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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.

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?

For Those Waiting To Be A Mommy On Mother's Day

Tammy Moyle | Posted 05.07.2015 | Women
Tammy Moyle

I want you to know you will have many friends who will be praying for you and thinking of you specifically on this day.

They Should've Warned Me

Jenny Studenroth Gerson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Jenny Studenroth Gerson

When I was pregnant, everyone was all about "warning" me about what was coming next. I walked around much of those 10 (let's face it, pregnancy is 10, not nine, months) absolutely terrified.

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),...

Dear Tabloids: Kim Kardashian's Body Didn't Go Anywhere

Jenny Witte | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Jenny Witte

During her entire pregnancy, I'm pretty sure her body was present and accounted for. She was, in fact, using that body to create another human life, so how did she "get it back," and from where?

Will New Moms Pay A Male Breast Masseur?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.16.2013 | Business

Yang Jun is China's latest male breast masseur, and he's not going to let his parents' disapproval, his girlfriend's jealously or anybody's snickering...

An Open Letter To A New Mom

Amanda King | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Amanda King

If you broke, who would stay up at night, terrified of the shadows? Who would hold your tiny miracle just right, who would love him and smell the top of his head? Who would stare at him, marveling while he slept in their arms?

4 Reasons You Should Have Your Baby In England

Jennifer Howze | Posted 09.22.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Howze

Even if you're not giving birth to an heir to the throne (third in line, mind), there's something to be said for the royal treatment all Brits get during pregnancy and birth. This is, after all, the land of Mary Poppins. It's having a baby, pinkie extended.

Why I'm Glad Someone Told Me To Stop Breastfeeding In Public

Amber Hinds | Posted 09.14.2013 | Parents
Amber Hinds

No one would breastfeed for a year (which is really just the minimum recommendation) if we could not continue with our lives while doing so. If we were stuck at home, unable to go shopping, eat at restaurants or play with our older children, it would be impossible.

The Parenting Advice I Wish I'd Heard Sooner

Melissa Sher | Posted 05.24.2013 | Parents
Melissa Sher

"Remember, you're still you." That was the parenting advice I heard given to a mother-to-be last week. I loved it. It was perfect. I wished someone had told it to me when I was a new mom.

5 Reasons Why I DON'T Want Another Baby

Jen M.L. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jen M.L.

Five things I have to remember when I think about those soft little cheeks and tiny fingers.

Being a Parent = Becoming a Superhero

Jill Patir | Posted 05.13.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

I've always known that becoming a parent changed your life, but I didn't realize how until I had my own child. There's a big secret that nobody tells you before you have kids: Parents have superpowers.

How A Blind Mom Heard Her Son's First Smile

2013-02-28-brainchild1.jpg | Posted 02.28.2013 | Parents

Written by Kristen Witucki for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers I stood in front of the changing table wearing just my underpants a...

Dear Wine, TV and My Kitchen Timer: A Cry-it-Out Love Letter

Liz Joynt Sandberg | Posted 04.29.2013 | Parents
Liz Joynt Sandberg

I know what you're thinking. We were together every night for a week and then I disappeared. How could I just break it off like I did? The long and short of it is that you all got me through a really awful transition in my life. To be blunt, I used you. Let me explain.

This Is 3

Nina Badzin | Posted 04.03.2013 | Parents
Nina Badzin

Three is climbing, dancing and understanding the rules of a game. It's the "I do it myself" age.

An Open Letter to New Mama Me

Beth Woolsey | Posted 01.27.2013 | Parents
Beth Woolsey

In the night, when you're sitting on the hard floor with your crying baby and your crying self and your despair because you want to just stop it but you don't know how, I wish you could zoom out and see that you're one of an ocean of mamas rocking on the floor in the night.

What New Moms Need to Hear

Jessica F. Hinton | Posted 12.30.2012 | Parents
Jessica F. Hinton

I think how hard new motherhood is depends a lot on how hard you believe new motherhood will be.

6 Baby Products You Really Don't Need

The Stir | Posted 12.22.2012 | Parents
The Stir

The truth is, you need very little to raise a child, and most of these products marketed to parents are useless at best, no matter how much they make you want them.

Remaining Calm with Your Baby

Marva Soogrim | Posted 09.09.2012 | Parents
Marva Soogrim

As new parents, we all feel the joy when the baby arrives. However, we also feel the pressure of being new parents. Here are seven ways to keep you and your baby calm.

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.

A Letter To My 2-Week-Old Baby Boy

Marci Gilbert | Posted 05.30.2012 | Parents
Marci Gilbert

Dear Baby, You are just over 2 weeks old, which means we have just a few days of parenting under our belts. We must let you know that we are new at this parent thing.

Why I Don't Want My Daughter's Teacher To Take Maternity Leave

Rebecca Hughes Parker | Posted 01.18.2012 | Parents
Rebecca Hughes Parker

I asked my daughter, "Are you excited that your teacher is having a baby?" The gloom settled immediately onto my little girl's face. She looked away, mumbling that she didn't want to talk about it.

The 11/11/11 - 11:11 Baby!

AP | Posted 01.11.2012 | Parents

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. -- Jacob Anthony Saydeh (say-DAH') won't have any trouble remembering precisely when he was born. Virtua Memorial hospital in Mount...

Baby’s Miraculous First Words Brings Family To Tears

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 01.11.2012 | Parents

Baby's first words are always special. But, two-year-old Bronte Cassell's go beyond momentous. She spoke for the first time at the age of two. The ...