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Amy Schumer Reminds Women ‘Your Periods Shouldn’t Be Painful’

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Amy Schumer posted another candid video about her endometriosis journey, this time calling out the way women are often dismissed when they say they’re in pain Amy Schumer has never been one to shy away from telling it like it is. That’s more apparent than ever this week, as she’s been taking to social media […]

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There Are No ‘Entry-Level’ Homes For First Time Homeowners

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Since my divorce, I’ve been in the market for an entry-level home. I don’t want or need big and fancy or even brand new. I just need space for me and my three kids. Ideally this will be a three-bedroom home with at least one and a half bathrooms because every time one kids has […]

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I Was Caught Off Guard When My Preschooler Asked About My Brother’s Death

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My four-year-old asked me the question last night. The one I knew was going to be asked one day, but caught me completely off guard: “Mommy, how did Uncle Tyler die?” And there it was. I stared blankly at the inquisitive, loving, and innocent boy with the big brownish-hazel Bambi eyes looking up at me, […]

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California Could Soon Require Free Menstrual Products In Public Schools

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California Democratic Assemblywoman Christina Garcia was inspired when Scotland declared last year that access to menstrual products is a human right. The country announced it would offer free period products to whoever needed them. The Period Products Bill was passed unanimously by Parliament and requires schools, universities, and publicly funded places to offer free menstrual […]

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We Are Mothers, And We Are Not Here For Your Bullsh*t

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There’s a woman who lives at the end of my road, and I’ve never cared for her — I’ll just be honest about that right away. When we moved into the neighborhood, I had a baby and was pregnant with my second. Then we got a dog, had our second child, and I got pregnant […]

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Parosmia Can Wreak Havoc On Your Sense Of Smell After You’ve Had COVID

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My husband recently had COVID. And frighteningly, he was pretty sick, but thankfully stayed out of the hospital. He had a terrible cough that left him with little energy after being up all night. He didn’t have much of an appetite, but when he did eat, he was thankful not to have lost his sense […]

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‘Air Ambulances’ Cost A Fortune—If You Don’t Have The Right Coverage

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The only time I ever took a ride in an ambulance was the time my five-year-old daughter broke her arm last year while on the playground at school. There, in the emergency room of our local hospital, ER doctors and nurses could not determine if she needed surgery. The x-rays weren’t particularly clear and warranted […]

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How To Teach Your Kid To Give A Crap About Others’ Feelings

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Modeling empathy — toward your child and others — will go a long way toward teaching them to notice and consider the feelings of others.

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Two Moms Had Breastfeeding Struggles — One Got Help, The Other Got Her Kids Taken Away

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Have you ever needed professional help as a mother? Have you ever worried that your need for help may be interpreted as you being an incompetent mother? Like, incompetent to the point where your kids may be taken away from you?  For a lot of you, the answer is an emphatic no. And some of […]

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A Weekend Alone Was Exactly What I Needed To Combat My Mom Burnout

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After watching a few episodes of “What If” on Disney Plus — their latest Marvel series, which flips the script on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, reimagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways — the mom in me immediately started thinking … “What If.” What if moms “flipped the script” on their households? What […]

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I’m A Patient Person — But The School Car Line Turns Me Into A Rage Monster

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Chances are, whether you’ve known me for thirty years or three months in real life (as in, outside of essays and social media), you’ve never seen me angry. You’ve probably seen me cry—because, well, the whole young widow thing—but you probably have never seen me rage. Most people haven’t. My anger is generally something I […]

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Patience And Kindness Helped Me Win Over My Vaccine-Hesitant Friends

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I got the COVID vaccine the moment it was available to me. I was the opposite of vaccine-hesitant. You could say I was vaccine-enthusiastic. To my surprise, I cried actual tears of joy and relief when I walked out of the building after the first dose. I’m not usually a weeper, but I couldn’t believe […]

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