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Activist Elena Hung Wants You To Know What's At Stake With Amy Coney Barrett's SCOTUS Nomination

"It is clear the fight to preserve protections for pre-existing conditions is on the ballot. The next Justice that goes on the Court will decide whether or not 135 million Americans—including my daughter—will still have protections despite pre-existing conditions."

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Author Angela Garbes On The Intersection Of Mothering & Virtual Learning

"Virtual kindergarten is.....a journey. Some days it feels sweet and important, other days absurd and possibly pointless."

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Motherhood At 40 & Beyond: Rachel Daugherty on Adopting at 42

"It is a misconception that offering unsolicited advice is harmless. Some of us biologically cannot carry a child to term, and some of us cannot even get pregnant. I wish more women would think about that and be more sensitive when discussing pregnancy and children."

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A Conversation With Maternal Health Advocate and Founder of Every Mother Counts, Christy Turlington Burns

We chatted with the founder of Every Mother Counts, Christy Turlington Burns, about the impetus behind her advocacy and the maternal healthcare crisis the US is facing — and what she is doing to combat it.

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Motherhood At 40 and Beyond: Meet Amy, Mom to Henry

"I wish there were more normal/not scary resources for women over 40. I live in LA and here it's not that unusual."

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Carrie Akre On Her 10 Year Hiatus, Returning To The Rock Star Life and Becoming A Mother of One

Contributor and musician Shelby Earle talks with Carrie Akre about career transitions, assumptions about motherhood in a male dominated industry, her 10 year hiatus making music and the thing that is bringing her back to the limelight.

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The (Motherhood) Edit

Thoughts and musing on motherhood that made us pause, think and consider what mothering means to us.

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Motherhood At 40 and Beyond: A Conversation About Private Life with Star, Kathryn Hahn

We chat with Kathryn Hahn about her latest role as Rachel in Private Life and share the feedback on the film we gathered from the women whose lives parallel this sensitive and sometimes heartbreaking journey.

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The (Motherhood) Edit

Welcome to our monthly motherhood edit where we share thoughts about the ties that bind us all to mothering, family and the nuances between.

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A Guide to Empty Nesting

As endlessly rewarding as it is to raise a family, there is something profoundly difficult about becoming an empty nester for the first time. We explore the various ways parents can reconnect with themselves--and still parent--through this transitional period.

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A Guide To Roadtripping With Kids

Hitting the road for family vacation this summer? We're discussing one particular tactic for traveling with kids, as part of an overall approach to the family travel experience.

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Motherhood At 40+: Introducing A New Series

Here's the personal story of one woman's journey to becoming a mother -- the first in a new series on starting parenthood at an "uncertain age."

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Podcast Scouting: Shows On Motherhood

We're whittling down the thousands of podcast listening options online these days and featuring our lesser-known favorites. This month's theme, in honor of Mother's Day: motherhood.

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On Our Radar: Mother's Day Wish List

Create a custom Mother's Day gift for the strong woman in your life with the help of these amazing items from a few independent online shops.

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Tips for Urban Families on a Budget

Urban family life can be hectic and expensive, here's one way that we are cutting down on the financial stress of raising a family in the city.

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Parenting An Athlete, As A Non-Sports Fan

What happens when a seven-year-old falls madly in love with baseball, despite a mother's best efforts to avoid the many potential perils and pressures of youth sports?

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Planning Ahead: An Alternative Parenting Approach

Yes, it's important to embrace our kids' transformations as they come. But our motherhood editor, Raluca Slate, is trying to be a little more forward-thinking as her daughter's teenage years creep up, and she suggests a few meaningful ways we can do the same.

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A Conversation with Musician + Doula, Domino Kirke

We chatted with this multi-passionate woman about how she balances family time with her work as both a musician and a doula with a business to run.

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Coping With The Just-Turned-40 Crisis

If you recently hit the 40-year-old mark or are about to cross that threshold, you've probably felt it – the sense that you're changing, for better or worse. It's time to talk about it and share a few ideas for managing the transition.

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How To Talk To Children About Gun Violence

In the wake of recent events, we're realizing we might need to shift the way we talk to our kids about the NRA, gun violence and gun safety. Here's the approach we're taking.

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How To Raise Readers

Motherhood Editor, Raluca State, talks the importance of raising readers and tips for fostering a love of books in your children at any age. .

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Back-To-School Lessons For Parents

We're discussing a few parenting keys to a smooth transition back into the school year for the whole family.

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How To Embrace Change As A Family

Are we raising our kids to be afraid of change? Motherhood columnist Raluca Slate ponders the question while considering a move with her family.

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How We Live: Sharing A Space

We're embracing a family-friendly version of the "co-working" trend at home — between ourselves and our little ones.