motherhood

I wish I had someone to tell me that sometimes surviving motherhood is enough.

Sometimes Surviving Motherhood Is Enough

I’m not saying there is no joy to motherhood. I go through periods where I do feel like I’m at my parenting best. There are times when I’m Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   05.15.17   |   SHARE
Families
The pain of losing my pregnancy has set me free from the patriarchal office politics that have dictated so many of my days and so much of my mental space.

Non-Mother’s Day: How My Miscarriage Delivered Me From Secrecy

I called myself “mama” for the first time on the morning of the day that I miscarried. Read...
Christine Kandic Torres    |   05.12.17   |   SHARE
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It gives me great confidence in our relationship that we agree on the important issues — be that a woman’s right to choose or a family’s right to keep their baby boys intact.

I Picked My Partner Because He Doesn't Believe In Circumcision

Properly cleaning it and putting on a condom just didn’t seem like a big deal. And as for the supposed unsightliness of an uncircumcised penis? Well Read...
Irina Gonzalez    |   05.11.17   |   SHARE
Families
"Would I be in pain forever? Would my periods ever regulate? Will we be able to have more children? And would I be forced to have a hysterectomy like my mother?"

I Didn't Know Uterine Fibroids Ran In My Family Until I Had Them

A quick google search revealed that fibroids are noncancerous uterine growths. They can grow very large, cause extreme pain, and often lead to the Read...
Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez    |   05.9.17   |   SHARE
image credit: me, because I'm just that cruel

21 Ways You Know You're A Mother

14. You believe that being in the pool is basically the same as being in a bath. Chlorine works at least as good as soap. Read...
joni edelman   |   05.8.17   |   SHARE
Life changes you; it's okay. You don't have to be the person you were before to make other people feel better.

You Don't Owe Them Sh*t

You feel it. The change. The change that comes over you when your world shifts dramatically overnight, and continues to shift in so many near- Read...
Carrie Saum    |   05.3.17   |   SHARE
Minds
"I have a lifetime of momless moments ahead of me, but I’ve prepared for those since her death. What I hadn’t prepared for was that I’d have to celebrate one of those milestones on a day that I typically spend in mourning."

My Graduation Is On Mother’s Day, But My Mom Won’t Be There

I have a lifetime of momless moments ahead of me, but I’ve prepared for those since her death. What I hadn’t prepared for was that I’d have to Read...
Alaina Leary    |   05.3.17   |   SHARE
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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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