motherhood

My four-year-old has broken up with me. He’s moved on — with his dad.

Why My Four-Year-Old Broke Up With Me

My four-year-old has broken up with me. He’s moved on — with his dad. My son loves my husband more than me, and I never saw it coming. Read...
Tonilyn Hornung    |   04.17.18   |   SHARE
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Being a mom with anxiety, hard as it is, is actually the only kind of mom I want to be.

Being A Mother Is Hard. Being A Mother Living With Anxiety Is Harder.

My anxiety doesn’t mean I can’t be a good parent. In fact, it makes me a better one. Read...
Elizabeth Laura Nelson of SHESAID    |   04.9.18   |   SHARE
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I told myself I never wanted the highlight of my day to be telling my kid how many rooms I vacuumed.

Are SAHMs Failing Feminism?

I quit my job to become a stay-at-home mom. I do not tell my girls how many rooms I vacuumed, but I do tell them about my writing. Am I failing Read...
Kathryn Hively    |   04.6.18   |   SHARE
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As a mother, I do my best to avoid thinking about death, while failing spectacularly by frequently thinking about it.

I Don’t Have A Plan If I Die 

I don’t have a plan if I die. Who could I possibly choose to replace me? No one can replace me. I'm one of a kind. I am a mother. Read...
Sam Milam    |   04.5.18   |   SHARE
Families
For so long, becoming wives and mothers was our “duty.” Striving to “do it all” and “have it all” is perhaps an act of rebellion against those ideologies.

It's Okay If You Don't Want To Have It All

For so long, becoming wives and mothers was our “duty.” Striving to “do it all” and “have it all” is perhaps an act of rebellion against those Read...
Marie Southard Ospina    |   03.29.18   |   SHARE
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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. Read...
Erin Heger    |   03.26.18   |   SHARE
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illustration by Julia Green

Mommabare: How Do I Talk To My Kids About Sex?

Your kids need your openness and vulnerability as they navigate the confusing maze that is puberty. So don't be afraid to talk to your kids about sex Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   03.26.18   |   SHARE
Mommamental
Unfortunately, eating the WAHM cake isn’t always sweet.

The Work-At-Home Mom Revolution: Choice Or Trap?

When it comes to the work-at-home mom revolution, it’s important to recognize that this set up is not a choice for many mothers, it is a trap. Read...
Sarah Hosseini    |   03.23.18   |   SHARE
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