motherhood

Three women and their children made it to the border — but their fate still hangs in limbo

Members from the caravan wrestle with entering the U.S. illegally, or waiting for months

My mother may have lost her memory, but I can still feel her love

When you are loved so much for so long, the love left behind can outlast memory

During the day, I’m a calm mother — but at night, my deepest fears take hold

I know these late-night anxieties strike other mothers, too

Lucy McBath’s political career was inspired by tragedy. Listen to her speak about gun violence in this podcast.

McBath’s 17-year-old son was killed in a shooting in 2012

A ‘shame-filled’ prison: Inside the maternity homes that forced teen moms to give away their babies

In the 1950s and ’60s, mostly white, middle-class teens were hidden in maternity homes during pregnancy

My daughter was diagnosed with cancer. After a terrifying year, we’re relishing a mundane life.

I’m grateful our family can appreciate the ordinary

Michelle Obama had a miscarriage. But struggling with infertility shouldn’t be a surprise in our society.

Like many modern Americans, Obama didn’t realize that early miscarriages are very common

I grew up experiencing anti-Semitism, yet I didn’t discuss it with my kids. After Pittsburgh, I changed that.

I became complacent during a time of dormancy, but I’m realizing I need to do more

Michelle Obama opened up about her struggle with infertility. Here’s why that matters.

Obama’s willingness to discuss her struggle can shine a light on the prevalence of infertility

A staggering number of U.S. women die from childbirth. California is working to change that.

Between 2006 and and 2013, California lowered its maternal mortality rate by 55 percent