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Mommie Dearest: What Happened To Child’s Play?

Show of hands: who else remembers roaming neighborhood streets unsupervised until dusk during your elementary school years?

I have crystal clear memories of being allowed to bike the…

Avital Norman Nathman | April 7, 2014 - 2:00 pm

True Story: I Want A Baby In My 20s

They say that your life completely changes when you have a baby. That this overwhelming sense of love makes you forget all of the sleepless nights and dirty diapers, the…

Anonymous | February 19, 2014 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Your Arguments Against Our Permanent Birth Control Are B.S.

This essay was published with permission from Gender-Focus.

My spouse and I are seeking permanent birth control, and the entire process has been difficult. At this point, we…

Jessica Critcher | February 1, 2013 - 2:00 pm

True Story: What You Don’t Know — But Should — About Single Mothers

I’m going to propose something that may seem radical, given the hysteria that single motherhood seems to conjure in American society. The typical single mother? She doesn’t exist.

Marlee Sheaffer | December 12, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Connie Britton Adopts A Baby, Plus 7 Other Adoptive Single Moms

ZOMG I LOVE HER SO MUCH. Tami Taylor, ugh, I mean Connie Britton, the actress who played Tami Taylor, best mom/wife in the history of ever on “Friday Night Lights,” has…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 16, 2011 - 11:00 am

LeAnn Rimes Hates The Word “Stepmom”

“Step … Stepmother, Stepfather, Stepchildren—the word ‘step’ can take on such a negative connotation to so many in our society. A family is a family. In my eyes, there’s no…

Kate Torgovnick/ | September 29, 2011 - 11:20 am

Barack Obama On Being A Dad

“I grew up without a father around. I have certain memories of him taking me to my first jazz concert and giving me my first basketball as a Christmas present.

Kate Torgovnick/ | June 13, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Health Care Reform Might Require Coverage Of Birth Control

For the past three years, I have not taken any birth control pills and instead solely relied on condoms for contraception. These past few years, I have been a full-time…

Jessica Wakeman | February 3, 2011 - 4:20 pm

I Want To Have A Four-Way

Sometimes I get to watching shows about polygamy and find myself imagining for a moment what that would be like. If I don’t feel like cooking, no problem! A sister…

The Stir | December 26, 2010 - 8:00 pm

30 Things I Wish I’d Done Before I Turned 30

You’ll never hear me saying, “Je ne regrette rien.” That’s French for “I regret nothing.” I regret all kinds of things! Like why I ate so much yesterday. And life…

Susannah Breslin | November 16, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Should Parents Kiss Their Kids On The Lips?

Personally, it feels strange even writing that title. Why wouldn’t parents kiss their kids on the lips? Isn’t that what all parents do? You know, kiss their kids on the…

Susannah Breslin | August 9, 2010 - 2:20 pm

The Duggars Are Aiming For Baby #20

My ovaries hurt last night watching the premiere of “19 Kids And Counting” on TLC featuring Michelle and Jim Bob and their army of children. Even though baby Josie,…

Ami Angelowicz | August 4, 2010 - 2:10 pm