Let’s Act In Honor of Orlando

By Anna Shirley

Sitting at my desk at work when I first heard about the Virginia Tech shooting, I began crying.  I later sat at the same desk crying as I looked at the faces of the victims and read about their lives. My intent was to give them more attention than the shooter. Driving to pick up my son from sch... Read More

A Dead Gorilla Is A Tragedy, But So Is Blaming Moms For EVERYTHING

By YourTango

We're damned if we do, damned if we don't. This is just another example. It's not a surprise to me, as a mom, that the mother of the little boy who fell into a gorilla habitat in a Cincinnati zoo is being called a horrible mom. Our first instinct upon hearing a devastating story like th... Read More

Before You Participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Read This

By Ana Connery

I recently came across the following post on my friend's blog, My Sentiment ExactLee, and I had to share it because it opened my eyes to an entirely different perspective on the frenzy over the Ice Bucket Challenge to strike out ALS. I've copied it below, with the author's permission. I ha... Read More

Why We Need To Ban The Phrase “Like A Girl.”

By Ana Connery

This video about what happens to the confidence levels of young girls when we use the phrase "like a girl," whether it's referring to how she runs to how she throws a ball, is making the rounds on social media. Parents of girls everywhere love it because it reminds them that there is nothing wrong ... Read More

The Danger of Laundry Detergent Pods

By Carina

Do you use those laundry detergent pods to make laundry just a little bit easier? Then you need to know what one mom is telling us all. Kelly Landry's son Wyatt bit into one of those detergent pods--it's an easy mistake for a little one, the pods are brightly colored and feel soft--and ended up bein... Read More

Why More Moms Are Staying Home With Their Kids

By Ana Connery

For the first time in decades, more moms are choosing to stay home with their kids over going to work, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. This latest research shows the share of stay at home moms rose to 29 percent in 2012, up from 23 percent in 1999, when the numbers reached t... Read More

This Truth About Toxins Will Blow Your Mind

By Ana Connery

I was raised on junk food and pine-scented cleaning products. I know it's nothing to be proud of, but at the time, my mom didn't know any better. Mine is the first generation to truly be educated and aware of the harmful effects of poor nutrition and toxic chemicals, so I really can't blame her. She... Read More

Can We Stop Judging Each Other When Our Tots Play With Tablets?

By Ana Connery

When my son was under 2 years old, I broke one of the major guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics: I let him watch television. For years, the organization has recommended that children under two avoid screen time altogether, but I can count on one hand the number of mom friends... Read More

“American Blogger” Documentary Is Pissing Off A Lot Of Women

By Ana Connery

The debut of the trailer to a new documentary titled American Blogger is causing a stir, though not exactly because people love it. The backlash is focused on the trailer's depiction of the blogging community as entirely white, seemingly affluent, hipster and crafty, when in reality it's muc... Read More

Why Helping Kids With Homework Is A Bad Idea

By Ana Connery

Recently I went to my son Javier’s class picnic where parents showed up with blankets and lunches, so we could enjoy the first taste of spring together with our kids. After the first five minutes, the kids had gobbled their lunches and were running around the park playing tag, leaving the par... Read More