Danielle Campoamor

Whiskey Fan. Sports Drinker. Occasional Writer. Constant Mom.

Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka Want You To Stop Treating Your Kids Like Kids

Neil Patrick Harris and his husband, David Burtka, are preparing to attend the New York City Wine & Food Festival, and their kids are nowhere in sight. That's the point, of course, and one that's important for both Harris and Burtka to continue to…
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Here's Why Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Baby Won't Be A Prince Or Princess

It's official, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, are expecting their first child, according to a statement released by Kensington Palace via Twitter. That means #RoyalBabyWatch is officially on. But Meghan Markle and…
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Here's How Far Along Meghan Markle *Probably* Is

The world has waited with baited breath for another royal baby the moment Prince Harry announced his engagement to Meghan Markle. Well world, wait no more: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child. According to Kensington…
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Here Are Some Possible Names For Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Baby

After months of speculation (and really, people, we should be past the whole "is she or isn't she?" pregnant thing), it's been confirmed: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, are expecting their first child, according to a…
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Here's When The World Can Expect Another Royal Baby

The world speculated and spread rumors and speculated some more, but now it's official: The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, is expecting her first child with the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry. The two married this past May and, just five months…
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9 Things You Can Do Instead Of Asking A Pregnant Woman If She Has Had Her Baby Yet

I'm 35 weeks pregnant and already the questions are coming my way. "Have you had that baby yet?" "When is that baby coming?" "OMG it feels like you've been pregnant forever!" And while I get that people are excited and I should be grateful that so…
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We Need To Start Talking About Purple Butterfly Babies

My son has multiple names. Matthias. Boo Bear. Boo. Boo Bear the Poo Bear. Bug. Bugaboo. Sweet pea. Bugga Bugga Boo Bear. Sweetheart. Love. I have never, however, referred to my son as a purple butterfly baby, even though that's what he is. If I'm…
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Yes, Sweetie, Mommy Is Angry, & Nothing Should Give You More Hope

On the day Judge Brett Kavanaugh was ultimately confirmed to the Supreme Court, regardless of multiple sexual assault allegations and proof of perjury, I woke up angry in our nation's capital, one of thousands of angry women. The rage was palpable;…
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I Never Thought I Would Get To Pass On My Son’s Clothes To His Baby Brother

I'm setting up a newly-purchased bassinet and it feels like a dream. I'm carefully putting newborn diapers away, one by one, and every movement feels surreal. I'm folding a newborn onesie, a newborn sweater, and a seemingly endless supply of…
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Don Jr. Says #MeToo Has Him Worried For His Sons. Me Too.

Last week the entire country watched as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford sat in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and, under oath, accused D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape. In excruciating detail, Dr. Ford recalled what she…
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School Is Changing My Son, & There's Nothing I Can Do About It

I was admittedly nervous about the entire prospect of pre-kindergarten. Sure, I was excited for my son and all the new opportunities he was going to be able to enjoy in a classroom of 15 4- and 5-year-olds, but the day I dropped him off at school…
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Here's What Our Daughters Learned From Judge Kavanaugh's Hearing

The president of the United States called the accusations tarring Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh a "big fat con." During Kavanaugh's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Lindsey Graham called the process that allowed a sexual assault…
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Here's What Our Sons Are *Actually* Hearing From Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's Hearing

My son is 4 and far too young to know what the Supreme Court is, let alone understand anything about the nomination of D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh. My son doesn't know what sexual assault or attempted rape is — his teachings tend toward…
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Men Like Donald Trump Are Why Sexual Assault Victims Stay Silent

On Friday morning, the president of the United States sent a series of tweets questioning Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanuagh of attempting to rape her at a high school party in 1982. (Kavanaugh has…
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I've Had 3 Miscarriages & I Still Think Pregnancy Sucks

As I'm sitting on my couch, fruitlessly trying to position my pregnant body in a way that won't make me uncomfortable, I feel a kick from my future child. Then another. Then another. I've waited two years and suffered through three miscarriages for…
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Jessica Alba Is All About Trial & Error, At Home & At Work — EXCLUSIVE

As a mom to three children, Jessica Alba knows what it's like to fail. Like any mother trying to make her way through the highs and lows of parenting, Alba has learned how to embrace her mistakes and, instead of dwell on them, use them to succeed.…
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Anna Faris Wants You To Start Cooking For Yourself, & Not Just Your Kids — EXCLUSIVE

Almost every parent can relate to the following scenario: you're exhausted and starving, but more concerned with getting something in your child's stomach than stifling the rumbling in your own. So you make a bland mac and cheese dish, or something…
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My Epidural Ended A Childhood Friendship

She was the first person, other than my partner and my mother, to know that I was pregnant. She was also a knowledgable doula and a mother to two children, so I had no doubt that my childhood friend would be an incredible source of information,…
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Chrissy Teigen Is Back From Maternity Leave & Ready To Talk “Bouncing Back” — EXCLUSIVE

Life is different for Chrissy Teigen. While you can expect to enjoy the same unfiltered tweets and candid Instagram posts, the now mom of two is, once again, adjusting to a curveball motherhood has thrown her way. But in true Teigen fashion, she's…
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When The Most Famous Among Us Are In Danger Of Dying During Childbirth, Abortion Rights Are More Important Than Ever

Vogue's September issue this year was different. In openly discussing her emergency c-section, and her twins' weeks in the NICU, Beyonce illuminated a growing problem in the United States: regardless of income or education, Black women face high…
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