This Canadian Politician Breastfed In Parliament, & Twitter Is Loving It

I am a Canadian person. I also breastfed all of my four sons. So excuse me while I make a huge, whopping deal about the Canadian politician breastfeeding in Parliament earlier this week. Because other than the fact that she is a politician with a con…
By Jen McGuire

11 Baby Names Inspired By Trees That Will Grow Up With Them

Nature-inspired baby names have been in and out of style since... well, probably since people started having names, considering nature was one of the only sources of inspo back then. They're still just as relevant today, however, as more and more peo…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Here's What You Need To Know If You're Suddenly Hit With Diarrhea Near Your Due Date

As the days after my due date began ticking by unceremoniously last December, I started looking for any and every possible sign that labor was impending. Although I had given birth twice before, I didn't feel like a veteran. On the contrary, most mom…
By Shannon Evans

8 Moms Share Their Children's Heartbreaking Reactions To Trump's "Zero Tolerance" Policy

Problematic immigration policies are nothing new in this country. For decades, those in power have detained and deported countless immigrants fleeing prosecution and crossing the border. More recently, however, president Donald Trump implemented a "z…
By Priscilla Blossom
Sun Jun 24 2018

Has Elastigirl Been Doing Most Of The Parenting?

People just can't help themselves: mom leaves the house for a business trip or a weekend away or a night out with her friends, and the comments begin. Is Dad going to be OK watching the kids all by himself? How did you get him to agree to babysit? I …
By Samantha Darby

A Fast Labor Sounds Nice, But Here's What Experts Say Actually Causes One

When I went into labor with my son, I thought I'd be doing it all day. I'd gone to childbirth classes and talked to my OB-GYN, and she assured me that first-time moms take a long time to deliver. Little did I know that my labor would progress so rapi…
By Cat Bowen

10 Badass Comebacks To All Those Unnecessary Comments About Bed-Sharing

I made very few definitive statements about how I would raise my children before I had them. I knew that parenting would require a lot of flexibility, so statements like "I'm definitely going to" and "I will never, ever" were probably a bad idea. But…
By Jamie Kenney

How To Talk To Your Kids About Immigration & Family Separation That's Happening At The Border

Immigration is and has always been a complicated topic. But it seems to have become even more complicated since the 2016 election. Whether or not you support the current administration, the reports surfacing in the past week have been particularly ha…
By Irina Gonzalez

These Updates On Hot Car Deaths In 2018 Are A Must-Read For Parents

No parent ever thinks it will happen to them, but the updates on hot car deaths in 2018 make it clear that better technology and education are in order, because the statistics show that these preventable tragedies are on the rise. According to CNN, 2…
By Jenn Rose

Here's How To Treat Your Sunburn With A Fresh Aloe Vera Plant To Make It Heal ASAP

Even if you're super careful about sun protection, sunburns can still happen. And they hurt. If you're feeling the burn, then knowing how to use an aloe vera plant to treat a sunburn quickly and naturally is helpful. This unassuming plant can offer s…
By Lindsay E. Mack

You Can Now Buy This 'I Really Care' Jacket, & It's More Than Just Wearable Activism

Between the horror of families being separated at the border to the death of unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose to POTUS being under investigation, the news has people pleading for nothing new and terrible to come to light. The only good thing that's…
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Khloé Kardashian Says This Product Made Night Feedings *So* Much Easier

It has only been a few months since Khloé Kardashian gave birth to her daughter True, but it seems like she's already gone out of her way to share so many of her tips and tricks with fans. Whether it's what went into her hospital bag or the kind of w…
By Brianna Wiest

CDC: Get Rid Of *All* Of Your Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal ASAP

After an initial June 14 recall of Kellogg's Honey Smacks recommended consumers throw away certain products based on package size and best buy dates, the Centers for Disease Control is now advising that you should actually get rid of *all* your Kello…
By Alana Romain

13 Pride Sign Ideas For Kids, That Will Make You So Proud Of The Young Generation

If you're planning on taking your kids to any Pride Month events this year, giving them signs of their very own to carry is an excellent plan: Not only are kids carrying signs ridiculously cute, but getting them involved in the process of choosing th…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Here Are 6 TV Shows & Movies Coming To Netflix In July For You & Your Kids

Despite having a bedroom (and living room and, somehow, dining room) full of toys and a ton of outside activities to tire them out, kids still tend to go through that summer slump, so when there’s also a string of rainy days all in a row, it’s that m…
By Chrissy Bobic

This Emotional Video Of An Immigrant Mom & Son Being Reunited Is So Powerful

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but that idiom came about before we all carried video cameras in our pockets. Even as an abstract concept, the cruelty of separating parents from children at the border was clear, but this video of an imm…
By Jenn Rose

How Separating Kids From Their Mother Impacts Them Later In Life, According Experts

Watching the news coverage of immigrant children being separated from their parents at the border has been absolutely gut-wrenching. My heart breaks for the young children trying to comprehend the incomprehensible. While it's horrendous to see this p…
By Kate Miller

Your Baby Will Most Likely Be Born At This Time Of The Day, According To New Research

Have you ever noticed that babies tend to be born at weird times? Think about it: How often have you been eating your lunch at your desk or whatever only to get a phone call from a friend saying their baby had arrived? I'm guessing almost never, and …
By Jen McGuire

Meghan King Edmonds Showed Off Her Newborn Twins' Faces In This Precious New Photo

After a celebrity welcomes a new child, their social media posts typically play out in a predictable fashion. 1) "We have a new baby!" The first post usually features a close-up of the newest addition, along with the birth date and if it's a girl or …
By Michelle Stein

Nicki Minaj Addresses The Border Separations In An Emotional Instagram Post

This week, all that many Americans can think about are the horrific family separations that have been happening at the nation's border. A slew of celebrities have commented on the news on social media, hoping to raise awareness and funds to help the …
By Sophie Hirsh

5 Volunteer Opportunities To Help Refugee Families, Because They Really Need Your Help

If you're like me (and probably every other decent person who heard any news at all this week), you're having a tough time sleeping through the night without being haunted by nightmares of infants and children locked in cages, screaming for their fam…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

The Dreaded Under-Boob Chafing During Pregnancy Is Real, But Here's How To Combat It

Roughly three-quarters of everything that happens to a body during pregnancy could fall very firmly into the category of TMI. Burping, farting, pooping, puking, vaginal discharge, you name it. If it's gross, it's probably going to happen a lot while …
By Cat Bowen

How To Help Immigrant Families, Because Things Are Far From Resolved

On June 20, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to stop the separation of undocumented families seeking asylum in the United States. Over the past few days, the nation watched with abject horror as children as young as a few months old w…
By Brianna Wiest

Here’s How Your Work Schedule Could Affect Your Kid, According To A New Study

Striking a balance between work and home life is never easy and children often suffer when that balance is uneven. Spending time with the family can be particularly difficult for those who work nonstandard shifts. A recent study examined how work sch…
By Azure Hall

Princess Charlotte’s Latest Obsession Is Proof She’s Going To Be A Fashion Icon

Considering Princess Charlotte comes from a long line of very stylish women, it's no surprise that she is already in love with fashion. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge recently opened up about Princess Charlotte's most recent obsession — and it's c…
By Sophie Hirsh

8 Ways I Set Myself Up For Disappointment During Sleep Training

I decided to sleep train my baby out of pure desperation. I needed sleep. I was utterly exhausted and wasn't sure how much longer I could handle our seemingly endless bedtime routine. Every night the baby ended up in my bed, and I'd lie awake for hou…
By Steph Montgomery

This Woman Is the Second Head Of State In History To Give Birth While in Office

As if being the leader of an entire country isn't enough hard work, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern just took on a second job: mom. Ardern just gave birth to her first child, making her the second head of state in history to give birth wh…
By Sophie Hirsh

Prince William Shares How He Built "Street Cred" With Prince George, & It's Seriously Hilarious

Any parent of a toddler will know that to truly win over your child's respect, you need to be into the same niche things that they are, like princesses, or trucks. This is apparently true of every parent, even if you are a literal future king. Prince…
By Brianna Wiest

8 Signs Your Child Has A Stomach Bug So You Can Plan Accordingly

Almost every parent dreads their child coming down with the "stomach flu" — the catch-all name for a variety of conditions causing diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. This condition is formally known as gastroenteritis and is actually not related to the …
By Steph Montgomery

How To Keep Fighting For Immigrant Families, Because Things Are Far From Resolved

On June 20, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to stop the separation of undocumented families seeking asylum in the United States. Over the past few days, the nation watched with abject horror as children as young as a few months old w…
By Brianna Wiest

People Are Body-Shaming Leah Messer's Daughter, & It’s Infuriating

It's not uncommon for fans to wonder why some celebrities choose to keep their children off of social media. Sharing photos of your kids with people who care about you can be rewarding, after all, and there's nothing wrong with wanting to show off yo…
By Gillian Walters

Morning Sickness Isn't Like A Hangover & 9 Other Things Pregnant Women Want You To Know

When I found out I was pregnant for the very first time I thought growing a human being was going to be a magical experience. I mean, yes, I knew there were downsides (i.e. morning sickness and stretch marks) but I had no clue what I was really in fo…
By Steph Montgomery

11 Things Grown-Ass Men Say After Their Partner Has A C-Section

No matter how you go about it, birth is never a cakewalk. But as someone who has experienced two different modes of baby expulsion— surgically and "the old fashioned way" respectively — I will say there is a unique set of challenges that go along wi…
By Jamie Kenney

Here's How To Tell If Your Mother-In-Law's Behavior Is Really Controlling

There's a good chance your wedding vows included something about "becoming one," the "joining together of two souls," or something of that we-are-now-bonded-for-(hopefully)-life nature. And it's true: Marrying your love includes the very theme of uni…
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

6 Ways To Help Refugees & Asylum Seekers On World Refugee Day & Every Other Day Of The Year

All over the world, people flee their homes because of war, gang violence, lack of resources, and other types of persecution looking for a better life. Right now, with the surge of asylum seekers from regions such as the Middle East, North Africa, or…
By Karen Fratti

Here Are The Top Picks For Prince Louis' Godparents

Almost two months after Prince Louis of Cambridge made his grand debut, Kensington Palace took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce the date of his christening. In an exciting turn of events for fans of the royals, Prince Louis will be baptized in Lon…
By Gillian Walters

7 Critical Differences Between A Healthy Relationship & One That's Too Good To Be True

At the beginning of relationships, when everything is still relatively new, it can seem like you're wrapped up in the bubble of your new relationship, when everything is full of excitement. But after a certain point, if things continue to seem like t…
By Lauren Schumacker

How To Make Your Too-Soft Slime The Perfect Consistency

Summer family vacations usually involve days spent frolicking in the water or exploring the great outdoors. But what do you do if the weather doesn't cooperate and you find yourself cooped up with your kids indoors? If you have access to a few simple…
By Kate Miller

The Government Won't Reunite Families At The Border, So Here's How You Can Help

In May, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration will implement a new "zero tolerance" immigration policy that calls for the prosecution of every undocumented immigrant found crossing the United States border. As a …
By Annamarya Scaccia

Here's How You Should Actually Be Washing Your Swimsuit This Summer

I love hitting the kiddie pool with my 17-month-old. She toddles into the water with such boundless exuberance and joy, I can't help but feel it too. What's not so magical is coming home with a beach bag full of wet towels and sopping bathing suits. …
By Kate Miller

10 Ways I Set Myself Up For Success When Breastfeeding

So, you're going to have a baby and you're thinking about breastfeeding. Congrats! I can tell you from my own experience that nursing a baby (or a toddler) can be a wonderful, rewarding thing to do. Of course other people can tell you it's hell on ea…
By Jamie Kenney

Blue Ivy Had The Most Hilarious Reaction To Seeing Her Parents In Bed Together — VIDEO

It can be easy to forget that the firstborn daughter of JAY-Z and Beyoncé Knowles, America's answer to Prince George, is actually a human child. But believe it or not, there have been a few times when she acted like a normal, everyday kid. Most recen…
By Jenn Rose

How To Donate Diapers To Babies & Toddlers In Detention Centers & Tender Age Facilities

While controversy surrounding the family separation policy continues to unfold, you may feel moved to help the children who are caught in the crossfire of this situation. So can you donate diapers to detention centers to help out these kids? Young in…
By Lindsay E. Mack

How To Use IGTV, Instagram’s New Long Form Video App

Instagram has become a well-loved platform among users to follow along with their favorite celebrities and family members. But Instagram is so much more than just a way to share photos with friends — it's a way to get a live look at what is going on …
By Casey Suglia

Mindy Kaling's Tweet About Her Daughter Will Hit Home For So Many Working Moms

I wish Mindy Kaling had been around to guide me when I was trying to raise my sons and also have a little ambition for my own career at the same time. I needed her every day wisdom, her common sense... maybe even her permission to want the things I w…
By Jen McGuire

Jessica Simpson's Says She Cried More Than Her Son When He Broke His Arm, & Moms Def Relate

Parents don't ever want to see their child in pain, no matter what kind of pain it might be — emotional or physical. But pain is something that every person experiences, especially when it comes to young kids who break their bones for the first time …
By Casey Suglia

The AAP Says You Should Talk To Your Kids About Guns Before A Playdate

If you're a parent who doesn't own a gun, it may not even occur to you that the parents of your children's friends might keep guns in their homes. But the truth is that about one-third of American families have guns stored in their homes — and given …
By Alana Romain

8 Ways I Set Myself Up For Disappointment During Potty Training

When I asked my own mom about potty training, she gave me a ton of advice. She potty trained me when I was about 18-months-old and, according to her, it wasn't a big deal. So when my daughter reached that age I decided to give potty training a shot. …
By Steph Montgomery

Science Says There Are Huge Benefits To Giving Kids Chores (Other Than Clean Dishes)

Growing up, my parents were pretty lax on chores, and I wasn't expected to do much by the way of housework. My MawMaw took care of my siblings and me, and she was very particular about the way things should be done so she mostly did it herself. My ch…
By Cat Bowen

George & Amal Clooney Donated $100,000 To Help Families Separated At The Border

As reports about the U.S. government separating immigrant families at the United States-Mexico border spread across the United States, more and more people are demanding action from Trump. New reports from Trump administration officials on Tuesday re…
By Casey Suglia

Here’s Why Wegmans Is America’s Favorite Grocery Chain, According To A New Survey

As lame as it might sound, grocery shopping — alone — has become one of my favorite past times since I became a mother five years ago. These days, I enjoy nothing more than grabbing a cart and perusing the aisles in quiet contemplation, although I wi…
By Alana Romain

Meghan King Edmonds' Daughter Accidentally Called 911, & So Many Parents Have Been There

If you're having a rough parenting day, here's something that will make you feel a little better. We all know that nobody's perfect, but when it comes to celebrities — especially celebrity moms — it can be hard to remember that. But stars have parent…
By Jenn Rose

Are Left-Handed People Smarter? Lefties Have So Many Bragging Rights

Left-handed people have been the subject of interest and suspicion for centuries. But there may be a serious upside to going through life as a southpaw. So are left-handed people smarter in general than their right-handed counterparts? Writing with t…
By Lindsay E. Mack

The Royal Family Announced Prince Louis' Official Christening Date, So Get Excited

It's been a big year for the royals — a new royal baby, a massive royal wedding — but while youngsters Prince George and Princess Charlotte have been stealing all our hearts during their various public appearances, there's one little royal who we're …
By Alana Romain

Here's Where You Can Buy Those *Amazing* Postpartum Mesh Undies

If there's one piece of advice every seasoned mom gives a mom-to-be, it's this: take all the goodies you can from the hospital when you leave. Literally everyone I know told me this when I was pregnant, and I made sure to clear out every drawer of my…
By Samantha Darby

These Parents Have Raised Over $5 Million To Reunite Immigrant Families Separated At The Border

Whenever something happens in this world that sends me into a spiral of despair I have this quote from Fred Rogers of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood that brings me endless comfort. As he once said, "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news…
By Jen McGuire

Need A Summer Pick-Me-Up? Here Are 9 Shows On Netflix To Indulge In

If you're anything like me, there's nothing more satisfying than indulging in a day of being a real couch potato when you're feeling a little down in the dumps. That's why I have this incredible list of nine shows on Netflix to marathon if you're fee…
By Kathleen Walsh

Sitting Out In The Sun While Pregnant Is Mega Relaxing, But You Have To Be Careful

I love the beach. It's possibly my favorite place on earth after the library and my own bed. Every summer I spend an inordinate amount of time lounging on the shores of the Atlantic, book in hand, soaking up the salt, sand, and sun — and this does no…
By Cat Bowen

When Will Prince Louis Make His Next Royal Appearance? Very Soon, Hopefully

So the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is over and done, with no sign of the newest little royal prince, Prince Louis, in attendance. Fans of the British royal family are wondering when Prince Louis will make his next royal appearance…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

How To Find A "Families Belong Together" March Near You

Now that word has spread about the Trump administration's new policy of separating families on the Mexican border, many people are feeling compelled to do something to stop it. You've likely already seen articles about calling your legislators to tel…
By Karen Fratti

Here Are The Signs Of Delayed Drowning That Every Parent Needs To Know

As a former lifeguard, drowning is the worst possible word. When I was a lifeguard at the local public pool in high school, we were only worried about one kind of drowning: the kind that happened right in front of us. Now that I'm a parent, phrases l…
By Emily Westbrooks

Disney Has Asked Theaters To Post Seizure Warnings For ‘The Incredibles 2'

After a long 14 years, fans of The Incredibles finally received the sequel they have been waiting for. But a little bit of G-rated villainy isn't all that parents have to worry about when taking their kids to see the high grossing film. Some theaters…
By Azure Hall

Zara Tindall, Queen Elizabeth’s Granddaughter, Welcomes Her 2nd Child, & It's So Sweet

It's been such a happy season for the royal family, with the birth of Prince Louis and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's huge wedding earlier this spring. And now there's another reason to celebrate. On Monday, Zara Tindall, Queen Elizabeth's granddau…
By Karen Fratti

Meghan Markle's Skin Care Routine Is Super Easy-To-Follow & Simpler Than You Think

Watching Meghan Markle wed Prince Harry, I could not stop marveling at how beautiful her skin was. She strolled down the aisle with her freckles out, her face glowing, and the most delicately applied makeup I'd ever seen at a wedding. Now, as she app…
By Cat Bowen

Fans Are Loving James Van Der Beek’s Honest Photo Of His Wife’s Home Birth

Dawson — ahem — I mean James Van Der Beek is now officially a dad to five little ones. Shortly after he and his wife welcomed their new daughter Gwendolyn in the comfort of their home, he posted a shot to Instagram of the aftermath. Despite it being …
By Azure Hall

The One Thing I Ignored That Could've Made Breastfeeding So Much Easier

To say I planned to exclusively breastfeed my daughter is kind of an understatement. My mind was made up, and I was adamant that she would not receive a single drop of formula. I took breastfeeding classes, read books, scoured the internet, and asked…
By Steph Montgomery

So, The Summer Solstice May Affect Your Toddler's Sleep... You've Been Warned

The summer sun is bright and beautiful, but it can be a real pain when it comes to your toddler's bedtimes. How do you convince a kid to go to sleep when it isn't even dark out yet? Learning more about the ways the summer solstice affects your toddle…
By Lindsay E. Mack

10 Things All Moms Do When They're Alone In Their Car

The other day I was sitting alone in my mini-van in the Target parking lot, enjoying a rare moment of peace and quiet. When I glanced at the car next to me, I saw another mom playing on her phone... just like I was. I gave her a nod of solidarity and…
By Steph Montgomery

Actually, I Don't Miss My Kids When I'm Away

I didn't spend more than a few hours away from my son until he was 2. It wasn't so much reluctance as lack of opportunity, but a dear friend's wedding a quick plane ride away provided the perfect excuse for a long weekend getaway with my husband and …
By Jamie Kenney

Lena Waithe's Speech At The MTV Movie & TV Awards Paid Tribute To Trailblazers Before Her

It was no surprise to hear that actress and writer, a trailblazer in her own right, Lena Waithe would be taking home the coveted Trailblazer Award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards on Monday night. She's a talented actress and writer — with credits on hit…
By Kaitlin Kimont

Chris Pratt Gave His 5-Year-Old Son Jack A Sweet Shoutout At The MTV Movie & TV Awards

The MTV Movie & TV Awards may have officially kicked off on Saturday, but the world tuned in on Monday to watch it go down from their living rooms. Among the accolades announced tonight was the Generation Award, which was given to Chris Pratt for his…
By Michelle Stein

Here's How "Helicopter Parenting" Could Negatively Affect Your Child, According To New Research

There are so many different ways to approach this whole parenting business. Quite frankly, it can be dizzying for first-timers. Will you be an attachment parent? A crunchy parent? Authoritative, permissive silky, free-range, laid-back, helicopter, or…
By Michelle Stein

The Story Behind That Viral Photo Of A Crying Toddler At The Border Is Truly Heartbreaking

Current U.S.-Mexico border policies concerning undocumented immigrants and asylum-seekers are under intense scrutiny as more details — and photographs — reach the public. Specifically, it's the "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that's resulted in p…
By Michelle Stein

I Didn't Get A Shoutout From My Partner Like Chrissy Teigen Did & I Hate That I Care

After hours of debating, at 3:04 p.m. on Sunday, I uploaded three photos to Facebook for a Father’s Day shoutout, honoring my father, my partner, and my mother’s long-term boyfriend. Realizing my omission, I immediately texted my partner’s father, t…
By Ashley Stoney

Prince Charles Has A Pretty Surprising, But Adorably Fitting Nickname For Meghan Markle

A newlywed usually has some concerns about fitting in with their new extended family, but if this is any indication, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle is killing it with her new in-laws. As it turns out, Prince Charles apparently has a nickname fo…
By Karen Veazey

Here's When It's Safe To Put Sunscreen On Your Baby (Hint: It's Not Right Away)

The last thing you want is a baby with a sunburn this summer. You want their perfect, flawless skin to stay that way forever. But you also want to go outside, because the weather is beautiful and you've been cooped up inside all winter. If you're tak…
By Emily Westbrooks

10 Ways I Set Myself Up For Success During Labor & Delivery

My first childbirth didn't go as planned, but not for lack of trying on my part. I created a ridiculously detailed birth plan, outlining exactly how I wanted things to go. I mistakenly thought that that my body and baby would somehow get the memo, to…
By Steph Montgomery

John Legend Posted A Photo Of Chrissy Teigen Pumping For Father's Day, & It's Dad Goals

Going on a date night as parents is pretty different from your pre-baby days. For one, "date nights" before kids aren't even really a thing — you can basically just go out whenever you want to because you don't have to worry about things like booking…
By Alana Romain

Tristan Thompson's First Instagram Post About His Kids Since Baby True's Birth Has Riled Up Some Fans

It's been just over two months since Tristan Thompson and Khloé Kardashian welcomed their first daughter, True Thompson, on April 12. Given the fanfare of drama that surrounded Kardashian's delivery (for the uninitiated: TMZ and the Daily Mail releas…
By Brianna Wiest

9 Things Moms Raising Sons Who Will Take Responsibility For Their Actions Never Do

The other day, while my son and daughter were playing, I watched my 6-year-old boy slam his sister's head against the wall. I could tell it wasn't malicious and that he wasn't trying to hurt her, but it was absolutely intentional. The fact that he wa…
By Jamie Kenney

12 Natural Sunburn Remedies That Are Already In Your Fridge Or Pantry

No matter how diligent we are with sunscreen and wide brim hats, sunburns still do happen. When they do, we're reminded just how awful they are — and how hard it can be to get any relief. Unless it's an extremely bad burn, it's not the type of ailmen…
By Emily Westbrooks

Here’s The Cute Story Behind Baby True Thompson's Nursery Wallpaper

Following Khloé Kardashian's return to Los Angeles on Sunday, she shared additional pics of 2-month-old True Thompson's cute nursery. Although one would think the nursery couldn't get any more adorable, Kardashian surprised fans with a unique take on…
By Gillian Walters

Behati Prinsloo Shares The First Pic Of Gio's Face With A Sweet Message To Adam Levine

Back in February, Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine welcomed their second daughter, Gio, into the world. To announce the special delivery, Prinsloo and Levine shared a picture of Gio's tiny feet on Instagram, and fans were overjoyed for the couple. But…
By Gillian Walters

7 Kid-Friendly Ways To Celebrate The Summer Solstice

The longest day of the year, the summer solstice has been observed with various holidays, festivals, and other rituals since ancient times. Even if you can't make it to the giant Stonehenge celebration this year, there are still plenty of summer sols…
By Lindsay E. Mack

Guys, This Common Sunscreen Ingredient Is *So* Dangerous For Dogs

On the hottest days, we often think about whether dogs have enough water, but do we ever think about whether dogs could use or need sunscreen? I know the thought hadn't crossed mine until recently. However, it stands to reason that if dogs have skin,…
By Emily Westbrooks

AAP President: Separating Families At The Border Is A Form Of Child Abuse

Being a parent can feel like a never-ending whirlwind of diaper changes, school drop-offs, and making meals your kid thinks are gross. But the true challenge of parenthood isn't really the work involved, but the all-encompassing weight of your love f…
By Alana Romain

7 Things All Moms Do When They Think Their Kids Aren't Looking

“Do as I say, not as I do" is sort of a parenting theme around my house. I'd like to think all parents follow this mantra, and the things moms do when they think their kids aren't looking are at least party to blame for this eternal adage's prevalenc…
By Dina Leygerman

Every Parent Needs To Know The Importance Of UPF This Summer

I don't remember many times in my childhood when I was forced to or even asked to wear sunscreen, although I hope I was. In high school, I worked as a lifeguard, and we did wear sunscreen and a hat every day, but sun protection shirts weren't on our …
By Emily Westbrooks

John Stamos Shows Off Billy’s Face For The First Time In An Emotional Father’s Day Post

On Sunday, John Stamos celebrated his first Father's Day since welcoming his 2-month-old son, Billy, in April. The day was an emotional one for Stamos, especially since he wasn't sure if fatherhood would ever happen for him. And to commemorate the mi…
By Gillian Walters

10 Maternity Swimsuits Under $40 That'll Make You & Your Bump Look Cute

Summer is a glorious time to be pregnant. You basically never have to wear pants (thank you, maternity maxi dresses!), and it's fun to take your bump to the beach. Depending on how far along you are, you might still be able to squeeze into your regul…
By Kate Miller

Jennifer Garner's Touching Father's Day Message To Her Ex Ben Affleck Is All About Their Kids

One of the most difficult things about divorcing your partner is making sure that the kids are handling things alright. Though co-parenting is not always easy and can be tough for many parents, it's always nice to see when former couples are able to …
By Karen Fratti

James Van Der Beek & Wife Kimberly Welcome Baby No. 5 — A Girl! — & Her Name Is So Beautiful

In the midst of all the Father's Day posts from celebs on Sunday, you might have missed some pretty big news from a certain Dawson's Creek star. Yes, you read that headline correctly: James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly welcomed their fifth chil…
By Korey Lane

Kim K Revealed Her Thoughts On Whether She'll Run For President One Day, & They May Surprise You

Kim Kardashian-West is one very busy (and powerful) woman. From starring on her family's reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, while being a mom to three children all under the age of 5 and simultaneously running her own makeup line, KKW Bea…
By Casey Suglia

Blue Ivy's Surprise Cameo On Beyoncé & JAY-Z's New Album May Be The Best Part Of The Whole Thing

Between showing off never-before-seen videos of their 1-year-old twins, Rumi and Sir, during their On The Run II tour to unexpectedly releasing a joint album, Everything Is Love, on Saturday, Beyoncé and JAY-Z are getting quite the reputation for bei…
By Casey Suglia

17 Super Cute Beach Towels Under $15, Because You Don't Have To Spend A Fortune On Summer

My husband and I, after three years together, finally have a system for our beach and pool days. We have a great beach bag, we always have new bottles of sunscreen, and we're pretty good about washing swimsuits and beach towels immediately so we can …
By Samantha Darby

17 Pride Parade Outfits To Inspire Your Own Pride Looks

If you want to see some silly, outrageous, or downright beautiful outfits, then look no further than a Pride parade. As these Pride parade outfits demonstrate, this event brings out some of the most biting and beautiful ensembles around. Wherever you…
By Lindsay E. Mack

10 Dads Share The Best Father's Day Gift They've Ever Received

In my experience, Father's Day gifts run on the, well, stereotypical side and choices are limited. You can take your pick from a tie, a new shaving kit, a grill, or a television. If you're dad is easy to buy for, you can choose a movie, a video game,…
By Priscilla Blossom

11 Movies With Strong Father Figures To Queue Up This Father's Day

If you're looking for a different way to celebrate Father's Day this year, consider taking dad to the movies. Or, at least, to the room in your house with the best wi-fi connection and a screen. These movies with strong father figures will remind you…
By Lindsay E. Mack

This Pic Of Britney & Jamie-Lynn Spears With All Their Kids Proves Their Bond Is Tighter Than Ever

Everybody has celebrity families they root for, whether you're in the Kardashian camp (I desperately wanted to write "kamp" because, you know, the "k" thing) or a you're counting on the Duggars, you probably have someone. Siblings you've watched grow…
By Jen McGuire

How The Summer Solstice Affects Your Baby's Sleep, Because The Day Feels Forever Long

We are rapidly approaching the longest day of the year. On June 21 at 6:07 a.m., the Northern Hemisphere will be hitting its summer solstice. It's a time that echoes the distant history of folklore and mythology, of standing stones and rituals I'm ch…
By Cat Bowen

Cardi B Showcases A Bare Bump On The Cover Of 'Rolling Stone' & Fans Are Here For It

I don't care what anyone says: Cardi B is an American gem, guys. End of story. Not only is this talented rapper a force to be reckoned with on the hiphop charts, but her genuinely real personality has won over the hearts of this nation. From her brut…
By Michelle Stein

Stop What You're Doing & Watch How Blue Ivy Adorably Stole The Show At Her Parents' Concert

Fans have spotted Blue Ivy at a number of her parents' On The Run II tour dates all across Europe ever since it kicked off earlier this month. But Blue Ivy dancing at Beyoncé and JAY-Z's concert over the weekend while in London is definitely the most…
By Karen Fratti

Khloé Kardashian Shared A Rare Photo Of Tristan Thompson With Baby True For Father's Day

Since the birth of her first child, Khloé Kardashian has been pretty quiet about her relationship with boyfriend Tristan Thompson, and for good reason. But Khloé Kardashian posted a Father's Day message today featuring a photo with her daughter, True…
By Karen Fratti

"Mom Wine Culture" Is A Problem & It's Time We Start Taking It Seriously

I like a glass of wine at the end of a particularly trying day as much as the next over-worked, under-appreciated parent. Hell, most nights a glass of wine won't do, and I make a Seven & Seven instead. But as I've found my bearings and a routine that…
By Danielle Campoamor

This Wheelchair Stroller Attachment Is *Huge* For Disabled Parents

Parenting is hard enough for physically typical moms and dads, but throw in a disability and it gets a bit more complicated. I can only imagine the juggling act that would be required to get my kids ready for the day, much less go on outings together…
By Shannon Evans

Here's How A Sunburn During Pregnancy Can Impact Your Unborn Baby

I am the fairest of them all. Not because of Snow White, but I'm so fair and so pale that I'm nearly translucent. I was a gothic nightmare in high school, and I didn't even need to wear white makeup. Needless to say, I burn easily. When I was pregnan…
By Cat Bowen

7 Sentimental Father's Day Poems From Daughters That Are Seriously Too Sweet

How can a daughter show her love to her father on Father's Day? Let me count the ways. There's spending time with dad, buying him a special gift, cooking him his favorite meal, and my all-time favorite: Giving him a homemade card customized with a be…
By Irina Gonzalez

Jodie Sweetin Feels More Confident Now Than Ever Before As A Child Actor

Ever wonder what your favorite childhood stars are doing now? Same. In Romper’s new series Claim to Fame, we’re bringing you exclusive interviews with the faces of the past, contextualizing them in the present, and finding out what they’ve learned fr…
By Lauren Cox

Eva Longoria's Photo Of Her Newborn Son Cheering On Team Mexico Is Too Cute to Handle

In case you happened to miss it, former Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria is now officially a mother. That's right. Longoria and her husband, Jose Bastón welcomed a baby boy less than a week ago today. While it's true that little Santiago has on…
By Michelle Stein

Cynthia Nixon Shares Her Son Is Transgender, Proving She'll Fight For LGTBQ Rights

Before this year, if you heard the name "Cynthia Nixon," the first thing probably to come to mind would be, "Oh, right. She's that actress from Sex and the City. The series — which ran from 1998 to 2004 — featured four friends living in New York City…
By Michelle Stein

Are The Duggar Men Present For Births? They Offer Moral Support For Their Wives

Most people are probably familiar with the Duggars — that super-sized, ultra-conservative family from Arkansas who has their own reality TV series. Aside from their shunning birth control, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar have made a name for themselves a…
By Michelle Stein

Serena Williams Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence For Her Daughter, & It's Deeply Moving

I doubt anyone out there has ever accused Serena Williams of not speaking her mind. The tennis queen has a history of calling out b.s. whenever she sees it, which has made her a huge inspiration to women on and off the court around the world. But it …
By Jen McGuire

Pics Of Kit Harrington's Wedding Prove 'Game Of Thrones' *Might* Be Real

I was a big fan of the royal wedding between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, don't get me wrong. But here's the reality... there was one royal wedding that I've been secretly waiting to happen. And on Saturday, it finally came to pass. These pics fro…
By Jen McGuire

This Canadian Politician Breastfed In Parliament, & Twitter Is Loving It

I am a Canadian person. I also breastfed all of my four sons. So excuse me while I make a huge, whopping deal about the Canadian politician breastfeeding in Parliament earlier this week. Because other than the fact that she is a politician with a con…
By Jen McGuire

Chip & Joanna Gaines Welcome Their Fifth Child, & It's Super Exciting

It's finally happened, folks. After months of getting super excited about seeing Joanna Gaines' ever-tasteful baby bump, the moment we've been waiting for is here. Chip and Joanna Gaines just welcomed their fifth child, and fans are obviously going t…
By Jen McGuire

This Light Bulb That Khloé Kardashian Swears By For Your Kid's Sleep Is Easy To Get

If you have ever stood swaying side to side for 45 minutes or army-crawled out of your little one's room once they do (*fingers crossed*) nod off, then you probably understand a thing or two about the desperate measures parents will take to lull a ba…
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Tristan Thompson's Family Photo Is Everything You've Been Hoping To See

Tristan Thompson has had a bit of a time over the past few months. He's been hit with a pretty serious wave of internet criticism for his alleged treatment of Khloé Kardashian, his girlfriend and the mother of his little girl, True Thompson. But thin…
By Jen McGuire

Here's What You Need To Know If You're Suddenly Hit With Diarrhea Near Your Due Date

As the days after my due date began ticking by unceremoniously last December, I started looking for any and every possible sign that labor was impending. Although I had given birth twice before, I didn't feel like a veteran. On the contrary, most mom…
By Shannon Evans

8 Moms Share Their Children's Heartbreaking Reactions To Trump's "Zero Tolerance" Policy

Problematic immigration policies are nothing new in this country. For decades, those in power have detained and deported countless immigrants fleeing prosecution and crossing the border. More recently, however, president Donald Trump implemented a "z…
By Priscilla Blossom

11 Baby Names Inspired By Trees That Will Grow Up With Them

Nature-inspired baby names have been in and out of style since... well, probably since people started having names, considering nature was one of the only sources of inspo back then. They're still just as relevant today, however, as more and more peo…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Here's How To Treat Your Sunburn With A Fresh Aloe Vera Plant To Make It Heal ASAP

Even if you're super careful about sun protection, sunburns can still happen. And they hurt. If you're feeling the burn, then knowing how to use an aloe vera plant to treat a sunburn quickly and naturally is helpful. This unassuming plant can offer s…
By Lindsay E. Mack

How Exhausted Moms In Their 20s & 30s Deal With The Cannot-Evens

Every new mom very quickly discovers a level of exhaustion unlike anything she’s ever experienced. Between breastfeeding and/or pumping, wonky sleep schedules, high stress levels, and everything else we have to do to keep ourselves and our offspring …
By Erica Jackson Curran

Kim Kardashian Says Her Kids Don’t Know She’s Famous, & It’s So Endearing

The Kardashian family is undoubtably everywhere. From television screens, where people tune in to their family's reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians where people tune in to their reality show, to malls where they have clothing lines, to soc…
By Casey Suglia

The Reverend From The Royal Wedding Said The *Sweetest* Thing About Meghan & Prince Harry

One month ago, millions of people tuned in to watch American actress Meghan Markle marry the United Kingdom's Prince Harry in a gorgeous fairytale wedding. By watching the couple during their wedding's broadcast, it was clear that they were so in lov…
By Casey Suglia

Chrissy Teigen Went To A Mexican Restaurant At Midnight While Barefoot, & Same

It goes without saying but everything about host, model, and mom of two Chrissy Teigen is #goals — from the way she approaches parenting, to her relationship with her husband, John Legend, to the fact she isn't afraid to be herself. These things can …
By Casey Suglia

10 #MomWins Only A Mom Of Two Will Understand

As a mother, I take whatever victories I can land. Because, more often than not, it feels like I'm being pulled in so many different directions that I can't do any of what I'm asked to do justice. This is particularly true, in my case, when having tw…
By Jamie Kenney

7 Ways The Male Heart & Body React To Falling In Love, According To A Cardiologist

When you fall in love, it's more than just an emotional thing. The human body can experience chemical and physiological reactions as you fall in love with someone else. And while some of these reactions and experiences are only temporary, others can …
By Lauren Schumacker

Ariana Grande Shut Down Pregnancy Rumors In This Hilarious Tweet, & We’re Screaming

Ariana Grande's engagement to Saturday Night Live actor and comedian Pete Davidson has been a whirlwind to say the least. The couple has been super cute on social media this past month, showing just how much love they have for each other. The best th…
By Casey Suglia