motherhood

A Real Question About Motherhood: As A Woman Of A Certain Age, Do You Really Want To Be Halle Or Janet?

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Science — and celebrities — are routinely sending us the message that our biological clocks aren’t really ticking as fast the emotional ones that tell us we must become a mother by a certain age. Three years ago, Halle Berry gave birth to a son at...

Ciara Covers ESSENCE’s Ultra Springy May 2016 Anniversary Issue

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ESSENCE’s May issue features a newly engaged Ciara in a blush pink strapless number against a gorgeous floral backdrop. Inside, she talks single motherhood and her views on marriage now that she has new love in her life. “The moment I realized I was going...

Actress Joy Bryant Wants You To Stop Telling Her She Should Have Kids

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Actress Joy Bryant may have played a mom on the NBC show Parenthood, but the 41-year-old is tired of people asking her when she’ll have children. In a new essay for Lenny, Bryant is letting everyone know just when she’ll have a child–NEVER. I’m really fucking annoyed. If...

Kelly Rowland & Her Too-Cute Son Cover Parents

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Kelly Rowland has always been one of our favs, but ever since she gave birth to little Titan Jewell, she’s been absolutely glowing. “Being a mom just makes me feel whole,” the singer confessed to Parents mag, where she and her growing bundle of joy share...

This New Mom Is the Real MVP, She Completed Her Psychology Exam While In Labor

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We already know women are superheroes, but Tommitrise Collins kicked it up a notch when she took multitasking to the ultimate level. While she was in active labor with contractions just three minutes apart, Collins decided to finish up an exam before her baby girl arrived. Collins’...

Are White Women Praised for Being Family Matriarchs, While Black Women Are Attacked?

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The definition of “traditional” families are shifting. While two-parents used to be the norm in households across America, increasingly the definition of families have expanded to include single parent households, co-parents, same-sex couples, and multi-generational clans all united under love. Still, despite the ways in...