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Dear Mama Headed Into Year Two Of Motherhood

Annie Vovan | Posted 10.02.2016 | Parents
Annie Vovan

Remember that your child still needs you more than ever, and they need boundaries, guidance and love. Before we know it, they will be off and super independent, and all these early years and sleepless nights will be in the past.

Who Care's If the Paint Dries?

Stephanie Baroni-Cook | Posted 09.25.2016 | Parents
Stephanie Baroni-Cook

Red nail polish ... Pink nail polish ... Black glitter nail polish ... She wanted them all. Back and forth she went to my dresser, bringing a new c...

10 Things Second-Time Moms Couldn't Care Less About

Mommy Nearest | Posted 09.25.2016 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

When you're a first-time mother, everything feels huge and important. It's difficult to know what advice to follow or what timelines to pay attention to. Having a new baby is difficult enough without worrying about all the endless obligations and deadlines you (or your baby) are supposed to be meeting.

How to Get Creative in the Kitchen: Quick Tips

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 09.24.2016 | Taste
Anita Mirchandani

Have you ever felt overwhelmed when you watch the TODAY show food segments or any cooking show for that matter on how to make easy, quick meals or how to put together healthy snacks or how to make healthy swaps? Well, you're not alone.

50 Similarities Between the First Few Years of Parenting & Entrepreneurship (And Lessons From Each)

Jenev Caddell | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
Jenev Caddell

Even though I opened my first business in 2009 as a psychotherapist, it wasn't until after I had my first child 3.5 years later that I had the courage to go full-time with it.

Planned Parenthood, The Pill, And P. T. Barnum

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 09.18.2016 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

After a half century of progress, thanks in large measure to Planned Parenthood, some Republicans seem determined to try to march us backwards - and seem determined to make a circus out of trying to shut down the organization.

5 Terms Every Parent Should Add to Their Sex-Ed Vocabulary

Em & Lo | Posted 09.16.2016 | Parents
Em & Lo

We wanted to talk more with Cory about some of the language used in Sex Is a Funny Word -- the terms and phrases we agree every caregiver of a little kid should have in their vocabulary.

Kim Cattrall: 'I Am Not A Biological Parent, But I Am A Parent'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.14.2015 | Women

Kim Cattrall wants you to know: Just because she hasn't given birth to children doesn't mean she isn't parenting. The "Sex and the City" actress spoke...

'Out of Office' Making New Parents Unhappy?

Jennifer Moss | Posted 09.11.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Moss

Why do we really have to end our work relationship because of our baby relationship? Isn't their room enough in our hearts for both?

I Want My Kids to Talk, But Not if They're Going to Start a Conversation Like This

Jennifer Lovy | Posted 09.10.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Lovy

As much as we want kids to open up to us, and it's great when they initiate a good conversation, there are seven conversation starters I don't want to hear from my kids.

5 Ways Kids' Birthday Parties Are Like Slow Torture

Mommy Nearest | Posted 09.08.2016 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I used to have a social life. I used to leave my house after the sun went down and stay out until it rose again. I partied.

Romance Changes After Marriage, But Our Love Stays The Same

Jennifer S. White | Posted 09.08.2016 | Weddings
Jennifer S. White

The thing about marriage is that it does take work. Romance -- that's the easy part. Love -- that's fairly easy too. But loving someone day in and day out, with annoying personal habits and work and kids and life -- that's the kind of thing that can get old, fast.

Happiness Is Overrated

Bret Spears | Posted 09.04.2016 | Parents
Bret Spears

There it was on the screen. The heading read, New Study Shows Parents of Young Children Are Unhappy or some such nonsense. Now, I like to consider mys...

What I've Learned

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 09.02.2016 | Parents
Maggie Lamond Simone

As I watch them navigate these years, I remember every single emotion each of my children is feeling at any given moment, because I felt every single one when I was their age. And I wish to God I could make it easier for them with what I've learned since.

How Your First Dog Together Can Better Prepare You For Parenthood

Posted 04.14.2016 | Parents

Soft, wavy, golden fur and the perfect size. It was an innocent visit to a breeder, just to see in person what Wheaten Terriers were like. But by the ...

A Reminder to Dive In

Becky Tountas | Posted 08.31.2016 | Parents
Becky Tountas

Every day that I spend with my daughter is full of lessons and this morning is no different. She reminds me to jump in, to listen to my heart and to be proud of my accomplishments, even if they seem small.

Why Motherhood Is Disgusting

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 08.31.2016 | Parents
Danielle Campoamor

What makes motherhood disgusting is the way we treat mothers. It's filthy, the disregard and discontent we seem to have for women who have brought life into this world.

The Hidden Perk Of Parenting That Has Nothing To Do With Your Kids

Rachel Brehm | Posted 08.28.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

Since the birth of my twins, I have talked to more people, made more new friends, and generally experienced a more extroverted lifestyle than ever before. Never before babies would I have talked to strangers, initiated conversations with those I don't know, commiserated with literally anyone who would listen.

It's National Breastfeeding Month, And For The First Time, I'm Not Sad Or Angry

Sarah Sweatt Orsborn | Posted 08.28.2016 | Parents
Sarah Sweatt Orsborn

When I nearly died from complications after delivering our twins, I grieved one thing possibly more than any other: the loss of my ability to breastfe...

5 Things I Swore I'd Never Do When I Had Kids

Mommy Nearest | Posted 08.25.2016 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I thought I had it all figured out. I was almost smug in my insistence that when I became a parent there were so many things that I would never do. I wasn't going to let my child run my life. It would be the other way around, of course. How wrong I was!

Why "Back to School" Is Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

John McCormick | Posted 08.25.2016 | Parents
John McCormick

I already long for those July mornings when all I had to worry about was getting myself fed and dressed. Or sip my coffee and read the paper in a quiet kitchen while the boys sacked in 'til noon.

What to Do When Your Friend Suffers a Miscarriage

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 08.24.2016 | Parents
Sarah Cottrell

Hushed conversations spell out the tragic news that the baby has been lost. And even though it was not your womb, your heart and soul are crushed. You grieve and feel a world of pain for your friend. But what do you do?

Amazon Can't Defend Its Lack of Paternity Leave

Josh Levs | Posted 08.20.2016 | Business
Josh Levs

The ways in which businesses benefit from offering paternity leave are so clear and proven that corporate leadership has to dig its collective head way, way down in the sand to miss it.

Back To School Days: A Horror Story

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 08.19.2016 | Parents
Craig Tomashoff

Now I love about high school. Sure the fear and contempt it inspires are universal and everlasting. However, the same can be said of everyday life. Like high school, life is real and unfiltered, immediate and intense. And that's not such a bad thing.

5 Tips For Parents Looking To Rekindle Their Sex Lives

Jennifer S. White | Posted 08.12.2016 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

Life isn't easy. My life is, however, glorious. Sometimes my eyes prick with tears from the beauty of watching my baby walk for the first time or my oldest child write her letters all by herself. It's the little things in life that matter. And sex? It's huge. It's important