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Dear Mama: You Don't Have to Do It All

I see you. I see you in the early morning, when it's still dark, before the kids are up, trying to type out a business plan that's taken you a month to finish, because you only get to work on it in the tiny little margin hours, and I...Show More Summary

Creating a 21st Century Child Well-Being System

As National Child Abuse Prevention Month draws to a close, we take time to reflect on how we protect young children and make new plans to move forward. The final report of the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities seems...Show More Summary

Misty Copeland On Why Having Her Own Barbie Matters

Misty Copeland has officially been turned into a Barbie. And for the 33-year-old principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, the doll is about much more than seeing her face on a toy she used to play with as a kid. On Monday, Barbie introduced a doll made in the likeness of Copeland, who became ABT's first black female principal dancer in 2015. Show More Summary

My Best 5 Mother's Day Gifts Ever and Why

Every mother has her favorites. I'm skipping past the bouquets of dandelions, the coupons redeemable for emptying the dishwasher (or not fighting) and the poems made in English class that rhymed every other word. (For the record, I always...Show More Summary

The Candor of Motherhood, Part 1

My girlfriend and I were chatting over cocktails, gushing about her upcoming wedding. She is so happy about her new life! As the conversation progressed, I asked her a question I had previously made efforts not to ask my friends, "Are you thinking about children?" When we were in our 20s, that notion rarely crossed our minds. Show More Summary

Four Chicagoland Camps for Teens on the Autism Spectrum this Summer

If you are a parent or professional in the autism community, you know that resources are popping up regularly for early learners and school age children. This is not to say there aren't still challenges in accessing quality services....Show More Summary

'No man' is loved more: See Faith Hill's sweet tribute to hubby Tim McGraw

On the verge of celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary, the country-music power couple isn't shy about public displays of affection.

Here's everything you need to host a Pinterest-worthy Mother's Day brunch

There's bound to be waffle batter left over at this Mother's Day brunch. Isn't that motivation enough?

The Reason Barbie's New Misty Copeland Doll Is Going to Inspire Your Children

Image Source: Diane Bondareff / Associated Press Mattel announced today the release of a new Barbie doll within its Sheroes program featuring professional ballerina Misty Copeland. Copeland broke down barriers last year when she became...Show More Summary

This Video Will Completely Change Your Attitude Toward That Crying Baby on Your Next Flight

Flying with a crying baby is tough on all of us. It's hard on travelers who spent a near-fortune on a plane ticket and feel they deserve a little quiet during a long flight, and it's difficult for moms who know that all eyes are on them...Show More Summary

It was a good week, thanks to you.

I’ve been relatively quiet here and on social media for a few days. There are a few times in life when BIG and GOOD things hit you at the same time, and that happened, and it just stunned me into silence. On Friday night, this website was honored with an Iris Award for Most Informative Content. This […]

When You're a Man

"When I grow up, I'll be a man," you shout, a smile beaming from your sweet face. I tickle your belly, barely covered these days by your favorite, faded Superman tee. "Yes," I say, trying to smile, "one day you'll be a man." I continue to smile, but I grow quiet, filled with thoughts I can't express to you. Show More Summary

The Genetic Reason Some Women Are More Likely To Have Twins Than Others

By: Tia Ghose Published: 05/02/2016 03:04 AM EDT on LiveScience Twins tend to run in families, and now researchers have identified two genes that make women more likely to conceive nonidentical twins. Both genes are related to the production...Show More Summary

Motherhood: The Ultimate Competitive Sport

Motherhood is a competition unlike any other. I'm not talking about the roughhousing that parenting a little boy requires. No, I love that. I'm talking about the competition between moms. Why is it that women invent this competitionShow More Summary

'Me-ternity' Leave Is A Very Bad Name For A Very Good Idea

Sometimes good ideas come wrapped in incredibly dumb packages. I'm looking at you Crystal Pepsi. The dungbomb we're talking about today, however, isn't a weird carbonated drink but a new workplace leave concept: "me-ternity leave." It...Show More Summary

Why I want presents for Mother's Day

Yes, you heard right. I want presents! Now before everyone throws their arms up in the air and gives me their best mummy judging frowns let me explain... When I say I want presents I'm not talking about pricey jewelry or designer duds. Show More Summary

In Defense of "MEternity" Leave

In case you live under a rock, have no access to any slice of the Internet other than Bitchy but Bubbly, or tend to scroll past any Facebook post with a ton of angry face emojis, a childless young woman, Meghann Foye, wrote a book and...Show More Summary

The One Perspective Shift All Parents Should Make

I believe most parents really love their children unconditionally. Yet, this amazing love makes it difficult for parents not to expect the best for their child. When children are very young and impressionable, they cannot protect themselves from the pressure to conform to their parents' expectations. Show More Summary

3 Awesome Songs To Change The Brand of The Unmarried Mom

Is it even possible? Can you change millions of minds when it comes to unmarried mothers? Can you show the naysayers that you're more than your past shortcomings and bad decisions? With some folks, you'd probably have more luck scaling a tower than changing their opinion about how your children came into this world. Show More Summary

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