The Gender Gap In Children's Books Is Way Worse Than You Think

Presented in partnership with The Longest Shortest Time podcast. The story I always requested at bedtime as a child was Princess Smartypants (2005) by Babette Cole, a picture book about a princess who doesn't want to get married. She's more…
By Samantha Grindell
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I Tried Go-To's Skin Care Line For 2 Months, & The Results Were Pretty Damn Good

I’ve always been a bit of a purist when it comes to makeup and skincare. I’ve essentially used the same five or so products for the past decade because I know what I like, and more importantly, what my skin likes. That being said, I’m also more than…
By Anne Vorrasi

Mindy Kaling's Definition Of Motherhood Is Super Specific, But Also Perfect

I would say it's safe to say that not every mom out there is always 100 percent in love with parenting. Not every day, at least. Sometimes it's frustrating and disappointing and exhausting. But there are days when the stars align, when you're with…
By Jen McGuire

Here's How You Can Help Families & Children Affected By The California Wildfires

The numerous wildfires ravaging several areas of California have evoked feelings of shock and terror. Footage flooding in and reports of lives lost are leading many to look to do their part in aiding recovery. If you feel this way too, here's how to…
By Azure Hall

This Adorable Children's Book Is All About Fashion, Individuality, & Girl Power

This month, fashion maven turned children's book author Eva Chen is celebrating the release of her brand new book Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes. This story, a celebration of all things individuality, fashion, and girl power, also serves as…
By Caroline Hogeveen

I Used An App That Doesn’t Let You Show Off & Here’s How My Life Looked

My favorite debate among moms this year has been what "real" motherhood looks like. Is real motherhood a diaper explosion in the ladies' lounge at Macy's, or is it holding your baby up to the sky as the sun flares behind you — this is roughly the…
By Janet Manley

Every Mom Will Get Why Gabrielle Union Hasn't Bathed Since Her Baby Girl Arrived

The days, weeks, and — let's be honest, years — following the arrival of a new baby can be rough. While there are diaper changes, feedings, and cuddles galore, one thing is often in short supply: time for personal hygiene. One new celeb mom knows…
By Azure Hall

13 Thanksgiving Rules My Kids Do & Don't Have To Follow

Thanksgiving is upon us and with it the many collective "feels" people have about the day. I have a sort of love/hate relationship with Thanksgiving. I hated it as a kid, grew to enjoy it as an adult, and have always wary of the problematic cultural…
By Jamie Kenney

Jennifer Garner's Advice For Talking To Kids About Wildfires Makes Total Sense

As wildfires continue to rage in northern and southern California, it can be difficult for parents to know how to navigate this sensitive topic with their kids. Really young children who haven't directly been displaced or affected by the deaths…
By Michelle Stein

How To Deal With Your Kid's Car Meltdown... Before You Lose It, Too

Driving hazards are everywhere, and with time, we learn to manage them: icy roads, construction work, the texting idiot in front of you. But the one hazard familiar to every mom is one they don't teach you in driving school: driving while trying to…
By Shana Aborn

15 Holiday Gifts For The Sleep-Deprived Mom, Because Her Needs Are... Unique

Ask any new mom what she has on their wish list, and she'll probably tell you one thing: sleep. Of course, aside from watching her baby while she naps, that's not exactly a gift you can wrap up and hand over. If you're not in a position to take take…
By Caroline Hogeveen

This Kale-Shaped Teether Is The Cutest Thing Your Baby Can Possibly Munch On

"They're teething." It's the universal, two-word explanation that can explain a parent's eye bags, persistent yawning, and general look of fatigue, as well as a baby's shrieks. The teething process is tough, and not just for your little one. That's…
By Caroline Hogeveen

5 Things Preschool Teachers Want Parents To Know About Thanksgiving At School

Right now, parents and preschool teachers are both counting down the days until Thanksgiving, but for totally different reasons. You're planning family weekend activities and worrying whether you bought a big enough turkey; teachers are looking…
By Shana Aborn

Prince Louis Is A Mini Kate Middleton In This Adorable Side-By-Side Photo

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her third child, Prince Louis, in April. And ever since the high-profile birth, supporters have been itching for more family photos featuring the little guy. But what's even better than new family pic? This…
By Gillian Walters

Teddy Told Owen She's Pregnant On 'Grey's Anatomy' & It's About Time

After Owen flew to Germany at the end of last season and slept with Teddy, it was obvious that their long-awaited one night stand wouldn't be the end for them. And what better time to bring an unplanned pregnancy into the mix than now, when Owen…
By Chrissy Bobic

Amy Schumer Has Been Hospitalized For This Debilitating Pregnancy Condition

Pregnancy, especially your first one, can be tough. Just ask Amy Schumer, who is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, the same medical issue Kate Middleton dealt with with during her pregnancies. Schumer opened up about the serious issue on…
By Gillian Walters

Everything You Need To Know To Watch The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

It's a Turkey Day tradition for many families to get up, grab some breakfast and watch all the action in the Big Apple. So if you're trying to plan ahead a bit, you might want to first figure out what channel the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is on…
By Rachel Spalding

Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade Revealed Their Baby Girl's Name & It's SO Pretty

If you've been curious about what Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union named their new baby girl, the wait is over. That's because Wade revealed their daughter's moniker via Instagram on Thursday. Welcome to the world, Kaavia James Union Wade. On…
By Gillian Walters

The Kardashian Family's Thanksgiving Traditions Are (Mostly) Just Like Yours

The Kardashian/Jenner clan knows how to celebrate the holidays. I mean, they like really know how to celebrate. Halloween, Easter, Christmas... think massive themed parties with celebrities and so many selfies you can't stand it. But there's one…
By Jen McGuire

Kim Kardashian Grabbed These Important Things When She Evacuated Her Home

It's hard to imagine the prospect of an incoming wildfire that could potentially burn through your entire home, but that was reality for many Californians this week, including some celebrities who have been particularly outspoken about the horrific…
By Brianna Wiest

Five Years After Make-A-Wish, The Adorable "Batkid" Is Officially Cancer Free

Some of you might remember "Batkid," a child named Miles Scott who was battling leukemia in 2013. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the city of San Francisco — along with the help of its mayor and 20,000 volunteers — transformed into Gotham City…
By Gillian Walters

13 Things Your Baby Wants You To Know About Exclusive Breastfeeding

For plenty of moms, exclusively breastfeeding is a coveted and important parenting goal, to the point that it can be romanticized to a ridiculous and often damaging degree. While it's recommended for the first six months of a baby's life, and there…
By Jamie Kenney

9 Decorating Ideas For Thanksgiving And Christmas, Bc Setting Up Once Is Enough

If there's one thing you should know about me, it's that I take holiday decorating extremely seriously. I have strong opinions about what color Christmas lights I like, and I could write a dissertation on the proper use of a garland. Decorations set…
By Samantha Grindell

Colton's Official Tagline For 'The Bachelor' Is Very *Suggestive*

It's an excellent day for #BachelorNation, folks. That's because the release of Colton Underwood's official tagline for The Bachelor's new season is finally here. Not only is the official promo exciting, but it's also very suggestive. *Wink…
By Gillian Walters

If You Don't Think You Can Afford A TG Turkey, Here's Where You Should Look

For many families around the country, Thanksgiving is a day to gather around the table with your nearest and dearest to chow down on turkey... and about 10 different side dishes. It's a tradition many of us have enjoyed for as far back as we can…
By Caroline Hogeveen

Yes, I'm The Mom Crying In The Baby Aisle At Target

As I stood in the baby section of Target, staring at the baby bottles and nipples, tears overflowed from eyes already burning with exhaustion. This was my third trip in as many days, and my newborn son, who I had recently decided to stop…
By Katie Alicea

I Don't Like Being In My Pregnant Body — It Makes Me Anxious

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

This Video Of Michelle Obama & Ellen DeGeneres At Costco Will Have You LOLing

There are a lot of responsibilities one has as a best friend. Chief among them? If your BFF releases a book, you need to travel with her to see it in a store for the first time, and maybe even participate in some antics while others line up to get…
By Brianna Wiest

Ben & Jerry's New Flavor Is Only At 1 Store, & You Basically Live There Already

This time of year tends to be super stressful, with a couple of major holidays crammed into just a few weeks. I for one have no problem admitting that I'll be getting through it with a little holiday stress eating (along with many others I'm sure),…
By Kristina Johnson

You Can't Help But Smile Watching These Refugee Kids See Snow For The First Time

Today it snowed here in Canada. I had to dig into the back of my closet for my boots and my mittens and my winter coat which did not have any money in the pockets, I checked. It took me ages to get my car warmed up and uncovered. I hated all of it.…
By Jen McGuire

Look No Further: Here's Where To Watch 'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' In 2018

It doesn't always seem like wintertime to me unless there's an old-fashioned Peanuts cartoon about it. And, thankfully, the one in which Charlie, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang learn the meaning of November's upcoming holiday is airing on TV in…
By Rachel Spalding