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YouTube -- TEDtalks: A new way to think about the transition to motherhood | Alexandra Sacks
'When a baby is born, so is a mother – but the natural (and sometimes unsteady) process of transition to motherhood is often silenced by shame or misdiagnosed as postpartum depression. In this quick, informative talk, reproductive psychiatrist Alexandra Sacks breaks down the emotional tug-of-war of becoming a new mother – and shares a term that could help describe it: matrescence.'
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3 days ago by adamcrowe
ladybusiness | Guest Column: Where Have All the SFF Moms Gone?
“People say motherhood is isolating. I thought they meant physically, like having a kid makes it hard to get out of the house. But what I find isolating is the feeling that no one wants to hear about it.”
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10 days ago by Felicity
(((Leah Donnella))) on Twitter: "Last night I was SUPER stressed so I called my mom. Her advice: Make a list of everything you have to do. Take a hard look. It only gets worse from here. You don't have kids yet. Your prize at the end will be the knowledge
Last night I was SUPER stressed so I called my mom.

Her advice: Make a list of everything you have to do. Take a hard look. It only gets worse from here. You don't have kids yet. Your prize at the end will be the knowledge that most people who deserve recognition don't get it.
parenting  career  advice  motherhood  humor  anxiety 
20 days ago by dirtystylus
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If you've been wondering why I fell off the face of the earth/Twitter the last few months...
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27 days ago by walecain
Why Choosing Single Motherhood Still Means Breaking All The Rules
Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe, was featured in this article.

Then, she began preparing. Robinson opened a “motherhood” savings account, and researched the best countries to give birth in. She’s also leveling her blood pressure, changing her diet, losing weight, seeking dental care, and practicing yoga to strengthen her core and her pelvic floor — parts of the body integral to pregnancy and childbirth. “You plan your career. You work your ass off,” says Robinson. “I’ve never operated from a place of helplessness in any other part of my life. Why would I do that with this?”
evita-robinson  allison-yarrow  bustle.com  single-motherhood  unpartnered-motherhood  motherhood  single-mothers-by-choice 
5 weeks ago by yolandaenoch
The Costs of Motherhood Are Rising, and Catching Women Off Guard - The New York Times
The researchers documented a sharp decline in employment for women after their first children were born, in both the United States and Britain, even though about 90 percent of women worked before having children.

The surveys also found no decline in overall job satisfaction post-baby. Yet consistently, between 15 percent and 18 percent of women have stayed home.
womenworkers  laborforce  motherhood  Mothers 
5 weeks ago by brycecovert

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