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The Power of the Playgroup for New Moms

Kelcey Kintner | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents
Kelcey Kintner

I still keep in touch with many of the women in that playgroup from so long ago. We shared something that I will forever hold with me. That first time mom thing. When life became a blur of love and care taking and nightly feedings and fatigue. When a baby sleeping in my arms made me feel like a superhero.

Your Soul Task to More Beauty

Michelle Ghilotti Mandel | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Ghilotti Mandel

Just as trees, before ever thinking about growing up, grow roots deep down, so too can we, fellow limbed creatures, create a life that is grounded in ...

Working Mom Wants It All

Stephanie Preusse | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Preusse

My maternity leave was coming to an end and I was feeling the fear of going back to work increase daily. On one hand, I was excited to return and put that hard-earned master's degree to good use. On the other hand, I was devastated.

What Can We Do? In Response to the 3 Israeli Boys Who Were Kidnapped and Murdered

Jill Patir | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Jill Patir

It may not solve the crisis in the Middle East, and it may not put an end to war, but if we can raise a generation of more tolerant and accepting humans, it certainly is a step in the right direction.

In Defense of Co-Sleeping From a Non Co-Sleeper

Jill Patir | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Jill Patir

Neither my husband, nor I, was raised in co-sleeping homes and it just didn't seem to fit our lifestyle. I was never against it; I just knew it wasn't for us. My daughter slept in our room in a bassinet for the first few weeks, but after that, sleeping was reserved for our separate rooms. And it worked. Until it didn't.

The 10 Minutes That Make Me a Better Mom

Anjali Joshi | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

Those 10 minutes make me feel like a real person -- an individual who is part of society. And, like my mother pointed out, those 10 minutes allow me to return to my demanding job while feeling good about myself.

Why I Use My Louis Vuitton As A Diaper Bag

Anjali Joshi | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

When I look at me, I see a woman; a woman whose present version is inclusive of the woman she use to be. The woman who had a career that didn't involve baby wipes, who once enjoyed wearing heels and ridiculous amounts of eye makeup, who spent an hour straightening her hair, and who thought the best accessory was the perfect handbag.

Happy and Crappy Days As a New Mom

Chelsey Wilson | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Chelsey Wilson

To all you new moms out there who don't have hair stylists, live-in nannies, personal trainers, makeup artists or house cleaners... not only are you not alone, but you are doing a great job.

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),...

Is It Easier to Be a SAHM or a Working Mother?

Jill Patir | Posted 06.22.2014 | Parents
Jill Patir

I have sat on both sides of the fence, and have developed a deep respect for both working and non-working mothers. My feelings towards both waver, depending on the day.

A Heartfelt Promise For The Mom In The Mirror

Anjali Joshi | Posted 06.08.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

You have given everything -- your sleep, your body, your career, your marriage, your life -- to this child. And, you, mommy, are doing an amazing job.

At the Risk of Sounding Cliché...

Jill Patir | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Jill Patir

Becoming a mother has opened my eyes to a world of experiences that sometimes, for better or worse, can only be summed up with a cliché.

I Am a Millennial, and I Am Not Perfect

Jill Patir | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Jill Patir

here I am, a proud Millennial, a Generation Y baby who was raised to think the world owed me something, admitting I am not perfect. I am not even close to it. I had dreams and aspirations of being the perfect mother, but I have failed.

The Unexpected Parent

Jill Patir | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Jill Patir

gain, your entire childhood is spent surrounded by your parents, or parents of other children. Shouldn't I have had some sort of idea of the type of parent I wanted to be?

To My Parents on My 30th Birthday

Jill Patir | Posted 03.18.2014 | Women
Jill Patir

When my daughter's first birthday was approaching, I began to realize that birthdays are just as much about the parents as they are about the child. Now, as my 30th birthday is approaching, I can't help but feel the need to stop and thank my parents for living utterly and entirely for me.

First Month With My Newborn Was Both the Fastest and Longest of My Life

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 02.11.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

The pictures my parent friends post on Facebook do not tell the whole story. Who wants to see a new mother crumbling underneath the stress of sleep deprivation and an inability to satisfy a crying infant?

To My Daughter on Her First Birthday

Jill Patir | Posted 11.26.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

today is my daughter's first birthday. And today, while she can't tell me if she feels any different, I sure feel different. I feel emotional. I feel nostalgic. But most of all, I feel proud.

Surviving Pregnancy in the Dog Days of Summer

GalTime | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents
GalTime

When your belly is growing and the mercury is rising, things can quickly get unbearable. Don't sweat it. Here are five top ways to keep cool on hot days.

5 Reasons Kate Middleton Should Start a Mom Blog

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

In the spirit of continuing to blend tradition and her own thoroughly modern mark on the royal family, this is my official royal request for Kate to add blogger to her title.

Anxiety? Or Mother's Intuition?

Jill Patir | Posted 09.22.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

I've battled anxiety my whole life, but was always able to keep it under control, as it only affected me. But now that I have a family of my own, I worry it is affecting them, too.

Why Mothers Struggling With Depression Should Seek Help

Lisa Firestone | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

So much worry goes into your child's well-being. Yet, one of the most important things a woman can do when becoming a mother is to work on being in good mental health herself. If she starts to notice symptoms of depression, she shouldn't be afraid or ashamed to seek help.

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.

My Problem with 'Parenting Experts'

Jill Patir | Posted 08.21.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

Parenting Expert?" The term is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. It's almost like telling someone you've memorized the way a specific pile of leaves appears. Sure, it may look a certain way now, but at any given moment, a gust of wind will completely change that, and you'll be back at square one.

Am I Overprotective?

Jill Patir | Posted 06.10.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

Am I overprotective? Absolutely. Do I feel bad for judging "those" parents for caring too much? You bet.

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.