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Stop Calling Women Nags — How Emotional Labor is Dragging Down Gender Equality

Gender Equality
Cooking

I Didn’t Know I Needed A Son…

I knew I was only going to have daughters. I just knew it.<p>When I played Life growing up, somehow my car was always dotted with a half-dozen pink pegs …

Parenting
Essential Oils

What My Postnatal Depression Taught Me About Gender Roles

On Mother’s Day, I read so many genuine and beautiful online posts; children writing to their mothers and husbands writing to their wives, every single post mentioned how hard these women worked and how much they had given up in devotion to their families. That’s just what we expect from a mother, …

Parenting

5 things you should know if you've had a traumatic birth

If labour was frightening and nothing like you'd planned, you may need help to get over it. Here's where to start<p>Giving birth is a funny old thing. …

Pregnancy

The silent tragedy affecting today’s children

Education

Dad Realizes ‘Helping’ His Wife Isn’t Actually Helpful At All

A dad realizes the error of his thinking<p>Mike Reynolds was in the middle of congratulating himself for doing some household chores on his wife’s …

Parenting

I Don’t Think We Are Meant To Parent For This Many Hours, Alone

The past two weeks, I have found myself resenting motherhood. Each time one of my children asks me for another glass of water, my skin crawls. When …

Sweet Video Shows A Normal Day From Both Mom's And Kid's Perspectives

It is often said of parenting that the days are long, but the years are short. A sweet new video is putting a spotlight on those ordinary long days and what they mean to kids.<p>In honor of Mother’s Day, vlogger Esther Anderson created “A Normal Day,” a video that shows a mom’s exhausting day with her …

Parenting

Recipes

My Experience of Living With Marble Countertops: One Year Later

(Image credit: Faith Durand)<p>When we renovated our kitchen a little over a year ago, we chose to put in honed marble countertops. One the one hand, I …

Spices

Famifi

Women’s Brains Are Running Households, and the Consequences Aren’t Good

If you’re a woman partnered with a man and you feel like you’re the one holding down the fort 24/7 to make sure the household runs smoothly, it’s not just in your head. New research shows that women do in fact perform most of the mental labor at home, and it’s men who benefit the most.<p>The findings …

Business School

Chrissy Teigen Opens Up for the First Time About Her Postpartum Depression

C <i>hrissy Teigen, 31, is many things: a</i> Sports Illustrated <i>cover girl, a</i> New York Times <i>best-selling cookbook author, a host of the Emmy-nominated TV series</i> Lip Sync Battle <i>and the soon-to-be designer of a fashion line with Revolve. But she’s best known for what her husband, John Legend, calls her:</i> …

The Devaluation of Motherhood (and Why it Matters).

It is almost Mothering Sunday in the UK, so I felt it pertinent to spend some time exploring the value of motherhood in the modern age.<p>Mothers today …

8 Things My Partner Doesn't Get About Sleep Deprivation

Moms can sense when their baby wakes up. I swear sometimes I woke up a few seconds <i>before</i> my baby even cried. I just knew. My husband? Yeah, not so …

Sleep

Vintage Revivals

I kind of have been holding out on you guys. I wanted to test this project a few times before I told you how life changing it was. Good news! It IS …

Four Fascinating Reasons Why Your Child Wakes At Night

Photo credit: Pexels<p>If you want to make parenthood truly lousy then hold in mind an expectation that your baby should sleep through the night. Or …

X-Plan: Giving your kids a way out (#xplan)

<i>(</i>As seen on <i>The Today Show, Good Housekeeping, HerViewFromHome, ScaryMommy, The Huffington Post, Mamamia, MomsEveryday,</i> and numerous social and news …

Secret Ingredient Brownies [VIDEO] - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

The lunch box is not complete without a sweet little treat. If you’ve been sending a piece of fruit all week, switch it up with these good-for-you …

Breakfast

How Changing My Mindset Saved My Marriage

It was one in the morning and I was shaking and sobbing, sitting in my car, alone, in the parking lot of a shopping center. The parking lot lights …

After taking antibiotics, this is what you need to do to restore healthy intestinal flora

(NaturalNews) Antibiotics kill bacteria. The problem is, our bodies are filled with bacteria, and those microbes are essential to our health. Our gut …

I Love The Mother Of My Child, But I Miss My Wife

<i>Everything will change</i>, they say. Well, duh, of course. There’s suddenly a tiny, completely helpless human my wife and I are wholly responsible for. …

Relationships

Baby Care Play Mat Review

I have since written a guide about the Best Non-Toxic Play Mats for Baby which does NOT include the Baby Care Play Mat.<p>While I still love (and use) …

Dear Kids, When I fail…

Dear kids,<p>Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I see that you’ve grown over night. Your face is more defined, your eyes look older. A part of me is …

12 Things That Get In The Way Every Time I Try To Exercise

The population is split into four different categories of people when it comes to the subject of working out:<p>1. They love working out.<br>2. They don’t …

Time I
Dessert

11 Things People Should Stop Saying About Millennial Moms

From the time I first heard the term "Millennial" I heard it as a pejorative. While it's technical definition is someone born roughly between 1980 …

Demographics