Two moms hugging child
Two moms hugging child
Lifestyle

How “mom co-ops” gave me the community that my son and I were missing

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

Illustration of adult daughter, grandfather, and two kids at a store
Illustration of adult daughter, grandfather, and two kids at a store
Lifestyle

How I’ve reconnected with my father in adulthood

Father’s Day was a holiday my brother and I never quite celebrated. It merely served…

Collage of Samantha, Charlotte, Carrie, and Miranda from Sex and the City
Collage of Samantha, Charlotte, Carrie, and Miranda from Sex and the City
TV Shows

Watching “Sex and the City” with my mom was our unexpected bonding ritual

Sex and the City premiered on HBO on June 6th, 1998. Late Thursday nights looked…

Illustration of a Black mom and her baby on a pink bakckground
Illustration of a Black mom and her baby on a pink bakckground
Lifestyle

I love being a mom—but motherhood is not all I should talk about with friends, coworkers, or even my own family

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

Picture of Amy Schumer Back to Work
Picture of Amy Schumer Back to Work
News

Amy Schumer went back to work just two weeks after giving birth, and she’s already being mommy-shamed

We were already pretty in awe of Amy Schumer, who worked throughout her pregnancy despite…

Collage of mother and son on top of a map
Collage of mother and son on top of a map
Travel

Why being a mom encourages me to travel more, not less

Growing up, my mother’s favorite unsolicited advice was “don’t get pregnant.” It was a constant…

Polaroids of author and her boyfriend
Polaroids of author and her boyfriend
Lifestyle

How the loss of my mother prepared me to grieve for my partner

My mom passed away five days shy of my seventh birthday. It was the first…

Author and her son
Author and her son
Lifestyle

How I’m celebrating myself, a single mom, on Mother’s Day

As soon as May started and Mother’s Day quickly approached, I realized just as quickly…

Mother and child holding hands on pier
Mother and child holding hands on pier
Lifestyle

A love letter to children who had to cut ties with their mothers

This essay discusses child abuse and suicidal behavior. Please read with caution if these subjects…

Photo of the author with her two sons and daughter
Photo of the author with her two sons and daughter
Lifestyle

The pictures I wish I had of my parents are the ones I’ll make sure to leave for my kids

With death comes so many absolutes. A last conversation, a last gift, a last embrace—all…

still from "jane the virgin"
still from "jane the virgin"
Lifestyle

6 low-tech ways to get sh*t done when you’re a millennial mom

Life with a preschooler, a full-time job, and a big commute is an exercise in…

alternative mother's day card
alternative mother's day card
Lifestyle

How to celebrate Mother’s Day when you don’t have a mom

My mom died eight years ago. (Cancer; thank you; it’s not your fault.) I miss…

Hoda Kobt
Hoda Kobt
News

Hoda Kotb revealed she adopted baby #2, and her name is so perfect

Hoda Kotb just became a second-time mom. Kotb, 54, welcomed baby number two into her…

Illustration of mom and son over yellow and green backgrounds
Illustration of mom and son over yellow and green backgrounds
Health & Fitness

My son survived brain cancer. I’m surviving on hope

Last spring marked the five-year anniversary of my son’s final chemotherapy treatment for metastatic brain…

Illustration of a wife and her husband. Wife is holding baby
Illustration of a wife and her husband. Wife is holding baby
Love

My sex life with my husband actually improved after we became parents

After 14 years together, 10 years of marriage, and our share of obstacles, I can…

Illustration of a child's mobile with astrology signs
Illustration of a child's mobile with astrology signs
Lifestyle

I use astrology to help me parent my three very different kids

My obsession with astrology began when I was a kid. My parents always bought the…

Illustration of mom holding her daughter's hand
Illustration of mom holding her daughter's hand
Lifestyle

I have a chronic illness. Should I become a parent?

My husband Ryan and I adopted our rescue puppy, Daisy Blue, a thirty-pound black Lab…

Mother supporting abortion at a rally
Mother supporting abortion at a rally
Health & Fitness

My siblings and I are here because my mom had an abortion at 19

On January 22nd, 1973, landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationally. Today, we still fight to…

Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus
News

Miley Cyrus got real about how her mom got her back into smoking weed again

Miley Cyrus has always been open and honest about her life choices—and perhaps especially when…

Mom with baby on her leg
Mom with baby on her leg
Lifestyle

How my breastfeeding struggles contributed to my postpartum depression

My mom bottle-fed my sister and me when we were babies. This on its own…