Cheers! Drinking This Much Wine Each Day Could Help You Live Past 90, New Study Claims

Let's be honest. After a long day dealing with headaches at work or corralling kids around, a glass of a red wine or a frosty beer can really take the edge off. And as it turns out, according to a new study, cracking open a cold one or pouring yourse…
By Korey Lane

Yes, There Is A Way To Get Free Diapers, Especially If You're A Family In Need

When I was expecting my first child, someone gave me a huge supply of diapers at my baby shower. I thought it was nice, but it also wasn't the giant stuffed giraffe I thought I "needed" for the nursery. Diapers were... practical. Fast-forward to now,…
By Kate Miller

7 Signs Your New-Mom Anger Is Something Serious

Most of the time, new moms are depicted as peaceful, nurturing, and calm. Hardly are they viewed as angry, irritable, or full of rage. So when you find yourself screaming at your partner because they brought you the wrong burrito, or getting angry wi…
By Steph Montgomery

I Tried Shittens — The Newest, Viral Parenting Product — To See If They're Actually Useful

They're been around since 2013, but early this year, Shittens, makers of mitten-shaped wet wipes ("patent pending"), sold out of their inventory, bumping prices up to $36 on Amazon with month-long backorders. We parents suddenly could not get enough …
By Janet Manley
Wed Feb 21 2018

Scientists Are Working On A Drug Specifically For PPD & It Could Be Groundbreaking

Postpartum depression affects many new mothers. And while some have found success in treating their PPD with regular antidepressants and through therapy, there is no drug on the market that specifically targets postpartum depression — but there may b…
By Sophie Hirsh

What To Do When Your Baby Starts Choking, According To A Paramedic

Like many parents, experiencing a serious first aid emergency with one of my small children is among my greatest fears. Babies in particular are so fragile that my husband and I sweat bullets when they begin to eat table food. Despite having sat thro…
By Shannon Evans

Serena Williams' Haunting Essay About Almost Dying During Childbirth Is A Must-Read

It's no secret that Serena Williams' journey to motherhood was not an easy one. When her baby's heart rate dropped drastically during labor, Williams was forced to deliver via an emergency C-section. Her daughter was born healthy. However, a series o…
By Michelle Stein

5 Signs Your Baby Has The Dreaded Stomach Bug & Needs Some Extra Hugs

Of all the dread-inducing moments you'll experience as a new parent, there are few quite so unpleasant as the very first time your baby throws up (or exhibits some other sign of gastrointestinal distress). Of course the fear is that your child has pi…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

11 Surprising Facts About Adam Rippon That You *Absolutely* Need To Know

Team USA figure skater Adam Rippon has become somewhat of an overnight sensation during the 2018 Winter Olympics. And while there are plenty of reasons for that, these 11 surprising facts about Adam Rippon prove that he's definitely just as awesome a…
By Korey Lane

A Manicure Of Kylie Jenner's Photo Of Stormi Officially Exists, & It Is, Well, *Something*

When Kylie Jenner dropped the first photo of her baby daughter Stormi earlier this month, fans had plenty to say. The Instagram post brought us the reveal of the baby's name (one that no one had predicted), Stormi's delightfully chubby cheeks, and Je…
By Sophie Hirsh

Can Breastfeeding Make You Sick? Here's What Nursing Moms Should Know

While there's certainly more than one way to feed your child, there are some unique benefits to breastfeeding. From a specific type of shared closeness, the ability to feed on demand, to the ability to have your baby's food "built in" and made specif…
By Candace Ganger

I'd Rather My Kid Strive For Mediocrity Than Olympic Gold

Have you ever noticed that when an Olympic athlete wins gold, the camera immediately pans to mom? She's there weeping with joy and ready to envelop her precious child in a hug. The athlete always thanks their parents, "without whom this would never h…
By Kimmie Fink

I Can't Leave My Kid Or She'll Start Crying, What Do I Do?

Our resident advice-giver-outer Jenny True provides shouty, full-hearted answers to your niggling questions about pregnancy and parenthood in her column What The Actual. Warning: This is not a f*cking baby-and-me singalong, this is about yelling into…
By Jenny True

5 Things You Should Never Do To Make A Baby Poop

As you no doubt figured out pretty soon after giving birth, babies don't exactly poop like the rest of us. That's especially true at first, during the bizarre black-tar meconium phase of newborn elimination, but it continues to be the case throughout…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Joy-Anna Duggar's Pregnancy: A Timeline Of Her Journey To Motherhood

There's a bit of a baby boom happening in the world of reality television families at the moment, but especially so in the ever-growing Duggar family. And with one 20-year-old Duggar daughter due to give birth in just a matter of days, this timeline …
By Korey Lane

21 Moms Share The Most Surprising Part About Having A C-Section

Honestly, I don't think we, as a culture, talk about C-sections nearly enough, especially considering so many mothers experience them. And because of a number of factors, the little we do talk about it always seems to be a familiar narrative: "It's n…
By Jamie Kenney

Yes, There Is A Way To Get Free Diapers, Especially If You're A Family In Need

When I was expecting my first child, someone gave me a huge supply of diapers at my baby shower. I thought it was nice, but it also wasn't the giant stuffed giraffe I thought I "needed" for the nursery. Diapers were... practical. Fast-forward to now,…
By Kate Miller

I Want To Play With My Kids, But Here's Why I Hold Myself Back

It's winter in Connecticut and that means freezing temperatures, frequent snow, and not much playing outside. As a work-from-home mom, I see a lot of my kids, but this time of the year I see a lot of my kids. In fact, as I speak my son is on the couc…
By Jamie Kenney

6 Secrets You Can Tell Your Friends, But Not Your Partner

When it comes to secrets and relationships, you really do have to be careful. There might be things that you don't want to tell your partner, but know you need to, things that you always rush to tell them, or things that you'd rather not tell them, b…
By Lauren Schumacker

This School Is Deep-Cleaning After A Flu Outbreak — Should Yours Do The Same?

With this year's intense flu season still going strong, keeping school environments clean and safe is a top concern for plenty of parents and teachers alike. While parents have control over the cleanliness on the home front, another party is tasked w…
By Lindsay E. Mack

9 Ways Your Baby Is Trying To Ask For Space

Over the years, I've had three babies go from snuggly newborns to independent toddlers. The transition from wanting to touch me every waking moment (and even most sleeping ones) to wanting to do everything on their own was sometimes sudden, other tim…
By Steph Montgomery

Measles Cases Increased Dramatically In Europe, & Experts Think Anti-Vaxxers Could Be To Blame

Since a vaccine for measles has been around for a long time now, you'd think the viral infection would be completely eradicated. Think again. Measles cases increased dramatically in Europe in 2017, according to the World Health Organization, and some…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

Siblings Help Each Other Develop This Crucial Emotional Skill, Study Finds

Parents put a lot of pressure on themselves to teach their children about the world and instill in them good values like honesty, integrity, and empathy. But, on that last point at least, some parents get a little bit of help. A recent study found th…
By Azure Hall

9 Reasons Why Weaning Is *Way* Harder Than Breastfeeding

When it was time to wean my children, I was in no way prepared. For so many reasons, weaning is one of the biggest challenges I've experienced as a parent. In fact, personally, I found weaning harder than breastfeeding. That's not to say that breastf…
By Jamie Kenney

13 Yummy Instant Pot Recipes To Make Under 30 Minutes

A Instant Pot seems to be the must-have appliance in every kitchen these days. If you are anything like me and never knew the beauty of a Instant Pot, you are about to have your life changed. Basically, you put some ingredients into a pot, set the te…
By Kristin Manna

Jenelle Evans Gets Honest About Drug Use During Pregnancy & Shuts Down The Worst Rumors

In a recent interview with Vince Russo on the podcast The Brand, Teen Mom's Jenelle Evans got honest about drug use while pregnant with her daughter, Ensley, last year. She revealed that she did use drugs while pregnant, and that she tested positive …
By AnnaMarie Houlis

People Are Shaming Kourtney For "Only" Weighing 36 Pounds More Than Her Son

No matter what they do, it seems like the Kardashian-Jenner sisters are criticized for their bodies. When Kim Kardashian was carrying her first two children, she received backlash for how "inappropriate" her clothing was and for the amount of weight …
By Michelle Stein

'Black Panther' Isn't Just A Superhero Movie. For Me, It Was A Religious Experience.

If your social media timeline is anything like mine, you'll know just how many people are talking about Marvel Cinematic Universe's Black Panther. Whether the conversation is organically happening in your social newsfeed, or you've caught one of the …
By Ashley Stoney

Experts Explain The Pros & Cons Of Helicopter Parenting

Back in the days before "helicopter mom" was a catchphrase and kids spent their days running around outside with little to no supervision, the question of whether or not parents could be too involved in their children's lives wasn't a common concern.…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

These Are The Easiest Websites To File Taxes On Your Own If You're A Parent

Filing your taxes can be very intimidating. There are all these different forms and questions that can be confusing. For years, people relied on accountants to guide them through the process. With the advent of the internet, websites have cropped up …
By Shari Maurer

Adam Rippon's Parents: Here's Who Raised The Dazzling Olympic Figure Skater

With the 2018 Winter Olympics in full swing and figure skater Adam Rippon quite literally stealing every American's heart one by one, it's hard not to wonder about this magical human's roots. Like, where is he from, how did get to be that good at fig…
By Lauren Weigle

Chrissy Teigen Hilariously Sums Up The Bizarre Behavior Of Pooping Toddlers

There are so many things that no one adequately prepares you for before becoming a parent. Sure, people will endlessly point out that you won't be sleeping much for the next decade or so. Or that "breast is best," so you better breastfeed that baby *…
By Michelle Stein

Study: Newborn Babies Can Suffer Strokes & Here's How Their Brains Recover

Coming from the comfort and safety of a mother's womb to life outside can be rough. Birth can be hard on a baby's brain, so can the change in blood circulation from mom to neonate. For these reasons, newborns can suffer from strokes and it's fairly c…
By Azure Hall

Kourtney Kardashian Is Considering Freezing Her Eggs For An Incredibly Relatable Reason

The Kardashians are known for their ever-growing family, so it should come as no surprise that mom of three Kourtney Kardashian is considering freezing her eggs, according to the Daily Mail. Kardashian, who is 38, doesn't want to close the door on ha…
By Lauren Weigle

People Are Shaming Amber Portwood's Pregnancy Photo, & It's Simply Not Fair

In November, Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood announced that she's expecting her second child. Portwood, who already has a 9-year-old daughter with her ex-boyfriend, Gary Shirley, will welcome a son with her current boyfriend, Andrew Glennon, in May, …
By Gillian Walters

Um, “Strawberry Milk” Is a Thing & Every Breastfeeding Mom Should Know About It

After my oldest son was born, I power pumped at least once a day to boost my supply. During one early-morning pumping session, I noticed that my breast milk was pink, then red. It was horrifying. So, I did what any sleep-deprived mom would do: I scre…
By Steph Montgomery

Prince George's Favorite Movies Are Probably What Your Kids Are Loving Right Now, Too

Why is everyone so obsessed with the royal family? I find myself asking this question again and again when I see headlines about what Kate Middleton wore to a recent event, or when photos of Prince George and Princess Charlotte doing normal little-ki…
By Michelle Stein

This Viral Tweet About Sex Reveal Parties Shows The Tradition Has Become Kinda... Ridiculous

Nowadays, many expectant parents choose to find out their baby's gender while they're still in the womb, with help from a pretty simple ultrasound. However, that process is relatively new — obstetric ultrasounds were only introduced in the '50s. And …
By Sophie Hirsh

10 Tips For Making Your Kid's First Movie Theater Experience A Good One

I used to love going to the movies. In fact, I still do. I just don't get to visit a movie theater very often. You see, when you're kid-free seeing a movie doesn’t require much thought or planning. But when you’re a parent, suddenly the price goes up…
By Priscilla Blossom

Can We All Agree That Fans' Advice To Pregnant Khloe Kardashian Is Kind Of Problematic?

Throughout the past few months, Khloé Kardashian has been extremely candid about her pregnancy. From forthright admissions about third trimester to sex to feeling *exhausted,* Kardashian is no longer keeping her impending motherhood on the DL. Unfort…
By Gillian Walters

Target Now Has Baby Clothes Subscription Boxes & OMG, Just Take My Money Now

For those who love to shop till they drop, looking for baby clothes is one of the best kinds of shopping. (I don't think I've ever seen a baby outfit I didn't think was adorable.) But for those who don't enjoy browsing racks on racks of teeny-tiny en…
By Sophie Hirsh

10 Things The First Six Months Of Motherhood Will Teach You About Your Relationship

You know how, even though you were only there for about four years, high school feels like it took up a huge amount of your life? There's a lot going on during those years, and everything that happened then looms large in your memory. The first six m…
By Jamie Kenney

Here's How Intense Exercise Can Affect Your Fertility

When watching the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, you can't help but feel impressed by the amazing, competitive athletes. But if you're also a super-athletic woman who plans to have kids some day, then there may be a pertinent question in mind: …
By Lindsay E. Mack

These Photos Of North West Then & Now Will Take You On A Sweet Trip Down Memory Lane

When Kim Kardashian welcomed her first daughter, North West, with her husband, Kanye West, in 2013, her whole life was changed. The social media and reality TV star became a mom for the first time and her Instagram presence took a very adorable turn.…
By Casey Suglia

Adam Rippon Is Now An Official Olympics Correspondent & Twitter Is SO Here For It

The Winter Olympics are starting to wind down, and as sad as that is, there's still some amazing stuff to watch in the coming days. Although he's wrapped up all of his events at his first Olympics, Adam Rippon is now an official Olympics corresponden…
By Korey Lane

Study: A Father's Stress May Have A Surprising Impact On Their Children's Brain Development

It has long been understood that a mother's choices and environment during pregnancy, such as diet and vitamin intact, have an impact on the health and development of her baby. However, more recent research is revealing that a father's well-being als…
By Azure Hall

9 Things No One Will Tell You About Your Third Pregnancy, But I Will

When I got pregnant the last time, I thought I knew what I was getting myself into. You would think, after two pregnancies, your third and final one would be a walk in the park, right? I mean, things are generally easier when you know what to expect.…
By Steph Montgomery

Jessica Alba's Photo Of Breastfeeding At Target Is Seriously So Relatable

It happens to the best of us. You're trying to sneak in a little shopping while the baby sleeps, those blissful moments when you think you might have a little freedom and your limbs to yourself, then they wake up. They want to be fed now. Right now, …
By Jen McGuire

7 Red Flags Your Kid Needs Less Screen Time, According To Experts

Screen time is kind of a thing, in case you haven't noticed. Even those of us with the best of intentions — "I will never just sit my kid in front of the television!" — have discovered that a little iPad or television every now and then isn't the end…
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

How To Respond When A Kid Is Being A Jerk To Your Own

We had just joined a new playgroup and were attending a playdate at the home of one of the families, when something caught the eye of my 10-month-old daughter. It was a colorful football, and it was in the hands of a boy a few years older. As she rea…
By Kimmie Fink

Travis Scott Was Asked About Stormi For The First Time & His Answer Was Simply Sweet

It's been two weeks since Kylie Jenner confirmed that those pregnancy rumors were indeed true and that she'd welcomed a baby girl named Stormi Webster with her boyfriend, rapper Travis Scott. On Super Bowl Sunday, the new mom shared an 11-minute vide…
By Korey Lane

Fans Think Jinger Duggar's Latest Pregnancy Update Is Full Of Hints About Her Baby's Sex

Another Duggar is on the way! Jeremy Vuolo and wife Jinger announced in January that they are expecting a baby and fans have been anxiously awaiting updates ever since. And on Saturday night, Jinger Duggar gave fans a pregnancy update at 18 weeks alo…
By Azure Hall

11 Surprising Facts About Lindsey Vonn You Should Definitely Know

The 2018 Winter Games are likely going to be Lindsey Vonn's last Olympics, and she's definitely making it one to remember. But although her career has been decades long, there are still so many surprising facts about Lindsey Vonn that will make you l…
By Karen Fratti

The Book That Captures My Daughter's Best Friendship

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 Olivia Hinebaugh

This Is How Kristen Bell Teaches Her Daughters Feminism, & It's Seriously Brilliant

As if you needed any more proof that she's the mom friend of your dreams, wait until you learn how Kristen Bell teaches her daughters feminism. It's the perfect way to handle all those problematic princess stories that kids are subjected to, and the …
By Jenn Rose

8 Reasons Why I Don't Put My Kids To Bed

Bedtime has always been one of my least favorite parts of parenthood. And I admit it: it's my fault. I've helped my kids create some ridiculous bedtime habits. I am happy to report, though, that I'm over it. I'm done with two-hour-long bedtime fights…
By Steph Montgomery

Here's How To Sanitize Your Baby's Most Used Items, Because They Get Gross AF

My house is probably a breeding ground for every possible germ. I like a clean home as much as the next girl, but with four boys ages eight and younger I take what I can get. I'm usually able to keep it looking presentable, but there are times when I…
By Shannon Evans

My Daughter Is Obsessed With Mirrors & I'm Worried AF

When I was a little girl, I remember looking at my reflection in the mirror and repeating the classic line from Snow White: "Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?" I believed there really was only one answer to that question: som…
By Steph Montgomery

Netflix's New Series 'Everything Sucks!' Offers Up The Perfect Dose Of '90s Nostalgia

Just like Stranger Things is all about '80s nostalgia, Netflix's new series, Everything Sucks! is for kids who grew up in the '90s. The new series is another coming of age story that takes place in a small town in Oregon back in 1996. The show is giv…
By Zakiya Jamal

Here's The Deal With Indulging In All Those Poke Bowl Cravings While Pregnant

There was a time when everyone who was anyone was eating sushi. A sushi dinner spoke of culture, class, and just the right amount of daring. It was cutting edge and sophisticated, unless of course you were picking it up in the deli section of your ne…
By Shannon Evans

Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux's Quotes About Each Other Make Their Split Even More Surprising

There are some people you sort of expect to break up, like this one couple who lives down the road from me who loves to fight in their driveway. Then there are other couples, ones who seem to bathe neck-deep in the scented bubbles of true love, baski…
By Jen McGuire

Ciara Shares The First Photos Of Her Baby Girl & 9-Month-Old Sienna Is So, So Adorable

Ciara has made a name for herself in music, in fashion, and as a devoted mother as well. On Feb. 15, Ciara shared the first photos of her baby girl, Sienna, and her daughter is beyond adorable. Hollywood seems to be in the middle of a baby boom and i…
By Lauren Weigle

“There Is More We Can Do”: Olympian Kikkan Randall Opens Up About Postpartum

The advice for five-time Olympian, World Cup champion nordic skier, and mom Kikkan Randall following the birth of her son was to "take it easy" for six weeks, then come in for a checkup. "And I ended up injuring my back about a month after my son was…
By Janet Manley

Parents Rejoice, McDonalds Is Making Happy Meals Healthier

By 2022, McDonald’s Happy Meals will be a much healthier option for kids — with an average of 20 percent fewer calories, and less salt and sugar than those sold today, according to an announcement released by the fast food chain on Thursday. But to g…
By Tiffany Thomas

Here's What Chloe Kim Has Said About Her Relationship Status — & It's Hilarious

On Monday, 17-year-old Chloe Kim became the youngest woman ever to win an Olympic snowboarding medal when she scored Team USA's third gold of the 2018 Winter Games. It takes serious time and dedication to become a champ, and fans might be wondering i…
By Jenn Rose

These 3 Signs Of The Flu Can Also Be Early Pregnancy Symptoms

With this year's record-breaking flu season in full swing, it's understandable that most everyone is hyper-aware of flu symptoms and what the flu could look like in both children and adults. Since flu symptoms can be so common to cold symptoms, it ca…
By Ojus Patel

Amy Schumer Silences Pregnancy Rumors In An Emotional Instagram Post

In case you missed the news, Amy Schumer got hitched to her boyfriend of about four months, Chris Fischer, on Tuesday, according to PEOPLE. Following the surprise ceremony, many fans wondered if Schumer is pregnant, because of course. On Thursday, Am…
By Gillian Walters

The New 'Incredibles 2' Trailer Is Here & It's Full Of Epic, Yet Relatable Parenting Moments

Back in 2004, audiences fell in love with The Incredibles. And what wasn't to love? An average family navigating their hectic life with three kids, on top of the fact that everyone happened to have secret super powers. The movie was a winning combina…
By Michelle Stein

Here's How To Find Out Where To Donate Blood In Florida

Yet another school shooting is in the news. This time the nation watched as 17 people were gunned down in a high school in Parkland, Florida. It's easy to feel helpless in these times. While we need better gun regulations and better mental health res…
By Shari Maurer

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds' Valentine’s Day Comments On Instagram Will Make You LOL

If you ever wondered about the definition of a perfect couple, you need not look further than Blake Lively's or Ryan Reynolds' Instagram accounts. Actually, if you do find yourself scrolling through either one of their accounts, you'll find that the …
By AnnaMarie Houlis

Confession: I Didn't Love Holding My Baby At First — & I Know I’m Not Alone

After waiting 40 weeks (more or less) to hold your child, you'd think that initial meeting would be magic. You plan for it, prepare for it, and dream about what it'll feel like to finally hold the person responsible for treating your insides like a p…
By Candace Ganger

9 Things To Do With Your Partner In Your Third Trimester

Believe it or not, the third trimester is my favorite part of the seemingly never-ending nine months of gestation. Because despite the aches and pains and all of the waiting, the last three months of my pregnancies were a time for preparation, nestin…
By Steph Montgomery

Babies R Us Is Doing A BOGO 50 Percent Off Diaper Deal & You'll Wanna Get On It

Valentine's Day is over, which means St. Patrick's Day is around the corner... but first, there's President's Day. Sure, you're not going to be throwing a party or sending cards to your nearest and dearest, but there is definitely cause for celebrati…
By Katie Malczyk

Why Facebook Needs To Help Moms Share Miscarriages

For many of us, sharing on social media is among the very first impulses we have after something big happens in our lives. That social norm is reinforced by Facebook’s “Life Events” feature, created in 2011 as a means of getting users to share their …
By Allee Manning

Your Inhaler Could Hurt Your Fertility, Study Claims — But Don’t Freak Out

For people with health problems, the possibility of infertility is often a top concern. Many medical conditions have been linked to fertility issues throughout the years, and if you have asthma, you might be worried about a new study that claims asth…
By Gillian Walters

The Sweetest Thing Twins Do Inside The Womb Proves Their Bond Starts Early

As a kid, I was obsessed with twins. I basically spent my entire childhood disgruntled that my sister and I were two years — not two minutes — apart, and I dreamed of the day when I would become a mom of twins. That wasn't in the cards for me, but I'…
By Shannon Evans

8 Things All Moms With Smiley Babies Just Know

Both my children were pretty happy kids, but my son had a particularly joyful disposition. Maybe it was because he was the second baby, which so I wasn’t as freaked out as I was with my first kid and that sense of calm made him jolly. I’ll never unde…
By Liza Wyles

Am I Reliving My Mother’s Trauma Through My Pregnancy?

It was really late at night, and I woke up in my Little Mermaid sleeping bag on the floor of my cousin Tommy's bedroom screaming and crying for my mom. But my mom was at the hospital delivering my baby brother. I was 5, and I remember it all very cle…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

If You're Really Pro-Breastfeeding, Then You Need To Support Transgender Moms

Even the best of us can feel a strange kind of heat from other people's parenting decisions. Why? Who knows. The reaction to the news that a transgender woman successfully — in a medically documented capacity — breastfed her child to 6 weeks of age w…
By Marie Southard Ospina

Here's How You Can Help The Victims Of The School Shooting In Parkland, Florida

On Wednesday afternoon, a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida left at least 17 people dead and many more injured, various media outlets reported. The incident has rocked the local community and left Americans across …
By Kenza Moller

How Badass You Are As A Mom, Based On Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

If you're pregnant, I can guarantee you have at least one friend already obsessing over your baby's astrological sign (Oh, a libra baby! I love libras). But with Chinese New Year almost here, I thought it would be fun to look at a different kind of z…
By Kate Miller

This Is Why These Sisters Are Representing Different Countries At The 2018 Winter Olympics

Every two years, the Winter and Summer Olympics allow you to hear the stories of talented athletes from the United States and beyond. This is one of the best parts of the Olympics — knowing just what it took for people to get to where they are. And w…
By Casey Suglia

Country Star Tyler Hubbard Tasted His Wife's Breast Milk & Went Back For More — VIDEO

Parenting makes you do tons of things you never though you would. Just ask country star Tyler Hubbard who drank his wife's breast milk just to see what it tasted like. His wife, Hayley, posted a video on Instagram of Tyler in the kitchen, bottle in h…
By Karen Fratti

Blake Lively Says She Compared Her Postpartum Body To Other Moms & It's So, So Relatable

This has been a big week for Blake Lively talking about her postpartum body. After opening up about her weight loss process since giving birth to her youngest child in an Instagram post on Monday, she opened up even more on Wednesday. In an interview…
By Sophie Hirsh

Chip Gaines' Sweet Valentine's Day Message To Joanna Will Make Your Heart Flutter

When you're in love, you don't need one random day in February out of the other 364 days of the year to express it to your partner. But, when Valentine's Day does pop up every year, it's the one day out of the year when people can display that love f…
By Casey Suglia

Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About How She's Already Planning To Have More Kids

Chrissy Teigen might be well into her second pregnancy, but she's already planning ahead to her next few kids. Speaking to People recently, Teigen revealed she harvested more embryos during her second round of in vitro fertilization, explaining that …
By Kenza Moller

This Girl Helped Deliver Her Sibling After 3 Miscarriages & The Pics Will Wreck You

When a person suffers a pregnancy loss, their family members can also experience a profound sense of suffering. A miscarriage, especially in regards to families with smaller kids eager for a sibling, can be incredibly tough to recover from. If you've…
By Gillian Walters

Couples Who Argue Stay Together, Study Says — But Here's The Catch

I have good news for couples, just in time for Valentine's Day. A day known around the globe to cause hurt feelings, arguments, and copious consumption of chocolate as lovers everywhere try to figure out what exactly they're expected to "do" to celeb…
By Jen McGuire

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Shares Her First Post-Op Photo, & It's Seriously Stunning

The best way to fight cancer, it seems, is with a combination of bravery, humor, and a hell of a lot of glamour. Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus shared her first post-op photo to Twitter on Wednesday after undergoing surgery for breast cancer, and she …
By Jenn Rose

Here's The Deal With Toddlers & Cavities In Those Baby Teeth

Sometimes a long day with a toddler can mean a bedtime routine completely goes by the wayside because you are only operating on one mode: Must. Go. To. Bed. In our house, that sometimes means my husband dry brushing our daughter Claire's teeth while …
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

This Ridiculously Cute & Fluffy Breed Won "Best In Show" & You're Going To Want One RN

With Flynn, an adorable Bichon Frise, winning "Best in show" at the 2018 Westminster Dog Show over 2,800 other dogs, it's hard not to consider adopting one of these doggies yourself. Watching Flynn trot around at the dog show made him seem like the p…
By Shari Maurer

10 Things No One Tells You About Having A Baby In Your 30s

If you're like me, you evaluate the pros and cons of any major life decision. When my husband and I were considering starting a family, I thought about my career, education, and financial stability. I wanted to know how a pregnancy and childbirth wou…
By Steph Montgomery

If You're Feeling Sad While Breastfeeding, Here's What Might Be Happening

Most mothers imagine feeling unbridled joy when nursing their baby — like a mother gently smiling down at her little one in a Medela ad. When it comes to breastfeeding in real life, however, maternal happiness is never the whole story. Because really…
By Kelly Mullen-McWilliams

Be Honest: Newborns Are So Boring It Hurts

As my 80-year-old grandmother held my newborn daughter, her beloved great-granddaughter, for the first time, she reached out a gnarled finger and booped her on the nose. She found her reaction to be disappointing. "When's this baby going to open her …
By Kimmie Fink

Here's How Being Born In The Year Of The Dog Will Impact Your Baby's Personality

The Lunar New Year is almost here, and for many people across the world, it is a time of celebrations and new beginnings. Feb. 16 marks the first day of the Chinese New Year, marking the end of the Year of The Rooster, giving way for the Year of The …
By Mishal Ali Zafar

7 Signs You’re Destined For Greatness

Many people want to be successful, but people define success in different ways. And even though everyone's personal idea of success might be different, there are some people that pretty much everyone can agree has achieved some level of greatness. If…
By Lauren Schumacker

Soda Might Hurt Your Fertility, Study Says, & Here's What You Can Do

Who doesn't love sugary drinks? I stopped drinking soda years ago, but I still love gulping down those fancy Starbucks coffee beverages. I don't have a big sweet tooth, but I am a sucker for sugar-sweetened beverages every now-and-then. Turns out, th…
By Annamarya Scaccia

How To Get A Free Breast Pump Through Your Insurance

While Republicans are aiming to roll back much of the Affordable Care Act with their proposed 2019 budget that calls for massive cuts to healthcare assistance, breastfeeding support remains thus far unscathed. The ACA required health plans — for the …
By AnnaMarie Houlis

Letting Your 2-Year-Old Watch Too Much TV Could Have Serious Health Effects, Study Says

Honestly, it can be really, really hard to navigate screen time use when you have kids. Many of us already spend more time than we probably should on our own devices after all, and, well, TVs and iPads really do help provide a little bit of quiet tim…
By Alana Romain

Turns Out, Kim Kardashian's Favorite Mom Products Look A Lot Like Your Own Faves

Being a mom is really hard work, especially for the first few months, and Kim Kardashian West is no different in that regard. Now the mother of three, Kardashian says that there are a few products she just can't live without when it comes to raising …
By Abi Berwager Schreier

Should You Ask Other Parents If They Have Guns? 8 Moms Reveal How They Do It

Irresponsible gun use is something we have to think long and hard about, especially as parents. It’s our responsibility to do everything we can to keep our kids as safe as possible. For some, that means keeping our kids away from guns entirely. For o…
By Priscilla Blossom

Experts Say They See An Uptick Of Divorces During This Time Of The Year

During certain times of the year, it appears that some milestones are more popular than others. For example, the Christmas and New Year's holiday season tend to spark a flood of engagements in your Facebook timelines. Once summer hits, the weekends f…
By Tessa Shull

16 Tweets That Totally Nail What Valentine's Day Is Like As A Parent

As they say, a baby changes everything, and that certainly applies to holidays. Kids breathe new life into almost any holiday, but their impact on Valentine's Day is totally different. It's safe to say that being a parent adds a chaos to your life th…
By Ojus Patel

6 Ways To Have A Feminist Valentine's Day With Your Kids

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and no matter how you feel about it, there’s a good chance your kids will want to participate. Between school activities and cartoon holiday specials, little ones usually know what’s up when V-Day rolls around. But is it…
By Priscilla Blossom

8 Things *No One* Will Tell You About Your Third Baby, But I Will

Having my first baby was hard. Having my second baby was harder. But my third baby? Well, he's totally different. Then again, I'm a different mom, too. After having two babies I thought I knew what to expect with number three, but I didn't. You see, …
By Steph Montgomery

Jana Duggar's Brothers Sent Her Roses On V-Day, & People Think It's Weird

When you're a single woman approaching your 30s, navigating nosy family members' inquiries about your relationship status can be majorly frustrating. But when you're 28 years old and still living with your super-religious parents and the majority of …
By Alana Romain

Is Your 4-Year-Old Learning About Racial Justice At Story Time? These Kids Are

While other kids are singing along to The Wiggles in pre-school classrooms, Debra Guckenheimer is attending "Racial Justice Story Time" at the Oakland Public Library with her 4-year-old. Children file into the intimate library meeting room, cuddling …
By Madison Young

20 Moms Share The Most Disgusting Thing Their Babies Do

Babies are amazing. I mean, they're literally tiny humans a person grew inside their bodies. Talk about magic. I've had three babies, so I've learned a few things about them, too. For example, every baby is different, with their own likes, dislikes, …
By Steph Montgomery

Another Season Of 'The Amazing Race' Can't Get Here Fast Enough

This Wednesday marksThe Amazing Race Season 30 finale and it's been an incredible season. Still, as one season comes to a close, fans are already looking to the future wondering, when does The Amazing Race Season 31 premiere? Because, obviously, it h…
By Zakiya Jamal

I Tried Shittens — The Newest, Viral Parenting Product — To See If They're Actually Useful

They're been around since 2013, but early this year, Shittens, makers of mitten-shaped wet wipes ("patent pending"), sold out of their inventory, bumping prices up to $36 on Amazon with month-long backorders. We parents suddenly could not get enough …
By Janet Manley

3 Theories That Joy-Anna Duggar Is Having Twins, According To Fans

Joy-Anna Duggar is set to give birth on Feb. 22, and many Counting On viewers are still throwing around unfounded theories about her pregnancy — like the theory that Joy-Anna Duggar is having twins, according to the Inquisitr. Those who've been follo…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

What To Do When Your Baby Starts Choking, According To A Paramedic

Like many parents, experiencing a serious first aid emergency with one of my small children is among my greatest fears. Babies in particular are so fragile that my husband and I sweat bullets when they begin to eat table food. Despite having sat thro…
By Shannon Evans

Scientists Are Working On A Drug Specifically For PPD & It Could Be Groundbreaking

Postpartum depression affects many new mothers. And while some have found success in treating their PPD with regular antidepressants and through therapy, there is no drug on the market that specifically targets postpartum depression — but there may b…
By Sophie Hirsh

South Korea's Own Superstars Will Perform At The 2018 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang have been nothing short of exciting. Viewers at home have had the pleasure of cheering on their home country and watching athletes accomplish the unthinkable. But all good things must come to an end — including…
By Casey Suglia

Cheers! Drinking This Much Wine Each Day Could Help You Live Past 90, New Study Claims

Let's be honest. After a long day dealing with headaches at work or corralling kids around, a glass of a red wine or a frosty beer can really take the edge off. And as it turns out, according to a new study, cracking open a cold one or pouring yourse…
By Korey Lane

Things Could Heat Up For Ashley I. & Kevin In The 'Winter Games' Fantasy Suite

Bachelor producers know what viewers want and damn it, they always give it to them. On the promo for Thursday's finale of The Bachelor Winter Games, it shows that some couples — including Kevin and Ashley I. — go to the highly anticipated fantasy sui…
By Anna Rose Iovine

Here's How Long The 2018 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony Will Last

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics are just about over and as the fun and excitement winds down, there's still plenty of pomp to take place at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 25. Pop some popcorn and get settled on the sofa, be…
By Korey Lane

This 'Bachelor Winter Games' Departure Will Leave You In Tears

Ugh, I didn't expect to be emotionally invested in The Bachelor Winter Games but here I am. On Tuesday night, fan favorite Yuki from Japan said goodbye, and there wasn't a dry eye in the Vermont mansion. So why did Yuki leave The Bachelor Winter Game…
By Anna Rose Iovine

5 Signs Your Baby Has The Dreaded Stomach Bug & Needs Some Extra Hugs

Of all the dread-inducing moments you'll experience as a new parent, there are few quite so unpleasant as the very first time your baby throws up (or exhibits some other sign of gastrointestinal distress). Of course the fear is that your child has pi…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Newborn Mortality Rate In The US Is Still Alarmingly High, New UNICEF Report Finds

It's 2018 and babies still die every day. This might seem impossible given the amazing developments in modern science, but it's an unfortunate fact. And it's not just happening in developing countries; a recent UNICEF report found that the newborn mo…
By Jen McGuire

Ben Higgins Opened Up About Lauren B. On 'The Bachelor Winter Games' & It Will Break Your Heart

Make fun of The Bachelor Winter Games all you want, but the contestants are really pouring out their emotions at that Vermont resort. One in particular is former Bachelor Ben Higgins, who is still reeling from his previous (and very televised) engage…
By Anna Rose Iovine

5 Things You Should Never Do To Make A Baby Poop

As you no doubt figured out pretty soon after giving birth, babies don't exactly poop like the rest of us. That's especially true at first, during the bizarre black-tar meconium phase of newborn elimination, but it continues to be the case throughout…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Lindsey Vonn's Instagram Proves The Olympic Skier Is Unstoppable

Lindsey Vonn has had her share of bumps along the road to becoming one of the best skiers in the world. She has suffered injuries, had to say goodbye to people she loved, lived through a painful divorce, and is currently struggling against a sea of o…
By Jen McGuire

Courtney & Lily Are Inseparable On 'The Bachelor Winter Games'

Unfortunately, this is the last week for The Bachelor Winter Games — but that means Bachelor Nation finds out what happens with all these couples sooner rather than later. Two people that are pretty cozy are Courtney and Lily, but is their relationsh…
By Anna Rose Iovine