With parenting, there are no copouts, no sick days, no vacation or leave. That means describing it like a career is both reductive and misleading.
Recently Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire told readers we shouldn’t celebrate a baby’s sex, because gender is fluid and women shouldn’t glamorize pregnancy.
The defensiveness at Serena Williams’s remark rather than rush to celebrate her body’s uniquely female creative work implies that women who don’t have children agree that they are missing something.
Unlike Karen Rinaldi, I don’t believe motherhood is selfish. If anything, parenthood may be the world’s longest and most intense self-improvement class.
Those of us who do homemaking know that it is intellectually demanding work. But we’re still happy to denigrate our roles. Why?
I had feared it was unwise for Beyonce to give ideas to mere mortals that they, too, can survive Glamour Shots lighting and harsh sunlight.
The Center For American Progress wants you to know that giving up your full-time career to care for your kids is a huge financial mistake.
The original title, ‘In case you didn’t sterilize yourself before sex with a man who doesn’t care about you or your future, you still have 72 hours!’ was exnayed by the marketing team.
Infertile couples are desperately wanting and waiting for children. Foster children are children desperately wanting and waiting for parents this very moment.
Let’s give parents in scary moments a bit of grace. This is a difference of opinion and approach, not a criminal matter.
In the era of the smartphone and tablet, boredom is facing extinction. And that’s not a good thing, especially for our children.
Maternity wards in America are now adopting the Scandinavian style in determining how and where we put our newborns to bed: cardboard boxes.
If we can find out whom to blame and avoid their mistakes, then those horrible, awful child-abduction, battery-swallowing, sudden-infant-death nightmares will never come true for us.
To have one day to ‘honor’ mothers is to fail to even attempt to understand all mothers do. It’s to take a gargantuan task and turn it into a tea as if somehow that makes it all worthwhile.
You may think you have time because your children haven’t asked about sex yet. But you’re wrong. Your kids are asking questions—they’re just not asking you.
Not being maximally risk-averse is sensible. But when the worst happens, we must find a way to live with the knowledge that we didn’t do all we could. No parent is immune from this.
Actress Selena Gomez, the 24-year-old producer of Netflix’s teen suicide drama “13 Reasons Why,” responds to reports that her popular series has boosted the harmful behavior it aims to curb.
A mother nursing her child is the strongest image of biological connection between a parent and offspring outside the womb. As such, it must be destroyed.
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