The Myth of the ‘Ready-Made Family.’

  Think back to the beginning, when the break-up with your co-parent was still a raw, unhealed wound and everyone seemed to be taking turns throwing salt into it. Stormy predictions about your future were coming in from all sides, and, because this was all so new — pregnancy, co-parenting, and/or solo parenting, you weren’t […]

Parenting From the Heart: Latifah Miles on Mothering.

What makes an ideal mother? Is it her race, age, or the money in her bank account? Or maybe it’s her willingness to breastfeed or unwillingness to be away from her child to work outside of the home. Whatever the right answer is, throughout my entire pregnancy, I assumed that I would naturally fall into […]