I Was Addicted To Breastfeeding, & Weaning Was Brutal

I’ve just weaned my 19-month-old daughter, and I’m crying, actually crying, as I write this. They’re not tears of joy. My hormones are spiraling out of control. I’m going through oxytocin withdrawal. I’m drowning in guilt. My daughter is old enough t…
By Jackie Ernst

The "Real" Side Of Motherhood Doesn't Have To Be Depressing

Every day, I'm guaranteed to see at least one friend share some Facebook status, complete with a picture of a mom with mascara-streaked tears, that says, "motherhood is hard, I'm tired of trying to show the perfect side of parenting, sometimes I just…
By Samantha Darby

Here's One Surprising & Totally Gross Theory Why Kids Eat Their Boogers

You look over at your little one and see it: a finger up his nose. He pulls it out, examines the booger and... decides to eat it. Ugh. It's the grossest of gross kid behaviors and yet so many of them do, so why do kids eat their boogers? They probabl…
By Shari Maurer

This Is A Picture Of A Capricorn Doing Her Job

Even though the Duchess of Cambridge had made picture-perfect, postpartum appearances twice before, her appearance on the steps of St. Mary's Hospital mere hours after the birth of the littlest prince in a smashing red dress with pumps and a blowout …
By Maressa Brown
Thu Apr 26 2018

Cardi B Is Done Performing Until She Gives Birth, & It's A Great Reminder For Moms-To-Be

Cardi B has announced that this weekend's Broccoli Fest in Washington, D.C. may be the last time fans can see her live for a little while. On April 7, she confirmed rumors that she was expecting during a performance on SNL. Though it may come as a di…
By Brianna Wiest

Child Development Experts Agree Toddlers Shouldn't Have Tons Of Toys — Here's Why

Once you come out of the sleep-deprived haze of the first few weeks of parenting when all your baby does is sleep and eat, toys become a big deal. You start to realize that they're not just for fun (for you to play with your kid with). They're actual…
By Emily Westbrooks

Prince Harry Asked Prince William To Be His Best Man, & The Announcement Is Super Sweet

The royal wedding day is almost here! In less than a month, Prince Harry of Wales and Meghan Markle will exchange their vows at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. It's sure to be an extravagant event filled with family, friends, di…
By Annamarya Scaccia

10 Things I Wish I Knew About An Emergency C-Section *Before* I Had To Have One

A lot of people tell me that when their water broke they mistook it for a potty accident, but I was not confused. I knew exactly what happened. I tried to go back to sleep (you know, to do the whole labor at home and conserve energy thing), but could…
By Jamie Kenney

Stressed Moms Should Be Eating More Dark Chocolate, According To Science

Stressed out from so much running around like a chicken with its head cut off? You're not alone, and science has got your back. So much so that science is actually advocating for you to reach for that chocolate bar. Yup, new, exciting research says t…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

Here's Why Your Baby Always Seems To Throw Up Their Formula

Let's face it — babies are completely confusing. Consistency is not one of their strong points, and as a result, we're left guessing most of the time. And of course, everything related to breast and bottle feeding is typically the most distressing. A…
By Ojus Patel

The 6 Biggest Bra Mistakes You're Making, According To An Expert

For a piece of clothing the majority of women wear every single day, we actually don't pay nearly enough attention to our bras. I'm not ready to admit how often I replace mine, but spoiler alert, it's far from often enough. If you can relate, it's ti…
By Emily Westbrooks

It Looks Like Prince George Pulled A *Classic* Big Brother Move When Meeting The Royal Baby

All eyes were on St. Mary's Hospital on Monday morning as it was announced that Kate Middleton had safely delivered her third child — a son, born at 11:01 a.m. local time, weighing at 8 pounds, 7 ounces. There's always a remarkable amount of fanfare …
By Brianna Wiest

5 Differences Between Potty Training Boys & Girls, According To Experts

By the time your little one shows interest in transitioning from diapers to underwear, you've probably already started your seemingly endless potty-training research. You know all about the sticker charts, the whole "bribing with candy thing" and the…
By Candace Ganger

9 Mother's Day Gifts For Your Best Mom Squad Friend

It takes a village to raise a child, and when that village is full of your mom friends, motherhood is so much easier. When you are friends with other moms, you can trust that they get your struggle completely. They understand exactly why you’re runni…
By Mishal Ali Zafar

4 Royal Birthing Rules Kate Middleton Reportedly Had To Follow

The world watched in awe Monday, as Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, emerged on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in London, looking impossibly poised and beautiful despite giving birth to her third child only hours earlier. Yet …
By Alana Romain

8 Things A Pregnant Woman Should *Never* Do, According To Experts

When you're pregnant it can feel like there's a long, never-ending list of things you can't do. That list is daunting, confusing, and seems to change from pregnancy to pregnancy or depending on who you talk to. In other words, it can be hard to know …
By Steph Montgomery

The One Thing Moms Can't Lie About On Social Media

"Why don't you post more couple photos on Instagram?" a friend recently asked over coffee and muffins. "You guys are such a cute family." Although I had never actively thought about it before, something often keeps me from sharing pictures of or capt…
By Marie Southard Ospina

11 Signs You're A Goldfish Mom

At some point in your life, especially if you're a mom and especially if you don’t already have pets, you'll be asked when you're going to invite a furry friend into your family. It might be your child asking for a dog, your partner asking for a cat,…
By Priscilla Blossom

There Are Now *Mini* Fingerlings, & They Are Literally The Cutest

Fingerlings were the hottest toys of 2017, and if you’re a parent, you know just how popular they were. I spent the entire holiday shopping season trying to find one in stock, and when I was finally able to nab one, my daughter was dancing with joy. …
By Mishal Ali Zafar

This Mom Gave Birth In A Hotel Room By Herself, & The Story Is Shocking

Most mothers have an interesting birth story. By default, they tend to contain at least a few surprises, twists, and turns. But no matter how spellbinding your own tale is, there's no way you can compete with Tia Freeman, who gave birth in a hotel ro…
By Jenn Rose

People Think Prince William Accidentally Announced The Royal Baby's Name

There appears to be a new trend when it comes to welcoming famous babies into the world: release information in excruciatingly slow drips. The British royal family doesn't appear to be an exception to that particular rule. Now that Prince William and…
By Jen McGuire

This Baby Mop Bodysuit Will Turn Your Crawling Baby Into A Dusting Machine

When I was a kid, Pippi Longstocking was my favorite movie. I especially loved the part where the kids cleaned the house by securing brushes to their feet and skating around the house — not gonna lie, I totally did that with dusters after watching th…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

This State Is Going To Use Doulas To Help Reduce Childbirth Deaths, & It’s Revolutionary

Doulas can be a great support for moms prior to giving birth and during labor, but they don't always get much love for their work. That's why a recent news story about doula support in one particular state in the United States so encouraging. New Yor…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

10 Low-Key Ways Your Partner Is Making Postpartum Life More Challenging

Being a new mom is hard. Every single day presents a new obstacle, like midnight feedings, sleep deprivation, and diaper blowouts. Fortunately, this phase doesn't last forever, and you'll eventually make it through relatively unscathed. Unfortunately…
By Steph Montgomery

14 Gifts New Moms *Actually* Want For Mother's Day

There's nothing more meaningful than celebrating your first Mother's Day as a mom. Suddenly those Hallmark cards you've always bought for your own mother will be coming your way, and trust me on this one, it feels emotionally epic. Chances are, your …
By Kate Miller

Mindy Kaling's Advice On Handling Mom Guilt Is A Must-Read

There are a seemingly endless number of things that are difficult about being a mother — giving birth, sleepless nights, being needed so relentlessly at all times — but one of the most challenging parts psychologically has to be the guilt. Whether yo…
By Alana Romain

These 14 Moms Were Shamed For Bottle-Feeding In Public & It'll Make You Rage

Being a new mom is difficult, to say the least. You're tired, overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, and then, when you're at your most vulnerable and out in public with your baby, people will shame you. Everything from picking up antidepressants at the ph…
By Steph Montgomery

Here's How To Handle Swaddling Your Baby In The Summer Months

I don't know about you, but when it comes to summer weather, I'm a one leg under, one leg out kind of girl. As in, I can only stand being partially covered up by blankets when I sleep. I hate to feel constricted by a comforter or certain types of paj…
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Here's What Kate Middleton Will Likely Receive As A Push Present From Prince William

Another royal baby has captured the world's attention, and people want to know every detail about The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton's latest birth. For instance, will Kate Middleton get a push present for her third child? A gift given to a wom…
By Lindsay E. Mack

Here's An Easy Way To Tell If Your Kids Officially Have Too Many Toys

I love my kids dearly and I’d do anything for them. So when they ask for the latest and greatest toys, I usually give in and buy them. But when spring cleaning comes around and I am forced to prepare multiple bags of barely used toys for donation, I …
By Mishal Ali Zafar

Does Feminism Risk Treating Little Boys Like The Enemy?

Whenever discussion about the latest #MeToo moment turns to how we should ultimately address patriarchal structures in society, some variation of "we need to teach our sons about male privilege" crops up. Our children provide an opportunity for a do-…
By Madison Young

People Are Shaming Robin Thicke's Girlfriend For Breastfeeding Without A Cover, & It's So Gross

On Monday, April Love Geary and Robin Thicke welcomed their first daughter together, Mia Love Thicke. Though Geary has only had a few months to adjust to new motherhood, she's already experiencing the downside of sharing intimate parts of her life wi…
By Brianna Wiest

If Your Child Has Seasonal Allergies, You May Be Part Of The Reason Why

If you're one of the many stuffy-nosed, itchy-eyed people who spends every spring stumbling around in a daze from antihistamines, you're likely hoping that your kids are magically spared from suffering through the same pollen-induced misery. (Honestl…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Dear Princess Charlotte — Here's Why Being A Middle Child Is The Best

Oh dear Princess Charlotte. On Monday, your entire life changed. And not just because you got a baby brother or because you waved adoringly to the press and became a full-fledged celebrity (you totally were one already) or because you made history by…
By Samantha Darby

This Viral Video Of A Mom Breastfeeding While Doing A Handstand Will Blow Your Mind

Every mom knows that learning to multitask is essential to maintaining sanity, especially while breastfeeding. Though it's sweet to occasionally gaze into your child's eyes while they latch and savor the indescribable connection you have as a mother,…
By Brianna Wiest

Brie Bella Explains Why She Changed Her Views On Vaccines After Becoming A Mom

Becoming a mom can certainly turn one's world upside down. Everything from your schedule to your priorities to your way of thinking gets shifted — and the same is true for celebs, including wrestler Brie Bella. In particular, becoming a mom changed B…
By Sophie Hirsh

Here's How To Tell If It's Just Too Hot To Take Your Baby Outside

I love when spring weather creeps in and temperatures settle in the 70s, a cool breeze still in the air. I could leave it at that — I don't need the ultra hot, sweat-dripping-between-my-boobs temps that come with summer. If you have an infant, then t…
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

People Are Mom-Shaming Kim K For Advertising Her Perfume With A Topless Photo

Kim Kardashian West is coming out with a new fragrance line, and now people are mom-shaming her for advertising it with a topless photo. Of course, this isn't the first time Kim K posted a topless photo online and haters came out to hate. The reality…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

The Royal Baby & The Queen Already Have One Thing In Common: Their Sun & Moon Zodiac Signs

I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of the royal baby so when the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge stepped out yesterday with their new bundle of joy in tow, I freaked out a little. I mean how good did Kate look mere hours after giving birth? If you'r…
By Kate Miller

Chip & Joanna Gaines Hinted At A Few Baby Names, & Fans Have Theories

As dedicated fans of Fixer Upper will tell you, Chip and Joanna Gaines didn't always agree on everything when it came to remodeling homes. And the same goes for their personal lives, too. The HGTV stars are expecting their fifth child, and apparently…
By Michelle Stein

7 Facts About Middle Children That Prove They're The Royals Of The Family

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, welcomed their third child, a son, on April 23 at 11:01 a.m. London time. In other words, Princess Charlotte is now a big sister and a middle child. You might wonder if she — or yo…
By Steph Montgomery

Jill Duggar Started A Midwife Company, & Here's Why That's A Big Deal For The Duggars

The Duggar family name is synonymous with having lots of children, and soon the Dillards might be, too. After years of expressing interest in midwifery and helping to deliver her own siblings children, Jill Duggar started a midwife company called Lab…
By Brianna Wiest

10 Mother's Day Gifts From Babies That Moms Actually Want

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and for the new mom there is nothing quite as sweet as celebrating this holiday for the first time. Honoring her on this special day might look a thousand different ways. Some mamas crave a solitary day at the…
By Shannon Evans

If You Have Royal Pram Envy, Here's Where You Can Find Similar Styles

Princess Kate and Prince William welcomed their latest addition yesterday — a sweet baby boy. With the birth of the newest royal baby comes the inevitable onset of royal baby fever. I mean, it's hard to not get sucked in. Those kids are awfully cute …
By Ojus Patel

Here's How Kate Middleton & Other Royals Choose To Feed Their Babies

Fans of the royal family have a beautiful new reason to celebrate. Prince William and Kate Middleton have just welcomed their third child, a beautiful baby boy, and it looks like the couple is beaming with joy. The family is pretty secretive about th…
By Mishal Ali Zafar

Dads Aren't Taking Paid Leave Even When They Can, & Here's Why

The United States is the only industrialized country that does not offer all citizens federally mandated paid family leave, but even when companies do offer the benefit, fathers aren't signing up for paid parental leave, according to new research. An…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

Early Humans May Have Survived Thanks To This Breastfeeding Trick, According To Science

During the last ice age, around 11,500 to 21,000 years ago, there were a lot of changes for all life on Earth that early humans had to survive. They did, and they eventually evolved into Homo sapiens. And new data says that early humans may have surv…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

I've Never Felt More Lonely Than When I Brought My Second Baby Home

Life didn't feel the way I thought it would after my son was born. From my high-risk pregnancy to my traumatic labor and delivery, every experience involving my second child felt different. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised when leaving the hos…
By Candace Ganger

Never Do This One Thing To Get Your Baby To Sleep Better At Night

New babies seem to have two jobs: to eat and to sleep. Sometimes they throw in a little crying just for fun. Comedian Steven Wright once joked that when looking for a baby gift, he wanted to give a shirt that read, "Still tired from the move." While …
By Shari Maurer

Prince Charles Responded To Royal Baby No. 3’s Birth In The Most Hilarious Way

On Monday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge became parents to another son. For one shining moment, nothing else in the news mattered because a baby prince joined the royal family. As news of the newest royal baby's arrival traveled quickly around th…
By Michelle Stein

I Was Cheated While Pregnant & Here Are 8 Things You Get Wrong About Me

I didn't tell very many people that my first husband cheated on me. Even now, years later, I don't talk about it much. It's so embarrassing, especially because I was cheated on when I was pregnant. It's not that I still think it was my fault that he …
By Steph Montgomery

Laura Prepon's Outlook On Being A Working Mom Is Something Every New Parent Needs To Hear

Laura Prepon and fiancé Ben Foster welcomed their first daughter last summer, but it hasn't changed the actress' outlook on balancing both her career and motherhood. She's currently directing and starring in shows like Orange Is the New Black and mos…
By Brianna Wiest

9 Ways Your Baby Is Trying To Tell You To Take A Break

The first year of my kids' lives is kind of a blur. When I look at their baby pictures the majority of my new-mom moments sort of blend together. It's not that my kids weren't amazing, or that I didn't love them, it's just that I was utterly exhauste…
By Steph Montgomery

10 Things To Do With Your Fur Baby Before Your Human Baby Shows Up

The addition of a baby, while thrilling, can also be an anxiety-inducing and guilt-ridden experience if you already have a fur baby. After all, our pets came first. How will they react to being pushed off the lap? Fortunately, plenty of pets make the…
By Kimmie Fink

15 Sentimental Mother's Day 2018 Cards For Moms Who Love To Feel All The Feels

Motherhood and sentimentality go together like peanut butter and jelly. No matter how cool your mom is, all a mother really wants to hear on her special holiday is that you love her, appreciate all she's done for you, and want to be just like her. So…
By Elizabeth Helen Spencer

Here's When Your Toddler Can Safely Pick Up A Skateboard & Head For The Halfpipe

I love being a part of an active family. It is one of life's great joys to go out to the park and chase my kids as they scooter about or ride their bicycles. Activity is an integral part of my kids' lives, and we're always looking for ways to have mo…
By Cat Bowen

Here's How Delaying Vaccines *Really* Affects Your Kid Later In Life

Nothing gets parenting message boards and PTA meetings quite as fired up as a good old-fashioned vaccination debate. Even though nurses, doctors, and pretty much every governmental health body the world over has told everyone repeatedly that vaccines…
By Cat Bowen

10 Things To Do With Your Fur Baby Before Your Human Baby Shows Up

The addition of a baby, while thrilling, can also be an anxiety-inducing and guilt-ridden experience if you already have a fur baby. After all, our pets came first. How will they react to being pushed off the lap? Fortunately, plenty of pets make the…
By Kimmie Fink

Here's When You Can Start Potty Training A Girl, According To Experts

Most parents can't wait to potty train their toddler and done with diapers for good. So, of course, it's natural to wonder when you can start the often daunting process. You may have heard that girls are easier to train than boys, but that if you sta…
By Steph Montgomery

These Are The Baby Books Khloé Kardashian Has Already Picked Out For True's Nursery

Throughout her pregnancy, Khloé Kardashian was very open on social media about everything she was going through, whether it was a random food craving or getting nostalgic about her "old body." So now that she's given birth to her baby daughter, fans …
By Karen Fratti

Grab The Tissues, Because The Obamas Had The *Sweetest* Response To Royal Baby #3's Birth

On Monday morning, Kensington Palace announced that Kate Middleton gave birth to her third child and all day long, the world has been congratulating the family on its latest addition. So far, the Obamas' response to Kate Middleton giving birth might …
By Karen Fratti

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Revealed The Birth Of His Daughter With The *Sweetest* Announcement

Monday has been a record day for famous babies. After months of anticipation, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and girlfriend Lauren Hashian welcomed their second child, a baby girl named Tiana Gia Johnson, early this morning. The Rock took to his Instagram…
By Brianna Wiest

Royal Baby No. 3 Is Traveling In Style & A Familiar Car Seat Model

At 11:01 a.m. on April 23, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge and mom extraordinaire Kate Middleton delivered her third baby — a boy. As avid royals watchers anxiously, awaiting the announcement of the name of the fifth in line for the thron…
By Kimmie Fink

In A Historic Change, Princess Charlotte *Won't* Lose Her Place In Line For The Throne

Many of us woke up Monday to the news that Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, was in labor with her third child, and it wasn't long before Kensington Palace officially announced that the Duchess had given birth to her second son. Royal fans finally…
By Alana Romain

This Story About A Kid Stealing His Mom's Credit Card & Flying Solo To Bali Sounds Like A Movie

Even though it's the middle of spring, this story about a kid stealing his mom's credit card and flying himself to Bali — all by himself — will have you thinking you just watched the classic holiday film, Home Alone. It might be sunny outside, and Ma…
By Korey Lane

Can We Finally Admit That Family Vacations Benefit Everyone *Except* Mom?

You've probably seen a meme or two about how moms never get a break. We work 24 hours a day, seven days a week — at home and at our jobs — to keep our families afloat. We work so hard, in fact, that a solo trip to Target feels like a stay at a five-s…
By Steph Montgomery

Kate Middleton's Midwives Are The Unsung Heroes In Her Births

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth today to her third child, and a still-to-be-named prince. It was a quick birth: Middleton checked into the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s just after 8 a.m. and the baby was born at 11.01 a.m. per the Kensing…
By Michele Perez

These Celebs Are Having So Much Fun Celebrating The Birth Of Royal Baby #3

There's so much bad news out there these days that it's hard to know what you're going to get when you wake up and start scrolling through your feeds. So the news that Kate Middleton had given birth to her third child on Monday morning was definitely…
By Karen Fratti

11 Things You Can Do To Help A New Mom In Her First Week With The Baby

There are few times in my life when I needed the kind of help I required as a new mom. I had never cared for a newborn before, so to say I was overwhelmed would be a gross understatement. Babies might not need much, but they do need someone to do eve…
By Priscilla Blossom

Kate Middleton's Dress After Giving Birth Is The Color Of A Mom's Love

Royal babies are born just like any other babies — in a hospital; perhaps with nitrous oxide on-hand for pain relief; with dad ready to install the carseat and drive carefully home — except for a few details. The birth of Prince George in July 2013 o…
By Janet Manley

Meghan Markle Has The Perfect Response To Kate Middleton Giving Birth

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, have welcomed their third child — a boy! Kensington Palace shared on their official Twitter account that Middleton was admitted to the hospital as she was in the early stage…
By Anne Vorrasi

Here's How Doctors & The Law Respond To Parents Who Can't Agree On Circumcising Their Baby

To circumcise or not to circumcise — that is the question. If you and your partner adamantly disagree on this topic, it can lead to some pretty heated debates, especially as your due date nears. And if neither party is willing to budge, some parents …
By Kate Miller

10 Strangers You Will Fall In Love With When You're In The Third Trimester

The third trimester of pregnancy was the longest 13 weeks of my life. I was huge, uncomfortable, and impatient to meet my baby. To make matters worse, every time I dared to go out in public strangers felt the need to comment about my body, give me un…
By Steph Montgomery

Kate Middleton's Hospital Bag Is Reportedly Packed With Some Basic Items & A Few Surprises

It's almost time! Kate Middleton is rapidly approaching her April due date, so it's safe to say fans can expect her and Prince William's third child to arrive any day now. Like most mothers, it's been reported that she prepared for her hospital stay …
By Vanessa Taylor

Justin Timberlake Rocked Out On His Son's Toy Guitar & Well, Silas Was Not Impressed — VIDEO

It's an undisputed fact that Justin Timberlake can perform a song and that he's pretty darn good at it. The 37-year-old musician has proven time and time again that he knows how to create a bop and pretty much everyone can enjoy it. Well... not every…
By Casey Suglia

Women Are Mainly Affected By The Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak, Report Says, & Here's Why

Many people have heard about the recent E. coli outbreak affecting romaine lettuce, with some Facebook memes on my newsfeed going so far as recommending people throw out any lettuce they have. But what's interesting about this outbreak is how it's sh…
By Vanessa Taylor

Here's What You Need To Know About This Popular TTC Supplement & Its Safety

As a woman who's spent years of her life trying to conceive (TTC), I will tell you that I've read studies until my eyes cross, listened to every old wives' tale, and vigorously researched every potential roadblock or pathway to becoming a mother. I'v…
By Cat Bowen

Jimmy Kimmel's Tribute For His Son Billy's Birthday Will Make You Cry & Then Vote

It's no secret the past year has been a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows for Jimmy Kimmel and his wife, Molly McNearney. That's because one year ago on Saturday, the couple welcomed their second child — a baby boy they named Billy. Following his …
By Michelle Stein

Everything You Should Know About Pippa Middleton's Husband & Reported Dad-To-Be, James Matthews

You might be hearing Pippa Middleton's name a lot more in the coming months. No, this isn't a flashback to 2011 when she first captured the world's attention after appearing as a bridesmaid at her sister Kate Middleton's wedding to Prince William. Pi…
By Casey Suglia

Here's What Your Dog's Zodiac Sign Says About Their Personality

When you think about deciphering canine personality traits, you might consider a dog's breed first: Golden Retrievers are known for being friendly and good with kids, German Shepherds are praised for their loyalty, Corgis are enthusiastic and smart. …
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Bring Your Child To Work Day Ideas For Parents Who Really Want To Show Their Kids The Ropes

You guys, April 26th is Bring Your Child To Work Day, and I'm so excited for children everywhere. As a kid, I was always pumped to go to work with my dad, mostly because whiteboard markers are super fun to play with, and because there were always ton…
By Kelly Mullen-McWilliams

Olivia Wilde Reveals Her Water Broke At A Concert, Proving Labor Waits For No One

As seasoned parents already know, a woman's due date is basically just an educated guess about when her baby will arrive. It's not like she's baking a turkey, suddenly a timer pops out, and *whoosh* her water breaks. Nope. The truth is, babies decide…
By Michelle Stein

12 Earth Day 2018 Memes To Keep Your News Feed Woke

Ain't no party like an Earth Day party, 'cause an Earth Day party don't stop! Except for when everyone forgets it's Earth Day and continues to throw their plastic into the trash instead of the recycling bin and lets the water run incessantly as they …
By Samantha Darby

How Did Verne Troyer Die? The 'Austin Powers' Actor Was 49

Verne Troyer — best known for his role as Dr. Evil's sidekick Mini-Me in Austin Powers — has died, E! News reported. On Saturday, the shocking news was announced on the actor's social media channels. As the world learns of his untimely passing, fans …
By Michelle Stein

Macklemore Low-Key Welcomed His Second Child & Here Are The Deets

When it comes to the timing of their baby announcements, it seems like celebrities typically fall into one of two categories. They either shout it from the rooftops via social media or some sort of official release the moment their child is born — or…
By Michelle Stein

Here's How To Fix Your Slime If It's Just Too Rubbery

As a mom of a 9-year-old, I know all too well the roller coaster of fads that kids go through on a weekly basis. To my surprise, slime making is one of those fads that actually stuck (pun intended), and over two years, my daughter has legitimately be…
By Mishal Ali Zafar

Here's Why Your Child Doesn't Seem Interested In All Those Toys In Their Playroom

It's not often that you hear a parent say, "Gosh, I wish my kid had more toys." After all, moms and dads spend a lot of their days cleaning up messes and tripping over Legos, am I right? But if you've been wondering "Why doesn't my child play with to…
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

10 Mother's Day Gifts For Your Sister To Show Your Love & Support

My sister Amanda is pretty flipping cool. I've said it before, but I will say it again: There are a few people I need by my side to do this thing called life and she is one of them. Sure, Amanda can be a pain and she doesn't understand the concept of…
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Here's How To Tell If Your Kid's Nose Injury Is Actually A Broken Nose

I am the master of disaster. When my genes were replicating to complete my genetic structure, I missed whatever connection there was supposed to be to give me balance. I'm a hot mess express who's broken more bones than I care to admit in such a publ…
By Cat Bowen

10 Mother's Day Gifts At Target, Because Your Favorite Store Has *Everything*

Mother's Day will be here before you know it — Sunday, May 13 to be exact. And as usual, Target has anything and everything you could ever want or need, including Mother's Day gifts. While I'm sure the special mom in your life would be happy with a T…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

Kate Middleton's "Role" At Meghan Markle's Wedding Is Perfect For A New Mom

I am more excited about the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry than I was about my own. Why? Because I get to just hang out and watch the entire day unfold. In my pajamas at home, which is even better. I don't have to worry about whether or no…
By Jen McGuire

10 Amazon Prime Mother's Day Gifts That Can Be Ordered Just In Time

Hopefully you won't forget Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 13 this year, but if you do, thank God for Amazon Prime and it's free two-day (and sometimes even faster) shipping, am I right? Not only that, but Amazon Prime has a lot of thoughtful and sent…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

Jinger Duggar's Quotes About Jeremy Vuolo Prove She's Crazy In Love

Jinger Vuolo from TLC's Counting On has this patented look that she gets on her face whenever she looks at her husband Jeremy Vuolo. I think it could be aptly described as the real life version of heart eyes. She seriously can't take her eyes off the…
By Jen McGuire

Will Prince William Be The Next King? The Queen Made An Announcement

Everyone loves the young royals. This is something we know for sure. In particular, the two grown sons of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry. People love them so much, in fact, that there has been wide specula…
By Jen McGuire

Who Is Staying With Khloe Kardashian? Her Family Is Always In Her Corner

I have a sneaking suspicion that the state of Ohio never expected to become such a social hub for all things Kardashian. Back in the days pre-Khloé and Tristan Thompson relationship, I don't think the family was spending a whole lot of time there, bu…
By Jen McGuire

9 People Who Will Change Your Life During Pregnancy

It's said that some people come into our lives as a blessing, and others as a lesson. That's a little "woo woo" for me, but I can appreciate how people have impacted my life. During pregnancy, you'll come into contact with individuals that you'd rath…
By Kimmie Fink

Some Schools Are Banning "Best Friends," But It Could Actually Be A Good Thing

Acquiring a best friend is almost thought of as an elementary right of passage. There’s nothing cuter than one child slinging their arm around another while proudly declaring, “This is my best friend!” But what we think of as adorable isn’t always fo…
By Vanessa Taylor

7 Stereotypes About Marriage After Having A Baby That Are Totally True

From self-image to sleep-deprivation, to watching as your new baby disrupts your schedule, grabs everyone's attention, and impacts your relationships, change is the name of the new-mom game. So, of course, your marriage will change, too. You can tell…
By Candace Ganger

8 Times The Family Dog Was *Literally* My Kid's BFF

Whoever said dog is man's best friend has clearly never witnessed the incredible bond that can form between a child and their beloved canine. It's a time-honored tradition immortalized in children's literature, from Where The Red Fern Grows to Becaus…
By Kimmie Fink

Kerry Washington Got Real About How She Feels Empowered, & It’s A Huge Reminder For Moms

Kerry Washington understands that sometimes, the most powerful thing you can do as a parent is make sure you're taking care of yourself. The actress and brand ambassador opened up recently about how she strikes A balance between taking care of her ow…
By Brianna Wiest

I'll Say It: Having Kids Gave My Life A Purpose

I started having kids young. Not teen-mom young, but I guess young by today's standards. I didn't have a great career established, other than a few acting roles I'd done in high school and college. I got engaged at 22, married at 23 and had my first …
By Angie Grace

6 Ways Not Vaccinating Your Child Affects Them Later In Life

The issue of vaccinating babies is a bit of a hot button topic, with most people valuing and adhering to the recommended schedule of vaccines, but others expressing concern about the number, frequency, and safety of these routine shots. All of these …
By Shari Maurer

20 Baby Names That Start With "Z" That Have A Special Zing

When it comes to choosing baby names that start with a certain letter, "Z" often goes overlooked. Maybe it's because parents are afraid of their kids being last when they're are told to line up in alphabetical order at school, maybe it's because all …
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

10 Of The Nicest Things You Could Do For A Mom Planning To Have A VBAC

Pregnant ladies need a lot of help. Sometimes they need help getting a seat on public transportation. Sometimes they need a little extra emotional support. Sometimes they need help getting out of their pants because they can't bend that much right no…
By Jamie Kenney

The 'Avengers 4' Premiere Will Prove To Be Bittersweet For Marvel Fans

While everyone's totally excited about Avengers: Infinity War finally hitting theaters, others can't help but wonder what comes next. Infinity War is definitely the Marvel Cinematic Universe's biggest film to date, so how can they possibly top it? Th…
By Zakiya Jamal

10 Signs You're A Great Mom, According To Your Dog

I don't have a dog and I don't plan to get one any time soon, if ever. I take care of too many dependent, puppy-like creatures — my two children — to think about throwing another into the mix. But I love dogs. When I see one I turn into a squealing t…
By Jamie Kenney

Turns Out, Video Games Could Actually Help Kids With ADHD, Study Says

For parents looking to help their children more effectively manage symptoms of ADHD, a new study has revealed another nonpharmacologic solution to consider. Though it may seem counterintuitive, video games might be an alternative therapy for kids wit…
By Brianna Wiest

13 Red Flags Your Marriage Won’t Last, According To Wedding Photographers

Wedding photographers, of all the people that spend a lot of time interacting with couples leading up to and on their wedding day, can have a unique perspective on the relationship dynamic between the soon-to-be (or newly) married couple. They speak …
By Lauren Schumacker

Here's How To Know If Your Child Is Ready To Read Chapter Books

Unless you're well-versed in Early Childhood Education, it can be hard as a parent to really know what your child is "supposed" to be doing at what age — like, reading. Of course every child is different, and though we shouldn't compare their growth …
By Ojus Patel

Kate Middleton & Prince William's Nursery For The Royal Baby Sounds Adorable

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William welcomed their third child on Monday, and now the press and fans alike are wondering what the nursery for the royal baby looks like. Kate Middleton was in and out of the delivery room rather quickly after g…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

Is 'Infinity War' The Last Avengers Movie? It Will Be The End Of An Era

If anyone needs more any time soon, you're just going to have to wait. Because I'm going to be boning up on my Marvel universe movies in preparation for Avengers: Infinity War. As someone who is generally pretty switched on to all things Marvel, than…
By Jen McGuire

If Your Toddler Is Super Disruptive, It Could Be Because Of These Easy-To-Fix Issues

When you first bring home your baby, as difficult as things can get, they are still pretty straightforward. But as your baby begins to hit those feisty toddler years, deciphering their behavior can get confusing, and figuring out how to respond can b…
By Mishal Ali Zafar

Naomie's Net Worth Proves This 'Southern Charm' Star Is Super Ambitious

When Craig Conover introduced his new girlfriend Naomie Olindo during the third season of Southern Charm, she was like a breath of fresh air for the former playboy and most of the cast had hopes that the two would settle down together. Now that they’…
By Chrissy Bobic

This Might Be The Real Reason The Royal Baby's Name Hasn't Been Released Yet

On Monday, Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed their third child together, a son, at 11:01 a.m. London time. Hours after delivering, William and Kate made their traditional appearance outside of the Lindo wing at St. Mary's Hospital, and the p…
By Brianna Wiest

I Regret Not Sleep-Training My Kids

When I was a child, I had a terrible time falling asleep. I would lay in my bed until the wee hours of the morning completely unable to relax and close my eyes. The reason was simple: I was afraid of the dark. Specifically, I was irrationally afraid …
By Phaea Crede

The Actor Playing Thanos In 'Avengers: Infinity War' Is Nothing Like His Villainous Character

The movie that's been 10 years in the making is finally here. Avengers: Infinity War is bringing together almost every superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to face off against one major threat: Thanos. Being the major villain of the film, it's …
By Zakiya Jamal

You Absolutely Should See 'Avengers: Infinity War' In IMAX — Here's Why

I will admit to you that I might be suffering just slightly from superhero overload. I have four sons who all love superhero movies and I love them, so I guess this means I love superhero movies. Which I do sometimes, to be honest, especially if they…
By Jen McGuire

Who Will Be Meghan Markle's Maid Of Honor? Here Are The Likely Contenders

The royal wedding is going down in just a few weeks, but there are still quite a few details left up in the air. On Thursday, Kensington Palace announced that Prince Harry had finally asked his brother, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, to be hi…
By Jenn Rose

How To Fix Hard Slime With Ingredients You *Definitely* Have Lying Around The House

Slime is a make-at-home, do-it-yourself science project masquerading as art, that even craft-challenged people can undertake. But what happens when you gather the ingredients, put everything into a bowl, and, sadly, the whole thing is too hard? Or wh…
By Shari Maurer

Peter Dinklage's Character In 'Avengers: Infinity War' Is Sure To Be Epic

Avengers: Infinity War has a very large cast and it's a little hard to keep track of everyone who's going to be in it. However, there's one actor who has certainly caught the attention of fans. It's now well known that Game of Thrones actor Peter Din…
By Zakiya Jamal

Chelsea Meissner Was Familiar With Reality TV Before 'Southern Charm'

No matter how many episodes of Southern Charm you might have seen, there are always more questions to be asked about the cast, including their respective net worths. To be able to maintain their lifestyles, some of which scream "old money," it makes …
By Chrissy Bobic

Cardi B Is Done Performing Until She Gives Birth, & It's An Important Reminder For Moms-To-Be

Cardi B has announced that this weekend's Broccoli Fest in Washington, D.C. may be the last time fans can see her live for a little while. On April 7, she confirmed rumors that she was expecting during a performance on SNL. Though it may come as a di…
By Brianna Wiest

Child Development Experts Agree Toddlers Shouldn't Have Tons Of Toys — Here's Why

Once you come out of the sleep-deprived haze of the first few weeks of parenting when all your baby does is sleep and eat, toys become a big deal. You start to realize that they're not just for fun (for you to play with your kid with). They're actual…
By Emily Westbrooks

Prince Harry Asked Prince William To Be His Best Man, & The Announcement Is Super Sweet

The royal wedding day is almost here! In less than a month, Prince Harry of Wales and Meghan Markle will exchange their vows at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. It's sure to be an extravagant event filled with family, friends, di…
By Annamarya Scaccia