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Little Girl Moments

Jill Patir | Posted 04.14.2014 | 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 03.24.2014 | 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 03.06.2014 | 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 03.05.2014 | 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...

The Truth New Parents Shouldn't Be Ashamed To Admit

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Hamady

By not talking about what parenting is really like -- the good, the bad and the ugly -- we're actually doing a disservice to new moms and dads who are wholly unprepared for what they're getting into.

5 Things You Should Never Say To A New Mom

Natalie Thomas | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

Parenthood is hard. It's overwhelming, fear-inducing, irrational thought-provoking and emotional. New parenthood is all of that on hormones and no sleep.

New Parenthood Is A Messy Challenge. This Ad Shows Why It Is Also A Time Of Sheer Delight.

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

There are two ways to look at the early days of parenthood. In one scenario, ages 0 - 4 are like one long practical joke. Babies come with too...

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?

Are You Ready To Have Babies? Take The Test

Colin Falconer | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Colin Falconer

Buy a live octopus and a string bag. Attempt to put the octopus into the string bag so that no arms hang out. Time allowed: 5 minutes.

The Friendly Skies?

Marc Leandro | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Marc Leandro

One would think that in an era of increasingly sweet perks for an ever-shrinking percentage of fliers, the elite-of-the-elite might be content to cool their heels for a New York minute while the few passengers with babies board in slightly less chaotic fashion.

I Don't Care What You Think Of Me Breastfeeding In Public

Kate Fridkis | Posted 02.04.2014 | Parents
Kate Fridkis

Breastfeeding is not political for me. It's not a statement. It's not a battle that I'm fighting in the mythic mommy wars. I don't even have to tell myself it will cure cancer and make my baby brilliant. I just do it because Eden needs to eat and I need to feed her.

5 Signs That You're a New Mom

Caroline Niziol | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Caroline Niziol

I have to laugh at myself when I realize that I'm not immune to classic new mom behaviors. I found myself at Eddie Bauer and bought a pair of jeans, so my Mom Card has been signed and laminated in the most official way possible.

Couple Who Wed On 9/10/11 Give Birth To Baby Boy On 11/12/13

Posted 11.15.2013 | Weddings

South Carolina couple Chase and Sarah Oliver tied the knot on 9/10/11, so it's only fitting that their first bundle of joy arrived on 11/12/13. Th...

How 'The Walking Dead' Can Help You Survive New Parenthood

Jessica Smock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jessica Smock

The show tells the story of a small band of survivors after modern society has been destroyed by a zombie outbreak. What are the ways that living with a new child is similar to surviving the zombie apocalypse?

Why Every Non-Parent Needs a Friend With a Baby

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Valerie Tejeda

As a non-parent, it's easy to get wrapped up in yourself on a daily basis, so being reminded from time to time that you are not the center of the universe is welcomed and beneficial.

Study Debunks Myth About Childbirth And Sexual Disfunction

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.09.2013 | Parents

Sexual dysfunction is not a long-term result of childbirth, a University of California, San Francisco study reports. The study, published in the jo...

5 Reasons Parents Should Watch More TV

Jessica Smock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jessica Smock

Here's what I think: If you're not watching television and you're a parent -- when there's so much amazing television out there -- you're really missing out and I feel a bit sorry for you.

Can We Talk About Cloth Diapers for a Sec?

JJ Keith | Posted 11.23.2013 | Parents
JJ Keith

Here's what befuddles me: How did cloth diapers go from being a way to contain a baby's excrement to a lifestyle choice? What's with the fluffy bottom fetish?

Exhausted Mom's "Magic" Idea Makes Millions

Posted 11.25.2013 | 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...