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5 Steps For Moms to Regain Control Over Anxiety in Overdrive

Carly Snyder, MD | Posted 02.11.2016 | Parents
Carly Snyder, MD

Addressing this anxiety can be tricky, as it needs to be dampened down but is impossible to completely banish. If the goal was to rid a mom of all anxiety then the plan would be doomed to fail from the start.

The One New Mom Expectation That Changed Everything

Brittany Bergman | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents
Brittany Bergman

I've heard that when you have a newborn, the days are hard, the nights are long, and the exhaustion is unbearable. I won't deny any of that. But I'll ...

I'm Done Fetishizing Motherhood

Sarah Guerrero | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents
Sarah Guerrero

Motherhood is beautiful, and I'll be the first to wave that flag. But it's hard. Can we talk about that, and stop pretending the only things worthy of Instagram are rainbows and unicorn farts?

Yes, These Babies Are Actually Twins

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents

Anaya and Myla are 10-month-old sisters, and they are also twins.  "Kyle is mixed-race and I’m white, so from the word go, our friends joke...

I Used To Be A Very Romantic Person Until This Happened

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 02.10.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I used to be a very romantic person until my husband stopped calling me from the office to say he missed me and loved me and started calling me to ask if the plumber had come to fix the kids' toilet and if I had called the vet to see when Sadie needed her next Parvo shot.

Finding Mom Friends Is Like Dating All Over Again

Jennifer Petro-Roy | Posted 02.09.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Petro-Roy

We flit in and out of each other's lives like acquaintances at a cocktail party, stopping just long enough to compliment a fancy dress or a particularly elaborate hairstyle.

How To Pick A Nanny (VIDEO)

Meredith Masony | Posted 02.09.2016 | Comedy
Meredith Masony

There has been a ton of "Nanny Drama" recently in the celebrity realm. Here is my advice on picking a nanny.

This Baby Boy Had A Sweet Message For His Parents In Utero

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 02.09.2016 | Parents

A Canadian couple's unborn baby boy wants his family to know that everything is going to be alright.  The expectant mom, Nicole Kim, found an upl...

No, The Internet Can't Tell Mom Apart From Her Daughters

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.07.2016 | Parents

One of these ladies gave birth to the other two.  Kaylan Mahomes is a high school student from Indianapolis. Recently, she posted a photo to Twit...

Mom's Drawing Of 'What's On Her Mind' Is Resonating With Parents Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 02.02.2016 | Parents

Parents' lives are hectic. So a drawing of what might be going on in a mom's mind at any time would understandably look a bit busy.  Reddit user ...

Mommy Dearest Needs a Time Out

Rebecca Corry | Posted 02.02.2016 | Comedy
Rebecca Corry

Dogs and kids are both innocent, helpless, vulnerable and rely solely on us for absolutely everything. They love, trust, whine, have needs and should be treated with love and respect. Sadly, both are victimized daily by our species.

Flint Mom Shares The Heartbreak Of Giving Her Kids Poisoned Water

The Stir | Posted 02.02.2016 | Parents
The Stir

Most of us don't think twice about hopping in the shower or running a load of dishes in the dishwasher. But for Flint, Michigan, resident Melissa Mays, 37, these daily acts are fraught with anxiety and fear

A Recovering Nervous Mom

Leslie Lofgren Berger | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
Leslie Lofgren Berger

I could be a control freak if I wanted to be. Umm, ok, I work hard not to be a control freak. What I've found in 8.75 years of mothering a willful boy...

Nicki Minaj's 'Only' Is Way More Than This Mom Can Handle

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.01.2016 | Fifty

Nicki Minaj does not mince words in the lyrics of her 2014 track "Only," but it was all apparently a bit too much for one mom.  Dominic Licciardi...

Why I'm Quitting My Job as a Stay-At-Home Mom

Ashley Abramson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Parents
Ashley Abramson

I've had a lot of jobs in a lot of places-- hip coffee shop barista, downtown executive assistant, nursing home activities director, and most recently, full-time mama to one fiery little red-headed boy.

This Baby Sneezed And Had A Perfectly Appropriate Reaction

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.29.2016 | Parents

Sneezing can often happen at unexpected times. And this sweet baby was definitely not prepared.  Dad Gabriel Jones uploaded a video ...

Debunking the Myth of SuperMom!

Pamela Levin | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Pamela Levin

If you are a mom, you will relate to this. We all seem to try to wear the clothes and spirit of this action figure: Super Mom. But I am here to tell...

How Intelligent Do You Have To Be To Raise A Child?

The Cut | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.25.2016 | Parents

The state said a 19-year-old with an intellectual disability wasn’t equipped to look after her baby and whisked the newborn off to another famil...

Photographer Captures Mom Expecting Five Babies In Ethereal Photo Shoot

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.22.2016 | Parents

The odds were one in 60 million.  Kim Tucci and her husband already had two daughters, but wanted to try for one more child. The Australian coupl...

Superstitious 'Dance Mom' Prevails

Stacey Hatton | Posted 01.21.2016 | Parents
Stacey Hatton

I should have realized when I rounded the corner at the end of my street, and a raven deeply peered into my soul, that it was going to be one humdinger of a day.

This Mother Drank While Pregnant. Here’s What Her Daughter’s Like At 43.

Washington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.20.2016 | Parents

Kathy Mitchell wants to share something with you. She’s not proud of it, and it’s not a behavior she hopes you’ll emulate. It’...

The Greatest Lesson Motherhood Has Taught Me Happened This Morning

Ashli Mazer | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
Ashli Mazer

I do not live in the moment. You know what I am describing? The moments where there are no cell phones or laptops. Moments where the only form of entertainment is my little one's face starring at me.

Mommy Make Over: Get Red Carpet Ready (VIDEO)

Meredith Masony | Posted 01.18.2016 | Parents
Meredith Masony

When you are short on time, enlist the help of your daughter to do your makeup and hair for any special occasion. I was red carpet ready in a jiffy.

The Day the Popsicle Died

Lauren Dillard | Posted 01.18.2016 | Parents
Lauren Dillard

Compassion in the smallest moments, be it melted desserts or bubbles that burst a little too quickly, can lead to understanding our kids better in the long-term. There is power in allowing them to feel the full weight of their unhappiness. There is strength in supporting them as they work through their feelings and learn to regulate on their own accord without forcing them to stop crying -- to stop feeling -- before they are ready.

We Make Jokes (and Teens Are the Worst!)

Bianca Jamotte | Posted 01.15.2016 | Women
Bianca Jamotte

Back in the day, babies were born, childhood was short and we humans were expected to grow to maturity pretty quickly. Then, along with Western Industrialization, came a new social, economic and political context that reshaped the experience of youth. Ah, Teenagers. God love 'em.