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mommy issues

It’s Abby Elliott Who Makes It Real

The Bear has always been a show about moms. In Season 3, Elliott’s real-life pregnancy brings Natalie’s to life.

by Phillip Maciak
A cop helped a mom when her milk dried up.
Life

Cop Responds To 911 Call From Mom Desperate To Feed Her Baby

“My heart went out to her.”

by Jen McGuire
US former professional tennis player Serena Williams arrives for the 2024 Met Gala at the Metropolit...
Celebrity

Moms Are Applauding Serena Williams For Being Vulnerable With Her Postpartum Jean Skirt Journey

“Don’t be negative if it doesn’t work out.”

by Jen McGuire
CUT SCENES

7 Times Movies & TV Actually Showed The Complicated Reality Of PPD

It’s no longer a taboo subject, but accurate and compassionate on-screen depictions of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders like PPD are still few and far between.

by Jamie Kenney
GG NO RE

SnooLife Reddit Is Where I Found New Parents To Match My Freak

Nobody appreciates the difference between a 3-week-old and a 5-week-old like someone with a 7-week-old.

by Kat Stoeffel
REPLENISH YOUR HP

The Kindest Ways People Showed Up For Us When We Had A New Baby

12 parents of all ages look back on the postpartum gestures they'll never forget.

by Lila Harron Battis
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

The Best Thing You Can Do To Prevent PPD Is Protect Your Sleep

Forget your newborn’s sleep schedule and focus on yours. Seriously.

by Katie McPherson
LEVEL UP

How To Have A Great Hospital Birth

Tips from nurses, doulas, and veteran parents on how to have the best hospital birth possible.

by Romper Editors
MOM JOCK

She’s One of the Fastest Women in America. She’s Also A Mom.

Olympian Elle Purrier St. Pierre says having a baby and coming back to running was the challenge she needed.

by Melissa Dahl
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 10: Rihanna, jewelry detail attends the Rihanna x Fenty Hair Los Ange...
Celebrity

Rihanna Opened Up About How She's Been Handling Her Postpartum Hair Loss

“I didn’t expect it to happen in waves.”

by Jen McGuire
Grandmother Holding Newborn girl
Viral

Reddit Totally Sides With New Mom Who Won’t Visit Body-Shaming MIL

She prioritized “losing the baby weight” herself.

by Jen McGuire
Life

Her WNBA Comeback After Twins Was The Hardest Thing DeWanna Bonner Has Ever Done

“It felt like I've never played basketball a day in my life.”

by Jordan Robinson
Asa Akira sits on a bed looking at Frida products.
News

Frida Mom Launches New “Uncensored” Site With Porn Star For Instructional Videos

“We deserve to know about our bodies.”

by Jamie Kenney
mom jocks

Sydney Leroux Brings New Meaning To The Phrase “Soccer Mom”

When Leroux had her children, the National Women’s Soccer League had no formal parental leave policy in place and very few colleagues could give her advice.

by Melissa Dahl
A close up view of an unrecognizable Caucasian mother holding her little child's hands while lying o...
Viral

New Mom Sparked A Viral Convo On Reddit About The "5-5-5 Rule" For Postpartum Recovery

“I made it clear to my husband I wanted to follow the 5-5-5 rule.”

by Jen McGuire
Life

The Marathon Runner Who Got Real About Her Birth Injury

For Caitlin Phillips, giving up running entirely would feel a lot like giving up her former self.

by Melissa Dahl

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mommy issues

It’s Abby Elliott Who Makes It Real

by Phillip Maciak

The Bear has always been a show about moms. In Season 3, Elliott’s real-life pregnancy brings Natalie’s to life.

Entertainment

Brittany & Patrick Mahomes Released A Sweet Pregnancy Announcement For Baby #3

by Jamie Kenney

And we take our best stab at guessing the baby’s name.

Life

Cop Responds To 911 Call From Mom Desperate To Feed Her Baby

by Jen McGuire

“My heart went out to her.”

Celebrity

Mindy Kaling Posted A Video Of Baby Anne’s Little Hand Squeeze & Oh, The Cuteness

by Jen McGuire

“Awww little baby hands.”

Celebrity

Moms Are Applauding Serena Williams For Being Vulnerable With Her Postpartum Jean Skirt Journey

by Jen McGuire

“Don’t be negative if it doesn’t work out.”

n00bs

Romper's 2024 New Parents Issue

by Romper Editors

Here are the some cheat codes to guide you on the ultimate multiplayer roleplaying game that is life with a new baby.

Side Quest

The Romper Registry

by Samantha Darby

54 Editor-tested products that make leaving the house with a baby so much easier.

CUT SCENES

7 Times Movies & TV Actually Showed The Complicated Reality Of PPD

by Jamie Kenney

It’s no longer a taboo subject, but accurate and compassionate on-screen depictions of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders like PPD are still few and far between.

GG NO RE

SnooLife Reddit Is Where I Found New Parents To Match My Freak

by Kat Stoeffel

Nobody appreciates the difference between a 3-week-old and a 5-week-old like someone with a 7-week-old.

+10XP

New Parents Have Milestones, Too — Even If Nobody Tracks Them

by Jamie Kenney

What to expect when you’re no longer expecting.