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For Every New Mom Who Has Lost Her Groove

Michelle Zunter | Posted 07.14.2016 | Parents
Michelle Zunter

Motherhood can be very rewarding. It brings gifts of joy and laughter. But the reality is that things might be difficult, tiring, unpredictable, irritating, and sometimes scary.

To The New Mom Struggling To Make Friends

Rosie Majka | Posted 07.14.2016 | Parents
Rosie Majka

Get out there, Momma! Put on pants, brush your hair, try to look like a normal human being, and go make some friends. You got this!

Help! My Child Hates Preschool, His Friends Are Mean to Him, and There Are Blue Bugs in His Cereal!

Danielle Lindner | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents
Danielle Lindner

It was another beautiful Spring day and I was driving my daughter to preschool. She was singing along with me in the car and although we were no Divas, we knew we didn't sing that badly. I knew the screeching and crying wasn't my daughter, and she knew at least today, that it wasn't me. So what in the world was making that racket?

Tips For Newborn Photography

Heather Brown | Posted 06.29.2016 | Parents
Heather Brown

It is so hard to believe the fact your baby is already 6 weeks old AND how different they look in photos from 10 days old! When I look at these photos of my baby now, it's really noticeable how much more little all his features are. It's exciting to see him get more expressive and lifting his head but also slightly sad that they do in fact grow so fast just like everyone tells you.

10 Things I Said I Would Never Do As A Parent

Meredith Masony | Posted 06.27.2016 | Parents
Meredith Masony

Being a parent is super easy if you aren't one. Wait, what? Well, before I had kids, I was great at giving advice about parenting. If I could go back in time, I would slap Pre-parenting me and set the record straight. This is the hardest job on the face of the earth. I said a lot of things prior to being a Mom.

Gather Round Moms, It's Story Time!

Meredith Masony | Posted 06.24.2016 | Parents
Meredith Masony

Story time can be fun. Check out a story I wrote about the day in the life of a Mom. Please be aware that this is a bit inappropriate. ;) I bet you can relate to a few of the things in my story if you are a Mom. I hope you enjoy.

Warrior Moms Climb Out of Darkness And Fight Postpartum Depression And Anxiety

Farrah Alexander | Posted 06.21.2016 | Parents
Farrah Alexander

From her brown eyes to the occasional purple streaks in her hair, everything about Lucy McEwen looks bright. She's the type of person who seem to always be smiling sweetly, expressing care for others and fiercely loving her two small children. But there's another side of Lucy that her friends also know as an incredibly brave survivor of postpartum depression and advocate for other moms fighting the same battle.

What Going Through Childbirth Was Really Like

Alexis Meads | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Alexis Meads

Birth was...well...like nothing I could have ever imagined. The same goes for living with a newborn. It has been a lot of ups and downs. No one tells you that along with the love and joy also comes feelings of extreme doubt and isolation.

Let's Take A Trip Into The Boudoir For Father's Day

Meredith Masony | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Meredith Masony

A few weeks back I asked my husband what he really wanted for Father's day. He said, "I want the same thing I want every day. I want you." I giggled a...

Parenting Stones

Meredith Masony | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Meredith Masony

Parenting is the toughest job on the planet. I say it all the time. We need to stop judging each other and start supporting each other. We are humans raising humans. We need to be respectful and honestly, mind our own business at times.

Hard Truths I'm Learning as a New Parent

Megan Goers | Posted 05.16.2016 | Parents
Megan Goers

I am almost certain that I'm going to learn even more hard truths through each stage of life as a parent. The best thing I can do is face them and not let them consume me. The fact is, the hard truths don't go away, you just find ways to cope with them.

You're Pregnant! Everything You Need to Know Plus a Rad Pregnancy Video with Even More Tips!

Katie Lara | Posted 05.16.2016 | Parents
Katie Lara

Finding out you're pregnant is one of the most joyful moments of your life--for about 15 seconds and then the panic sets in as you start to realize al...

New Mom, Shave Your Toes!

Well Rounded NY | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

by Sarah Ann Noel It goes without saying, after you've spent nearly a year growing a human, then achieving the miraculous act of getting said human o...

Hacking Mother's Day: High-Tech Gifts for New Moms and Moms-To-Be

Pavita Singh, MPH | Posted 05.09.2016 | Parents
Pavita Singh, MPH

This article was co-authored with Andrew Biscardi of HealthyBee. Being a mother is the hardest and the most important job in the world. From making ...

Before I Was A Mindful Mother

Paula Throckmorton | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Paula Throckmorton

This motherhood thing, I realized, wasn't about me teaching my kid about the world; it was about him inspiring me to hold onto that feeling of pure love.

10 Things A First-Time Mother Should Ask Her Mom

Sharon Bush | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Sharon Bush

As my daughter Lauren enters her first Mother's Day with my 5-month old grandson James, I can't help but feel nostalgic for when she was a child. Now, she had some questions for me, and I gave her the best answer a mother of three could give.

Dear Husband, This Is What I Really Want For Mother's Day

Mia Carella | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Mia Carella

I truly appreciate the flowers, bracelets and massage gift certificates that you have been so generous with. You are so thoughtful, and I know you always like to get me something special during this time of year but sometimes struggle with figuring out what I would like. In order to help you, I wanted to share with you my "wish list" for this Mother's Day.

The Day My Daughter Died, My Life Changed

Tre Harrington | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Tre Harrington

It is almost fourteen years to the day that my little girl was born. She was beautiful and she was too special for this world.

Before I Had My Daughter

Khadijah Abdullah | Posted 04.22.2016 | Parents
Khadijah Abdullah

I just want to tell all my fellow new moms, you are not a failure. Don't be so hard on yourself. Yes, you are doing everything right and what is best for you and your baby. Don't compare yourself to anyone else. Don't let the mommy wars discourage you.

Hands Off The Bump

Ashley Betz | Posted 04.22.2016 | Parents
Ashley Betz

I can't tell you how many times I've heard stories about people, including strangers touching pregnant belly bumps! I'm not sure when it became socially acceptable to come up to a pregnant person in the grocery store and feel the belly bump but it's got to go.

5 Secrets to a Successful Business with a Baby at Home

Sandra Guynes | Posted 04.22.2016 | Business
Sandra Guynes

Maybe I was experiencing some crazy postpartum psychosis, because when my daughter turned three months I decided to take my coaching business online. I literally worked with my baby in one arm and my laptop in the other. A decision and journey I'm so thankful I started on.

Motherhood: One Week In

Shannon Day | Posted 04.13.2016 | Parents
Shannon Day

From the moment you pee on a stick, producing two blue lines, your life as you know it, will never be the same. Snug and hidden there, inside you, is an actual little being yet, despite the positive test, it all feels surreal.

15 Incredibly Helpful Reads For Moms-To-Be

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents

Feeling overwhelmed by all this new-mom stuff? Know that you're not alone. To prepare you for your baby's arrival and to put your mind at ease, we've ...

The Dark Side of Being Mom

Chelsie Dort | Posted 04.07.2016 | Parents
Chelsie Dort

What was my purpose? Was it really my job in life to follow these little humans around picking up the same toys day in and day out forever? Was my purpose really to make sure that they got showered and fed while I was going on three days without a shower and I hadn't eaten all day because I was busy?

Driving Drowsy: A Wake-Up Call for New Moms

Kate Carr | Posted 04.06.2016 | Parents
Kate Carr

We've all heard about the dangers of drunk driving and driving while distracted by electronic devices. But driving drowsy is another serious safety concern that is affecting a group of people that might surprise you.