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Emily In Oregon

Saying yes to the adventure of foster care

The call came at midnight: "We have a 3-year-old girl at the hospital. Her mom was shot and is not expected to live through the night. Can you come pick her...

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Moms, let's stop apologizing for the mess

Sometimes our homes are cluttered and chaotic, and sometimes they're sparkling and smelling fresh. We live here and our space reflects that — our kids, our...

Cat and Nat / TODAY

Mom Truths: ‘Mom-dating’ is HARD

"Oh my gosh, is this a real friend? Is this not just a park friend?" The TODAY Parenting Team's Cat and Nat describe the challenges of taking mom friendships...

Jen Hatmaker

Mom success: I'm shooting for 80/20

Here is what I'm learning in the gritty, day-in-and-day-out grind of raising real human beings: if we get seven or eight things right out of every 10, it's...

Mia Carella

To the mom struggling to hold it together

I don't see you because you don't let it show. Like me, you wear a brave mask. You smile to hide your stress, even on the bad days. You get up every day, put...

TODAY Parenting Team

'My lost boy somehow found a way'

He hasn't been hungry in years. He sleeps in a bed. With a woman who loves him. But he still won't let me throw away any of his shoes.

Meredith Masony / That's Inappropriate

50 thoughts I have between sunrise and sunset

I am a woman. I am a wife. I am a mother. My brain never stops. Even when I sleep, I have constant lists and topics running wild through my cerebellum. It....

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