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Advice for New Moms

You Won't 'Enjoy Every Moment' Of Being A New Mom, And That's OK

Christine Marion-Jolicoeur | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Christine Marion-Jolicoeur

I think this kind of talk about babies and motherhood doesn't do new parents any favors.

Being a Mindful Mommy

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Grainger

This is a wonderful way to still your mind, stay connected to your inner desires and be present in the moment. The more you practice these mindfulness actions, the more stillness and awareness you will experience, which will help as you journey through motherhood.

7 Universal Truths Of Parenting A Newborn

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 10.22.2015 | Parents
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

Newborns have to eat throughout the night. Sleep patterns don't get established for several months. Your normal sleep routines will definitely be disturbed. You're going to be tired, my friend.

8 Lessons Motherhood Has Taught a Recovering Perfectionist

Maria Ross | Posted 06.14.2015 | Parents
Maria Ross

There is absolutely no room for perfection in parenting. No median. No bike lane. You will screw up. You will doubt yourself at every turn.

7 Things You Should Know About Your New Baby

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents
Lexi Behrndt

Co-bathing might not be your thing if you don't like having explosive baby diarrhea all up in your business. Something about that warm water tempts even the potty-trained toddler to let one loose. Be prepared, Momma.

To the Mommy I was 7 Years Ago

Shawna Wingert | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Shawna Wingert

Snuggle them and smell their sweet little baby smells. If they fall asleep in your arms, take a moment and savor it. In seven years, I have never, ever regretted any time I spent just loving on my boys. You won't, either.

A Letter to Myself Before I Became a Mom

Bethany Neumeyer | Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents
Bethany Neumeyer

First of all, having kids is going to be hard. Really, really hard. You are going to be tired. Scratch that. You are going to be exhausted. Plan on nine consecutive months of never once completing a full sleep cycle. Seriously.

10 Ways Motherhood Has Changed Me

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Kristen Hewitt

am most certainly a different person than I was before I embarked on our infertility journey over 13 years ago.

The Adorably Honest Questions Pregnant Women Ask Of Their Moms

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.08.2015 | Parents

When seeking parenting wisdom and reassurance, moms-to-be often turn to one special person in their lives: their own mothers. This sweet video fro...

'Welcome To Motherhood' Rap Is Just What Parents-To-Be Need To Hear

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents

Countless moms and dads have lamented the sleepless nights, messy stains, piles of laundry, and general confusion that come with welcoming a new baby ...

How Not to Raise Your Kids

Susan Vernicek | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Susan Vernicek

I want to share a few parenting tips that have saved my husband and I from added stress, anger, jealousy and feelings of failure as new parents.

8 Pieces Of Real Advice For New Moms

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 06.13.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

Every parent of an older (or adult) kid likes to remind you how you'll miss these early days. But I think what those moms are secretly trying to say is that they miss being young, too.

You Made Me a Mother

Jennifer Brenan | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Brenan

You made me a mother when you went to the NICU and I was so scared and everything was surreal. I feared I was missing out on some kind of bonding, but of course I was a mother now and we would bond.

Dear Brand New Mommy

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Kali Kasprzyk

Stay true to yourself. This might be the hardest task of them all. Even picking one thing you did pre-baby and sticking with it will make you feel better.

5 Universal Truths Of New Motherhood

Liz Curtis Faria | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Liz Curtis Faria

While you will love your child with all of your heart, you will also most passionately feel this love when your child is sleeping.

Please Stop Telling Moms To Enjoy Every Moment

Toni Hammer | Posted 04.07.2015 | Parents
Toni Hammer

Sometimes, saying "enjoy every moment" causes guilty feelings to emerge and fester, and the last thing I need more of on my plate is guilt.

Dear New Mom...

Christine Carter | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Christine Carter

You will grow into this relationship in your own way, and discover the art of parenting and caring for another soul in your own time with your own gifts to offer.

5 Questions From A Newer Mom to Those With Grown Children

Audra Rundle | Posted 03.28.2015 | Parents
Audra Rundle

It took having kids for me to understand just how challenging and intricate parenting really is. It takes an entire childhood for parents to really get educated about their role, but by then, of course, the child is grown and moves out. What a cruel joke Mother Nature plays on us!

The One Thing That Helped Me Survive the Transition to Parenthood

Robin Hoffman | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Robin Hoffman

Becoming a mother was the single most intense moment of my life thus far. And even though it has been nearly six months since I first met our son, that first moment when he went from being inside me to being his own breathing body remains just as intense as it did when it happened.

They Should've Warned Me

Jenny Studenroth Gerson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Jenny Studenroth Gerson

When I was pregnant, everyone was all about "warning" me about what was coming next. I walked around much of those 10 (let's face it, pregnancy is 10, not nine, months) absolutely terrified.

You Just Had A Baby

Ashlee Gadd | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents
Ashlee Gadd

I know everything feels undone. I know being a grown-up sucks. I know your house is a mess. I know you have writer's block. I know you feel behind. I know you wish you were superwoman. I know. I know. But. You just had a baby.

Things Learned In The First Month Of Having a Baby

Julie Zhuo | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents
Julie Zhuo

A common conversation around the house regarding baby: "Have you tried X technique? It worked yesterday." "But today isn't yesterday." Seriously, just when you think you've gotten the hang of something, the pattern changes.

6 Things New Parents Need To Stop Doing Before They Lose Their Minds

JJ Keith | Posted 02.26.2015 | Parents
JJ Keith

We are all a messy conglomeration of strengths and weaknesses, with none of us having it totally down and none of us being completely inept. No, we're all just partly inept. Welcome to parenthood.

5 Things I Know Now About Being A New Mom

Rachael Roehmholdt | Posted 12.21.2014 | Parents
Rachael Roehmholdt

To put it gently: I had a rude awakening. In the first month of my son's life, I have learned more about this little baby and myself than I ever imagined possible.

A Letter To My Pre-Mom Self

Ashlee Gadd | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Ashlee Gadd

I am only two measly years ahead of you, but rest assured: I have learned more about motherhood in these past two years than I did in the 26 years leading up to that first positive pregnancy test.