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Dear White Allies

“It’s time to carry the burden with our black community.”

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Mom-Shaming Is Not My Problem

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You don’t have to look very far (or for very long) before you see something on your news feed that amounts to mom-shaming. Yet, the more I read about mom-shaming posts going viral, the more…

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Balancing Motherhood and Entrepreneur Life With Maria Dueñas Jacobs

From the board room, to the changing room. These Power Parent moms share how they juggle it all

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Decorate Your Front Door and Help Girls Around the World

October 11 is International Day of the Girl, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the need for girls’ rights. It’s also the perfect opportunity to teach your kids —boys and girls—about the importance of gender equality and girls’ rights…

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5 Ways You Can Help Kids Build Resilience during Stressful Times

“It is sometimes referred to as one’s ability to ‘bounce back’ but I prefer to think of it more as our ability to survive, and even thrive, during a big change.”

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Raising Boys: How to Encourage Emotional Expression

“The outside world is trying its best to toughen up my sons. I hope showing them that it’s okay for a man to talk about and show emotions will, in turn, help them be more comfortable sharing and expressing their own feelings.”

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I Was 8 When My Dad Died and I Finally Found a Way to Heal

I wish I could’ve told my 8-year-old self, crying in her bed, asking God to take her too because the pain was too much, “You will get through this. You will understand a new normal. You will learn how to live and be happy. It will take a lot of work and but you will do it.”

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New Study Sheds Light On Sharenting

Does vulnerability equal over-sharenting?

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Buddy Benches Are Taking Over Schools & Our Hearts Are Melting

Read on to find out what the Buddy Bench is all about and how you can install one at your school.

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The Facebook Hack Is Actually a Big Deal. Here’s What You Need to Do ASAP

Read on for answers to some of your most important questions about this massive Facebook data breach.

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Being a Mom Is So Much More Than Target Runs & Tantrums

“Does being a mother mean your life mainly consists of potty-training, play dates, naps, report cards and trips to Target?”

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I Saw a Meltdown, But I Overlooked Something Far More Important

“I failed to see your fear. I failed to see your anxiety. I failed to see all the signs that you needed me desperately.”

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Chrissy Teigen’s Insecurity about Her Post-Baby Body Is Refreshingly Honest

Chrissy Teigen opens up about her stretch marks and every mom can relate.

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5 Lessons for Raising Successful Human Beings

For this article, I invite you to be open-minded and practice compassion as the main ingredient for what we refer to as discipline.

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We can’t argue that being a parent is hard work. If we…

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Tess Holliday Posts Moving Instagram about Unrealistic Expectations on New Moms

The 32-year-old plus-size model offered sage words of wisdom to other new moms who might be struggling.

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Just Let Them Play: 6 Things I Learned about Boys, Dolls and Nurturing

When my preschool son told me that “boys don’t cry” three years ago, my heart sank. I remember thinking to myself, “We live in a progressive town, we talk endlessly about feelings at home, and I’m a therapist for goodness…

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Letting Go of Order and Perfection in the Journey of Motherhood

There are holes in my walls, rounded fist sized holes, not an easy admission for one who so owns the preference of order and perfection.

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I can recall in those burgeoning first weeks of motherhood,…

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My Secret to Success Has Taught Me This about Parenting

A lot of people take themselves very seriously. I get it; there exists within us from the very beginning a need to feel important, that our lives are necessary and that we validate our being. Without feeling like we are…

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My 10 Commandments for Being a Badass Mom

Being a better mom is NOT trying harder.

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We are generally taught that more is better. But, when you want to be a better mom, or human, actually LESS is more. Doing less, trying less,…

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A Father’s Love: What One Dad Learned from Another

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One sentence. That was all it took for me to know I was onboard with this guy. We had worked together a little over two weeks. We’d barely spoken. He didn’t even remember my name.
“You said your…

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Motherhood: We’re Only Human

Photo: Molly Belle
I’ve read essays by mothers getting truthful about motherhood – how it’s difficult, challenging, and damn-why-can’t-I-look-at-my-phone while my kids are playing in the park. I’ve read essays about motherhood not being cracked up to be all it’s…

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This Dad’s Rant About Being ‘Mom’ for the Day is Either Freakin’ Hilarious or a Major Eye Roll

Yep, this dad got more than he was askin’ for. When Brad Kearns wife, Sarah, fell ill, he had to step up his dad duties. He posted on Facebook his struggles watching over their two sons, two-year-old Knox and six-month-old…

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