Parenthood

Why Everyone Benefits from Maternity Leave

Maternity leave doesn’t just benefit new mothers. It doesn’t just benefit the babies of those new mothers. It benefits everyone. Everyone. Yes, you, the college student, years away from having a family of your own. Yes, you, the single business executive who doesn’t ever plan to have children. Yes, you, the retired grandmother, long past your child-rearing years. You should …

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You Do You, Mama

You do you. Another one of those phrases that’s thrown around in casual conversation, especially among mom friends. Its presence is growing rapidly on social media – the hashtag #youdoyou has been used almost 250,000 times on Instagram alone. So it’s likely  you’ve said it, but have you ever taken the time to think about what it actually means? You do …

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Mind Your Own Uterus

I thought the fascination with the status of my uterus would end when I had my daughter. I was wrong. If anything the fascination has only grown. Maybe the assumption is that it’s safe to inquire now that I have a child, so I’m clearly willing and able. But what if I’m not? Did you forget how babies are made? …

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