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Christina Adams (courtesy of the author)

Stop Calling Me Mom 

Year after year, I’ve been erased. I have no name. I’m just Mom. People I don't know and didn't birth or adopt have called me Mom almost every day for 20 years. Read...
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The Myth Of The 'Hot Mess' Mom

I have a confession to make: I am not a mess. As a mom, this is apparently unusual.

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As parents, we don’t always have the means to do everything we’d like to do. But that doesn’t mean we have to lie down and quit living.

I’m A Selfish Mom & I Refuse To Feel Guilty For It​

Yes, I was being a selfish mom, I told her. But that didn’t make me wrong. People are constantly telling me to sacrifice my wellbeing for my kids.

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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.

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I want and need to save some room for myself, to know that I am worthy of a place in the world without the label of mother.

My Children Cannot Have All Of Me

I want and need to save some room for myself, to know that I am worthy of a place in the world without the label of mother.

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We just don’t stop! Having a sick kid home from school means we’re forced to stop.

Surviving Days At Home With Sick Kids

Sick days don’t have to be all bad. And if you can manage to stay healthy yourself, you might just find yourself back at work feeling even better.

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The money is great, but it is not the best part of becoming a working mom by far.

How Being A Working Mom Has Changed My Marriage

The money is great, but it is not the best part of becoming a working mom. Having my own career has shifted the power balance of my relationship.

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 I’m in; I’m out. I’m done.

I Don't Love Target, And Other SAHM Anachronisms

I have a confession to make. Target, meh. I’m just not that into it.

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