motherhood

Queer Parents Aren’t Allowed To Have Mixed Feelings About Parenthood

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For queer parents like me, meanwhile — although I know that my whiteness and my class affords me a degree of protection from scrutiny and interference — the threat of being deemed an illegitimate parent also serves to silence any discussion of mixed feelings.

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Why I Will Never Tell My Son To “Man Up”

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When our boy was a toddler his emotional outbursts only received quick glances. Now that my five-year-old has officially entered boyhood, his crying looks awkward on him; he gets full-on stares.

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The Myth Of The 'Hot Mess' Mom

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

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The Real Reason Why I Let My Kids Sleep In My Bed

I think we both sleep a little sounder curled up with each other. And as annoying and cliché as it sounds, it really won't last forever.

I think we both sleep a little sounder curled up with each other. And as annoying and cliché as it sounds, it really won't last forever.

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The First Time My Son Broke My Heart

I love watching my son and my husband bond, but it’s becoming apparent I’m losing my little boy.

I love watching my son and my husband bond, but it’s becoming apparent I’m losing my little boy.

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There Are 10,000 Acceptable Reasons To Throw A Mom Tantrum; Here Are 5

It’s mama’s turn to break some shit.

Your meltdowns never made any damn sense. They were the product of your immature squirrel brain. My mama freakouts, on the other hand, make hella sense.

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Carpool Purgatory

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When you sign up to shuttle a collection of teen males, it is difficult to anticipate the consequences of the covenant you have blindly entered.

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I Will Never Be Pregnant, And I'm Finally OK With That

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I never was able to get pregnant. And after five surgeries and two failed rounds of IVF, it was a dream I had to let go of at the age of 28.

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How Do I Raise Boys That Aren't Like Brett Kavanaugh?

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This is a hard time to be alive which means it's a hard time to be a parent. So, how do we raise boys that treat women with respect?

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I Thought I Was "Too Young" For Mental Health Problems

I wish I had realized there was no such thing as being too young to have mental health issues.

I wish I had realized there was no such thing as being too young to have mental health issues. That there was nothing shameful about postpartum struggles.

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