Danielle Campoamor

Whiskey Fan. Sports Drinker. Occasional Writer. Constant Mom.
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Was He, Or Wasn't He? Here's Where Tristan Thompson Was When His Daughter Was Born

Well, it's official: Khloé Kardashian is a mom. TMZ broke the news around noon on Thursday, April 12, that Kardashian gave birth to a baby girl in a hospital outside of Cleveland, Ohio. But the joyous news came in the wake of some less-than-pleasant …
By Danielle Campoamor

Chrissy Teigen Gets Real About Truly "Letting Yourself Go" During Her Second Pregnancy

Walking into her room in a midtown hotel in Manhattan, it's hard to tell that Chrissy Teigen is pregnant and mid-way through an exhausting day of press events. Reclining comfortably on a couch, wearing all white, she's relaxed, all smiles, and frankl…
By Danielle Campoamor

14 March For Our Lives Participants Share What They Think Could End Gun Violence

It's video games. It's bullying. It's mental illness. It's isolation. It's "kids today." It's the byproduct of all those "participation trophies." It's parents refusing to spank their children. There's a seemingly never-ending list of potential reaso…
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#MarchForOurLives Owned Teen Anger, & No One Is Saying Sorry

Walking through a sea of teenagers, toddlers, parents, grandmothers, nuns, reporters, entire families, and best friends arm-in-arm as an upbeat playlist blasted via overhead speakers, it was easy to assume the #MarchForOurLives was nothing more than …
By Danielle Campoamor

#MarchForOurLives Students Share The One Thing They Tell Their Parents Before School

Seventeen lives lost at Parkland. 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook. 32 lives lost at Virginia Tech. 13 lives lost at Columbine. 58 lives lost at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. 49 lives lost at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. 25 lives lost a…
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Here's What Our Kids *Would* Be Doing Today, If They Weren't Marching For Their Lives

One month and 10 days after 17 people lost their lives when a 19-year-old walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an AR-15 and opened fire, hundreds of thousands of students marched on Washington, D.C. demanding gun reform. The responsi…
By Danielle Campoamor

Teenagers Are Reclaiming What It *Really* Means To Be Pro-Life

On February 14, 2018, 17 lives were lost after a gunman walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and opened fire with an assault weapon. Seventeen living, breathing human lives. Not zygotes, a few days from developing in…
By Danielle Campoamor

New Moms Have Two Options: Be "Sad & Fat" Or "Desperate & Thin"

As the line goes, the worst thing you could say about me, I've already thought about myself. In the early postpartum period with my son, it was: "I am overweight, lonely, and heartbroken." It was four days after I brought my son into the world, and I…
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I Feel Guilty That My Kid’s Dad Is A Better Parent Than Me, & That’s BS

I was scared, and he was sure. I was clueless, and he was well-researched. I was making mistakes, and he was picking up the pieces. From the moment I found out I was pregnant until just last night, when I threw my hands up in the air and left the alw…
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Telling Our Kids To "Walk Up, Not Out" Isn't Just Wrong, It's Incredibly Dangerous

On March 14, students of all ages, races, and backgrounds walked out of their classrooms to protest ongoing, systemic gun violence that has claimed the lives of 7,000 students since 20 kindergarteners and six teachers were killed in 2012 at Sandy Hoo…
By Danielle Campoamor

I've Had 3 Miscarriages But *Please* Keep Telling Me About Your Pregnancy

I can feel the tension the moment my friend announces her pregnancy. I can hear the forced nonchalant attitude she's willing herself to exude as she fishes for the ultrasound. I know why I was the last to learn that she was expecting; why she keeps l…
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Let's Face It, Sleep Training Is Something Only Privileged Parents Can Do

I've only been a mother for three years, but I feel confident in saying I've engaged in nearly every "controversial" parenting topic imaginable. I've defended my choice to breastfeed in public and, later, wean after seven months. I have dodged judgme…
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The US Won't Save Our Children From Guns, So Our Children Must Save Themselves

As a 3-year-old toddler, my son requires me to save him from certain danger on a daily basis. We hold hands when we cross the street. I remind him not to question gravity and jump off the couch. I keep batteries and other potentially-fatal-if-swallow…
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Here’s How Much Your Child’s Life Is Worth, According To The NRA

I'm staring at the features on my 3-year-old son's face as he plays haphazardly with mismatched Legos. The curve of his nose. The plump of his cheeks. The brown in his wide eyes. The little body I once carried inside me, and then in my arms, is now o…
By Danielle Campoamor

Is Online Shaming Ever "Helpful"? Moms & Experts Debate On 'Bearing The Motherload'

Share even the most innocuous details about your parenting decisions online, and you're sure to experience a seemingly never-ending barrage of judgment, condemnation, and even hate. When something as personal as parenthood is discussed on something a…
By Danielle Campoamor

How To Deal With Online Shaming — Because It Happens To Every Mom

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but what happens when that village becomes judgmental, combative, and shaming? At a time when we share so much of our personal lives — including our parenting decisions — online, more and more mothers are…
By Danielle Campoamor

Who Was Removed From The Opening Ceremony? There Was A Security Breach You May Have Missed

While the 2018 Winter Games are all about unity, that doesn't mean they went off without a hitch. So, who was removed from the opening ceremony? Yes, there was a security breach you probably missed, and, yes, it was handled as you would probably expe…
By Danielle Campoamor

People Think This Moment Was A Subtle Jab At Russia At The Opening Ceremony & You May Have Missed It

While the 2018 Winter Games are all about unity, they're not without rules. And during the Opening Ceremonies, people were convinced a particular moment gave way to a subtle jab at Russia; a country that was banned from the Winter Olympics due to dop…
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Kim Yo Jong Looking At Mike Pence At The Opening Ceremony Has Twitter Celebrating Shade

The Olympics are supposed to be about unity, togetherness, and a shared sense of friendly competition. But this year, during the 2018 Winter Games Opening Ceremonies, some shade was definitely thrown in a few directions. Take Kim Yo Jong looking at M…
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You'll Never Be As Happy As The 2018 Winter Games Mexico Flag Bearer

While the Opening Ceremonies of any Olympic Games is arguably an intense affair, filled with lights, dancers, performers, and other (expensive) pleasantries, nothing beats the Parade of Nations. And during the Olympians' iconic march into the stadium…
By Danielle Campoamor