When Everything is Gone
Finding Gratitude During Postpartum Depression
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I Forgave Myself for My Mothering

I Forgave Myself for My Mothering

  When we go out, people always tell me how beautiful my daughter is. She kindly replies, 'Thanks!' and shies away. They turn to me and tell me how much they appreciate a well-mannered, well-behaved toddler. Extended family tell me what a great mom I am, so I must be doing something right. But in my eyes, that is not the case. In my mind, every action I take causes immense guilt. Countless nights of lost sleep from personal shame. Regrets for my[...]

When Everything is Gone

When Everything is Gone

I feel fortunate that my organization, WaterAid, has been working in Nepal for over 20 years. Long before the 7.9 magnitude earthquake first rocked the country on April 25, my colleagues were there, expanding access to clean water and toilets, breaking taboos around menstruation, and promoting simple hygiene practices like handwashing with soap. Known for our local expertise and close relationships with community leaders and marginalized families alike, we have a long history working in 27 districts across the length[...]

Freeing Yourself From the Web

Freeing Yourself From the Web

By Rachel Macy Stafford The thought of a 48-hour break from technology got into my head and wouldn’t leave. Perhaps it was because of the spectacular weather forecast for the weekend. Or maybe it was due to the fact that I’d been engrossed in the final edits on my forthcoming book. Or perhaps it was because my daughters suddenly looked more like tweens than children, and I felt an urgency to spend true quality time with them. Whatever the motivating factors[...]

10 Preschool Apps That Are Worth the Money

10 Preschool Apps That Are Worth the Money

Photo Credit: Tech kids on BigStock Photo By Common Sense Media Your preschooler wants an app, but you don't want to drop $2.99 on a throwaway game that won't even get you through the line at the grocery store. The good news is that there are great apps out there for little ones that are not only worth the price of a latte but also have some educational value. The best apps for preschoolers have few rules and objectives and really make the[...]

Get Outside & Grill! 50+ Backyard Recipes

Get Outside & Grill! 50+ Backyard Recipes

    With warmer weather and longer days, it's time to get outside! We've gathered a great collection of recipes for the grill to help you do just that! While many of these straightforward dishes are easy to prepare, they don't skimp on flavor. And if you've been looking for an excuse to get creative with your grilling, this lineup -- full of unique preparations and flavors -- may be the catalyst you've needed to get you going! Check out those intriguing salad ideas,[...]

Yes. My Kids Are Real Brothers. Really.

Yes. My Kids Are Real Brothers. Really.

    Two out of three kids are adopted. At least that’s how it works in our family. We didn’t plan it that way . . . that’s just how it worked out. People are curious when it comes to adoption, I get that. We’re naturally curious about families that look different or are put together a little bit differently. I’ve made my peace with the curiosity although I don’t do very well with the old biddy asking me personal questions in the frozen[...]

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