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Dear New Mama: You Are An Exceptional Mother

Rachel Toalson | Posted 02.19.2015 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

It isn't easy, since nothing worth doing ever is, but these first days and weeks and months will unfold and so will your love.

You Just Had A Baby

Ashlee Gadd | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents
Ashlee Gadd

I know everything feels undone. I know being a grown-up sucks. I know your house is a mess. I know you have writer's block. I know you feel behind. I know you wish you were superwoman. I know. I know. But. You just had a baby.

Things Learned In The First Month Of Having a Baby

Julie Zhuo | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents
Julie Zhuo

A common conversation around the house regarding baby: "Have you tried X technique? It worked yesterday." "But today isn't yesterday." Seriously, just when you think you've gotten the hang of something, the pattern changes.

New Moms Talk About Returning To Work After Maternity Leave

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents

For new moms, heading back into the office after maternity leave can be tough. In a HuffPost Live conversation, mothers shared their experiences with ...

What Nobody Tells You About the First 3 Months of Motherhood

Catherine Alford | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents
Catherine Alford

Just like marriage and weddings, all society really shows us of motherhood is the romance, the surface story that everyone dreams of and simultaneously hides behind.

5 Lessons From New Motherhood On Living The Good Life

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.09.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

I wouldn't call my pre-baby outlook on life misguided, but like most 20-, er, 30-something-year-old professionals (especially those here in New York),...

Two Words You Should Never Say to a New Mother

Cara Paiuk | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

I don't know of anything else that could have made me feel worse or more of a failure. Those words confirmed my worst fears: I am not good enough. I am not doing enough. I am not strong enough. I am not capable. I am a failure.

This Simple Garment May Be A Lifesaver For At-Risk New Moms

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact

A garment originally conceived for astronauts may be a life-saving solution to the number one killer of new mothers, a recent study found. The Life...

3 Of My Best Pieces Of Unsolicited Mothering Advice

Kristin Hackman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kristin Hackman

Who am I to argue against the romance of "When a child is born, a mother is born?" I get it. But the part they left off, the asterisk to this sweet quote, does the woman before the mother die when the mother is born? Where does she go?

Study Debunks Myth About Childbirth And Sexual Disfunction

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.09.2013 | Parents

Sexual dysfunction is not a long-term result of childbirth, a University of California, San Francisco study reports. The study, published in the jo...

Is This The Secret To A Happy Marriage?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Interrupting the daily routine with a getaway isn't a luxury, it's a necessity. And for us and many others, these breaks have meant the difference between having a thriving relationship and getting a divorce.

I Want More: What I Learned From Mommy-and-Me Class

Christine Organ | Posted 05.13.2013 | Parents
Christine Organ

I desperately wanted to get to know these other moms, to connect with them, to make a friend. But, really, they scared me half to death with their angelic babies, their new mom glows, and their judging eyes.

What The Sequester Could Mean To A Six-Week-Old Baby

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

For some people, the looming possibility of sequester cuts may not be much of a concern. But for young mothers and their infants, it's something that ...

What To Really Expect When You're Expecting

Rachel Hollis | Posted 04.11.2013 | Parents
Rachel Hollis

Motherhood is a beautiful, wonderful gift... except when it's not.

Loved Twice (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 09.24.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

When Hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast and devastated the area, Lisa Klein decided she wanted to do something to help. Then, an idea hit her.

How a Teenage Boy Taught Me to Be a Mother

JJ Keith | Posted 07.29.2012 | Parents
JJ Keith

For the first year of my daughter's life, everything was big: big love, big frustration, big anxiety, big mood swings, big me. Not since I was a teen had I been so transfixed by my own now-shriveled navel.

Motherhood: Ecstatic, Frenzied And Exhausted

Staceyann Chin | Posted 07.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Staceyann Chin

Last year, on Mother's day, I found out I was pregnant. I can hardly believe it's been a year since that gleeful Mother's Day. Only a year later, and life is a completely different shade of tumbling. I have become the mother of a rather scrumptious little girl.

I Love MY Son... But Yours? Not So Much

| Posted 01.01.2012 | Parents

By Caitlin Shetterly (Click here for original article.) It wasn't that I didn't want children; I just didn't yearn for them the way some people do....

Getting To The Bottom Of Motherhood Anxiety

Wendy Litner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Litner

I know I want to raise children and have a family, but my disparate feelings toward pregnancy, the biological mechanism by which these lofty goals are achieved, have started to worry me.

The Busy Home Cook's "Secret"

Nancy Cavillones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nancy Cavillones

So, the "secret" is not really a secret -- it is a time-honored tool in a good home cook's arsenal. Are you ready for this? It's called menu planning. Painfully obvious, no?

If Companies Really Mean Business on Work and Family Issues...

Dr. Jody Heymann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Jody Heymann

The United States is exceptional when it comes to workplace policy -- and not in a way that benefits American women, men or companies.

Tips For Mom: Reclaim Your Mommy Confidence (VIDEO)

The Go-To Mom | 5Min Video | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Being a happy mom means figuring out how to reclaim your Mommy Confidence. Learn how to achieve balance, motivation and access your inner diva. The Go...

Maternal Mortality Rate Rising (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The California Department of Health has reported that the number of women who have died in childbirth is increasing, having tripled in the last 10 yea...

Bad Mommy: The Sexism Embedded in Women's Views on Breastfeeding and Childbirth

Joyce McFadden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joyce McFadden

Women shouldn't impose strictures on other women's individuality and choice when we wouldn't want that from men.

Breastfeeding Benefits--for Moms

Amy Sohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Sohn

Even if it makes no difference to babies' future obesity, allergies, or IQ, mothers should still nurse -- for themselves.