Here's What You Need To Know About Keeping Your Baby Safe From Mosquitos This Summer

With summer just around the corner, there's been a spike in reporting around the horror of the summer — mosquitos. With the past two years being overwhelmed with news about the Zika virus and West Nile, it's hard to imagine anything could eclipse tha…
By Cat Bowen

John Legend Opened Up About How Luna Is Adjusting To Baby Miles & Parents, You Can Def Relate

Even since Miles Theodore Stephens was born last week, his mom Chrissy Teigen has been keeping the world updated with hilarious tweets (and a photo!) about life with her new baby boy. Her husband John Legend, however, has gone for a slightly differen…
By Sophie Hirsh

My Son Is Language Delayed, But I'm Not Worrying About It

I’m at my son’s 18-month wellness visit. “How big he (still) is!” says the pediatrician when she enters the room, and we both laugh at Aidan sashaying over to the nose-inspection instrument. Yep, my son is still in the 90th percentile for height and …
By Lilly Stevens

"Sleep When The Baby Sleeps" Is Impossible & 19 Other Obvious Things New Moms Need To Know

Despite the fact that broad swathes of the population go through it, early motherhood is a time shrouded in misinformation, useless advice, and mystery. Why? Well, everyone is different and what works for some people won't hold up to someone else's s…
By Jamie Kenney
Wed May 23 2018

The Book That Helped My Son Rediscover Reading

Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail. Children's books especially do a tricky dance for an audience of squinty-eyed parents and wide-eyed tots: the…
By David McGlynn

These Updated Sunscreen Guidelines Are A Must-Read For Parents

Summer is fast approaching, which means protecting your skin (and your family's) against the sun's harmful rays is crucial. But your usual sun care routine may need some updates. Now that the new 2018 Safe Sunscreen Guide from the Environmental Worki…
By Lindsay E. Mack

7 Of The Best Apps To Teach Your Kids About Music

There's no doubt about it: a majority of kids absolutely adore music. It can help soothe them to sleep at night, dance away their bad moods, and express their inner pop star or dancing queen. But, what's a parent to do when they can't carry a tune, o…
By Steph Montgomery

10 Reasons Why A Costco Mom Is The BFF Everyone Should Have

There are some stores I have a weird affection for. Generally it comes down to a mix of nostalgia, quality, and bargains. Costco is one store that hits all three points. I grew up taking frequent trips there with my family (a family of seven, mind yo…
By Jamie Kenney

Can We *Please* Stop Joking About Urinary Incontinence Already?

If you spend time in mommy groups on social media, you probably know that a lot of moms pee a little when we sneeze, cough, or run. It's become such an acceptable part of new motherhood that we actually joke about it. But those jokes are starting to …
By Steph Montgomery

You Need To Watch These 5 Documentaries About Bullying After '13 Reasons Why'

Everyone is talking about 13 Reasons Why Season 2 right now, especially due to the show's controversial bullying, sexual assault, and gun violence storylines. If you've finished binging Season 2, you might be curious to know if what happens to Clay J…
By Lauren Cox

Here's When You Can Get Your Toddler On That Balance Bike You've Both Been Eyeing

Learning how to ride a bike is a huge deal for most kids, but it takes a lot of practice to master that skill. Chances are, your little one may want to start tearing up the town on two wheels as soon as they're toddling, and balance bikes are a way t…
By Lindsay E. Mack

Chrissy Teigen’s Response To A Fan Who Asked Why She Has Stitches Will Make Moms Laugh So Hard

Giving birth is not always a glamorous thing. In fact, it probably never is, despite what all those professional photos littering your social media feeds would like you to believe. Typically, laboring moms do not become the glowing embodiment of new …
By Brianna Wiest

Khloé Got Honest About What Surprises Her About Motherhood, & Moms Will Definitely Relate

Almost everything about motherhood can be surprising for first time mothers — especially because it is their first time ever dealing with babies full time. Although Khloé Kardashian has been an aunt to her many nieces and nephews, now that she gave b…
By Casey Suglia

9 Reasons Nesting Is The Best Part Of Pregnancy

Nesting — it's not just for mama birds. The urge to clean, organize, and otherwise prepare your home for the arrival of a baby is common among human mothers, too. It's not a medical condition, but that doesn't mean it's not a real biological instinct…
By Kimmie Fink

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Made Their First Appearance Since The Wedding, & They Look Incredible

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding was such a grand affair that people are still talking about it four days later. But it is kind of hard not to talk about one of the biggest celebrations of the year, especially since it was televised for every…
By Casey Suglia

Are The "Silent Months" Of Pregnancy Bad For Women?

In the first trimester, women face a barrage of information that can be incredibly overwhelming — so much so that the first trimester is generally considered the ~absolute worst~. Your body is changing dramatically (and quickly), you’re sick in ways …
By Mekita Rivas

Here's Why Prince George Wore Pants For The First Time In Public At The Royal Wedding

There was a lot to look at during Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding on Saturday. But at the end of the day, some would argue that the smallest guests in attendance stole the show — including Prince Harry's nephew, Prince George. While all of P…
By Casey Suglia

This '13 Reasons Why' Star Is Defending The Season's Controversial Finale

The second season of 13 Reasons Why is finally here and although the show has certainly taken a number of steps to provide more resources for viewers, it has still fallen under a lot of criticism. In particular, many viewers are upset with the way Ty…
By Zakiya Jamal

7 Facts About The Royal Family's Apartment That Will Blow Your Mind

In the wake of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials Saturday, don't be surprised if you find yourself in a sort of royal wedding hangover. Millions of viewers from across the globe tuned into the highly-anticipated event — and now it's over. Wha…
By Michelle Stein

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Wedding Portraits Subtly Paid Tribute To Princess Diana

When American actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in a gorgeous wedding ceremony on Saturday, the due made sure that the wedding paid tribute to where they both came from. Prince Harry, for example, honored his mother, Princess Diana's memory …
By Casey Suglia

Can We Finally Start Taking Morning Sickness Seriously?

What if I told you that there was a health condition that can cause nausea, vomiting, dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, depression, malnutrition, kidney failure, gastrointestinal bleeding, and even death? This condition is extremely common, so we …
By Steph Montgomery

8 Ways Your Baby Is Trying To Say That, Yes, You Are Their Favorite

For a baby to show a preference for a specific person is not only normal, but an essential part of their development. Babies need to form strong attachments to their caregivers for their emotional, social, and physical wellbeing. Usually, but not alw…
By Kimmie Fink

10 Super Cute Graduation Gifts For Your Preschooler's Classmates That Are Practically Free

Later in life, academics becomes more about individual achievement — but in preschool, the learning process is definitely a collaborative effort: sharing, taking turns, playing games. So as much as you want to pick the perfect present to give your ow…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Kate Hudson’s Newest Photo Of Her Pregnancy Bump With Baby No. 3 Is Just Too Sweet To Handle

In the age of social media, celebrities can remain connected to their fans around the clock, with the ability to provide a play-by-play of their lives behind the scenes. (This is both a blessing and a curse, I'm sure.) One aspect in particular that I…
By Michelle Stein

Public Pools May Be Full Of Parasites & Bacteria, CDC Warns — Here's What Parents Need To Know

The end of May — and consequently the end of the school year — is so close, guys. I swear, all the burned-out, totally-over-it kids and parents can practically taste it: Sweet, sweet summer break. Soon, families will be trading the morning school rus…
By Michelle Stein

10 Super Cute Graduation Gifts For Your Preschooler's Classmates That Are Practically Free

Later in life, academics becomes more about individual achievement — but in preschool, the learning process is definitely a collaborative effort: sharing, taking turns, playing games. So as much as you want to pick the perfect present to give your ow…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

This Mom Nails Why Comparing Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton Is Pretty Problematic

Though the mania of this past weekend's royal wedding is beginning to unwind, it seems that just about everyone has an opinion on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials: what they did wrong, what they did right, and of course, how they compared to…
By Brianna Wiest

Khloé K. Has A Message For People Saying She's "Too" Focused On Her Body After Giving Birth

The process of rebuilding your relationship to your body postpartum is unique to every mom. Having a baby is a life-changing experience, and sometimes, reconciling the fact that your stomach may seem unrecognizable at times is not always an easy thin…
By Brianna Wiest

7 Things I Wish I Knew About Secondary Infertility, Before I Experienced It

After I gave birth to one baby, I assumed it would be relatively "easy" to get pregnant and give birth to another. I became pregnant with my daughter so easily, after all, that I had no reason to think I would experience trouble carrying any other ba…
By Candace Ganger

9 Ways I Set Myself Up For Disappointment During Childbirth

It's impossible to predict how your childbirth experience will go. You can plan, dream, research, envision, and even talk to a psychic or get your cards read. You can meditate, ask your mom how hers went, and reflect on any other birth experiences yo…
By Priscilla Blossom

7 Embarrassing Things You Do In Front Of Your Partner If They're Ride Or Die

When a relationship is still pretty new, you typically want to do your best to put your best foot forward and make a good first impression. You're careful what you do or say, not because you're trying to hide parts of yourself from your partner or be…
By Lauren Schumacker

President Barack Obama & Michelle Obama Are Teaming Up With Netflix, & People Are Freaking Out

It's no secret that many Americans miss President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama dearly. Others might refer to it as an intense longing, evidenced by the fact that people tend to *lose it* whenever news surfaces about the pair. As for the latest bit…
By Gillian Walters

These Memes Of The Royal Wedding Portraits Show The Kids Weren't Having It Anymore

The royal wedding is over, and now all fans are left with are the endless candid photos of the picture-perfect day. On top of those, Kensington Palace released a few gorgeous official royal wedding portraits on Monday. And because the internet is the…
By Sophie Hirsh

Jenna Dewan Gets Honest About Raising Her Daughter Post-Breakup, & Co-Parents Will Relate

When Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum announced in April that they were splitting after nearly nine years of marriage, fans who had long looked up to the couple as proof that true love still exists were left majorly heartbroken. Since then, it seems th…
By Alana Romain

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Donated Their Wedding Flowers, & It Will Warm Your Heart

Considering their philanthropic nature, it's no surprise that the newly-named Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a very important donation after their wedding. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle donated their wedding flowers to two different causes, and the…
By Sophie Hirsh

9 Ways Your Baby Is Trying To Tell You They Feel At Home

I have to admit that I was a little worried about bringing my baby home from the hospital. Our home is not like the sterile hospital room he was used to. My partner and I have four other kids, so it's loud, messy, and always a bit chaotic. I was plea…
By Steph Montgomery

Chrissy Teigen's First Postpartum Photo Is A Shoutout To Mesh Hospital Undies, & Moms Will Love It

As beautiful and magical as it may be to welcome a new baby into the world, anyone who's actually done it knows that there's a reason people rarely talk about the reality of being postpartum: it's uncomfortable, definitely not magical, and, well, pre…
By Alana Romain

7 Signs Your Baby Is Full, & Chow Time Is Over

Newborn babies need to eat constantly, more or less, but their bellies are beyond tiny. It makes guessing whether they're still hungry a bit more difficult for the adults in charge of feeding duties. So knowing the signs your baby is full will help y…
By Lindsay E. Mack

John Legend Reveals The Beautiful Inspiration Behind Son Miles’ Name

When power couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend announced their baby son's name on Sunday, many fans wondered why they chose the adorable moniker. And already, John Legend has revealed the musical inspiration behind Miles Theodore Stephens' name. Th…
By Sophie Hirsh

8 Reasons Why I Won't Let Another Child Call My Son Their "Boyfriend"

When I was a kid, I was friends with girls and boys, but that wasn't the norm where I grew up. As a result, I was teased. A lot. I still remember the taunts about me and my friend "sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G,” or my brother asking me if my frie…
By Steph Montgomery

Moms Need To See Tia Mowry's Instagram Post About Loving Her Postpartum Body

Listen, being a mom in this day and age is a tough thing. Between technology, the rise of mom-shamming, and so much more, it's become nearly impossible to keep a clear head. But sometimes, moms out there can set a good example of doing just that. Yea…
By Korey Lane

Serena Williams Took A Fashion “Risk” At The Royal Wedding Reception, & I’m Obsessed

Serena Williams knows a thing or two about being on her feet. The absolutely incredible tennis player and mom to a young daughter, Olympia, is always on her feet, doing as much as one person can do in one day. When this is the case, comfort is key an…
By Casey Suglia

Chrissy Teigen’s Postpartum Tweet Is So Real It Hurts, Like Really Bad

Chrissy Teigen's honesty about motherhood and childbirth is something to be admired. While most people would shy away from oversharing or going too in depth into all of the gritty details involving motherhood (especially labor), Chrissy Teigen takes …
By Casey Suglia

Chrissy Teigen Has Revealed Her Son's Name & It Is So, So Adorable

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are two super cute parents to their daughter, 2-year-old Luna. So when they welcomed their second child, a son, on Wednesday, people were pretty excited to say the least — even if they didn't release his name or a photo…
By Casey Suglia

Meghan Markle’s Second Wedding Look Honored Princess Diana With *This* Small Detail

The royal wedding ceremony between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle on Saturday afternoon at St. George's Chapel was a huge and gorgeous affair, paying tribute to the family that she came from and the family that she was marrying in to…
By Casey Suglia

6 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Hold Back When Celebrating Your Pregnancy

By today's standards, I was somewhat young when I got pregnant with my first child. I was newly married, about a year and a half in, when my husband and I decided we would try for a baby. I was pregnant within a month and, honestly, had minor panic a…
By Dina Leygerman

Here Are All The Times Meghan Markle Broke "Royal Rules" During The Royal Wedding

During the much-too-early-hours of Saturday, May 19, millions of viewers over here in the U.S. tuned into the British royal wedding of Prince Harry and former American actress Meghan Markle. It was basically like Christmas for fans of the royal famil…
By Michelle Stein

10 Cheap Graduation Gifts For Preschoolers That Are Actually Priceless

Graduation gifts aren't just for teens leaving high school behind or young adults ditching their dorms for good. Preschool graduation is a pretty big deal, too — not to mention an emotional one (probably more for you than your kid though, TBH). Not o…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

These Photos Of Kate Middleton Wrangling The Kids At The Royal Wedding Are #MomGoals

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is good at everything, from what I can see. She's an amazing photographer, as anyone who has ever seen portraits of her kids can attest. She has preternaturally shiny hair which isn't a talent per se but is s…
By Jen McGuire

10 Times The Royal Kids Totally Stole The Show At The Royal Wedding

There were basically two things that made the royal wedding worth waking up early on a weekend for. To see the live tweets about Meghan Markle's dress and catch Prince George and Princess Charlotte being cute, obvi. Neither disappointed, of course, a…
By Karen Fratti

Apparently Prince George Just *Really* Wanted A Nap At The Royal Wedding

Weddings are not exactly the easiest place to bring kids, and they definitely aren't the easiest events to have kids actually participate in. While Princess Charlotte and Prince George were both involved in their uncle Prince Harry's wedding, it look…
By Samantha Darby

Um, Can We Let Meghan Markle Enjoy Her Wedding Day Before We Start The Baby Talk?

People are understandably very invested in Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's relationship, as they are with most of the royal family. Love, as Rev. Michael Curry said during his royal wedding sermon, is powerful. So powerful, in fact, that it made som…
By Karen Fratti

Funny Tweets & Memes About Prince George During The Royal Wedding Will Give You Life

On Saturday, May 19 — bright and early, if you tuned in from the U.S. — all eyes were on the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. And it was pretty much like Christmas morning for die-hard fans of the royal family. Between the endless lin…
By Michelle Stein

These Perfect Movie Moments From The Royal Wedding Has Everyone Absolutely Freaking Out

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding on Saturday was nothing short of perfect. Everything went so beautifully, in fact, that people are comparing certain moments from the royal wedding to Disney movies. Cute, right? And if you love all things roy…
By Gillian Walters

Meghan Markle's Second Wedding Dress Is Just As Gorgeous As The First

When I got married, I didn't have a second dress. Not entirely because I blew my money on custom lighting and silverware (did you know you have to pay for each individual fork, spoon, and knife?), but because I couldn't bear the thought of taking off…
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Your Child's Earliest Memory May Not Be What You Expect, & Here's Why

On the rare occasion that I actually sit still and simply enjoy watching my children play together, I feel myself filled to the brim thinking about the memories they're making right before my eyes. With the long summer days ahead of us, my two oldest…
By Shannon Evans

Princess Charlotte's Outfit At The Royal Wedding Is Every Bit As Adorable As You Imagined

Far be it from me to take anything away from Meghan Markle on her wedding day, but can we just talk about her bridesmaids for a minute? One little bridesmaid specifically, of course. Meghan Markle's new little niece, 3-year-old Princess Charlotte. Al…
By Jen McGuire

10 Beautiful Baby Names Actual Princesses Have Had, From All Over The World

With another royal wedding just a day away, it looks like most of the world is gripped by fierce royal fever yet again. And why not? The royals can influence everything from fashion choices to philanthropic causes, so it's no wonder they get so much …
By Lindsay E. Mack

I Was Disappointed About My Baby's Sex & Here's What I Wish My Partner Would've Said

Pregnancy comes with a lot of questions, including the sex of the still-forming fetus. Sure, plenty of soon-to-be parents choose to wait until their little one is born to find out the sex, but others aren't big on patience and want to know sooner rat…
By Candace Ganger

How To Run A Background Check On A Babysitter & Give Yourself Some Peace Of Mind

It’s a scary thought, leaving your new baby at home with someone that’s not you for the first time. And it’s especially hard if you don’t have any close friends, family, or neighbors you can rely on. That’s where babysitters come into play. It can be…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

Here's How Beverly Mitchell's Making Sure Food Allergies Don't Hold Kids Back

My daughter was just 10 months old when she had an allergic reaction to strawberries. She had eaten the sweet fruit before, but after breaking out in large hives all over her body, it became obvious that strawberries were no longer something she coul…
By Samantha Darby

7 Low-Key Signs Your Partner Is Going To Cry When Your Baby's Born

There's more than one way to react to the birth of your child, to be sure. Some are cryers, some are stoic, some are prone to laughter, and others are simply stuck in shock. So while you might think your partner isn't the crying type, there's no way …
By Candace Ganger

5 People Who Will Change Your Life When You're Breastfeeding

If it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes a small country to breastfeed one. A team of completely supportive people, present to guide you and provide you with adequate information, is essential when you're nursing. So make no mistake, the…
By Candace Ganger

8 Stereotypes About Suburban Moms That Are Totally True

I love living in the suburbs, but I could do without the off-the-wall stereotypes. For example, we don't know every Target cashier by name, cruise country roads on the weekends, or spend every ounce of free time volunteering at our child's school. An…
By Candace Ganger

10 Things Parents Raising Loving Siblings Never Do

I come from a relatively big family, including three brothers and a sister. So when my husband and I first started talking about having kids, I figured:"I liked the way I grew up, so let's have five!" Turns out, kids are expensive AF (who knew?!) and…
By Jamie Kenney

A School In Britain Held A Mini Royal Wedding, So Prepare To Melt

Let's face it: everyone has royal wedding fever. Even people who aren't big royal watchers and don't really know a thing about Meghan Markle or Prince Harry can't help but get swept up in the excitement. Not even kids are immune, apparently. In prepa…
By Jen McGuire

Mindy Kaling's Plan To Teach Her Daughter Body Confidence Is What We All Need

Every little girl should have some Mindy Kaling in her life. And one very lucky little girl is getting more than anyone else. Fans of Kaling like myself know the writer/director/author/actress isn't just funny, she's next-level brilliant when it come…
By Jen McGuire

Is Your Kid Graduating From Kindergarten? Here Are 10 Fun Gifts For Their Classmates

When your kiddo graduates kindergarten it feels like a pretty big rite of passage. They're leaving their pre-elementary years behind, but they're taking friendships with them that might just last into adulthood. If your kindergartener has really bond…
By Kate Miller

What Prince Harry & Meghan's Markle Wedding Date Says About Them, According To Astrology

As the world waits to witness the royal wedding of Prince Henry of Wales and Meghan Markle, all eyes are on the fairytale couple. From wedding guests to the number of bridesmaids to who will walk Markle down the aisle, everyone wants to know the deta…
By Candace Ganger

How To Watch UK Streams Of The Royal Wedding In The US

We all have a pretty tough decision ahead of us over the next few days, and I think it's time to get serious about what we plan to do here. There are simply too many options for watching Meghan Markle marry Prince Harry on Saturday, May 19, and it's …
By Jen McGuire

How To Have A Date Night With No Babysitter, Because It's Easier Than You Think

After having children, many couples feel that their love lives immediately go out the window, but it's so important to make your romantic life a priority so both you and your partner can be the best versions of yourselves you can be. As we all know, …
By Abi Berwager Schreier

The New Dinosaur Fingerlings Finally Go On Sale Tomorrow, So Gear Up

If you've been waiting impatiently for the next generation of Fingerlings, your time has come. Unveiled in March, the newest Fingerlings, called UNTAMED Raptors, are finally hitting U.S. stores Friday, May 18, and they will satisfy the kid who loves …
By Shari Maurer

Alec & Hilaria Baldwin Welcome Baby Number 4, & They Look So Happy

I never really thought of Hilaria Baldwin and I as similar. She's a yoga instructor, has super shiny hair, and makes parenting look easy on Instagram. Also married to Alec Baldwin, no less, who is a real looker when he drops the Donald Trump impressi…
By Jen McGuire

Janet Jackson's Emotional Response To Holding Her Son Will Make Every New Mom Smile

Most parents will tell you that there's nothing quite like the love you feel for a new baby. In fact, many describe the feeling of meeting their newborn as discovering a kind of love they didn't even know existed. It's definitely something that peopl…
By Brianna Wiest

Police Are Fining Parents $100 For Smoking With Their Kid In The Car, & Twitter Is Divided

It's always a touchy subject when the law gets involved with how parents choose to raise their kids, and a little-known law might just reignite that debate. The Virginia Beach Police Department recently tweeted a warning to parents after they issued …
By Jenn Rose

Sandra Bullock Made A Sweet Point About Parenting Siblings Who Don't Always Get Along

Any parent who has more than one child knows that the adage of siblings being immediate, lifelong, built-in BFFs isn't always true... at least, not always at the beginning. Bringing a new personality into the family undeniably creates a shift in its …
By Brianna Wiest

Fans Are Furious Over Derick Dillard's Instagram Of His Son Building "The Wall"

The Duggar family and its offshoots are never far from controversy, and one in-law in particular is especially good at drawing the internet's ire. The latest bout of outrage was caused by Derick Dillard's Instagram of his son building "The Wall," whi…
By Jenn Rose

Kayla Rae Reid Got Super Honest About Battling PPD After Her First Baby With Ryan Lochte

Many mothers battle postpartum depression after giving birth. And while PPD is a deeply personal experience for everyone, each time a mom publicly speaks about it, she helps fight the stigma that PPD must be kept private, hopefully inspiring other st…
By Sophie Hirsh

9 Ways To Help Yourself Heal From Traumatic Birth, From A Mom Who's Been There

When I was pregnant, I envisioned the perfect birth. After all, childbirth is supposed to be a beautiful moment I'd cherish forever. But things didn't go according to plan, and labor and delivery took a turn for the terrifying. Thankfully, however, I…
By Priscilla Blossom

People Are Shaming Chrissy Teigen For Taking A Bath With Her 2-Year-Old Daughter

It's hard not to love Chrissy Teigen. The outspoken mom to 2-year-old daughter, Luna (and one on the way) is known for her honesty when it comes to liking the things that she likes and being open about the things that she doesn't. But that doesn't me…
By Casey Suglia

7 New & Surprising Activities To Try For Couples Who Have Done It All

If you and your partner are a fairly adventurous couple or you've just been together for a long time and have done a lot of things together, you might find that it's sometimes difficult to come up with new, fun, and interesting things for you to do t…
By Lauren Schumacker

8 Little Ways Your Baby Is Low-Key Giving You Consent

It’s 2018 and we, as a society, are finally talking openly about consent. Young people are learning more about the importance of giving and receiving enthusiastic consent in relationships and in sexual encounters. Parents and teachers are starting to…
By Priscilla Blossom

I Banned Babies From My Wedding & I’m Not Apologizing

It's officially wedding season, so you're bound to received at least one invitation to at least one blessed event. If you're a parent, you should probably look closely at that invitation to see if your kids are invited, too. But even if they are invi…
By Steph Montgomery

The Royal Wedding Flowers Have Arrived & They Are Just As Gorgeous As You'd Expect

With mere days left until the royal wedding, Windsor Castle must be buzzing with activity getting things ready. Although we might not get a glimpse of the royal wedding dress or the page boys' adorable outfits before Saturday morning, some dedicated …
By Karen Fratti

The Internet Is Freaking Out Over Kourtney Kardashian's Bikini Picture Taken By Her 8-Year-Old Son

It's hard to believe that Kourtney Kardashian's oldest son Mason Disick is so grown up. Fans of Keeping Up With The Kardashians all remember when Mason was born, the first of the growing brood of KarJenner grand babies. The adored little boy who was …
By Jen McGuire

Ugh, Here's Why Teething Seems To Take *So* Long For Your Baby

When your baby gets their first tooth, it's so adorable. That gummy grin with that single tooth popping up is pretty much the best — until those pesky pointy teeth start pushing through and your baby hates life. Let's not even talk about how bad mola…
By Cat Bowen

Lea Michele Isn't Having Kids Anytime Soon For *This* Reason

The decision to start a family is a big one that every person faces at some point in their lives. Being a mother is a huge responsibility — and is one that requires putting life on hold for a little bit to tend to the life of another. It's clear that…
By Casey Suglia

A Flight Attendant Tracked Down A Mom Who Lost Her Breast Milk, & It's Seriously Touching

If you Google "airlines" and "breast milk," you'll be treated to a ton of frustrating articles about the supposed mistreatment of breastfeeding parents. From the mom who claimed she was charged $150 to bring her breast milk aboard a plane, to the mot…
By Gillian Walters

Instagram Is Going To Start Telling You How Much You Use The App, So Prepare To Feel *Things*

Ah, mindlessly scrolling through Instagram. Whether it happens before falling asleep at night, while riding the subway despite subpar cell service, or while sitting on the toilet, Insta-scrolling is a time-consuming activity many people (myself inclu…
By Sophie Hirsh

Pink Had The Perfect Response To A Troll Who Called Her "Old"

No one is safe from trolls on social media, even stars most of us consider pretty flawless. Take Pink, for example, who's not only a badass musician, but an outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ community, women, and parents who can't be bothered with str…
By Karen Fratti

10 Comfortable Wedding Guest Dresses That Are Perfect For New Moms

Being invited to a wedding when you're a new mom is always tricky business. First of all, there's the whole thing about finding a sitter (maybe even for the first time ever). Then there's the question of pumping (and dumping?) and how long you can go…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Kim K Deletes A Photo Of Her Promoting Lollipops After Serious Backlash

Kim Kardashian is no stranger to sponsored content. She is also no stranger to controversy. And on Wednesday, these two things came together in a rather unfortunate way for the reality star. After her latest #sponcon was met with an onslaught of back…
By Sophie Hirsh

Parents Are Loving Jessie James Decker’s Hysterical Observation About Breastfeeding

Just a little over one month ago, Jessie James Decker welcomed her third child — a son named Forrest Bradley Decker — into the world. Decker's Instagram post announcing Forrest's arrival was pretty perfect, to say the least, and everything seemed hun…
By Gillian Walters

8 Royal Wedding Cocktails Fit For A Queen

I am obsessed with cocktails. Not only do I love concocting them in my spare time, but I love collecting old cocktail recipe books, going to tastings, and sampling the creations of my local mixologists in New York City. I was surprised to learn that …
By Cat Bowen

Adorable Freckles Don't Happen At Birth, But Here's Why Your Kid May Develop Them

Freckles seem to be all the rage these days, with makeup companies posting pictures of women applying fake freckles across their noses and cheeks on Instagram. When my husband and I were kids, we got picked on for our natural freckles, but now we’re …
By Abi Berwager Schreier

'7th Heaven' Star Beverley Mitchell Says Lucy Camden Was Her "Best Friend" Growing Up

Ever wonder what your favorite childhood stars are doing now? Same. In Romper’s new series Claim to Fame, we’re bringing you exclusive interviews with the faces of the past, contextualizing them in the present, and finding out what they’ve learned fr…
By Samantha Darby

Apparently Babies Drool For Many Reasons Other Than Teething

Before having kids, I would see the babies around my neighborhood donning adorable bandana bibs and assume that their parents were just really into accessories. In Brooklyn, babies are seriously stylish after all. But then I had my own little bambino…
By Kate Miller

I Missed My Sister’s Wedding Because I Had Just Given Birth, & It Was Incredibly Lonely

My sister was trying on wedding dress number 4 when the discussion turned to bridesmaid’s dresses. My mother half-joked that it better have a high waist in case I got pregnant. I had been trying for months and it was horrifying to imagine how I would…
By Megan Whitaker

So Apparently It Kind Of *Is* Possible That You'll Never Go Into Labor, & UGH

OK, we've all been there. You're at the end of your pregnancy and you're supremely uncomfortable. You can't sleep, can't eat more than two bites at a time, and require assistance standing and sitting and walking. It feels like this baby is never goin…
By Ojus Patel

Mindy Kaling Gets Honest About Breastfeeding Her Daughter, & Nursing Moms Will Love It

Mindy Kaling has kept many details of her pregnancy and early motherhood pretty mum. (For example, fans are still obsessing over who baby Katherine's father might be, even though Kaling clearly has no intention of revealing that identity anytime soon…
By Sophie Hirsh

Grief Can Last For Years, So Why Don’t We Acknowledge It?

The dream usually goes like this: I'm frantically driving to meet my mom somewhere, for lunch or for coffee, but often just because I want to see her. I'll call her and ask her where she is, and she'll answer in the way she used to: "Relax, Bea, I'll…
By Josephine B. Yurcaba

9 Ways Baby No. 3 Made My Family Feel Complete

My husband and I decided to have another baby right after we got married and, well, we had no idea what we were getting into. I got pregnant right away, endured a high-risk pregnancy, and, before I knew it, my third baby had arrived. Together, we emb…
By Steph Montgomery

15 Reasons Why Every Postpartum Mom Should Go To A Wedding Without Her Baby

Did you hear that there's going to be a royal wedding this weekend? The couple is so super private and not at all famous, so it's totally easy to have missed this quiet event that's definitely not all over the news. Anyway, you may remember that the …
By Jamie Kenney

Children Will Play A Big Role In The Royal Wedding, But Will There Be A Kids' Table?

Prince Henry of Wales is set to marry American actress Meghan Markle Windsor Castle in England on May 19, and details for the event are coming together. Attendants have been chosen, guests have been invited, and hats have been purchased for the weddi…
By Candace Ganger

Yes, You *Do* Need To Reapply Sunscreen To Your Baby, & Here's How Often

For a while there, we thought warmer days may not be coming, but spring is finally here. And with that lovely, warm sunshine comes a whole other world of parenting — how to protect your baby's sweet, sensitive skin from the sun. Like most other baby-…
By Ojus Patel

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Official Bridal Party Will Overwhelm You With Cuteness

If you're a pal of Meghan Markle's, then you may have been spending the past six months secretly hoping she'd ask you to be a bridesmaid in her highly-anticipated wedding to Prince Harry this Saturday (maybe even the maid of honor if you were really …
By Alana Romain

Here's When You Can Bring A Baby To A Wedding, According To Experts

As summer approaches, and brings with it wedding season, new parents might be faced with a dilemma. Should they skip their friend or family member's special day, leave their baby with a sitter, or bring them along? And with the upcoming royal nuptial…
By Steph Montgomery

Three-Year-Old Princess Charlotte Already Has A Higher Net Worth Than Both Of Her Brothers

Growing up as the younger sister of the heir to the British throne might seem like a bit of a bummer — especially when you also have an adorable baby brother who has recently come along to steal your thunder. But in her three short years on this plan…
By Alana Romain

Here's Everything We Know About 'Survivor' Season 37 -- So Far

Though Survivor: Ghost Island has only just concluded, the series (in all its iterations) will be back before you know it with yet another variation on its central premise. It was already renewed by CBS with Jeff Probst returning as host, but when do…
By Megan Walsh

Here's What You Need To Know About Keeping Your Baby Safe From Mosquitos This Summer

With summer just around the corner, there's been a spike in reporting around the horror of the summer — mosquitos. With the past two years being overwhelmed with news about the Zika virus and West Nile, it's hard to imagine anything could eclipse tha…
By Cat Bowen

10 Baby Names Your Mother-In-Law Will Hate — Until They Meet Your Baby

All the cool generations love to push the envelope, but do they take things too far with cutting-edge baby names? According to Cafe Mom, millennial parents are passing over time-honored classics like Anne and Elizabeth in favor of more avant-garde mo…
By Kelly Mullen-McWilliams

10 Reasons Why A Costco Mom Is The BFF Everyone Should Have

There are some stores I have a weird affection for. Generally it comes down to a mix of nostalgia, quality, and bargains. Costco is one store that hits all three points. I grew up taking frequent trips there with my family (a family of seven, mind yo…
By Jamie Kenney

"Sleep When The Baby Sleeps" Is Impossible & 19 Other Obvious Things New Moms Need To Know

Despite the fact that broad swathes of the population go through it, early motherhood is a time shrouded in misinformation, useless advice, and mystery. Why? Well, everyone is different and what works for some people won't hold up to someone else's s…
By Jamie Kenney

I Suck at Being a Mom Friend. And I’m OK with It.

I hear a lot about bonding between mom friends — the deep, heartfelt conversations over coffee and frantic late-night texts. I see pictures on Facebook of massive “mama tribes,” bosom buds since their buns were in the oven. But for me? That concept i…
By Erica Jackson Curran

Why These Four Women Shared Their Pregnancy News Before It Was “Safe”

If you’re early in the early stages of pregnancy, you’ve probably already started dreaming up the cute social media reveal you’ll break out around the three-month mark. You’ve probably also told yourself you just have to get through those silent mont…
By Zara Hanawalt

Is Whole Foods Open On Memorial Day 2018? Your Cookout Depends On It

If you've googled any store opening hours in the last few days, you might have noticed a little phrase starting to pop up: "Memorial Day might affect these hours." And while you haven't yet considered whether the places you frequent on a regular basi…
By Emily Westbrooks

Can We *Please* Stop Joking About Urinary Incontinence Already?

If you spend time in mommy groups on social media, you probably know that a lot of moms pee a little when we sneeze, cough, or run. It's become such an acceptable part of new motherhood that we actually joke about it. But those jokes are starting to …
By Steph Montgomery

Maggie Gyllenhaal Says Spending Time Alone Is "So Precious" & Every Mom Can Relate

Everyone loves their kids, deep down. But you don't always have to like them, especially when they're running you ragged and you have a million other things to do. Which is precisely why Maggie Gyllenhaal's mom confession about her most secret desire…
By Karen Fratti

Target’s New Kids Clothing Line Is Inspired By The Museum Of Ice Cream, & It’s *Beautiful*

One of your favorite stores is adding another super sweet way to dress kids fashionably without breaking the bank... and parents are going to be just as obsessed. Target's new kids clothing line is inspired by The Museum of Ice Cream, the California-…
By Brianna Wiest

Pink Got Refreshingly Honest About Her Insecurities As A Mom & Raising Her Daughter

When it comes to raising kids, every parent has at least a few doubts in their ability as a mom or dad — and Pink is no exception. In a recent Instagram post, Pink shared her parenting insecurities regarding raising her daughter. She also asked fans …
By Sophie Hirsh

Meghan Markle's Dad Missed The Royal Wedding, But Has Prince Harry Met His Father-In-Law?

Although he wasn't at the royal wedding, Meghan Markle's father drove a lot of conversation about the day. Ahead of the ceremony, according to Cosmopolitan, Markle's dad had a heart attack and reportedly staged pictures of himself for paparazzi, so p…
By Karen Fratti

When Will 'Empire' Be Back With Season 5?

It's been another crazy season of Empire and now the musical drama is coming to a close. For now, anyway. Thankfully, this isn't the end of the road for the hit series. Its already been renewed for Season 5 so the only things fans want to know now is…
By Zakiya Jamal

Here's How Kate Middleton's Maternity Leave With Prince Louis Could Be Different

The tiniest member of the royal family is almost 1 month old, but it still seems like just yesterday that Prince Louis was born. Of course, it might seem like it hasn't been that long because of all the excitement over the royal wedding. Well, now th…
By Korey Lane

Here's The Deal With Meghan Markle's Last Name Now That She's Officially A Duchess

As of Saturday, May 19, Meghan Markle's life changed forever. Sorry, let me rephrase that: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's life changed forever. That's right — the actress-turned-royal is no longer a Markle. And given that her new title doesn't quite inc…
By Sophie Hirsh

Here's Who Everyone Is In Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's *Iconic* Royal Wedding Portrait

The royal wedding was just days ago, but people are still understandable obsessed with what went down this past weekend. After all, it isn't every day that a former American actress marries into the royal family, so it's kind of a big deal and certai…
By Korey Lane

People Think Meghan Markle Is Pregnant Because Of How Her Clothes Fit & It Needs To Stop

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding had everyone talking over the weekend. And a lot of it had to do with her gorgeous Givenchy wedding dress. She was absolutely stunning. Well, some people thought so. On social media, there are a ton of people …
By Karen Fratti

John Legend Opened Up About How Luna Is Adjusting To Baby Miles & Parents, You Can Def Relate

Even since Miles Theodore Stephens was born last week, his mom Chrissy Teigen has been keeping the world updated with hilarious tweets (and a photo!) about life with her new baby boy. Her husband John Legend, however, has gone for a slightly differen…
By Sophie Hirsh