M. Esther Sherman

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7 Ways The Holidays Are Different As A Single Mom

In recent years, I’ve taken my passion for adventure and paired it with my daughter’s love of holidays and all things festive. The holidays are totally different when it's just you and your kid, and I've learned to embrace those differences in a way …
By M. Esther Sherman

6 Outrageous Things Single Moms Will Hear From Their Relatives During The Holidays

Is it really that time of year again, huh? I have to start caring what people think and making small talk with people I loathe? Ugh. When people start asking me what I'll be doing for the holidays, I know I'm about to hear some outrageous things ever…
By M. Esther Sherman

6 Reasons Having Only One Kid Makes Some Families So Much Stronger

Growing up, I always thought I would be the mom with a litter of children — dozens of little ones bouncing from room to room in chaos — I knew what motherhood was like. It was my plan to have kids, enough kids to compose my own soccer team with at l…
By M. Esther Sherman

6 Things You Need To Know About Hooking Up With A Single Mom

When I was a teenager, I was remarkably well-behaved. It is, it turns out, possible for teenagers to be safe and attentive. I was responsible, studious, and didn’t sneak out to have salacious relations with other teens. (And luckily my parents don’t …
By M. Esther Sherman

7 Reasons A Slytherin Will Be The Most Thrilling Sex Of Your Life

When it comes to sex, we all want the best. We want the kind of encounters that can make the skin ache for more and the mind reel with instant replays. We want heat, sweat, passion, and well, um, orgasms. Let's not beat around the bush (although some…
By M. Esther Sherman

13 Reasons Book Lovers Are Better In Bed, Because Imagination Goes So Far

There’s nothing quite like diving into a really good story. The best books wrap around you and don’t let go until the final climax. The best writers know how to penetrate the soul completely and leave you delicately hanging between elation and grief.…
By M. Esther Sherman

The One Thing You Need To Know About Dating A Single Mom

There are roughly 11 million things it would be nice if everyone knew about dating a single mom. At least a million of those things should be considered a top priority that must be known before embarking on a romantic situation with a mom. These incl…
By M. Esther Sherman

5 Reasons Introverts Are Most Likely Who You'll Have The Best Sex Of Your Life With

There are some things that we simply know to be facts: Knowing how to discipline children is trial and error; The Beatles will always be awesome; Ice cream tastes better out of a cone; Children behave best when their moms aren’t around; And, of cours…
By M. Esther Sherman

11 Ways Feminist Moms Raise Kids Who Won't Slut-Shame (That Have Nothing To Do With Sex)

Growing up can be rough. By “can be,” I mean "most definitely is." Most of us experienced our fair share of teasing and bullying and, if you’re a woman, you have most likely experienced some form of slut-shaming. Slut-shaming can be devastating to gi…
By M. Esther Sherman

10 Reasons Why The Best Sex Of Your Life Will Probably Be With A Night Owl

There are a number of things that circulate through the mind in the early hours of morning when everyone else is happily sleeping and you’re left wandering the halls alone. What can you do in the middle of the night? More often than not, I think abou…
By M. Esther Sherman

11 Things You Should Never Say To A Mom Who Doesn't Have A Nanny

In the beautiful world of motherhood, there is a tower of status and prestige. Don’t worry, guys — the mom guilt and judgment is used on all moms. Perhaps at the very top of the mothering totem pole are those fabulous moms with nannies. Yes, I'm refe…
By M. Esther Sherman

11 Things Women Who Don't Shave Really Wish You Knew

When most other young women were learning how to shave and attend to their legs, underarms, and other regions, I was a competitive swimmer. It might be reasonable to assume swimmers keep their bodies hairless but this is only true about one or two we…
By M. Esther Sherman

6 Reasons Why Having Sex With A Scorpio Is Pretty Much The Best Thing You Could Do

There are a lot of ways to define yourself and each of us don at least a few titles every day. For example: I am a mom, a student, a Slytherin, extremely tired, and I am most definitely a Scorpio. While my sign isn’t usually the thing at the top of m…
By M. Esther Sherman

10 Things That Will Definitely Happen When A Slytherin Is Your Best Friend

As I was growing up, my mother constantly reminded me to, “choose [my] friends wisely.” There are some ways Harry Potter ruined my life and my relationship with my mother. My mother is an incredibly sweet woman and if the sorting hat had ever gotten …
By M. Esther Sherman

8 Things You Think You Know About Having A Baby, But Honestly Can't Know Until It Happens

Every once in a while, a parent is blessed with the opportunity to converse with a non-parent who believes they know everything about having a child. These people are often teachers, nannies, and volunteers at local after school programs and they are…
By M. Esther Sherman

Open Letter To Parents Of A Slytherin Kid From An Adult Slytherin

Dear Parents of a Slytherin Kid, I realize that right now you're...concerned. Your thoughts are occupied with concerns of Azkaban and dark marks; you’re worried that your precious little will become a cog in a violent war that will end in death and …
By M. Esther Sherman

13 Things People Without Kids Should Never Say To Their Friends With Kids

Every once in a while when the moon is sliced perfectly in half and the sitter shows up on time, I find myself attending an event with childless people. I stand in the sea of them and realize (for the millionth time) that being a parent is hard. The …
By M. Esther Sherman

4 Reasons Why Dating A Slytherin Is Actually Amazing, Because We Love Rarely But Intensely

For those of us who grew up in the world of J.K. Rowling’s mind and were able to meet Harry Potter and attend Hogwarts (because this is what reading can do), the different houses came to define how we saw the world and how we defined relationships. I…
By M. Esther Sherman

6 New Year's Resolutions For Students That You Can Actually Accomplish

With 2017 finally here and our first round of New Year's resolutions already solidly abandoned, we can now all turn our eyes to the possibility of new and better things. Perhaps, we even hope to attain a new and better version of ourselves in ways th…
By M. Esther Sherman

5 Things Feminist Moms Teach Their Daughters About Consent

There are, without a doubt, some absolutely bad things about being a woman in today’s America. Yes, we’ve made some progress toward equal rights – often, just enough to make it appear like we have equality when 62 million girls worldwide are still de…
By M. Esther Sherman