Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood

Op-Ed: The Six Degrees of Separation of Marigold, Downton Abbey’s Adoption Prop

Heidi Czerwiec

In today’s Op-Ed, Literary Mama reader and adoptive mother Heidi Czerwiec questions Downton Abbey’s adoption storyline.

Op-Ed: The Feeding Frenzy

Chelsea Covington Maass

In this Op-Ed consider the categories we place ourselves, and other parents in. Should we label each other?

Op-Ed: WAHMs, WOHMs, and SAHMs: Deflecting Judgment With Confidence

Kristen Ploetz

How do you stave off judgment? Kristen Ploetz suggests in this guest Op-Ed that it’s time to quit commenting on the different choices of WAHMs, WOHMs, SAHMs and every other kind of mother, and move forward together.

Op-Ed: Motherhood is an Acquired Taste and that’s OK

Alyssa Lyons

Sometimes the maternal instinct is immediate, and sometimes, as Alyssa Lyons points out in this guest post, it evolves over time.

Op-Ed: Awkward Pauses — My Life as a Secular Parent

Kristen Ploetz

Maybe I should just get this out of the way so we don’t waste each other’s time: I’m an atheist. I do not believe that any kind of deity created this world in which we live. I don’t believe that …

Op-Ed: Don’t Let Social Media Make You Feel Inadequate

Wendy Hassett

How has social media affected your parenting? Do you take comfort in the information shared by other moms or, as Wendy Hassett writes in guest Op-Ed, do you wish for a little more honesty?

Op-Ed: The All-Consuming ACT Test

Valerie Kalos Anderson

What do you think about standardized college entrance exams? Valerie Kalos Anderson acknowledges their importance but doesn’t believe they will determine her daughter’s ultimate success in life.

Op-Ed: The Polarization of Parenting in Corporate America

Amy Mackin

Balancing the needs of the workplace with the needs of the family: Amy Mackin shares her opinion about telecommuting in this editorial.

Op-Ed: Raising Children on a College Campus

Mallory McDuff

Would you live where you work? Mallory McDuff does and says it’s a great experience for her children.

Anti-Bullying Work in Schools

Sarah Hoffman

My eight-year-old son Sam has hair down to his waist; he is generally mistaken for a girl. Though recently he’s most passionate about Star Wars, for years he played princess dress-up games and wore a fairy costume on Halloween. I have no idea what his gender identity and sexuality will be once he reaches high school. But I want to do everything I can so that he won’t be attacked for his differences when he gets there.