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Parenting comes with challenges, but navigating day care was nearly impossible

Elizabeth Warren’s universal child care proposal is the most exciting idea I’ve heard from a candidate

My partner and I reevaluated our life priorities. Here’s why we are pulling back from our careers for now.

Becoming parents was a reality check

The Women’s March is almost here. These are the hard questions I must ask of the movement.

As a white woman, I can’t risk repeating the failures of our past

I craved being a mom. I wasn’t prepared to hate parenting.

I felt ashamed to tell anyone that I was feeling anything less than total, overwhelming love

My husband and I are equal partners. Why does he get so much more credit for parenting?

These gender biases are built into our culture

Cooking with my partner is a beautiful element of our relationship. Here’s why it’s special to us.

Few things bring me more joy

I know my time is limited as a foster mom. Here’s how I’m making the best of it.

Being afraid of or angry doesn’t serve anyone

I was self-conscious about my body. Then I joined a naked bike ride.

It helps me feel comfortable in my own skin

The weather is getting warmer. That’s not an excuse to harass someone on the street.

It’s not a compliment, and it’s not kind