motherhood

  1. Tips & Advice

    How to celebrate your birthday when you’re a busy mom

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    It’s your birthday, Mom. Time to take a break from your busy schedule to celebrate you! Check out our suggestions for some...
  2. Baby

    Sleep, interrupted: How to help baby get back in a sleep routine

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    Sleep is often interrupted by teething or illness, so how do you get your baby back on track? Ann Douglas, author of The Mother of...
  3. Tips & Advice

    Moms and flexible work: How to negotiate a winning work schedule

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    If you’re like most working parents today, you’re running like a madwoman on the family/job treadmill, scrambling to spend quality...
  4. Family Fun

    How to steer clear of a bad playdate: The 9 moms to watch out for

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    Finding compatible playdate partners is even more daunting than finding a life partner. A romantic coupling only requires two...
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    New book explores secrets to being happy mom

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    Motherhood is hard, but it can be happy, too. A new book by Meagan Francis offers a blueprint for being The Happiest Mom.
  6. Mother's Day

    5 Life lessons I learned from my mother

    What is the most important life lesson you learned from your mother? Grateful daughters share the wonderful advice they received...
  7. Tips & Advice

    Monday Mom challenge: Take a risk

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    Were you, in your youth, a risk-taker? Before you became a mom, did steep hills on your mountain bike not faze you in the least? Did...
  8. Tips & Advice

    Handling the challenges of being a solo-parenting married mom

    We hear all about single moms, but what about moms who parent solo and are married? Here are their specific challenges and how to...
  9. Parenting

    Mother's Day: The Hallmark holiday from hell

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    Hallmark may have anointed Mother's Day as the high holy day for mothers... but for moms like me, it's the holiday from hell.
  10. Tips & Advice

    Will the worrying ever end?

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    Listen to Your Mothers is a space to come together with the ones who understand the maternal struggle and joy best -- in the hopes...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Find a new way to volunteer

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    At the start of a new school year, there's a new schedule be learned, to be adjusted to. New bus times, new after-school activities,...
  12. Parenting

    My Blackwell moment: From fashionable to frumpy

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    I used to think pregnancy would be the blackest chapter in my personal fashion history. But now I know that it was merely a dress...
  13. Tips & Advice

    Tina Fey's prayer for her daughter

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    In Tina Fey's book Bossypants , she spells out what -- at least -- she hopes her daughter will not do (especially in her teen...
  14. Tips & Advice

    When did these kids become such people?

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    Listen to Your Mothers is a space to come together with the ones who understand the maternal struggle and joy best -- in the hopes...
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    Mom blogger acknowledges, "I love one child more than the other"

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    Last week, Babble blogger Kate, a mom of two young children with a third on the way, wrote a post titled, “Mom Confession: I think I...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Give yourself a community involvement review

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    None of us lives in a vacuum. Whether you live in the big city or deeply rural, you are part of a community -- one that hopefully...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Get your rest!

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    As a parent of young children, sleep may be elusive for you. In your child’s early days and weeks, you likely are so tired that you...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Build special relationships with each child

    It’s impossible to treat our kids exactly the same. You know it is! Yet do you sometimes find yourself trying to do just that? An...