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Having a Baby

27 Photos That Perfectly Sum Up Life With Babies

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents

Babies get a lot of credit for being really freakin' adorable. But not every moment with newborns is so cute, with all their sloppy messes, ...

Here's How Much President Nixon Dicked Up The Name "Richard"

The Huffington Post | Graham Nelson | Posted 08.27.2015 | Weird News

The 37th president of the United States receives blame for misdeeds as varied and sordid as throwing a monkey wrench in the 1968 Vietnam War peace tal...

Italian Priest Offers 'Baby Bonus' Money To Parishioners Who Have Three Or More Kids

Religion News Service | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.15.2015 | Religion

ROME (RNS) A Tuscany priest is offering a baby bonus of more than $2,000 to Italian Catholic families who have three or more children. But there are s...

Watch This Impressive 3-Month-Old Baby Say 'I Love You'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents

For tiny humans that tend to spit up their food and spontaneously burst into tears, babies can be pretty impressive.  A North Caro...

13 Baby Names To Consider If You're Obsessed With 'Clueless'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.16.2015 | Parents

July 19 marks the 20-year anniversary of cult classic film "Clueless." And everyone is like, totally buggin'! In honor of this momentous occasion -- a...

Hillary Clinton Calls For Paid Family Leave In Mother's Day Campaign Video

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents

Hillary Clinton's latest campaign video is all about paid family leave. Released on Mother's Day, the video touts Clinton's commitment to fighting...

'But Aren't All Babies High Needs?'

Holly Klaassen | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Holly Klaassen

Many of us grow up with dreams of what life will be like with a new baby. What we don't count on, however, is eventually having a baby who doesn't settle when we hold her. Who grunts, and groans and fights her feedings.

To Expectant Mom From New Mom, With Love

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

Pregnancy can be an isolating experience, if only because it's your own. No one can know how you feel, because they aren't you. And you have no idea how to feel, because it's not something you've ever done before. Every day, every feeling, is new.

A Letter to My Unborn Child

Kiri Westby | Posted 02.09.2015 | Parents
Kiri Westby

While you will face people who wish you harm for the passport you hold, the religion you follow or the color of your skin, you will also know many people who wish you nothing but happiness and success. It turns out, there is a dark side and a light side to humanity, and the battle is raging.

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.

Baby: Yes, No, Maybe?

Wilamina Falkenhagen | Posted 01.20.2015 | Women
Wilamina Falkenhagen

Thirty, engaged, house, dog, plans for a baby -- isn't that the dream? Wasn't I living the life most young women are searching for? Maybe not.

12 Things That Did Not Happen When I Became A Mom

Heather Spohr | Posted 01.19.2015 | Parents
Heather Spohr

I did not stop having interests. Some of them have evolved, and some might have dropped away, but I still find things other than my kids to care about! Imagine that.

50 Reasons To Have A Baby

Kimberly McLeod | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Kimberly McLeod

Throwing up because you're building a baby, not because you had one too many tequilas the night before.

15 Signs You May Not Be Ready For Kids

Megan Morton | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Megan Morton

You think only surgeons are capable of pulling a craft fuzzball out of a toddler's nose with tweezers while scanning through the DVR.

The Woman Formerly Known As

Jessica Rapisarda | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Jessica Rapisarda

There is no malice in "mom." I've used the m-word many times. But "Jessica," my dime-a-dozen first name, is shorthand for something much more complex.

View From The End Of A Pregnancy

Catherine Naja | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Catherine Naja

Dear Baby, Here are my promises to you, our family, and myself at this bittersweet junction in our story. As the clock ticks away the moments until you arrive, I have committed to stop and savor every last drop of this pregnancy.

6 Ways Toddlerhood And Pregnancy Are More Alike Than You Think

Catherine Naja | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Catherine Naja

It may not make sense to the outsiders, and it may terrify onlookers at the grocery store, but our feelings are both very real and very big.

Are You Ready To Be A Parent? Answer These 4 Questions First

Posted 12.15.2014 | Dr. Phil

Ask yourself these four questions to help determine if you’re ready to become a parent.

10 Ways You Can Actually Help When A Friend Has A New Baby

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Speak loudly in her husband's earshot about how little sex you have had since the birth of the kids. This may get him off your friend's case if he happens to think she's the only one with no sex drive. Also mention how much your husband helped out with the baby. Lie if necessary.

The Deep End Of Love

Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis

Maybe life was easier before Ella, but it wasn't full, or anywhere near complete. Going back could never satisfy me as it had before, because once you experience the deep end, shallow waters aren't the same.

The Wrong Way To Support Your Wife's Breastfeeding

John Kinnear | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
John Kinnear

Yes, I am proud of my wife's decision to breastfeed. But, if I am being honest, I am more proud of what we learned before her milk ever came in.

Dear Friend (A Letter To First-Time Expecting Moms)

Kate Baer | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Kate Baer

In some ways I envy you. I envy your big round belly, constant admirers, and excuse to eat ice cream for breakfast. I envy your time, your naps, your organized nursery and neatly folded baby clothes. I envy your ignorance -- your wonderful, pregnant, pre-baby ignorance.

Please Don't Make Summer Pregnancy Any Harder

Sara Goldstein | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldstein

If you feel the need to utter these words to a pregnant woman in your life, or, God forbid, a woman you've just met, please know that she's calculating just how far she can reach beyond her belly to strangle the life out of you.

10 Surprises From The First Days After Delivery

Meredith Bland | Posted 09.07.2014 | Parents
Meredith Bland

Almost every mother I know lost her shame at the hospital, and it's a darn good thing because you can't afford to have much of it when you're a mom.

What It Feels Like To Hold A Baby For The First Time, Summed Up By One Little Boy's Face

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents

Let's be honest, holding an infant for the first time -- no matter how old you are -- is nerve-wracking. For Reddit user sho3's nephew, holding his ba...