Tag: motherhood

Mom of 2 Update

I had been told that going from one to two would be the most difficult leap of them all when expanding our family. So, when Adeline was born, I braced myself. I braced myself for Leo (21 months at the time) to come undone, for my marriage to suffer and for our lives to unravel […]

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Adeline’s Birth Story

It was 11pm on Sunday, I was 5 days past my due date, exhausted by the waiting game, and like a sharp bolt of lightening, it hit me. The first contraction. It was unmistakable. From there, they came on fast and intensely, a deep rhythm building heavier and heavier like pounding waves on the shore […]

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Black Women OWN the Conversation Puts Black Women in the Center

Black Women OWN the Conversation, a collaboration between OZY Media, co-owned by Carlos Watson, a former CNN and MSNBC analyst, and the Oprah Winfrey-branded network OWN, is a historic first for television. Launched August 24, the series features panels of such well-known women as Stacey Abrams, singer Monica, comedic actress Kym Whitley, Pose star Angelica […]

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Why Serena Williams Is Holding Off on Giving Meghan Markle Motherhood Advice—For Now

Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images) Who wouldn’t want advice from Serena Williams? Not only has the all-time great tennis player (so says fellow GOAT-contender Roger Federer) racked up an impressive set of hardware over her 23-year career, she appears to be holding it down on the work-life balance front. She and husband Alexis Ohanian are […]

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Duchess, Meet Queen? Beyoncé and Meghan Markle May Meet at The Lion King’s London Premiere

Photo: Chris Jackson (WPA Pool/Getty Images), Larry Busacca (Getty Images for TIDAL) They’re two of the world’s most famous women (with equally famous husbands), are both working moms, share a few famous friends and both even sport royal titles (albeit one slightly more official than the other). But have Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and […]

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Reunited? Meghan Markle Expected to Attend Wimbledon to Support Serena Williams

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends Wimbledon on July 14, 2018, in London, England.Photo: Clive Mason (Getty Images) What would we do without our besties? In my case, I’m not sure I would’ve gotten through the first half of the Democratic debates on Wednesday night without text-heckling half of the candidates with my BFF from our […]

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How Employers Can Support Women During Postpartum Depression

Caring for a newborn (especially the first born or a child with special needs) is a significant time commitment. This becomes more challenging as moms and other caregivers lack proper sleep. There are also additional financial pressures in caring for a new family member and taking time (sometimes unpaid) away from work. Post-birth, the medical […]

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12 Depression Busters for New Moms

1. Say it … “Yikes.” Take a moment to consider all that has changed in your life. Your social life is … poof … gone, not to mention your sex life and any romance that was left in your marriage. You don’t remember becoming a Navy Seal but, like them, you operate on about three […]

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