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A Sleep-Deprived Mother's Breakup Letter to Sleep

A Sleep-Deprived Mother's Breakup Letter to Sleep

06.30.2014
You see, my Somebody Else will be forever in my dreams. I will, for all of eternity, sleep with one ear finely in-tune with sniffles and...
The Bittersweet Loneliness Of Motherhood

The Bittersweet Loneliness Of Motherhood

06.30.2014
I have discovered that feeling alone at times is a small price to pay for the experience of bringing another person into your life and...
French Bulldogs And Baby Get Their Wiggle On

French Bulldogs And Baby Get Their Wiggle On

Cate Matthews  06.27.2014
When you're on the dance floor, it doesn't matter if you know all the steps. All that matters is that the music is playing, the beat is...
6 Things I Know Now About Breastfeeding

6 Things I Know Now About Breastfeeding

06.27.2014
Breastfeeding is one of the most wonderful, heart-wrenching, soul-healing, self-doubting, self-confidence crushing and self-confidence...
12 Celebrities Who Majorly Influenced Baby Names This Year

12 Celebrities Who Majorly Influenced Baby Names This Year

Linda Rosenkrantz  06.26.2014
This year, more than ever, pop culture has been the driving force behind the most steeply climbing baby names. Those that saw the greatest...
This Toddler And His Rescue Dog BFF Are Precisely What Love Looks Like

This Toddler And His Rescue Dog BFF Are Precisely What Love Looks Like

Dominique Mosbergen  06.26.2014
Even before baby Carter was born, his BFF Toby already loved him beyond measure. "The bond that Carter and Toby share is absolutely incredible,"...
An Open Letter To My Breasts

An Open Letter To My Breasts

06.26.2014
Finally, I'm ready to accept you, my healthy baby-feeding friends. Although you don't look the same, I'm not going to trade you in for...
Dear Second-Time Moms, Please Stop Belittling Me

Dear Second-Time Moms, Please Stop Belittling Me

06.26.2014
I don't think over-packing for an outing or fretting over my baby's routine makes me silly or lame or pathetic, the way moms of two or...
What It Feels Like To Hold A Baby For The First Time, Summed Up By One Little Boy's Face

What It Feels Like To Hold A Baby For The First Time, Summed Up By One Little Boy's Face

Mandy Velez  06.25.2014
Let's be honest, holding an infant for the first time -- no matter how old you are -- is nerve-wracking. For Reddit user sho3's nephew,...
You've Been Cutting Grapes In Half All Wrong

You've Been Cutting Grapes In Half All Wrong

06.25.2014
Cutting grapes is one of those tasks you likely never knew existed until you became a parent. Now, it is a Thing You Do. Every. Single....
The Dos and Don'ts of Pregnancy

The Dos and Don'ts of Pregnancy

06.24.2014
Do sleep on your left side. This is best for air-flow to the baby. Don't touch me. Can't you get into bed without touching me?
10 Subjects to Avoid When Talking to Pregnant Women

10 Subjects to Avoid When Talking to Pregnant Women

06.23.2014
Yes, I am sure there is only one baby in there, but if you'd like to accompany me to my next check-up, maybe you'd feel better asking the...
We'll Always Have Paris

We'll Always Have Paris

06.23.2014
It isn't Hermes scarves or miniature Eiffel Towers that call out, "Take me home" when we're wandering around Paris. That's too bad as...
Lancet Series On Midwifery: Women Should Be In The Heart Of Decision-Making

Lancet Series On Midwifery: Women Should Be In The Heart Of Decision-Making

06.23.2014
I know from my experience as a midwife and an academic that midwifery is the best value option for delivering high-quality maternal and...