The Shriver Report – Motherhood

Special Edition

Why I Looked Forward to Going Back to Work After Baby
One of the most amazing things about being a mom is that it instantly connects you with billions of other women in the world regardless of ethnicity, religion, or demographics. You connect through the same shared experiences and problems. Though we all fall into the same “mom” role, what we choose to do with our time outside of being a mom is what differentiates us.  → Read More
With Deep Gratitude For My Carpool
As the school year limps to a close, I have a distinct picture of myself as that runner who is carried to the finish line of the race– sweaty and cramped– by her fellow runners. I want to take this moment to thank my fellow runners of sorts — the people who on a daily basis carry me to the finish line — my carpool driving partners.  → Read More
See Mom Run: Why We Should Vote for More Moms
Imagine your typical candidate for public office. Just call up the first picture that comes to mind. What do you see? Is it a guy? A younger person or an older one? White? Yeah, I thought so. Me, too. But I’m starting to change my mind. I’m envisioning a younger woman, and one with kids.  → Read More
Motherhood: A Must-Read
It’s clear to you immediately that you can have anything you want when you have cancer. Word spreads, and your doorstep shows it—a cheery bunch of Gerber daisies, a little tin of peanut butter cookies, a calla lily. The phone calls are endless. You think to yourself that your diagnosis is probably generating as much curiosity and awkwardness as winning the lottery would. Except two people who still want you to find their bunny—not that one!—and fill up their sippy cup and read them a book.  → Read More
Mothering Our Mothers
I was also unwavering in my commitment to raising my daughter under completely different circumstances than I was reared in. Then the inevitable happened. My daughter, my life, left for college.  → Read More
The Last Drop: Grieving the End of Breastfeeding
Childbearing women pass a lot of milestones, from the first time we hear our baby’s heartbeat to the big twenty-four-week gender-revealing ultrasound. But there’s one significant milestone that we don’t talk about.  → Read More