Modern Motherhood

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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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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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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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Celebrating The "Other Moments"

When it comes to parenting, the major milestones might be most remarkable...but do we spend enough time talking about the more menial moments that make up our day-to-day lives with our families?