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6 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Strong After Baby

Posted 08.29.2014 | Dr Phil

Becoming a parent is overwhelming, but your spouse’s needs don't have to hit the backburner.

From Dark to Light: Postpartum in Process

Eve Kagan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Eve Kagan

You may pretend you are fine, functioning, because you are still able to sauté the garlic a perfect golden brown and vacuum the dog hair off of the Chinese rug and put on mascara and cut the baby's tiny fingernails without drawing blood. And yet, you are totally detached.

How To Keep Your Children Safe from Injury? Focus On What You Can Control

Brian Beltz | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Brian Beltz

As parents, we play a vital role in keeping our children safe from harm and it is our duty to take whatever steps are necessary to do so.

F*ck Milestones

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Alessandra Macaluso

No, it isn't the Olympics. But if you can stop yourself from getting caught up in "milestone" fever, and enjoy each moment without stressing about it, give yourself a gold medal.

5 Ways to Bond With Baby

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

There are many possible reasons you feel an inability to bond with your new baby, and just because you feel this way today does not mean it will be this way forever.

America's Families Expect and Deserve Better: 31 States Get Grades of 'D' or 'F' in New Study

Debra L. Ness | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Debra L. Ness

A growing body of evidence shows that ensuring new parents and all workers have access to family friendly policies like paid sick days and paid family and medical leave has widespread benefits for the health and economic security of families and the strength of businesses and the economy.

The Perils of Naming Your Kid

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

You're in charge of what this person will be called for the rest of his/her life. And you have literally thousands of choices in hundreds of baby-naming books. It's a lot of pressure.

How My Unborn Son Saved His Mother's Life

Oral Fixation | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Oral Fixation

In the delivery room, I was dressed in my scrubs just like in the movies. My seat was next to my love, who was on the operating table, arms stretched out. There was a screen cloth right above her sternum obscuring her nether region. Her face was glowing in the halo of the operating lights.

Your First Father's Day

Dr. Jerrold Shapiro, Ph.D. | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jerrold Shapiro, Ph.D.

Be advised dads-to-be -- you will be encouraged, even cajoled, to be more active in the pregnancy. You will be told, "please be involved, you are needed, your pregnant, vulnerable partner needs your support." But you will likely also get another, mostly unspoken message -- your concerns are less welcome than your participation.

How To Prepare For Parenthood In 11 Easy Steps

Bunmi Laditan | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Bunmi Laditan

Call all of your friends without children. Tell them it's been lovely knowing them, but you're going away. Let them know you'll see them on Facebook.

15 Things About New Motherhood That People Are Too Nice To Tell You When You're Pregnant

Claire Zulkey | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Claire Zulkey

From my point of view, there's a little too much sweet myth to what new moms are supposed to feel and do with newborns.

What Not To Say To Parents With Fussy Babies

Holly Klaassen | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Holly Klaassen

Give us a break. Give us a hug! Tell us we're doing great and to hang in there. Better yet, offer to babysit, take our baby for a walk, or bring us a coffee.

How I Finally Caught Baby Fever

Oral Fixation | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Oral Fixation

Several friends asked me if I am worried about getting fat. No, actually, I am more terrified about what will happen to my lady bits during and after birth. Thanks, Grandma.

7 Habits Parents Should Not Start

Marva Soogrim | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Marva Soogrim

New parents usually start out not knowing what to do. They find it easier to go back to their old ways of living life before their baby arrived.

A Letter To Pre-Dad Me (Without Any Parenting Advice)

John Kinnear | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
John Kinnear

You are going to fail so beautifully at so many things in the next four years, but your love for your family will not fail you once. It will pick you up. It will straighten your path. It will make you whole again.

Little Girl Moments

Jill Patir | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Jill Patir

It isn't the preplanned activities, play dates and/or numerous outings that I'll remember forever. Sure, those have made for some great photo ops, but it's these little girl moments that only a mother-daughter relationship can share that have found their place in my heart.

A Late Night Run To The Pharmacy Turns Into More Than This Mother Of Two Expected -- Now She's Building A Multi-Million Dollar Brand.

Posted 03.25.2014 | MarloThomas

"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

8 Things You Do In Your 20s That (Surprisingly) Make You A Good Parent One Day

Jessica Blankenship | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Jessica Blankenship

Luckily, all those long nights -- whether you were being a hardworking student or a wild child -- that your mom told you were unhealthy were actually getting you trained for being a parent who could stay up all night and still be mostly human the next day.

'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.

'The Reluctant Father': A Photographic Journey Through the First Few Years of Parenthood

Feature Shoot | Posted 05.05.2014 | Arts
Feature Shoot

"I was never particularly interested in having kids. When friends came over with their kids, I treated them like radioactive material. Tolerable for short periods of time. Prolonged exposure would have unpleasant effects, like hair loss, or inexplicable stains on the sofa."

I Didn't Breastfeed My Daughter

Rachael Clarke | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

By now I've learned that other people's comments are inevitable, and that they really don't matter. But here is what does: My daughter is healthy. My daughter is thriving. My daughter is dearly loved.

Tales from the Dog Park

Gary Karton | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Gary Karton

I couldn't tell you her name, or the name of the baby she was pushing in the stroller, but I knew her dog. His name was Arthur and he was one of my favorites. So I was a little bummed when the woman approached me and said, "We're moving to Pittsburgh."

The Little Things No One Tells You About New Parenthood

Rachael Clarke | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

No one tells you that you'll shower with the curtain open, do silly dances, sing songs about diapers and their contents. That you'll eat while sitting on the kitchen floor, clear out indescribables between fingers and folds, clip nails in haste while she's sleeping.

I Didn't Know I Married A Great Father

Rachael Clarke | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

I had an abstract idea of him as a dad: carrying a mini version of himself on his shoulders, rocking our children to sleep. But we hadn't yet seen that side of each other (or ourselves), hadn't had those layers unpeeled and exposed.

7 Pregnancy Trends To Expect In 2014

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

Times are a changin', and so are the way parents-to-be are preparing for their little bundles of joy. After investigating baby showers, product de...