Motherhood

I'm A Basic Mom & Christmas Is My Time To Shineee

For the first year and a half of my son’s life, we didn’t really decorate for the holidays because we had no space to store the decorations in our apartment. The summer before my son turned 2, we moved to the suburbs and into our first house. I…
By Christine Hernandez

Kylie Jenner Says Baby Stormi Made 2018 "The Best" & It's The Sweetest Thing

With less than two weeks left in 2018, now is a prime time to reflect on everything that's happened over the past 12 months. Because there's just something about flipping the calendar and writing "2019" that makes people all nostalgic — parents,…
By Michelle Stein

Mom Bullying Has Caused Families To Move Neighborhoods — Here's How To Deal

Bullying. It does not discriminate. It happens to people of all ages, sizes, creeds and races. It’s something we’re always giving our kids advice about, and if you do a Google search, there are pages upon pages related to how to deal with schoolyard…
By Jené Luciani

Why Your First Christmas With Kids Is The Best One Ever

Growing up, the holidays were all about family gatherings or lots of home cooking, sweets and gifts, and special music. Over time, though, it began to lose a little bit of its luster. Family and friends started going their own separate ways. We all…
By Priscilla Blossom

Ali Fedotowsky Shared A Sweet Update On Her 6-Month-Old Son's Breathing Troubles

Seeing your child ill is one of the most painful experiences that a parent can go through. Keeping your spirits up while someone you care about is suffering can be tough, but it's an important part of supporting them. To that effect, Ali…
By Azure Hall

Deaf Doulas Show Us What Laboring Really Women Need

Ally Balsley and Brittany Noschese met at the elementary school where their firstborns were classmates. They have three kids each and their birth settings were in the same order: First they delivered in a hospital, next in a birth center, and then…
By Lisa A. Goldstein

The Holidays Are The Absolute Best & Worst If You Are A Mom

Full of family, friends, good food and goodwill toward all, the holiday season is a magical time. And once a chubby-fisted baby enters the idyllic frost-laced scene, all the sweetness and joy intensifies. Right? No. This a myth, a myth more…
By Jackie Ernst

I'm A Basic Mom & Christmas Is My Time To Shineee

For the first year and a half of my son’s life, we didn’t really decorate for the holidays because we had no space to store the decorations in our apartment. The summer before my son turned 2, we moved to the suburbs and into our first house. I…
By Christine Hernandez

"Postpartum Distress" Is The Term I Needed To Understand What I Was Going Through

It was supposed to be perfect, those first few days of motherhood: breastfeeding without a hitch, the immaculate nursery, organic baby clothes including adorably printed cloth diapers, and me, glowing in all my maternal splendor. Everything was…
By Priscilla Blossom

If You Weren't Convinced Jinger Duggar ADORES Her Baby Girl, Here's More Proof

Jinger Duggar and her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, may be documenting their experience as new parents on her family's reality show, Counting On, but like most of her married siblings, the couple is also more than happy to keep fans in the loop by posting…
By Alana Romain

It's Easy To Hate Jennifer Aniston's Character In 'Dumplin'' — But She's All Of Us

My 3-week-old son was laying on my chest when I sleepily scanned through my Netflix options on a late Tuesday — or was it Wednesday? — night. After a few haphazard moments, I landed on the Netflix original movie Dumplin', based on the 2015…
By Danielle Campoamor

6 Lists Every Mom Makes In Her Head While Having Sex During The Holiday Season

December is such a lovely, magical time of year. All the twinkly lights, crackling fireplaces, charming music... it brings out the romantic in all of us. Couples are inspired to reclaim their relationships (all those Hallmark movies are bound to…
By Shana Aborn

This New Netflix Movie Is What I Needed As A Fat Daughter, & Now A Mom

There is a lot to love about Dumplin', the new Netflix original film based on Julie Murphy's 2015 novel of the same name. It is, quite possibly, a first of its kind. It is a movie that not only centers, and celebrates, a fat person, but one that…
By Marie Southard Ospina

This Couple Co-Breastfed Their Child — Here's How They Did It

Co-breastfeeding, where both parents nurse the child, is relatively unheard. The process to achieve this, induced lactation, is often touted in some mothering communities as a mysterious act that a friend-of-a-friend tried, once, maybe. Most parents…
By Meg St-Esprit

New Research Finds Millennial Parents Are Ditching This Bedtime Routine

When it comes to bedtime, lullabies have long held their spot as a staple of most families' routines. But, according to new research, millennial parents are ditching this bedtime ritual, as The Telegraph reported. Now, if you didn't grow up on…
By Vanessa Taylor

What To Say When Someone Thinks You're Pregnant Postpartum

It's happened to so many of us. We're out with our brand-new baby — days, weeks, or months after giving birth — when some rando comes up to us and utters those horrible words, "Oh my gosh! When are you due?!" Maybe they'll even rub our deflated but…
By Jamie Kenney

Diane Kruger Says Being A Mom Makes Her Feel Like A "Superhero"

When I brought my first child home from the hospital, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Those first few weeks with a newborn were pretty much a blur of trial and error, breastfeeding around the clock, sleepless nights, and "Am I really…
By Michelle Stein

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

Chrissy Teigen's Honesty About Stretch Marks Will Make You Shout "Amen To That!"

It's hard to find a celeb who's more down-to-earth and honest than Chrissy Teigen. Whether the topic is her motherhood journey, politics, or just about any other subject you can think of, she's just about an open book. Recently, Chrissy Teigen's…
By Azure Hall