Health

6 Moms Share What It's Like To Parent With Chronic Pain

Imagine going to the park with your child. They’re excited to run and climb and jump and swing, and you're ready to prove that you're the kind of mom who's willing to get in the sand, go down the slide head first, and scale precarious playground equi…
By Priscilla Blossom

The Crisis For Separated Children Is Just Beginning

On Wednesday, June 20, after an onslaught of backlash and criticism from Americans, including members of both political parties, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents an…
By Danielle Campoamor

Study Says Your Daily Coffee Habit Has A Surprising Health Benefit, So Pour Yourself Another Cup

We all do things that we know aren't that great for our health, like skip the gym or overdo it at the dessert table at our weekend BBQs. Everyone has their own vices, and for most people — especially busy parents — coffee the hardest thing to give up…
By Karen Fratti

6 Moms Share What It's Like To Parent With Chronic Pain

Imagine going to the park with your child. They’re excited to run and climb and jump and swing, and you're ready to prove that you're the kind of mom who's willing to get in the sand, go down the slide head first, and scale precarious playground equi…
By Priscilla Blossom

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

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

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

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

7 Surprising Side Effects Of Drinking Collagen That You Need To Know

Collagen supplements have become increasingly popular over the last several years, moving from a more fringe supplement to one that's more and more recognizable, with your favorite wellness bloggers posting about it and your friends and coworkers add…
By Lauren Schumacker

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

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

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

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

If Your Hands & Feet Are Always Falling Asleep, You Might Have 1 Of These 6 Health Issues

There probably isn't a human being alive who isn't familiar with odd sensation of a hand or foot or limb falling asleep. That tingly, slightly numb feeling is annoying, to be sure, and can definitely derail you for a minute or two, but it's usually j…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Here's What Happens If You Don't Change Out Of Your Wet Bathing Suit Right Away

My family is a beach family. Nary a weekend of the summer goes by without a trip to one of our favorite spots on the Atlantic coast, and we spend hours and hours there. There are days where we'll eat all three of our meals right there on the sand. So…
By Cat Bowen

Here's Why It May Hurt To Poop When You're On Your Period (Because Life Is So Fair)

Getting your period is never fun. All the bloating, cramps, mood swings, and inevitable excess laundry that result from your battle during shark week is pretty miserable. For some women, the symptoms are even worse, more numerous, and possibly more u…
By Cat Bowen

What To Do If A Tick's Head Gets Stuck, Because It Happens All The Time

If you're the type of person who lives for the summer, you might spend the rest of the year in a state of denial about the not-so-great stuff that comes with the warmer months, such as... ticks. Unfortunately, ticks and Lyme Disease are as much a par…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

10 Remedies For Mosquito Bites That You Probably Already Have In Your House

I must be the single tastiest treat out there to mosquitos because every time I so much as attempt to go outside during twilight, I end up a feast for the creatures. Just this past weekend on Father's Day, my family and I took my dog out for a walk a…
By Cat Bowen

Midwives *Swear* By These Remedies For Those Dreaded Pregnancy Leg Cramps

I've now been pregnant three times and they've all been uncomplicated and relatively mild. While carrying a human being for nine months is never a walk in the park, I've had the good fortune to not have to worry about the health of my baby or deal wi…
By Shannon Evans

Of Course Pregnancy Calls For Foot Massages, But Here's Why You Need To Be Careful

There is a special sort of misery that accompanies the last days of pregnancy for many women. For me, I was tired, bloated, it felt like my belly was going to escape through my vagina, and I had contraction after useless contraction. I tried everythi…
By Cat Bowen