Tag: motherhood

Alfre Woodard Proves the Party Don’t Stop after Motherhood in Netflix’s Juanita

Who said that life ends after giving birth? And furthermore, why are adult children so damned ungrateful to their mothers in the first place? I’m no mother, but if Beyoncé can head a clothing line, a production company and sit on top of an empire, all while having have three kids, then your kids can […]

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How Busy Working Moms Can Take Meaningful Breaks

When you’re a working mom, it can easily feel like you have no time for genuinely restorative breaks—or any break for that matter. Which can quickly lead to everything from resentment to burnout. But mothering doesn’t have to be one massive hustle without any respite. We just think it does. And these narratives dictate how […]

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My 2019 Mom Goals

2018 has been an incredibly empowering year for me. In January, we welcomed our first child, Leo Gem, into the world and with her came so many “firsts”. First labor, bringing her home, breastfeeding, smiles, coos, expressions, laughs, solids, crawls, words, holidays, family photos, trips, trains, planes, automobiles – you […]

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How Working Parents Can Regularly Reconnect and Strengthen Their Relationship

In 2016 author Jessica Turner surveyed 2000 working moms. Two-thirds said that marriage or making time for their partner was a challenge. For instance, one working mom wrote: “My husband and I are so busy and tired that we ‘forget’ to pay attention to each other.” Another wrote: “My husband and I find it difficult […]

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Are Black Parents Partly Culpable in Their Daughters’ Hair Struggle?

Netflix continued its quest to revive the rom-com this weekend, releasing a new original movie that delves into black women’s journey to find self-confidence amidst Eurocentric beauty standards. In Nappily Ever After, adopted from Trisha Thomas’ 2000 book, Sanaa Lathan (Love & Basketball, Something New) plays a marketing guru named Violet who has always felt […]

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9 Suggestions for Stressed-Out Working Moms

You’re a working mom who often feels stressed out. You’re exhausted. Maybe you feel like you’re not giving what you want to give to your kids and to your job. Maybe you also feel like you’re regularly running around and yet nothing really gets done. Maybe you don’t have enough energy. You certainly don’t have […]

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