pro-Choice

There are far too many stressors involved to force breastfeeding on new mothers. And far too many challenges involved to continue to pressure women Read...
Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez    |   04.28.17   |   SHARE
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My Kids Think I've Lost My Sh*t

The goddamn election has turned me into a cursing motherf*#+er. My formerly pristine mouth now routinely spews obscenity-riddled tirades. With a new Read...
Helene Cohen Bludman    |   04.27.17   |   SHARE
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As the dust settled after these battles I could finally see that I don’t have to be a mother to be a parent, and that I can be a parent without being like my mother.

Coming Out And Having A Hysterectomy Opened Me Up To Raising A Family

Now that I’ve had my hysterectomy, I’m not fighting my body every day. Now that I’ve come out, I’m not fighting my heart. Read...
A.R. LaPlant of Role Reboot    |   04.24.17   |   SHARE
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My oldest holding our surprise (photo: Allison Dickie)

Finding Out You're Pregnant When You're Done Having Kids

I walked back into our bedroom and showed my husband the little strip with the telltale two pink lines. Read...
Jenn Morson    |   04.24.17   |   SHARE
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Even though I’m ready to let go the baby weight, the baby weight isn’t ready to let go of me.

I'm Finally Ready To Lose The Baby Weight

To be honest, it’s exhausting, and I am ready to shed this pesky baby weight once and for all. I mean that literally. Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   04.21.17   |   SHARE
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Image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

Pot, Parenting, And Being Raised By An Addict

The one thing I knew I wanted as a kid was to never be like my mother — no Jose Cuervo, no Marlboro Light 100s, no makeup mirror dusted with coke. Read...
Joni Edelman    |   04.20.17   |   SHARE
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The Invisibility Of Motherhood

I didn't have even an ounce of energy to spare to process my own feelings. Everything I had went to my son. Read...
Carrie Saum    |   04.19.17   |   SHARE
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