When I was younger, there were life choices I viewed as a certain death of the soul. Now I’m the owner of a Honda Odyssey and parent to three kids. By Cara McDonough
One of the rules in group therapy is no secrets. The members become your support system, and everyone can talk about anything they want, without limitations.
My family used to be just like the ones who are going to benefit from the food drive at my children’s school. By Megan Hanlon
We’ve selected nine books for children (and parents) on how to think critically about the origin and legacy of Thanksgiving. By Olivia Watson
While life had taken people from her, Alex was dependable, he showed up every Monday through Friday. By Felicia Scarangello
The internet says this stage can last weeks or months or more. You think to yourself, those experts must be wrong because I can’t take another day. By Samantha Gratton
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In the beginning, we relied on hats to shield Rosie from unwanted stares as we hoped the hair loss would be temporary. By Paula Quinn
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We sat together and sang and laughed and forgot for the moment what was happening in the world around us. By Amy Litzenblatt
Quarantine has forced me to turn off my snowplow parenting, otherwise I’d spend my entire day cleaning. By Andrea Askowitz
Our kids are waking up at their “usual” time, yet the clock reads an hour earlier. Yikes!
She screams with a primal, gut-shriek: “I hate math! Math is stupid!” By Melissa Savoie
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Even though he’s grown, my son’s hugs mean more to me now than they ever have. By Dawn Gerber
When I was a new mom, it was easier to shame and blame than sit with the fear that I had made the wrong choice. By Caroline Grobler-Tanner
She thinks when I say things like “balanced diet” what I really mean is “don’t eat sugar, it’ll make you fat.” By Lizabeth Sjaastad
I never tell my children what’s real or what to believe, I simply lend definitions. By Katherine Sargent
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I don’t allow myself any excitement, not after 2016, but I allow him his. By Caroline Horwitz
RBG worked so hard not only to open doors for other women, but so that other women wouldn’t have to work just like her. By Jenny Leon
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After my diagnosis, there was no question in anyone’s mind that my daughter was going to be bottle-fed. By Jenny Leon
Behind every “mommy brain” story, there’s a fuller picture. Modern motherhood makes impossible demands. By Nicole Graev Lipson
It’s a shock that J.K. Rowling—one of our family’s champions—has chosen to deny the very existence of our child. By Carrie Goldman