Sorry, But Maternity Leave Is Far From ‘Me Time’

In 2016, from the files of women-who-make-me-want-to-disavow-my-entire-gender comes Meghann Foye, whose write-up on her novel, Meternity, in the NY Post exploded the mommy-sphere into weeping shards of shattered glass for its beyond delusional take on maternity leave. While the hyper-speed world of bloggers and online publications is busy rightly and effectively taking the perspectives shared…

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You Aren't Born Knowing How To Be A Perfect Parent

I have a belief that I've formed after more than 10 years of being a mother. I believe that some people are born with the innate ability to be a magnificent parent — to effortlessly and effectively bring out the best in their kids and delight in the process. And…

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I'm Tired Of Being Asked Why I Don't Want Kids

By Kate Harveston I’ve noticed that since my boyfriend and I started talking about getting engaged, we frequently also get the question, “Do you want kids someday?” Neither of us do, but what’s funny to me is that he tells me that when he mentions that he doesn’t want children,…

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Why I Wish My Father-In-Law Was Dead

When I met my future father-in-law, he was a bit quiet. My boyfriend, Paul, had warned me that his dad was quiet and didn’t socialize, but I figured I could get him to talk to me; I can talk to anyone. So, I’d bring things up that he was interested in like history,…

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I Am The Death Of My Family

I used to think that my grandmother was immortal. She and her two sisters, the holy matriarchal trinity of my family, are well in their eighties, but looking like they just passed fifty. They have survived a war, being poor, abusive relationships, incredible grief, the patriarchy, life-threatening diseases, capitalism. No…

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Men: 10 Ways You Sabotage Your Custody Battle During Divorce

The divorce process is usually very difficult and trying for anyone experiencing it. These difficult times often cause a person to act or react irrationally and in ways that detrimentally affect his or her custody case.  Be aware that prior to court proceedings, the court will evaluate your behavior in…

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