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

As I stood in the baby section of Target, staring at the baby bottles and nipples, tears overflowed from eyes already burning with exhaustion. This was my third trip in as many days, and my newborn son, who I had recently decided to stop…
By Katie Alicea
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If You Can't Afford A Thanksgiving Turkey, Here's Where You Can Get Some Help

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

13 Things Your Baby Wants You To Know About Exclusive Breastfeeding

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

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

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

I Worry About My Girls Being Rejected, Like I Have Been

Watching my daughters run to little kids playing in the open space area in our local outdoor mall stirs up nervous butterflies in my stomach. Will the little girls accept my daughters' request to play or will they snub them in the way that little…
By Ambrosia Brody

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

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

What Does Wildfire Smoke Do To Babies & Toddlers? Here's What You Should Know

The Paradise, California, wildfire known as Camp Fire is one of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in California’s history, as CNN reports. More than 600 people are missing, and the death toll is now at 63 people. The toll continues to…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

I Tried Go-To's Skin Care Line For 2 Months, & The Results Were Pretty Damn Good

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

Study: Sucking On Your Baby's Pacifier May Offer An Unexpected Health Benefit

When it comes to parenting, it seems everyone takes a different approach to shielding their little ones from germs. When you're a nervous first-time mom, sterilizing everything might be your go-to, but as time progresses, "cleaning" the pacifier…
By Alana Romain

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

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

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

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

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

Presented in partnership with The Longest Shortest Time podcast. The story I always requested at bedtime as a child was Princess Smartypants (2005) by Babette Cole, a picture book about a princess who doesn't want to get married. She's more…
By Samantha Grindell

These 30-Minute Thanksgiving Instant Pot Recipes Are Time & Sanity-Saving

It doesn't matter if you're a beginner in the kitchen, or practically a pro: cooking up a Thanksgiving feast is a huge challenge. The turkey takes hours to cook, hogging all your oven time and space. Then you need a big spread of sides, but you have…
By Kristina Johnson

7 Icebreakers For Thanksgiving Dinner, Because Your Family Is *Awkward*

Kids, it's upon us: Thanksgiving dinner, or what I like to call the night when I am forced to have the same, how-are-you-what's-new-did-you-get-bangs conversation at least 17 times, is just weeks away. Don't get me wrong, I love seeing my extended…
By Samantha Grindell

Seriously, Don't Let Your Dog Have Any Of These Classic Thanksgiving Dishes

Thanksgiving: that blissful holiday that requires no cards, gifts or elaborate lawn displays. All it asks of us is to eat heartily, have a grateful heart, and take it easy for the rest of the weekend (unless you're a Black Friday shopper). If you're…
By Shana Aborn

Jessica Chastain Secretly Welcomed A Baby Girl Via Surrogate

It looks like congratulations are in order for one Oscar-nominated actress and her husband! Well, belated congratulations, I should say. Because apparently Jessica Chastain secretly welcomed a baby girl via surrogate, Page Six. reported. And her…
By Michelle Stein

The Busby Family's Thanksgiving Traditions Are Still Being Made

Here's the thing about having small kids: It's really tough to get super into holiday traditions. Especially if you happen to have six small kids, five of whom are quintuplets, and all six are girls (which is really neither here nor there because…
By Jen McGuire

When You're Tired Of Pie, Try These Thanksgiving Instant Pot Dessert Recipes

Thanksgiving isn't over until you dig into dessert. Pies are the traditional finish to the big feast, but it's nice to switch it up. You might be sick of pies because they're served up so often at holiday gatherings, or you might be looking for a…
By Kristina Johnson

Are Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin Married? Her Instagram Handle Tells All

Some couples and their secrets, am I right? There was a time in the not-too-distant past when couples announced they were married with splashy magazine spreads featuring pictures of their dresses, their food, their receptions. It was a glorious…
By Jen McGuire

This Pumpkin Breakfast Cookie Recipe Will Boost Your Milk Supply All Day Long

You may have heard that pumpkin is good for nursing mamas because of its ability to help increase milk production. Well, good news — it does. Pumpkin is considered a galactagogue — or lactagogue — which is a food or drug that increases a mother's…
By Alison Kresta

This School Banned Expensive Winter Coats & The Internet Is Divided

My sons didn't really have name brand stuff. Don't get me wrong, I coveted the hell out of whatever the latest trendy coat was for them. But I was a single mom raising four boys without much money, so we did the best we could. It was tough for them…
By Jen McGuire

Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton's Double Date Proves They're BFFs

I know Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton's relationship is probably none of my business. I know this, yet I can't stop myself from being interested. It's sort of their fault, what with their charm and their tiaras and their glossy hair. Plus they're…
By Jen McGuire

Check Out These Hilarious Thanksgiving GIFs When Holiday Stress Takes Over

The holiday season is officially upon us which means get ready for all the fun things, like eating delicious food, drinking festive cocktails and just being merry. But with all those fun things come some less-than-fun things, too, like hectic…
By Alison Kresta

Winne The Pooh Comforted A Boy With Special Needs & Our Hearts Can't Take It

I would imagine there's a real responsibility to wearing the costume of Winnie the Pooh, if you take your job seriously at any rate. Heavy is the head that wears the crown, as they say, and so too it is with the Winnie the Pooh costume. You need to…
By Jen McGuire

The Duggar Family's Thanksgiving Traditions Obvi Include A Whole Lot Of Food

As kids grow up and come ever closer to leaving the nest some parents start to despair about the holidays. How much fun will things be when the young ones aren’t around to enjoy the magic of the season? But rarely will it seem too long before the…
By Karen Veazey

Everything We Know About The Trump Family's Thanksgiving Traditions

Sometimes it feels like we know everything there possibly is to know about President Donald Trump and his family. Between 24-hour news coverage and Trump’s own Twitter habit, there is little that passes by without comment of the American people. But…
By Karen Veazey

The Book That Taught Me Dads Could Cry

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:…
By Paul Eiche

Here's How Khloé Kardashian Is Spending Her First Thanksgiving With Baby True

After Khloé Kardashian became a mom earlier this year, every single milestone and holiday is something brand new to her. With Thanksgiving just days away, Kardashian is going to experience her first feast with her baby girl eating next to her. But,…
By Casey Suglia

Chrissy Teigen Won't Let Some Traveling Stop Her From Potty Training Luna

I've been a mother for a little over three years, and I have to say potty training is the worst thing about parenthood. I mean, the worst. You try so hard to teach your little one how to use that tiny toilet in front of them, but they're rather pee…
By Annamarya Scaccia

Striking Photos Of The California Wildfires Show The Heartbreaking Devastation

Areas throughout the state of California are experiencing devastation unlike any other. There are currently two major active wildfires in two different parts of the state — Camp Fire in Northern California and Woolsey Fire in Southern California,…
By Casey Suglia

Thanksgiving Dinner In The Hospital After You Have A Baby Can Actually Be Good

If you've ever had a baby, you know that the first meal you eat after childbirth is a really big deal. As in, you're hungrier than you've ever been. So hungry, in fact, that sometimes you don't even care if all there is to eat is hospital food. But…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

If Your Family Needs Some Help This Thanksgiving, Here's Where To Look

For many families, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and to gather around a table filled with delicious food. They battle annoying relatives while breaking bread with them and discuss what they're thankful for this year, as well as plans for the…
By Abi Berwager Schreier