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Recently the New York Times Magazine published an extensive article describing a group of women who have decided to step away from careers to raise their young children under the title The Opt Out Revolution. The article, while evocative of an important decision that many...

A single mother lived upstairs with her seven-year-old son. I was a guest for the week in my friends’ new second-floor apartment in a sunny three-unit house. They hadn’t seen much of their neighbor, they told me, but they’d heard her. Screams, threats, curses, relentless wrath against her child. They laughed about it. She’d...

Do you ever get a break, I wonder, from how fiercely you love them? I'm just curious... how are you supposed to let them leave home, lose jobs, get their hearts trampled on? I know everyone does it, everyone survives it. But sometimes it just seems so unlikely, unless I can just get a little respite from this horrible hot...

When Mother's Day was first born in 1872, breakfast in bed, Hallmark cards, store-bought bouquets and being taken out for brunch wasn't anywhere near the point. Then called Mother's Peace Day, the holiday was supposed to celebrate the values represented by motherhood -- peace, mercy, charity, and patience -- and the broader...

The stigma still exists.
 
The saying remains among black folks that we do not see therapists.
 
"Chile only needs a kick in the ass. That should straighten her up!"
 
"There's nothing wrong with her. Should just quit acting a fool!"
 
There is a saying that black folks do not...

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