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Raising Kids Who Are Actively Anti-Racist: Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs and Adam St. Bernard Jacobs Are Teaching Us How

"We’re both intentional about centering our parenting around justice and creativity and are also big believers in always being a work in progress."

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Sleep: Uncovered - Zen Mamas Teresa Palmer and Sarah Wright Olsen on sleeping, dreaming, and wind-down rituals while pregnant and postpartum

Zen Mama founders, actresses, and entrepreneurs Teresa Palmer and Sarah Wright Olsen share what its like to sleep, dream, and how to find that elusive rest while pregnant with littles underfoot.

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Where Do We Go From Here? Join The Fold For A Conversation About The Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Mothers In The Workplace

Join us for a free virtual event featuring Angela Garbes, The Fold's Nora Gomez-Strauss and hosted by Executive Editor, Amanda Carter Gomes.

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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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Krista Scenna, Curator and Owner of Ground Floor Gallery, on Life in the Arts, Small Business Ownership and Motherhood

Arts & Culture Editor, Nora Gomez-Strauss, spoke with Ground Floor Gallery owner Krista Scenna about life in the arts right now and raising children in this volatile time.

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Hungry Hearts: Caroll Lee's Mandu

"My dumplings are almost as nice as my Mom’s now. My kids’s dumplings? Not so much. But they don’t really care and in the end, it all tastes the same—the taste of memories and of love."

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Childfreeness:On Becoming A Stepparent

One woman discusses the evolution of her relationship to her partner, herself, her future stepchildren and her work as she transitions from from childfree by choice to pending parenthood as a stepmother.

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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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From Our Archives

Today we revisit a few inspiring women and their words that will hopefully ignite you again or, perhaps, for the first time.

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"To be honest, I’ve never pictured myself with kids": On The Choice To Not Have Children

Child bearing can be a beautiful choice, but also one that many women wrestle with. We recently sought the perspective of a 40-year-old friend who has chosen to not have children, today she shares her experience and offer insights to anyone curious about her decision.

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See You Tonight, Seattle!

Join The Fold's Founder and Executive Editor, Amanda Carter Gomes, for a discussion on music and motherhood with three PNW artists  in Seattle!

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Personal Style: Singer/Songwriter Shelby Earl on Music, Life Pivots and Pregnancy

We spoke with recording artist Shelby Earl to discuss all things personal transformation and personal style. With a baby on the way and a music career, Shelby shares her experiences with life pivots, taking risks, preparing to become a mother for the first time while also maintaining her career and identity as a musician.

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Single Women and Their Spaces: Personal Stylist and Mother of Twins, Tiffany Wendel

Sometimes the perfect respite from life's unpredictability is a favorite spot in our homes. For Tiffany Wendel, a professional stylist and mother of twins, redesigning her home after a divorce sounded like the perfect form of self care. With deep, textured greens and airy blues comprising the design direction of each room, it seems every inch of Tiffany's home is meant to pay homage to calmness, balance and, the thing she loves most of all, the ocean.

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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 (News) Edit

Words and ideas that made us pause, think and, most importantly, consider what is happening in the world.

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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.