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My First Night Alone With Three Kids

Clint Edwards | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Clint Edwards

I knew that just one month ago, before we had Aspen, I could've easily handled this situation, but now, trying to hold a crying baby, while caring for a puking kid and an emotionally distraught little girl, felt like too much.

When Will I Feel Like Myself Again After Having a Baby?

JJ Keith | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
JJ Keith

At some point after my second child made it into toddlerhood intact, I developed a kind of confidence I never had before. I am capable! I get stuff done! Our little world may be a bit of a mess on a day-to-day basis, but my husband and I can do this parenting thing.

10 Ways You Can Actually Help When A Friend Has A New Baby

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 09.23.2014 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Speak loudly in her husband's earshot about how little sex you have had since the birth of the kids. This may get him off your friend's case if he happens to think she's the only one with no sex drive. Also mention how much your husband helped out with the baby. Lie if necessary.

Never Again Just You: Becoming 'Mama'

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

From the moment I heard Emma's shrill, loud cry as she emerged into the world, I knew that I would never again feel content unless I knew she was OK. When Charlotte arrived one minute later, floppy and quiet for a moment, that feeling doubled.

3 Fears About Having a Second Baby Debunked

Rachel Cedar | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents
Rachel Cedar

What parents on the cusp of welcoming a new baby don't realize, and what I didn't understand as I waddled in the park that day, is that so many of our fears are unfounded. Here's a few reasons to let go of those fears, and trust in the path ahead.

'Will You Send the Baby Back to the Hospital Now, Mommy?'

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

It is easy for little ones to love the idea of a little brother or sister, and an entirely different matter when that real baby is co-opting mommy's affection and attention.

WATCH: Woman's Unreal Reaction To Learning She's Going To Be A Grandma

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 05.22.2014 | Fifty

Sometimes, good news is a little overwhelming. For the mother of Lisa Englert -- who got a surprise Valentine's Day card from her unborn grandchild...

These Kids Are ECSTATIC To Find Out They're Getting A New Sibling

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents

Judging by their faces alone, these kids just received the best news of their lives. Colorado pastors Jacob and Hannah Ouellette wanted to tell the...

'Mommy, Somebody Needs You'

Megan Morton | Posted 05.06.2014 | Parents
Megan Morton

I have to stop dreaming of "one day" when things will be easier. Because the truth is, it may get easier, but it will never be better than today.

Stop Feeling Guilty For Taking Time To Be A New Mom

Kate Fridkis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kate Fridkis

Our bodies haven't finished healing, and we're supposed to look and act as though nothing even happened here, it's all good. It's all just the same as it was.

20 Things Your Child Needs From You When Things Change

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 12.07.2013 | Parents
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

Whether it is a new baby, a big move or Mommy's going back to work, our kids need us to help them find their way along life's tumbling, twisting path.

The Baby I Didn't Think I Wanted, But Couldn't Live Without

Karen Hart | Posted 10.27.2013 | Parents
Karen Hart

I'm not supposed to admit that when I was pregnant with my sixth, I wasn't very excited about having another baby on the way. After all, what kind of an awful person would admit something so selfish?

Friend Just Had a Baby? How to Be the Best Visitor Ever

Megan Cottrell | Posted 07.02.2013 | Parents
Megan Cottrell

Newborn baby! So exciting. You saw the pic your buddy posted in Facebook, with the kid's stats -- weight, height, gender, name. You want to visit that tiny creature and get a first hand look. But when? And how?

How To Tell A Baby-Friendly Hotel

MiniTime | Posted 05.09.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

Your baby might be too young for PB&J sandwiches and chicken fingers, but ask if there's a kid's menu anyway; it's a tell-tale sign that the hotel's restaurant caters to children.

Life After Bartending

Tom Macy | Posted 05.04.2013 | Taste
Tom Macy

I'm still passionate about the artisanal craft of cocktails and think of them as my vocation. But there's only room for one source of sleep deprivation in my life, and now it's my daughter.

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.

7 Ways To Help Your Child Adjust To A New Baby

The Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, My husband and I just had a baby boy, and our 4-year-old daughter is not adjusting well. She was happy that she was finally going to ha...

People Are Baby Crazy -- In a Scary Way

Monica Wyche | Posted 10.13.2012 | Parents
Monica Wyche

Was I pimping out my child for the entertainment of the elderly? And if so, is that a bad thing?

What to Expect: The Early Days of Infancy

Dr. Bob Sears | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Dr. Bob Sears

Combining my professional and personal experiences, I have come up with five things for new parents and parents-to-be to 'expect' on this crazy ride:

The Perfect Playlist for New Parents

Posted 04.11.2012 | Parents

For new moms and dads, it's all baby all the time. And, while there aren't many songs about 2 a.m. feedings, blowouts or bouncy seats, there is no wan...

Why Women Won't Have Sex With Their Husbands

Limari Colon | Posted 04.29.2012 | Parents
Limari Colon

Waving your cute butt in front of your wife will not do anything for your sex life. Doing the dishes, the laundry and putting the baby to sleep... Now that will raise more than an eyebrow or two.

Welcome to Life, James

Ed Shurna | Posted 04.07.2012 | Chicago
Ed Shurna

Welcome to life, James. I became the proud grandfather of James, 9 lb. 2 oz. last Thursday (Jan. 25). My grandson is the first son born to my son Dav...

The Key To Raising Empathic Kids

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Just because it is totally common for us to start feeling, say, hostile, toward our partner when junior comes home from the hospital, it doesn't mean that those feelings are harmless -- to the marriage or to junior.

Brand New (Year)

Molly Magid Hoagland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Magid Hoagland

My younger boy just turned four, but the other day he fell asleep against my chest like an infant. He's now the age his older brother was when he was born.