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Stop Judging My Parenting Decisions!

By Dr. Lisa Kaplin for YourTango.com. There's an endless discussion of whether women who are mothers should work outside of the home or not. For many of us, it is a tiresome, useless argument that …

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Remember Mother Earth This Mom’s Day

When I was a child, I looked forward to Mother's Day with extreme excitement. Not the waiting-for-Santa-Claus type of holiday thrill, but the anticipated joy of putting a smile on my mother's face by …

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Trying To Keep This Magic Moment

It's Monday morning, just seconds before the children's alarms go off. Soon, I will be forced to admit that this week has begun. I'm not really ready for it. If I could come up with a way to delay it,…

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My Mother And Her Vibrator

Three years ago, this Shameless Woman convinced my sister to go in on a vibrator as a gift for our mother for her birthday. I think my mom must have been turning 78 or 79 at the time. My mother is a…

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Guinea Pain

By Heather King It hit me right then. Oh, I said to me. One of the reasons I was drinking so much was to be nice to me. Of course now, in recovery, I see I wasn’t being nice to me at all, but then?…

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Divine Wisdom For An Everyday Renaissance

The mother in me knows that I am perfectly imperfect. She knows that nothing in the past left me any less sacred, beloved, and precious than I was on the day I was born. She knows that nothing I've ch…

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Who Needs More Exercise? You Do Mom and Dad

There exist numerous jokes and jabs at the expense of new parents about "baby weight" and an ever-declining level of physical fitness après baby. This goes for the mother, as well as the father. I can…

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TSA Freaks Out Over Breast Milk

On a flight a few years ago, from a one mid-sized airport to another, I got my first dose of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) harassment, or at least what I considered TSA harassment. I w…

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Who Loves You, Baby?

It has been a difficult morning. Emotion sits on my chest and it is hard to take a deep breath. I know from my studies of Traditional Chinese Medicine that we hold unresolved grief in our lungs, and I…

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