Why Jon Stewart Can Wait

Erin Britt

By Joelle Wisler. I make a promise to myself to be right here with my daughter. 

A Pledge Against Being a Perfect Mom

Erin Britt

By Kelly Hirt. We could encourage each other to admit to a bit of slacking instead of holding ourselves, and others, to unreasonably high expectations.

The Best Perfect

Sue Callaway

Chasing perfection is one of the dumber habits one can acquire, but unfortunately I acquired it so young that by the time I realized the futility of it, the need to chase that elusive carrot was baked all the way in.


Jennifer Savage

Without a washer/dryer in their apartment, Savagemama discovers a drop-off laundry service. 

Bad Dad

Michael Fitzgerald

What I felt more than anything as I was riding my bike home that day was I have failed my 6- and 3-year-olds. I have put them in harm’s way. I’m a bad dad. I’m in a position to be laid off because I’m not a serious person. I dabbled in writing rather than fully committing to my software engineering career.

Dear Congress – I Think You Have Forgotten

Katie Coppens

But you, Congress, have a choice in changing our country’s view on paid maternity leave. You can help women balance the adjustment between family and work.

The Day I Stopped Saying ‘Hurry Up’

Rachel Macy Stafford

When you’re living a distracted life, every minute must be accounted for. You feel like you must be checking something off the list, staring at a screen, or rushing off to the next destination.

Things I Meant To Do

Gloria Hansen

Tonight, I've realized that your childhood is far too fleeting to elbow aside in the name of Important Work. YOU are my important work.