Amanda Kloots
Amanda Kloots
Mom Truths

Amanda Kloots on Life as a Single Mom

'The Talk' host doesn't like the term.

Target store
Target store
Target Shopping

Unpopular Opinion: I Don’t Love Target

The bullseye misses the mark

Shopping

15 Meaningful Gifts for Mom That She’s Sure to Love

Because we know your mom can be hard to shop for.

DEBRA MESSINg interview
DEBRA MESSINg interview
Politics

Why Debra Messing Is Done Censoring Herself When It Comes to Talking About Politics

"I think that women were raised to be taught that there are certain palatable ways of communicating, and I just decided that that shouldn’t be."

mom to be mental health depression
mom to be mental health depression
Relationships

I Want a Baby, But I Need to Learn How to Take Care of Myself First

"Somehow, I can’t imagine doing the bare minimum for myself is conducive to caring for another human life."

Chrissy Teigen false pregnancy test
Chrissy Teigen false pregnancy test
News

Chrissy Teigen’s Pregnancy Was a Surprise After a False Negative Test

"It's quite a story."

type of mom zodiac sign, what kind of mom are you based on zodiac sign
type of mom zodiac sign, what kind of mom are you based on zodiac sign
Lifestyle

What Kind of Mom Are You Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

It's all based on your fifth house.

haircut
haircut
Lifestyle

How one haircut changed my relationship with my mom and my perspective on moving back home

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage month I was a 29-year-old South Asian woman, sitting…

mother's day, toxic mom
mother's day, toxic mom
Love

How to celebrate Mother’s Day if you have a toxic mom, according to experts

For many people, Mother’s Day is a whirlwind of buying flowers and making loving phone…

mothers day gifts
mothers day gifts
Shopping

16 Mother’s Day gift ideas for the mom who says she wants “nothing”

Our moms so do much for us. That’s why when we ask what they want…

Fat mom shaming
Fat mom shaming
Family

I’ve been trolled for being fat and a mother, and I’m not alone in this

Trigger warning: This article discusses online bullying and harassment. If there is one thing I know…

Exclusively pumping is my method of feeding my baby
Exclusively pumping is my method of feeding my baby
Love

Everyone told me “breast is best,” but I opted to exclusively pump anyway

Motherhood—and mothers’ voices—should be celebrated every day. But that also means having conversations about the…

Black History Month, Raising Black Boys, Teaching Black Son About Black Excellence
Black History Month, Raising Black Boys, Teaching Black Son About Black Excellence
Lifestyle

Teaching Black excellence to my son during Black History Month

The current political climate in the United States has made raising a Black boy both…

sexual assault
sexual assault
Love

I am a survivor of sexual assault, and this is how I cope while being a parent

Warning: This story discusses sexual assault and sexual abuse.  Motherhood—and mothers’ voices—should be celebrated every…

friendsgiving
friendsgiving
Friends

Friendsgiving has become my favorite way to celebrate the holiday as a young mom

How to cope when your parents get sick
How to cope when your parents get sick
Family

How to cope as an adult when your parents get sick

“Yo Momma’s so stupid, she got hit by a parked car.” My date was firing…

getting pregnant
getting pregnant
Lifestyle

“When are you getting pregnant?” 5 women discuss this problematic question

“When are you getting pregnant?” Women everywhere are far too familiar with getting asked this…

Woman looking at a pregnancy test
Woman looking at a pregnancy test
Health & Fitness

What no one tells you about trying (and struggling) to get pregnant

Motherhood—and mothers’ voices—should be celebrated every day. But that also means having conversations about the…

Illustration of mother carrying her husband on her back while caring for son and daughter
Illustration of mother carrying her husband on her back while caring for son and daughter
Lifestyle

The parenting double standard I’m done being quiet about

I’ll give it to you straight: I’m a tired mother of two. My days end…

Mother and daughter silhouette
Mother and daughter silhouette
Lifestyle

Having a daughter gave me the relationship with my mother that I never had as a kid

This essay was originally published on August 13th, 2018. I knew that my second child…