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10 Things A Postpartum Mom (Actually) Wants

Katie Mullis Crenshaw | Posted 02.05.2016 | Parents
Katie Mullis Crenshaw

Do you know a friend/coworker/relative/deserving stranger who is about to have/just had a baby? Do you want to help?

5 Perfect Babymoon Locations That Are Zika-Free

Vogue | Posted 02.02.2016 | Travel
Vogue

The warnings that have hit the news about the Zika virus are quite alarming, specifically for pregnant women living or planning to travel abroad.

What the woman out on maternity leave wants everyone back at the office to know

Motherly | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
Motherly

Your colleague just went out on maternity leave. Maybe she's your boss. Or your direct report. Or a teammate on one of your big projects. You saw i...

Breast Isn't Always Best: My Case for Formula Feeding

Eileen Vincett | Posted 01.22.2016 | Parents
Eileen Vincett

My baby was born healthy but did not take to breastfeeding. I tried every position possible and read every article I could find. I was going to breastfeed! I have built a successful career in New York City and now London for crying out loud! This should be easy and what my body was built to do!!

The Things She Carried

Ariel Swift | Posted 01.04.2016 | Chicago
Ariel Swift

It was a typical diaper bag: shoulder strap, front pockets top opening roughly 16 inches deep, 5 inches wide, and 8 inches across. It was red. She thought the color might make leaving it somewhere by mistake harder, after leaving the black one on the train that one time.

You Made Me A Mama

Wendy Wisner | Posted 12.29.2015 | Parents
Wendy Wisner

I will always be your mama. I will always love you fiercely. I will always feel startled by the depth of this love. I will always be in awe of your raw, honest beauty.

To The New Mom I Just Met

Kara Lawler | Posted 12.29.2015 | Parents
Kara Lawler

We just met today on the walk through town, and I'm not sure I said the right words to you. I did try, but I wanted to try again.

Postpartum Depression From a New Mom's Perspective

Dawn Darnell | Posted 12.03.2015 | Women
Dawn Darnell

Recently, I've noticed actresses like Hayden Panettiere and Drew Barrymore opening up about their experiences with postpartum depression. It's something that is not really talked about because of the negative stigma behind it.

How to Calm a Crying Baby

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 12.03.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

The very first pediatrician that saw my kids changed my life. He taught me, and my husband, this trick when we first met, and I can assure you that it works.

10 Things I Want Every New Mommy To Know

Melissa Roy | Posted 11.27.2015 | Parents
Melissa Roy

If I could talk to every new mom before they began their mommying journeys and give them any tiny bit of advice and encouragement, this is what I would tell them.

5 Helpful Fashion and Beauty Hacks for Busy Moms

Avelist | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Avelist

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.