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Life

Their Parents Are Anti-Vaxxers. These Teens Want The Covid Shot Anyway.

by Rebecca Klein

There are ways to circumvent parental consent.

Life

I Had A Traumatic Birth — Getting My Hospital Records Helped Me Reframe It

by Stephanie Gorton

25-34% of parents report a traumatic birth. When my 2nd child was born, I became one of them.

Pandemic Parenting

The Second Snake — And Learning To Live With Risk As A Parent

by Lizzie Simon

Risk was part of my family’s life after our daughter was diagnosed with two rare heart conditions. Then came the pandemic.

MOM BOOKS

The Real-Life People Who Inspired Emily Adrian’s Book About Motherhood And The NBA

by Miranda Popkey

Emily Adrian’s The Second Season doesn’t shy away from the tough questions every woman who tries to balance career and family inevitably asks herself.

Parenting

My Firstborn Leaves For College In 63 Days — Is He Ready?

by Taayoo Murray

I find myself lying in bed at night, wondering how prepared he is.

Life

This Year I Became A Soccer Mom, And It’s Been Surprisingly Profound

by Amelia Abreu

I tell the kids “We’re here to have fun, make new friends and be in our bodies!” but maybe I’m the person who needs to hear that the most.

FICTION

"I'm Afraid I Might Be Turning Into A Dog"

by Rachel Yoder

An excerpt from NIGHTBITCH, a novel about a new mom's postpartum transformation

Parenting

The Reckless Love Of Foster Parenting

by Kira Cook

Mothering this way has taught me that no amount of love can make the beloved become “yours.” Your reward is the time spent in their presence, the ability to bear witness to their growth. That’s the gift.

Life

I’m An English Teacher — But I Told My Children I Didn’t Speak English

by Purnima Mani

As Indian immigrants, preserving our language within the four walls of our home felt like a concrete way of clinging to the country we had left behind.

Life

American Parents Need More Than A Tax Credit — We Need New Family Values

by Elliot Haspel

We need a national conversation about what we want for our collective future.

Olympic Moms

The Advice Alex Morgan Would Give Her Daughter About Getting Into Sports

by Jacqueline Burt Cote

The Olympic soccer star on how "priorities change" after becoming a mom. (But the winning doesn't.)

MOM BOOKS

Are Postpartum Mothers The Ultimate Unreliable Narrators? Two New Novels Make The Case

by Olivia Campbell

Are these mothers going mad or are they actually experiencing something supernatural? Are the demons within or without? Either way, I recognized myself in them.