You Have To Hear How Princess Charlotte Ran The Show At The Royal Wedding

There's really nothing sweeter than seeing little kids come into their own. Whether it's a toddler learning their letters or a first-grader learning to read, watching youngsters take charge is simply endearing. And now, it's been reported that at Sat…
By Korey Lane

You Need To Hear The Story Behind This Adorable "Fire Family" Photo

The internet can be a real bummer these days, but luckily, the perfect storm of meme-worthy ingredients — cute babies, hot dudes, and a touching story of friendship — has come along to pick us up. These firefighters who had babies within months of ea…
By Jenn Rose

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

9 Ways Your Baby Is Trying To Tell You They Trust You

The ability to trust another human being isn't always easy, but, hopefully, we learn how to via our parents and/or guardians. And while many children, sadly, can't say the same, most children are fortunate enough to have someone who will love, care, …
By Priscilla Blossom
Thu May 24 2018

Amtrak Unveils "Lactation Suites" For Breastfeeding Moms & It's A Huge Step Forward

Today is a good day for nursing moms. According to a press release issued by the rail company, Amtrak is adding "lactation suites" for breastfeeding mothers in their Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Chicago stations this summer. One is …
By Karen Fratti

The Entire Family Can Enjoy These Movies & Shows Coming To Netflix In June

It's just one of those sad facts of life: every month, shows and movies vanish from Netflix, their varied excitements no longer at your fingertips. But luckily the streaming service is always prepared to fill that content void with lots of new things…
By Megan Walsh

The Royal Wedding Photographer Had To Bribe The Kids For Photos, Just Like Every Parent Ever

Being chosen to take the official wedding portraits at a royal wedding is a major honor, but it also has to be pretty nerve-wracking. And given that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — had six bridesmaids and four pa…
By Alana Romain

18 Unique Baby Names With 3 Syllables That Are So Cool, You Might As Well Drop The Surname

One of the hardest things about choosing the perfect name for your baby is making sure that whatever you pick for her first name sounds right with her surname. For example, rhyming is generally not a result most parents want to achieve (unless you wa…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

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

11 Custom Father's Day Gifts That Will Make Dad Say "Thanks" & Actually Mean It

Father's Day is quickly approaching and that means it's time to find just the right gift for your dear old dad, the father of your children, or both. Traditional Father's Day gifts, like grilling gadgets or golf gear, will probably always score you p…
By Kate Miller

Here's What Parents Need To Know About Problematic "Shared Parenting" Bills

The way former couples choose to parent after separation has changed drastically over the last couple of decades. More and more are opting for co-parenting so that their children have both parents present and active in their lives. Fathers' rights gr…
By Annamarya Scaccia

Savannah Guthrie Shut Down A Fan Who Asked If She Was Pregnant In The Best Way

Today Show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie is often under a lot of scrutiny thanks to her high-profile position on daytime television. Each and every weekday morning, Guthrie's looks and style are analyzed by millions of viewers — a ritual that frustrates…
By Gillian Walters

Here's Why You May Experience Some Back Pain While You're Weaning Your Baby

Breastfeeding seems to have a surprise around every corner. One morning, you could wake up in a puddle of pink milk and freak out terribly, calling your OB-GYN in a panic to realize it's just from cracked nipples. (It looked terrifying, trust me. I l…
By Cat Bowen

Germs Might Protect Kids From Leukemia, Study Says, So Go Easy On The Hand Sanitizer

Bringing a new baby home for the first time can easily turn even the most laid-back parent into a total germaphobe. It's natural to want to keep your little, perfect human from being exposed to other people's coughs, sneezes, and unwashed hands, of c…
By Alana Romain

Here's How An Epsom Salt Bath Can Really Help Your Pregnancy Swelling

I am a distance runner and a mom. Therefore, I am no stranger to swollen feet and ankles. In fact, at this point in my 30s, it's just a part of my daily existence. Like many pregnant moms, a long soak after being on my feet was my go-to remedy for th…
By Cat Bowen

New Moms Are Loving Tia Mowry's Super Real Postpartum Instagram

When everything is constantly being filtered through perfectly staged photos on social media, it can be easy to forget that in real life, people aren't flawless. This can set us up for unrealistic expectations about ourselves and others, but Tia Mowr…
By Jenn Rose

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

"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

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

The Reason Why Babies Smile At You Will Seriously Make You Smile

Whether you're currently the recipient of your own baby's sweet smiles or you just seem to be a magnet for baby grins in general, you might find yourself wondering why babies are always smiling at you. Sure, you could be a 'smile whisperer' but scien…
By Kate Miller

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

Before Spending A Fortune On Maternity Bras, Here's What You Need To Know

If you're pregnant, I guarantee the world is trying to sell you stuff: maternity clothes, body pillows, stretch-mark prevention cream. While many products are truly useful (hey, body pillow), some will languish in your cabinet forever (hello, stretch…
By Kelly Mullen-McWilliams

6 Gross Things That Happen If You Don't Change Your Baby's Sheets Often

Changing bed sheets is one of those things that I intend to do at least weekly, but often forgo in favor of what I believe to be more important to-do list items, like showering, eating a meal while it's still hot, and sleeping. But after learning all…
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

Khloé Kardashian's Quotes On Motherhood So Far Show Just How Much She Loves Baby True

Khloé Kardashian has only been a mom for about a month now, but she has already shared her feelings regarding motherhood on multiple occasions. The celebrity mama gave birth to a baby named True last month, and it's clear that she is so in love with …
By Sophie Hirsh

Nicole Phelps Has A Powerful Message For People Shaming Her For Pumping Breast Milk In Public

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is used to people talking about his successes and accomplishments as an awarded Olympian — and by opening himself up to the public, he's also used to people criticizing him. But that doesn't mean that's an invitation to…
By Casey Suglia

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Are Already Making Royal Appearances, But Will They Visit The U.S.?

Now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — are all done with wedding planning, they have much more time in their schedules. And since prominent royals often get many travel opportunities, many Americans are likely …
By Sophie Hirsh

'Counting On' Fans Have The Perfect Name In Mind For Jinger Duggar & Jeremy Vuolo's Daughter

There are a lot of Duggar siblings to keep up with — 19 of them (not including the older siblings' kids and spouses that make the family whole), exactly. And when the family's TLC reality show, Counting On, isn't on air, it makes keeping up with the …
By Casey Suglia

Kim Kardashian Revealed Her Favorite Kids Toys & They're More Affordable Than You Think

Some people think that Kim Kardashian has it all — and it's easy to assume why. She is a super successful woman who has multiple businesses and finds the time to star on her family's reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, all while being a fu…
By Casey Suglia

You Have To Hear How Princess Charlotte Ran The Show At The Royal Wedding

There's really nothing sweeter than seeing little kids come into their own. Whether it's a toddler learning their letters or a first-grader learning to read, watching youngsters take charge is simply endearing. And now, it's been reported that at Sat…
By Korey Lane

Here's The Sweet Story Behind That Stunning Wedding Portrait Of Meghan Markle & Prince Harry

You know that absolutely stunning black and white portrait taken of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at their wedding? Turns out, that was the product of just a three-and-a-half-minute long photo shoot. The royal wedding's official photographer, Alexi …
By Sophie Hirsh

Amtrak Unveils "Lactation Suites" For Breastfeeding Moms & It's A Huge Step Forward

Today is a good day for nursing moms. According to a press release issued by the rail company, Amtrak is adding "lactation suites" for breastfeeding mothers in their Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Chicago stations this summer. One is …
By Karen Fratti

Kate Middleton Opened Up About Motherhood & The Family Moments She Cherishes Most

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has spent the last few years as a devoted mother and humanitarian. In addition to raising her three royal children, she is constantly giving her time to a variety of charities across the United Kingdom. And a…
By Sophie Hirsh

You Need To Hear The Story Behind This Adorable "Fire Family" Photo

The internet can be a real bummer these days, but luckily, the perfect storm of meme-worthy ingredients — cute babies, hot dudes, and a touching story of friendship — has come along to pick us up. These firefighters who had babies within months of ea…
By Jenn Rose

2 Effective Ways To Stand Out To Someone You Like, Based On Their Zodiac Sign

Catching the eye of someone you're into can sometimes be easier in theory than it is in real life. Different people take note of different things and find different things attractive or interesting. So you might find yourself wishing you knew what wo…
By Lauren Schumacker

7 Weird Things Men Do When They Realize They Met The One, So Take Notice

People are sometimes awfully hard to read, let's just face facts. But sometimes you don't need to hear them say something to know it's true (or, at least, to think that it might be). Men can send some big-time signals through the things that they do,…
By Lauren Schumacker

Here's How Custody Works For Un-Married Dads, According To The Law

Any parent who has been through a divorce can tell you that figuring out child custody can be a complex process. How a couple will share co-parenting responsibilities following a split isn't always straightforward, and a variety of factors can play a…
By Steph Montgomery

9 Ways Your Baby Is Trying To Tell You They Trust You

The ability to trust another human being isn't always easy, but, hopefully, we learn how to via our parents and/or guardians. And while many children, sadly, can't say the same, most children are fortunate enough to have someone who will love, care, …
By Priscilla Blossom

15 Father's Day 2018 Instagram Captions To Give You & Dad All The Feels

Hopefully you all had a wonderful Mother's Day, but now it's time to switch gears. Father's Day is soon — June 17 to be exact — and nowadays it seems like if you don't post something on social media that's heartfelt for your parents on either Mother'…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

The Page Boys & Bridesmaids Apparently Had A Blast At The Royal Wedding, & How Could They Not?

It is hard to determine a clear "winner" of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding, which took place last Saturday. Some people would argue that it was the stunning couple, or the guests that had the privilege of scoring a ticket to the nupti…
By Casey Suglia

18 Unique Baby Names With 3 Syllables That Are So Cool, You Might As Well Drop The Surname

One of the hardest things about choosing the perfect name for your baby is making sure that whatever you pick for her first name sounds right with her surname. For example, rhyming is generally not a result most parents want to achieve (unless you wa…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Khloé Kardashian May Have Addressed Those Tristan Thompson Marriage Rumors With This Tweet

There's reportedly been a lot of drama in Khloé Kardashian's life this spring, given the birth of her daughter and the rumors that there's trouble in paradise between her and her boyfriend, NBA player Tristan Thompson. Not like it's any of their busi…
By Karen Fratti

What You *Need* To Know About Using Coconut Oil To Relieve Pregnancy Constipation

I am a coconut oil devotee, and I use it for absolutely everything. I cook with it, I clean with it, it's my favorite moisturizer, hair detangler, curl cream, and lip balm. It's amazing on toast, and perfect in a white cake. I've also heard about it …
By Cat Bowen

11 Custom Father's Day Gifts That Will Make Dad Say "Thanks" & Actually Mean It

Father's Day is quickly approaching and that means it's time to find just the right gift for your dear old dad, the father of your children, or both. Traditional Father's Day gifts, like grilling gadgets or golf gear, will probably always score you p…
By Kate Miller