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Pick a Body Part You Love Between Your Neck and Knees

Michelle Cove | Posted 04.17.2015 | Parents
Michelle Cove

Girls pick up on our every sigh when we try on jeans that are snug, every groan when we don't like how our dress fits. And they hate hearing our disparaging remarks. It makes them feel sad because they love us. Our comments also normalizing the act of trash-talking our bodies.

Heartwarming Ad Goes Out To All The Moms Who Ever Doubted Themselves

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.17.2015 | Parents

A new ad from Pandora Jewelry celebrates the powerful bond between moms and their children. Titled "The Unique Connection," the ad shows an experi...

Our First Sonogram

Pia Artesona | Posted 04.17.2015 | Parents
Pia Artesona

Oh my gosh! I could see a teeny little light flickering away. It was like the first scene in the movie It's a Wonderful Life when the angels are talking to God up in the galaxy. Every time an angel spoke the stars would glimmer and shine.

This Is My 39

Galit Breen | Posted 04.16.2015 | Women
Galit Breen

Thirty-nine is seeing 16-year-olds and thinking they look way too young to drive and seeing 50-year-olds and thinking they're stunning. It's knowing loss, and finding sparkle in the everyday. It's not necessarily worrying what others think of me and my choices.

I Am Sleep Mom

Mama Bean | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

There is comfort in solidarity. There is comfort in not being the only one. Sleep Mom offers a hand and a tired smile, because sisterhood is reassuring.

Protecting Our Children When Contending With Threats Of Violence

Jen Cohen | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Jen Cohen

The day prior, I received multiple messages from several sources. Key words in print kept reverberating in my mind. "Alleged threat," "police investigation," "a list," "unspecified harm," "social media."

6 Mother's Day Gifts That Mom Actually Wants

Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents

Another gift-giving holiday is upon us, and this time it’s Mom’s turn to be pampered and showered with attention. However, the perfect gift for he...

Why There's Nothing 50 Shades About Kissing Your Kid on the Lips

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Jodi Meltzer

I had no idea parents didn't kiss their kids on the lips! I just assumed. To me, it's the most natural thing in the world. My son runs across the room when I pick him up from school, jumps into my arms, and -- lipstick be damned -- goes right in for a kiss. What am I supposed to do? Turn my cheek like I would on a date gone bad? He's my baby.

Dear New Professional Working Mom

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Stacey Steinberg

As a new mom, I resented my law degree. I resented the responsibility and the expectation it placed on me. But for the first time in a long while, I am grateful to be an attorney. I am grateful to have a profession.

A Mom's Guide To 'Game of Thrones'

Tarja Parssinen | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Tarja Parssinen

"Game of Thrones" mirrors my own life in so many ways. I go to my bootcamp class ("Game of Moans"), then hit Starbucks ("Game of Scones") and make a quick stop at the bank ("Game of Loans"). I

Don't Let Mom Jeans Happen to You!

Mara Menachem | Posted 04.13.2015 | Style
Mara Menachem

It was only until I stood on the sidelines of a Massachusetts soccer game in a sea of parents styled in mom jeans, sneakers and college sweatshirts, when I began to realize maybe Miami was different from most American cities.

Life After Death: A Widow In The World

Melissa Gould | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Melissa Gould

I am definitely a blank screen for everyone's projections. Lots of people need me to be OK. Some need me to be sad -- aren't all widows supposed to be sad? Others seem happy for my happiness, although slightly bewildered -- are widows supposed to be happy?!

5 Ways to Spice Up Your Love Life

Andi Wickman | Posted 04.10.2015 | Weddings
Andi Wickman

Here are a few things I've done to help me be more intimate with my husband (often leading to some great sex). Some of these sound crazy, but stick with me.

How Becoming a Mom Made Me Less Busy

Becky Tountas | Posted 04.10.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

Since I became a mom, my priorities have shifted and I find myself saying "no" more. I long for lazy Sunday afternoons at home to contrast our active weekdays. It's such a relief to have mornings when we don't have to rush out the door.

Motherhood on the Rocks

Shari Medini | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Shari Medini

I put the toddler down, went into the bathroom, put toothpaste on my toothbrush and heard something dump all the way down the stairs. Within five minutes, my good day had turned bad.

My Last Baby's First Haircut

Krista Barth | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Krista Barth

In the dark of the night, they took my child away to the place that would save her. She was not breathing on her own, her delicate skin almost translucent. She had no eyelashes or hair.

Ain't No Party Like a Mom-Life Party

Jennifer Bly | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Bly

I expected many things from this parenting gig, but I did not expect my mom life to parallel the party days of my youth. From sunrise to sunset, I host a party that would make most college kids jealous. Are you ready for this? Let's party!

Enough of Choosing Invisible

Rachel Toalson | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

It doesn't matter if we explain that we made that cake and those brownies with cream cheese frosting and diced up all those vegetables for their third birthday party, there is no visible record in those pages that we were even there.

Photographer Adds Deceased Father To Family Portrait In Touching Tribute

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents

Last July, Sierra Sharry was eight months pregnant with her son, Taos. She and her boyfriend, Lane Smith, were beyond excited to welcome their first c...

Moms, You Need to Get In the Pictures of Your Life

Melissa Fenton | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Melissa Fenton

I have spent my boy's childhood behind the scenes. I have spent it in kitchens and laundry rooms, in bleachers and ballparks, classrooms and carpool lines, grocery stores and waiting rooms.

Who I Am Now and Who I Am Not

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

I am daydreaming about sex on the sidelines of the soccer game. I am sleeping with my 6-year-old more often than my husband. I wear stretch marks like a vixen and sweatpants like a high schooler.

Why Moms Have Eyes in the Back of Their Heads

Zsofi McMullin | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Zsofi McMullin

It is such a simple knowledge, and yet I find that it's the hardest to rely on as a parent. To drown out all the noise, the opinions, the well-meaning advice, the not-so-well-meaning judgment, the guilt, and to just look and listen to my little person and trust that what I feel in my gut is right.

Nursing Suite At Cincinnati Reds' Stadium Is A Home Run For Breastfeeding Moms

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents

Breastfeeding baseball fans no longer have to crouch in bathroom stalls or share first aid spaces if they want privacy while they feed their babies du...

Rate Yourself As A Mom On A Scale of 1 to 10

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 03.27.2015 | Parents
Eva Lesko Natiello

Between forkfuls of asparagus risotto, she asked, "What if someone asked you to rate yourself as a mother? What would you say, on a scale of 1 to 10?" It's a waste of time to skirt my daughter's hypotheticals. "Umm, I don't know. An 8?" "What? Why an 8? Who's better than you?" she asked.

8 Reasons Not To Get Pregnant Again

Jessica Dimas | Posted 03.27.2015 | Parents
Jessica Dimas

I'm surrounded by baby bumps and adorable, fat, juicy babies. I don't want any more babies... mentally. Logically, I know that I'm not cut out to do this all over again. But sometimes my baby fever needs a nice, cold bucket of ice water thrown on it.