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Is it Time to Bring Back "Homemaker?"

“So you’re just a homemaker now?” my grandmother asked as we watched the cousins play together during a summer visit to my hometown. I wasn’t sure how to respond. The term “homemaker” seems so outdated. And “just a homemaker?” What

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The real impact of children at work

I recently returned to work after my maternity leave with my second child. I was able to spend eleven insanely stressful and beautifully crazy weeks at home with my newborn and newly-turned three-year-old. When discussing my return to work while

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The Cost of Being a Working Parent

It has been a long week—as she smells the aroma of coffee beginning to drift through the air and looks at the baby snuggled up beside her that has finally fallen asleep after a night of waking, shushing, and rocking.

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Telling "My Abortion Story"

All too often, stories about engaging with “the other side” of the abortion debate quickly turn ugly and presumptive of others. I hope this story will be different, and am willing to risk ridicule for sharing it because I hope

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Finding New Feminism

“What are you? A feminist?” My friend’s face was twisted a bit – half in confusion, half in thinly veiled disgust. He was shocked, you see. He had thought that I was a fairly conservative, traditional, “chill” woman. But here

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