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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.

Why Young v. UPS Is a Big Win for Pregnant Workers

Tom Spiggle | Posted 03.27.2015 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

The case's effects on pregnant workers overall is not immediately clear. But as an experienced attorney dealing with these kinds of cases, I believe that it will ultimately help make the playing field a little more favorable for workers who have faced discrimination.

Ten Things Every New Dad Should Know

Quora | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Quora

Having children is natural and something we are designed to. It is important to understand that humans like all animals, have instincts when it comes to our biology, and it is only our false belief that the birth and parenting of our offspring requires more than nature already provides for in our DNA.

Drew Barrymore Gets Candid About Appreciating Your 'Saggy, Weird' Body After Kids

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.26.2015 | Parents

In a world of body consciousness, body wisdom is sometimes hard to come by, but Drew Barrymore seems to have a good handle on what's important. In ...

How I Found Gratitude In Unexpected Places

Hailey Bartholomew | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Hailey Bartholomew

I found that when life didn't go quite right and I just couldn't fix things that if I leaned into gratitude I could find something beautiful even in the mess, the pain and the awkwardness.

3 Powerful Lessons I Learned From my Mom

Barb Abramson | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women
Barb Abramson

Although she was not a risk-taker and often saw the negative aspects of a situation first, I could not have had a better role model than my mom.

6 Tips For Travelling While Pregnant

Quora | Posted 03.19.2015 | Travel
Quora

What is it like to travel while pregnant?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn fr...

10 Conversations You Need To Have With Your Kids Between College Acceptance and College Drop-Off

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 03.20.2015 | Parents
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Get out of the nagging business. In college, it's up to the student to manage homework, to talk to the teacher and to keep their room. Let them know that you are available if they have questions, but that you will no longer be responsible.

8 Ways to Prepare Financially for a Baby

Natalie Bacon | Posted 03.19.2015 | Parents
Natalie Bacon

There are practical things that can be done to soften the financial blow of having a baby, and I want to share them with you. So, here are eight practical tips for you to get ahead of the game and prepare for your baby.

When Later Never Comes

Rachel Engel | Posted 03.19.2015 | Parents
Rachel Engel

Any husband and father worth his salt will tell you that coming home to happy kids is so much better than coming home to a clean house... and the best ones will come home and tell you how awesome you are as they unload the dishwasher for you.

My Mom Is Never Sick

Francie Low | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Francie Low

I tried to imagine what my husband and two teens saw in a 36-hour window of my illness awhile back. Since my high school freshman is the most freaked out about germs, I figured he would be the most likely to take notice.

3 (Healthy) Behaviors for Working Moms

Kenda Mullert | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Kenda Mullert

Our work of choosing healthy behavior combines together to form a creation of life and wellness. There isn't a choice too small to add to this creation of the healthy life we want for ourselves and our family.

15 Signs for Moms That They Might Need a Day Off

Denise Geelhart | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Denise Geelhart

You look forward to filling your tank full of gas because it means you get out of the car and away from the kids for at least five minutes.

Mom Burn Out

Melissa Charles | Posted 03.19.2015 | Parents
Melissa Charles

Comparing ourselves to anyone else is a sure-fire way to madness. Yet, we do it constantly. The media loooooooves our comparisons. Heck, the entire advertising industry is based on making us dissatisfied.

4 'Mommy-Shaming' Victims Share Their Stories, Speak Out Against The Disturbing Trend

Posted 03.26.2015 | Parents

Most jobs require a degree, certification or, at the very least, an adequate amount of training. Want to get married? Yeah, you’ll need a license fo...

This Shouldn't Be a Wish

Danielle Gletow | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Danielle Gletow

Nyasia shouldn't have to wish for warm, fuzzy boots. But she does. And every day I am reminded that there are thousands of other kids in foster care and group homes around our country that are just like her. Their wishes are so simple it can break your heart.

How Do You Instill Confidence in Girls as They Grow Up?

Quora | Posted 03.13.2015 | Parents
Quora

I have two daughters who are both incredibly confident. When I think about how they came to be this way, it makes me very proud to have instilled a quality in them they will benefit from for life.

8 Habits Of Incredibly Happy Women

Galit Breen | Posted 03.12.2015 | Women
Galit Breen

The happiest women I know realize that there are habits they're in control of that lead to joy. Here are eight of them.

I Don't Like Being A Stay-At-Home-Mom, And That's OK

Melanie McKinnon | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents
Melanie McKinnon

I find more meaning and validation by working outside my home, teaching people something I that love, than in making my children breakfast.

The Myth of the Good Mother

MotherWoman | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
MotherWoman

Myths of motherhood are toxic. They not only diminish our personal empowerment to value ourselves and raise our families according to our own beliefs and choices, but they also reinforce oppressions that keep a majority of women disempowered, pushing them farther into a corner.

How Will My Kids Remember Me?

Abby King | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Abby King

There are days I can't stop hugging, kissing and squeezing my kids. I absolutely adore them. But love isn't only in kisses, hugs, cuddles and "I love you's."

When Motherhood Swallows Your Identity, Do This

Mia Redrick | Posted 03.06.2015 | Parents
Mia Redrick

Each of my three children have grown up with a mom who has insisted on the importance of her own self-care, but also in building a family culture that values being whole. It's our new normal for the children to see their parents loving themselves while also loving their family.