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7 New Mom Tips for Kim Kardashian

GalTime | Posted 08.31.2013 | Parents
GalTime

Motherhood is the great way to level the playing field. Status doesn't matter. Money doesn't matter. Kids need attention, time and love.

What if I Don't Love My Baby?

Maia James | Posted 08.11.2013 | Parents
Maia James

I spent pretty much my entire pregnancy convinced I wasn't going to love my child. While other moms-to-be claimed they fell head over heels the minute they saw the plus sign on the EPT, my reaction was far different.

A One-Step Recipe for Baby-Name Contentment

Laura Wattenberg | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
Laura Wattenberg

If you can choose anything -- anything -- how can you be sure you made the best possible choice? How do you even know when to stop looking?

The Possible Side Effects Of Parenthood

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

A friend of mine is pregnant, and she's having a rough go of it so far. "You people who have had babies don't say anything about this stuff," she's been saying. My friend has a point: We should alert people to the possible side effects of parenthood.

The Magic of a Napkin Dispenser

Melissa Sher | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Melissa Sher

As babies like to do when their mothers are seconds away from taking the first bite of a meal, my infant son started to cry. He was crying because he was hungry. I tried to decide if I should feed him or just eat a few bites of bagel myself. Feed him or eat? Feed him or eat?

The Top 5 Lies About Baby Bliss (Newborn Edition)

Kim Simon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Parents
Kim Simon

No one ever tells you that the first six months of motherhood ain't that hot. Mothering a newborn is epic. Life-changing, poetic, falling-in-love, completely enamored, EPIC. But as wonderful as your sweet baby is, YOU my friend, are about to experience some EPIC changes of your own.

Confession: I Don't Love the Baby Stage

Jill Patir | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

The other day, I sat in my infant daughter's bedroom, packing up clothes that no longer fit her. There were no tears, no nostalgic feeling, no overwhelming desire for her to stay this small forever. Is there something wrong with me?

The Diaper Challenge I Think Every New Dad Should Try

Gary Karton | Posted 04.29.2013 | Parents
Gary Karton

Was my wife, Dixie, helping me or suckering me? It's a debate that still goes on to this day, but regardless of the answer, I stand behind the following advice for every new dad: Change every diaper.

Let's Start at the Beginning

Noelle Sadler | Posted 04.16.2013 | Parents
Noelle Sadler

There's something wrong with your baby's brain. This is never the kind of thing you want to hear, but getting the news first thing on a Monday morning before work was even harder.

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.

Confessions of a Pregnant Know-It-All

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

No matter how many books you read or classes you take, nothing can prepare you for motherhood. Now that I am a mom, I never judge parents with screaming children because usually, my daughter was the one throwing the temper tantrum earlier that day

Apps for New Moms: Helping Hands Come at a Developmental Price

Catherine Steiner-Adair | Posted 04.07.2013 | Parents
Catherine Steiner-Adair

I'm all for exercising to online workouts in the living room while babies play or nap, but the lure of the screen as a pacifier for new parents, as well as for new babies, is dangerously seductive.

6 Reasons Newborns Are A Piece Of Cake -- The Second Time Around

Ilana Wiles | Posted 04.06.2013 | Parents
Ilana Wiles

Newborns eat, poop and sleep. Mostly, they sleep. But more importantly, newborns are your one-way ticket to staying home in your PJs while delegating toddler-care to your spouse, with no guilt whatsoever!

Is There a Parenting Manual?

Laurie Gerber | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Laurie Gerber

You've heard the joke that babies don't come with manuals, right?

Visitors After The Baby? 10 Rules For New Parents

Amy Morrison | Posted 03.18.2013 | Parents
Amy Morrison

The best thing you can do with visitors, a new baby, and I suppose life in general, is just roll with it.

5 Things I'd Forgotten About Having A Newborn

John Kinnear | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents
John Kinnear

If I can handle carrying a bowl of Cheerios and a screaming, back-arching, 30-pound daughter down two flights of stairs without killing us both, an eight-pound toothless meatball should be a breeze. Or so I thought.

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.

The Essential Human Task Is Learning to Be With Others and Other Lessons From the Research of Daniel Stern

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 01.27.2013 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

When Daniel Stern died this November 12th, we lost one of the truly greats in child development research and theory.

A Letter of Apology To My Second Son

CT Working Moms | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Mommy is so sorry. I didn't know that two babies would be so hard. I didn't think I'd treat you any differently than your brother. And I didn't realize how quickly life would pile up and try to steal our special moments from the two of us.

Simple Steps for Safe Sleep That Can Reduce SIDS and Help New Moms Lose Weight!

Harvey Karp | Posted 12.31.2012 | Parents
Harvey Karp

Better sleep -- through safe swaddling plus rumbly white noise -- is a common sense, low-cost approach that works.

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.

Moms Are Bungling, Too

David Vienna | Posted 12.26.2012 | Parents
David Vienna

Every time the "clueless new dad" archetype appears on TV, the argument among dad bloggers invariably states that dads are as capable as their female counterparts. I'd like to suggest a bold new argument: Yes, dads are clueless when it comes to parenting, but so are moms.

The Most Popular Baby Names by State

The Stir | Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents
The Stir

A list of the most popular baby names state-by-state put out by the Social Security Administration proves that people are watching the Kardashians.

What Not to Say to a New Mother

Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE | Posted 12.03.2012 | Parents
Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE

It should be a priority for all who work with pregnant folks and new parents to try to get their tone right as often as possible. To slow down, remember that that new dad holding his baby is far more likely to be riddled with insecurity and self-doubt than he is to actually drop the baby.

Parenthood Made Me a Self-Help Junkie

Carla Naumburg | Posted 12.01.2012 | Parents
Carla Naumburg

I had gained a daughter, but completely lost my center. It didn't take long for my obsessive tendencies to kick in, and before I knew it, I was a self-help junkie. I became certain that if I could just find the right mantra or mentor, I would be back to my old control freak self in no time.