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First Time Moms

The Mom Union

Kathy Radigan | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I have found that to do my best job as a mom I need the support and input of other women. Finding this support was a lot harder than I'd anticipated.

8 Things New Parents Experience When Their Toddler Goes Down for a Nap

Emily Hatch | Posted 07.15.2015 | Parents
Emily Hatch

A normal day is 24 hours long. A day with a toddler is around 48. So naptime is essential, for all parties involved. When the magic moment happens - your babe can't fight it anymore - the feelings you feel are so real. First, you will experience a sense of.

Why I've Stopped Judging First-Time Moms

Rita Templeton | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents
Rita Templeton

When your second or third or fourth or fifth child is in the same situation, you know what to do already. You've been there, done that, figured it out. But when it's your oldest... your firstborn... We're all first-time moms. Forever.

Dear Mama of a Soon-To-Be 1-Year-Old

Annie Vovan | Posted 03.02.2015 | Parents
Annie Vovan

As soon as they go to sleep, you sit with your iPhone looking at pictures of said baby, because you miss him or her already.

Dear Second-Time Moms, Please Stop Belittling Me

Katie Markey McLaughlin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Katie Markey McLaughlin

I don't think over-packing for an outing or fretting over my baby's routine makes me silly or lame or pathetic, the way moms of two or more tend to not-so-subtly imply.

Notes to My Pre-Pregnant Self

Karith Foster | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Karith Foster

If I could go back in time just two years I would give my pre-pregnant self some of the best advice I think a new mother could give a soon-to-be mother. I would not be daunting or overly dramatic (which as a Cancerian and a comedian I do have a flare for.) I would be kind, but brutally honest.

Having a Baby Is a Great Way to Be Happy -- But So Is Not Having One

Jessica Blankenship | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jessica Blankenship

The truest thing I can figure out is that attaining and maintaining happiness has a lot less to do with making the correct choices, and more to do with cultivating an ability to weather change with all the courage, humility, curiosity and amusement we can muster.

An Open Letter To A New Mom

Amanda King | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Amanda King

If you broke, who would stay up at night, terrified of the shadows? Who would hold your tiny miracle just right, who would love him and smell the top of his head? Who would stare at him, marveling while he slept in their arms?

An Open Letter to First-Time Mamas

Nicole Dash | Posted 09.11.2013 | Parents
Nicole Dash

We can be good moms and not know what the hell we are doing. We can make mistakes or lose our temper and still be good moms. We can choose to stay home or work outside the home or (gasp) even travel for our jobs and still be good moms.

Leaning in for Sanity

Jill Patir | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

I've come to believe that nothing truly prepares you for motherhood. We had the books, the support from our families, a fantastic doctor and a beautiful nursery. What I wasn't ready for was how I would feel once things settled down.

Let's Teach Our Daughters To Stand Up For Each Other

Tracey Stewart | Posted 07.06.2013 | Parents
Tracey Stewart

Let's teach our daughters to celebrate other women's strength, success and happiness. Let's not limit their options.