Unless You're A Mom, You Can't Understand

It's an idiom many people, especially child-free women, dread hearing and undoubtably cringe when they do. "Unless you're a mother, you can't understand." It comes off as smug, dismissive, and myopic, especially when it pertains to something that ren…
By Jamie Kenney
Sun Jul 15 2018

The Intrusive Questions Don't Stop After You Give Birth

When I was pregnant, I felt like I couldn’t go anywhere without someone commenting on my belly, asking a personal question, or generally turning my body into a conversation piece. (I can recall one particularly frustrating encounter during my third t…
By De Elizabeth

Tia Mowry's "Woke Up Like This" Photo Perfectly Depicts Life With A Newborn

If there was a competition for "Queen of Adorable Family Photos" and "Realest Celeb Mom," Tia Mowry would definitely be in the running. With the arrival of new baby Cairo, her Instagram page has gotten an extra layer of adorable and an extra dose of …
By Vanessa Taylor

Alexis Ohanian Penned A Powerful Op-Ed Calling For Paid Leave For All New Parents

Both my husband and I were lucky enough to have the support and freedom from our employers to take some time off when our daughter was born. Those days of adjustment and bonding helped us to transition into our new roles as parents. Unfortunately, no…
By Azure Hall

15 Children's Books *Every* Adult Should Own

Ask me about books and you might be sorry you did. It's a love affair, really. From the smell of them (fresh pages or well-worn library copies both do it for me) to the way they look lined on a shelf, books and the words on their pages are a special …
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Dogs Are Able To Spread Illness To Pregnant Women & It Has Serious Consequences

Dogs are a man's (and a woman's) best friend. But, as any person who has ever had a dog chew on their shoes knows that this saying isn't exactly true. As adorable as those furry creatures may be, pregnant women should take some precaution, because ac…
By Casey Suglia

7 Products That'll Make Your Kids Actually Want To Do Their Chores

I usually dread cleaning my house, and I'm an adult, so I know it's a bit of stretch trying to convince my kids that chores are fun. But since I want my daughters to learn how to pick up after themselves, and become contributing members of our househ…
By Kate Miller

The 10 Biggest Sunblock Mistakes Might Not Be As Obvious As You Think

'Tis the season, parents — the season for sunburned shoulders and tantrums over sunblock application, that is. As fun as the long summer days can be with children, its no secret that putting sunscreen on kids is kind of the bane of a parent's existen…
By Shannon Evans

Khloé Kardashian’s Tweet About Being Tired Is So True, It Hurts

I remember when I was pregnant, there was one warning that everyone, even childless people, gave me: Expect to never sleep again. It's an exaggeration, sure, but it does well to encompass the reality of parenthood. Being a mom means expending all of …
By Annamarya Scaccia

Joanna Gaines' Pic With Her Baby Boy Crew Looks So Peaceful

Joanna and Chip Gaines are seriously killing me with pictures of their fifth baby. The Fixer Upper couple have always been pretty talented when it comes to sharing their lifestyle on social media and I should know. I have spent more time than I care …
By Jen McGuire

The Soccer Team Rescued From A Thai Cave Thanked Rescuers In This Touching Video

After over two weeks spent trapped in Tham Luang Nang Non, one of Thailand’s longest cave, 12 boys and their coach were rescued from the cave's flooded depths. It was an event that captured attention across the globe, with many concerned that the mis…
By Vanessa Taylor

New Moms Will Seriously Relate To Khloé Kardashian's Photo Of Baby True's "Rolls"

As a new parent, it is only natural to obsess over every inch of your little one. From their perfectly round little heads, to their teeny, tiny toes... what's not to love? Koko went from adoring aunt to mommy in her own right and has a baby of her ow…
By Azure Hall

Tia Mowry's "Woke Up Like This" Photo Perfectly Depicts Life With A Newborn

If there was a competition for "Queen of Adorable Family Photos" and "Realest Celeb Mom," Tia Mowry would definitely be in the running. With the arrival of new baby Cairo, her Instagram page has gotten an extra layer of adorable and an extra dose of …
By Vanessa Taylor

Alexis Ohanian Penned A Powerful Op-Ed Calling For Paid Leave For All New Parents

Both my husband and I were lucky enough to have the support and freedom from our employers to take some time off when our daughter was born. Those days of adjustment and bonding helped us to transition into our new roles as parents. Unfortunately, no…
By Azure Hall

Eliza Scanlen Brings Amma Crellin To Life In 'Sharp Objects'

If you've already read Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects, then you know Amma Crellin is a major character in the novel. If you haven't, then be prepared to take notice of her when the HBO adaptation premieres on July 8. The 13-year-old half-sister of Amy…
By Megan Walsh

Taylor John Smith Takes On The Role Of John Keene On 'Sharp Objects'

In the first episode of Sharp Objects, "Vanish," reporter Camille Preaker reintroduces herself to her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri while she investigates the disappearance of local girl, Natalie Keene. In the process, she crosses paths with Natalie…
By Megan Walsh

The Intrusive Questions Don't Stop After You Give Birth

When I was pregnant, I felt like I couldn’t go anywhere without someone commenting on my belly, asking a personal question, or generally turning my body into a conversation piece. (I can recall one particularly frustrating encounter during my third t…
By De Elizabeth

Unless You're A Mom, You Can't Understand

It's an idiom many people, especially child-free women, dread hearing and undoubtably cringe when they do. "Unless you're a mother, you can't understand." It comes off as smug, dismissive, and myopic, especially when it pertains to something that ren…
By Jamie Kenney

What Docs Say About Using Epsom Salts During Pregnancy With High Blood Pressure

Even on the most sedentary of days, a pregnant woman's muscles can ache. Add in a long day at work, chasing after toddlers, and taking care of things around the house and you have a compelling reason for hopping into a soothing bath at night. When an…
By Shari Maurer

15 Children's Books *Every* Adult Should Own

Ask me about books and you might be sorry you did. It's a love affair, really. From the smell of them (fresh pages or well-worn library copies both do it for me) to the way they look lined on a shelf, books and the words on their pages are a special …
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Here's When Amazon Prime Day Starts So You Don't Miss Any Bargains

I love a good sale, but I also hate a good sale. Because what happens if you miss out on something you really want by being too late, too slow, or simply not good enough at being a bargain hunter? I already spend 60 percent of my life crippled with a…
By Jen McGuire

Cardi B & Offset Gave Fans A Kulture Update With Hilarious New Video

Cardi B and her secret-ish husband, rapper Offset, welcomed their first little daughter together less than a week ago on July 10. The couple are still in the thick of things with their baby, those first scary days when it's tough to get a handle on h…
By Jen McGuire

Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton Are Obviously Best Friends At Wimbledon

If there's one royal couple I've been rooting for more than anyone else, it's the dream pairing of the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex. After reading endless tweets and articles comparing them to each other, I've just been waiting for …
By Jen McGuire

Joanna Gaines' Pic With Her Baby Boy Crew Looks So Peaceful

Joanna and Chip Gaines are seriously killing me with pictures of their fifth baby. The Fixer Upper couple have always been pretty talented when it comes to sharing their lifestyle on social media and I should know. I have spent more time than I care …
By Jen McGuire

Target's School Supply Sale Is All About Teacher Appreciation

It's nearly the middle of July and it's only just dawning on me that summer is here. I feel like I've been in a fugue state and all the sudden I realize I'm almost always hot and it's like, oh yes. Summer. But there are apparently those out there who…
By Jen McGuire

Kate Upton Announces She’s Pregnant In The Most Subtle Way

Make room on the runway! Over the weekend, supermodel Kate Upton announced she's pregnant with her first child with husband Justin Verlander, pitcher for the Houston Astros, according to People. Fans, of course, couldn't be more thrilled! The 26-year…
By Annamarya Scaccia

Khloé Kardashian’s Tweet About Being Tired Is So True, It Hurts

I remember when I was pregnant, there was one warning that everyone, even childless people, gave me: Expect to never sleep again. It's an exaggeration, sure, but it does well to encompass the reality of parenthood. Being a mom means expending all of …
By Annamarya Scaccia

30 Moms Reveal The One Thing That Helped Them Breastfeed Longer

Not everyone is able, or willing, to breastfeed, and that's perfectly OK. Us moms know there's more than one way to feed a baby and keep him or her healthy. But for those of us who can and want to breastfeed, continuing that nursing relationship for …
By Priscilla Blossom

This Mom's Response To Getting Asked When She's Due 5 Weeks Postpartum Is Perfection

It takes 10 long months of bodily changes, shifting organs, and stretching skin for a woman's body to grow a human being. To expect a woman's body to immediately snap back into its pre-pregnancy state after giving birth is ridiculous. With that sai…
By Michelle Stein

Science *Finally* Explains Why Kids Will Squish Into Mom Before Sitting With Dad

"Mama, pick me up!" "Mama, move over so I can snuggle." "Mama, can I share your seat?" This is a familiar refrain in my house. Just recently, we were all at the movies together, all of us in our own seats, and about 10 minutes into the movie, a littl…
By Cat Bowen