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5 Helpful Fashion and Beauty Hacks for Busy Moms

Avelist | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents

If you're a mom (or, heck, if you're friends with a mom) you know what an accomplishment it is to dry your hair in the morning. Or put on makeup. Between meltdowns and story times and spilled food and toys all over the floor, you feel lucky to finish the day in one piece. We get it!

Being a Mindful Mommy

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Grainger

This is a wonderful way to still your mind, stay connected to your inner desires and be present in the moment. The more you practice these mindfulness actions, the more stillness and awareness you will experience, which will help as you journey through motherhood.

Finding My Internal Spark After Becoming a Mommy

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Kali Kasprzyk

Some people use the word momtrepreneur to describe me starting a business, but I stop them because simply entrepreneur will do. Yes, being a Mom is a title that brings me extreme happiness, but it is only one title that identifies me.

Why I Don't Mind the Sleep-Deprived, Newborn Stage

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 10.16.2015 | Parents
Alessandra Macaluso

I'm reporting live from the depths of the newborn stage: my baby is 12 days old. I can't tell you the weather or time because days and nights are blending together, and I've rarely gone outdoors. I don't know when I've showered, or the last thing I ate, or where my slippers or sanity are hiding. But there's something that I'm finding particularly strange: I currently don't mind the sleep deprived, newborn stage.

6 Pieces of Game-Changing Advice for New Moms

Jolie Jenkins | Posted 10.13.2015 | Parents
Jolie Jenkins

Congratulations on being a new mom! Isn't it a cherished miracle? With this extreme emotional flux, you need all the tools you can get, Mama. Here are a few tidbits of unconventionally awesome mommy advice I never got but wish I had. You're welcome.

On the Job Training

Ariel Swift | Posted 10.12.2015 | Parents
Ariel Swift

This is the beginning of the weird time warp that is, "Ah, that's what they were talking about." Where advice is never heard, and personal experience becomes one's perpetually unfinished owners manual with unending updates and additions.

Kristen Bell, Jessica Alba and Others Support Pregnant and Parenting Foster Youth at Raising Baby

Matt Hartman | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
Matt Hartman

Welcoming close to one hundred current and former foster youth, along with their adorable children, to the event, Raising Baby provided the young parents with multiple workshops and activities.

To The Almost Mom Of Two

Kara Lawler | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Kara Lawler

It doesn't matter how far apart in age your kids are -- there will be challenges. I've heard many mothers talk about the ideal age gap, but I actually wonder if that exists.

Versions of Me: Learning to Love Who I Have Become

Lisa M. Van Wormer | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Lisa M. Van Wormer

I know I will never be these versions of me again -- the soldier, the athlete, the new mom. But there is still some room in the back of the closet saved for my magic pants eventual retirement.

10 Lifehacks Every New Mom Needs to Know

Jennifer S. White | Posted 08.30.2015 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

The following are lifehacks that all new moms should be taking advantage of, right now, to make their lives not only easier, but exceedingly more enjoyable.

The Parenting Cliché I Cannot Stand

Rachel Farrell | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents
Rachel Farrell

Yes, I know, and I agree: Motherhood is precious. Babies are miracles. Time goes too fast. The days are long, but the years are short. But here's what people don't get: I can enjoy my baby and still wish he would sleep.

5 Things Every New Mom-by-Adoption Needs From Her Friends

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 08.24.2015 | Parents
Rachel Garlinghouse

Moms by adoption often find themselves left out of the baby shower festivities: The thickly-iced cake, the silly games, and the mountain of gifts. This can be incredibly hurtful to a woman who has waited months, years or even decades to become a mommy.

7 Ways Expectant Moms Can Stay Cool During the Summer

Marva Soogrim | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents
Marva Soogrim

With a pregnant mom's new parenting chapter upon her, she has to remain in the best of health. It can be the most uncomfortable during August.

The Inner Dialogue Of A New Mom At Night

Rachel Farrell | Posted 08.05.2015 | Parents
Rachel Farrell

I'm a first-time mom, and there have been many times in the past seven months when I've wished for some type of device that could record the absurd thoughts running through my head, especially at night.

Dear Intrusive Mother-In-Law

Kyana Miner | Posted 08.04.2015 | Parents
Kyana Miner

Your advice doesn't feel like help. It feels like control. You don't want our happiness. You want our obedience. You don't want us to be better parents. You want us to be complacent children. But guess what? We're going to do things and decide things that look CRAZY to you.

The 5 Things I Had to Get Over As A Mom

Sarah Bunton | Posted 07.23.2015 | Parents
Sarah Bunton

Because the pressure to be Super Mom might just be your undoing, if you let it get the best of you.

The Most Perfect Metaphor For New Motherhood

Katherine Stanley Obando | Posted 07.17.2015 | Parents
Katherine Stanley Obando

Let the waves come, murmur a seafaring song, and know this: in any moment of new motherhood that is rough going for you, there are countless like you; there are also others for whom that very same moment was transcendent and amazing (and you'll probably hear all about it).

10 Mamas You Can Identify With

Casey Santiago | Posted 07.14.2015 | Parents
Casey Santiago

It doesn't matter where we are pregnant - Uganda or the U.S., Nepal or Bolivia - we all know the same thing: we would do anything for our child.

When Your Birth Plan Doesn't Go According to Plan

Ashlee Gadd | Posted 06.26.2015 | Parents
Ashlee Gadd

Tears began streaming down my face as I quickly grieved the birth plan I was giving up. The birth plan -- that, up until that point -- had been incredibly flexible.

New Mom Alert: 10 Inexcusable Opinions

Amanda Rumore | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Amanda Rumore

If you are loosely, even somewhat of an expert, I will probably welcome your opinion. However, if you haven't been around a child in decades, I, and others in my shoes, may find some of your thoughts to be questioning.

I See You, Momma

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Lexi Behrndt

I know this is all so fresh. It's all new. It's a world you hoped for and when it came, it unlocked a part of you that you didn't know was there. It unlocked a lifetime of love, all stored up for those big, blue eyes.

I'm a Lactivist And I Hated Nursing

Iulia Gulia | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Iulia Gulia

I nursed my son for two years and I hope to do the same with my daughter. I fully believe that "breast is best" (at least most of the time), and I will gladly talk your ear off about the benefits of nursing. But would you believe me if I told you that I hated nursing so much that I almost quit?

A Year After Having A Baby, I Love My Body More Than Ever

Jen Picicci | Posted 05.27.2015 | Parents
Jen Picicci

Before I got pregnant, I spent more than a decade dieting, picking apart my every flaw and obsessing over my jean size. But now, as my daughter celebrates her first birthday, I'm happier than ever with my body. Yes, even the stretch marks.

Dear Future And New Moms

Thomasina Guidry | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Thomasina Guidry

Someday, you will be blessed to be a mother. And you will be the only mom your future child will have. Be patient. Be flexible. But above all, be in the moment.

My Child is the Boss in our Home

Ashli Mazer | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Ashli Mazer

Having a baby demoted my status in the chain of command in this house. No longer do I call the shots. All commands have been handed over to her. My child is the boss in our home.