When the snowball bushes bloom in May, I am once again a 5-year-old in long brown braids and a gingham dress. Tucked away in my childhood backyard, I seek the shelter of the flowering bush. Buds explode in a riot of white, each
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 73 percent of mothers today work outside the home. Still, many moms leave the workforce or reduce the number of hours they work while children are young, often returning to work later on. These work
Mothers, a tireless beacon of love and support, were given the second Sunday in May as a special day of recognition by Congress in 1914. Since then, we have celebrated mothers for their strength, persistence and unconditional love. Families have
I used to feel trapped by parenting. My two kids were wrapped around my ankles 24/7, like a double-headed ball and chain. They put a serious cramp in my fitness routine. In the good old days, I used to jog.
After baby is born, or perhaps at the very point of conception, our brains turn to mush. The intellectual contributions a woman makes to society begin to wane as soon as her womb is filled with new life. At least,
Poised on top of the kitchen table, I slowly turned while my mother measured the hem of my new dress. The whimsical hunter green calico brushed against my bare legs with each turn, and I watched in awe as my
At 38 weeks pregnant, Katie eagerly awaited the birth of her first child. Her pregnancy had gone well, and she looked forward to what lay ahead as she arrived for her routine doctor exam. With little warning, and a racing heart,