Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

Throughout my life, I’ve been teased by other women for using pads instead of tampons. But I’ve since learned that using pads is fairly common for women. Alternative period products are gaining traction, but it’ll be a long and slow change.

A (far from complete) list of the roles moms play

Moms aren’t just caretakers, but jills of all trades, masters of everything

As a former foster parent, am I a mom — or something else?

Regardless of the title, I’m happy to just be part of my child’s chosen family

Pandemic days are stifling. So I tried out this technique to build optimism.

With ‘temporal distancing,’ the goal is to imagine yourself in the future