Motherhood ‘Help Wanted’ Ads

This is the motherhood ad I thought I was answering when I was young and naïve and not yet a mother. Wanted: Loving mother to raise beautiful, perfectly behaved children. Expect 100% cooperation, starting with newborns who sleep through the night, and ending with teenagers who count you as their best friend, with never a…

We need women leaders everywhere

Have you ever heard of the “Mommy wars?” It’s the sad, judgemental insecurity-laden false narrative that pits mothers against each other to see who can be the best. Homebirth or hospital birth, breastfeed or bottlefeed, preschool or not, work outside the home, work in the home (something EVERY woman does, of course) or do outside…

Everything I need to know I learned from being a mother

All of my growing up years, as far back as I can remember, I was fascinated by babies. I loved them. I couldn’t get enough of them, and like many little girls, I dreamed of the day I would be a mother. As the oldest of 6 kids, I got in lots of practice and…

I am mother. Hear me roar.

(Heads up – this is not a political post unless being a mom is political and then it totally is.) I’m a mother. I’ve been one for 26 years. As a mom, I’ve worn many hats and learned all kinds of stuff they don’t teach you in books. What’s that saying? “Before I got married…