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The Most Pointless Parenting Advice I've Received From Strangers In Public

Being a parent is hard. With the best preparation and resources and support, it's still a series of fumbling through until you sort of find your groove. And even that is always changing because your child is always changing. One nice thing about…
By Jamie Kenney

The New Mom In Your Life Needs These Holiday Gifts (Even If She'd Never Ask)

I remember my first Christmas after having my son. I didn't know which end was up, and I was exhausted. I received a ton of gorgeous, meaningful Christmas presents that I still cherish to this day, but looking back, I don't remember receiving…
By Cat Bowen

Lauren Conrad Says She OK With The Fact That Her Son Said "Dada" First

Every mom celebrates at her child's developmental milestones, and chief among them are always their first words. However, much to the disappointment of many mothers who birthed, delivered, and constantly care for their offspring, the first word out…
By Brianna Wiest

Every Real Hot Mess Mom Experiences These Embarrassing Moments Sooner Or Later

Women are held to absolutely absurd and impossible standards. When women are also moms? Double the ridiculousness and the impossibility and, insidiously, the pressure we're under to achieve perfection. This crap is hard for any mom, but it's…
By Jamie Kenney

*Must* You Make Mom Friends? These Experts Think So, Actually

When I was expecting my eldest daughter, and even through the first year after her birth, I was adamant about not needing any new friends. My partner, in-laws, the parenting blogs I read, and my own mother all seemed to preach the importance of…
By Marie Southard Ospina

The Most Pointless Parenting Advice I've Received From Strangers In Public

Being a parent is hard. With the best preparation and resources and support, it's still a series of fumbling through until you sort of find your groove. And even that is always changing because your child is always changing. One nice thing about…
By Jamie Kenney

These Meaningful Holiday Gifts For New Moms Are Surprisingly Affordable

Celebrating the first holiday season with a new baby is an unforgettable experience for a new mom. But along with the happiness and joy obviously comes a lot of sleep deprivation and stress. That makes it a great time to show a new mom some support,…
By Kristina Johnson

Knowing My Daughter Is My Last Baby Is The Scariest & Most Liberating Feeling

The day that we brought our second child, Blake, home from the hospital was one of the happiest days of our life. We lived in New York City at the time and only a few blocks away from the hospital where I delivered her, so my husband strapped on our…
By Allison Cooper

Here's How Your Mother-In-Law Can Make Your Holidays Way Easier Postpartum

The mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship isn’t always the easiest. Even women lucky enough to have a generally great relationship with their MIL have probably butted heads a time or two. But regardless of whether your relationship with your…
By Kristina Johnson

PTSD Helps Parents Keep Their Medically Fragile Children Alive — But At What Cost?

“One of the big things that still gets me is that I had to do chest compressions on my own child.” Meghan Shuttleworth’s voice is surprisingly steady as she says this to me. She continues, “I have to do CPR training for work, which I just did a few…
By Hillary Savoie

"A Lot Can Happen In 10 Minutes When You Have A Medically Fragile Child"

For families with medically complex children, each day is a story of survival. Parents' lives are entwined with the medical system that keeps their children alive, and yet go unrecognized by that system when it comes to identifying and treating the…
By Hillary Savoie

Cardi B's First Photo Of Baby Kulture Finally Dropped & Fans Are In Love

If you've been keeping up with Cardi B over the past five months, then you know that the new mom is notorious about maintaining her baby's privacy. People have seen snippets of baby Kulture in Instagram videos or stories, but never a full photo —…
By Vanessa Taylor

Chrissy Teigen’s Message To Trolls About Baby Miles' Helmet Is Too Perfect

It seems like no matter who you are or what you do, internet trolls will find a way to point out exactly how you're doing it all wrong. Especially when it comes to parents of young children. Because apparently, these armchair doctors and parenting…
By Michelle Stein

Moms Sweetly Respond After Chrissy Teigen Shared Miles Needs To Wear A Baby Helmet

Along with being a literal supermodel, published author, and television star, Chrissy Teigen is known for being a down-to-earth celebrity voice for mothers everywhere. Her candid nature often sparks criticism, but it also inspires some seriously…
By Azure Hall

Amy Schumer's Tough Pregnancy Won't Stop Her From Working & Here's Why

Unless you've been under a rock, you probably know that Amy Schumer is expecting her first child, but what you might not know is that the actress is getting more ambitious as she inches toward her due date. Amy Schumer is adamant about working…
By Rachel Spalding

11 Names For Wednesday-Born Babies, That Are Wonderful And Winning

Can I register a complaint about that old nursery rhyme about the babies born on each day of the week? Six kids are blessed with great qualities: fair of face, full of grace, loving and giving...and then there's Wednesday's child, who's "full of…
By Shana Aborn

Combination Feeding Was Not The End Of Me Or My Baby

If someone had told a pre-motherhood me that I'd try combination feeding my baby in a distant future, I probably would've laughed in disbelief — certain that there were no baby bottles or sterilizing equipment in my family's eventual plan. I was 14…
By Marie Southard Ospina

Here's Why Prince William & Kate Middleton Might Not Be Baby Sussex's Godparents

Ever since the world found out that another royal baby would be on its way via the womb of Meghan Markle, there's been speculation about every detail. The name, of course, the due date, the sex of the baby... and the godparents. Which is sort of…
By Jen McGuire

Jana Kramer's Baby Name For Her Son Has The Sweetest Meaning

Country singer and One Tree Hill alumna Jana Kramer has been vocal about her pregnancy, sharing that the coming bundle of joy is, in fact, a boy, and that it's a rainbow baby, coming on the heels of multiple miscarriages. But one thing she hadn't…
By Rachel Spalding

11 Names For Monday-Born Babies, That You'll Go Over The Moon For

People may not have many good things to say about Monday — end of the weekend fun, back to work and all that — but when you happen to give birth on that day, everything changes. Suddenly, you can say, "Hey, at least one good thing happened on…
By Shana Aborn

Winter Babies Get These Cool Benefits To Brag About For The Rest Of Their Lives

The wait for a baby can get really tedious, so it's no surprise moms-to-be get impatient to learn anything they can about their impending arrival. If you've cycled through their prospective sun signs and your baby will arrive before spring, here are…
By Lindsey Nesmith