Co-parenting with an unwilling ex isn’t easy. A divorce mediator shares a few ways you can get your ex to help alleviate some of the burden of being a single parent.
"Everything is a fight. I don't have the fight in me anymore," a single mother writes us. We compile some resources that offer single mothers help in her area.
In polls, Black women are the most afraid of the new President-elect's presidency. Six women explain what they think it means for their families and the country.
This artist believed her life was full of struggle and regret until she had a change of heart, courtesy of her 8-year-old daughter.
“It takes a village” isn’t just a soundbite—it’s what helps keep this woman and her family going, especially after a move to the ‘burbs.
It’s a difficult conversation, but one that we need to start having with our children—and ourselves.
A new video series from mater mea addresses misconceptions that affect Black children.
When her 3-year-old daughter asked, this adoptive mom knew the answer.
In order for her daughter see to her as fearless, this woman had to take a career leap she’d avoided for years.
An incident at her son's new school in Japan highlighted the difficulties that come with being a single parent abroad for this mom.
No one is perfect and always right—which is why it's important to show our children our flaws, one mom writes.
Introducing your kids to a new language can broaden their horizons—here’s how to do it, even if you're not bilingual.
This punishment taught Endyia Kinney-Sterns’ son an important lesson he won’t soon forget.
A painful hospital birth made this mom consider other options the second time around.
Life in Amsterdam isn't easy, but it does provide one huge benefit Marly Pierre-Louis doesn't want to give up.
Professor and artist Coco Fusco speaks candidly about the process of adopting her son Aurelio.
Addressing an unspoken fear both adoptive parents and their children have can lead to a beautiful moment.
Now that her daughter is 10, one mom is working on a version of “the talk” she never got from her parents.
A moving video shows how this mater mea mom supports her transgender child.
For this reader, having her first child in Japan meant “letting go and letting God.”
The performer knew she was meant to be a mother, even after experiencing painful complications during her first three pregnancies.
A new mom reflects on how much she’s changed since becoming a mother a year ago.
Having a blended family can make family history complicated, writes Meilan Carter-Gilkey.
For this mom, taking her daughter to the U.S. Open meant more than witnessing sports history in the making.
A morbid thought haunts this writer when she thinks about having another child.
This advice may help if you're having a hard time deciding whether you should stay at home or return to work.
Finding acceptance for her interracial pairing and daughter was a hard battle, but one that was worth it, the author writes.
Author Ylonda Gault Caviness speaks candidly about what old-school moms got right about parenting.
What do you do when your loved ones say hurtful things about your family? mater mea readers weigh in.