motherhood
As young Black girls, my daughters have a myriad of complex social issues to face.
motherhood
Do I understand that by not having children I am giving up on one of the most profound relationships possible? Yes.
best friends
I used to worry that I'd be unwittingly ostracized from our little group because I didn't have or want children. Instead, our respect for each other has only strengthened.
baby
These lazy weekend lie-ins will soon be a thing of the past, so enjoy them while you can.
motherhood
I am not a mom, but I study them -- and the difficult work they do -- for about eight hours a day.
children
Throughout my life, people said, “Oh, you’ll change your mind when you get older,” and for 30 years, my response has been the same: “If I do, please, please remind me of these excellent reasons why I shouldn’t.”
parenthood
Next time a child waves at you and shouts “hi!” EVEN IF YOU’RE EATING OR YOU HATE CHILDREN, don’t act like you can see straight through him.
breastfeeding
Here's my response to the person who said "No one wants to see this" about my breastfeeding photo.
addiction
In Peaches Geldof, I see both a tragic story and an image of my alternate reality.
children
I have nine sons and seven daughters, and I do not intend to stop.
parenting
Modern moms seem to be on a kick to bring their child-rearing techniques back to the Dark Ages, and my technology-obsessed, processed-food-loving heart can’t deal with the sanctimoniousness.
my brown baby
The Jesus I know would not have gotten out of his car to confront some kid on his way from the store. The Jesus I know would have cared more about the state of the hearts of the kids parked at a gas station than the sound in their speakers.
the frisky
Today, I’m 25-years-old and my desire to become a mother is stronger than ever before. I feel like my body’s been screaming to get pregnant for years. Some might say hormones are messing with my head; they probably are.
fertility
The author of a new book about fertility delivers a hard truth: that biology doesn't always align with our rosy feminist ideals.
kids
I'd always thought of pregnancy as a bucket-list experience, something big that I wanted to do once -- and only once -- before I died.
moms
It’s not that I no longer care about stretch marks and saggy boobs, it’s that those things don't have an effect on how I feel about myself.
having it all
With a happy family and a career, I generally feel like I've got it made. According to the current cultural dialogue, however, I do not "have it all" -- I have two halves that don't make a whole.
kids
Kids are boring. Yep. I said it. Here, take my Mother of The Year award and replace it with a bottle of Jameson’s, because I’m going there.
breastfeeding
I have the equivalent of a huge, uh, package in this arena, but I hate the competition around it -- my friends who couldn’t do it had to deal with shame and guilt piled on by moms who should have been supportive.
maternity leave
I always secretly believed that the whole “motherhood is the hardest job in the world” line was condescending bullshit, and I was right -- sort of.
motherhood
No one ever talks about how you might feel sexy and beautiful after you have a baby.
elizabeth street
For several months, my husband and I have been trying to sleep train our 9-month-old baby so he sleeps the entire night, but all our efforts have backfired.