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Feb 14, 2019 11:30 am
I Thought My Workaholic Mom Had Left Me Unprepared to Be a Parent — I Was so Wrong
I didn’t learn about motherhood from watching my mom. I was an only child, and for whatever reason, it’s hard to observe the act of mothering when you are the one being mothered. What my mom did...
Feb 13, 2019 11:30 am
I'm a Mom With a Bad Temper, But I Found 3 Ways to Help Myself Get Better
I belong to the underground group known as “Moms With Tempers.” If you are one of us, you know the feeling of losing your patience publicly when your son won’t take no for an answer because he...
Oct 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Get Your Little Ones Involved in the Kitchen With This Kid-Friendly Healthy Chicken Nuggets Recipe
As a nutritionist, fitness master, and mom-of-four, Sophie Guidolin cares deeply about inspiring parents and kids to make delicious and healthy food choices. Following the success of her first...
Sep 26, 2018 7:30 pm
8 Myths About Pregnancy After 40
Halle Berry did it. Eva Mendes did it. Gwen Stefani did it. I’m doing it, and millions of other women all over the world are doing it, too. We’re talking about having a baby in your 40s — a...
Sep 25, 2018 9:30 pm
Candid Pictures Reveal One of Elizabeth Taylor's Lesser Known Roles: Being a Mother
Actress Elizabeth Taylor was a Hollywood legend who graced the big screen for decades in classics like Cleopatra and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (Who can forget those stunning eyes?) But while she was...
Sep 20, 2018 5:30 pm
4 Ways to Help Your Kids Stay Confident If They're Being Bullied About Weight
When your child is being bullied for his or her weight, it's heartbreaking — for your child and for you. So what can you do to help? Weight-related bullying (also known as weight bias, weight...
Sep 13, 2018 5:30 pm
'Social' Infertility: Dealing With the Pain of Wanting Kids But Never Getting the Chance to Try
I have a recurring dream that I’ve flunked out of college, having obliviously missed an entire course. It’s graduation day and my friends are tossing their hats and drinking champagne, but I’m...
Jul 27, 2018 2:00 pm
Too Much 'Mommy Juice': When Your Nightly Wine Routine Becomes a Problem
Busy mom? Have a glass a wine. Stressed out? There’s a red for that. It seems like everywhere we turn on social media, wine is the recommended and accepted coping mechanism for whatever life throws...
Jul 24, 2018 4:41 pm
One of the Twins I Had at 42 Has Down Syndrome — They're Both the Babies I Was Meant to Have
"All I've ever wanted is to have children, so there's really no point in us seeing each other unless you want the same," I told my date Richard. We'd known each other for years after meeting...
Jul 24, 2018 7:00 am
People Are Donating Their Own Vacation Time to Colleagues for Their Maternity Leave
In the United States, women are not entitled to paid maternity leave. Instead, they have to use their vacation time, which typically amounts to 10 days in most companies, or unpaid leave, for which...
Jul 5, 2018 3:00 pm
After Giving Birth to Conjoined Twins, I Had a Choice to Make
My knees bounced up and down with excitement. "How should I tell him?" I wondered. I could bake a cake, or leave a trail of Post-it notes. Then I heard a key in the front door. Before my husband...
Jun 22, 2018 8:00 am
Victoria Beckham Is Teaching Her Daughter How to Be a 'Strong, Smart Woman'
Her Spice Girl days may be over, but Victoria Beckham isn't giving up on girl power, thank you very much. Speaking at the Forbes' Women's Summit on June 19, Beckham — who was there to talk about...
Jun 14, 2018 12:00 pm
Should a Husband Insist His Parents Be Allowed in Wife's Delivery Room?
Dealing with the in-laws can be stressful, especially when you're in labor. However, one husband has made headlines after he insisted that his parents be in the delivery room with them, despite his...
Jun 8, 2018 9:00 am
12 Summer Trips You Should Take With Your Mom
As you get older, your vacation plans tend to change. Once you have kids, adulting kicks in, and you likely spend most of your time planning trips around the needs and desires of your children....
Jun 7, 2018 10:00 am
Having More Children Could Increase Your Risk of a Heart Attack, Study Suggests
A new study has shown that the more children a woman has, the greater her risk of serious illness. Scientists from the University of Cambridge studied more than 8,000 American women between the...
Jun 5, 2018 1:00 pm
Hoda Kotb and Sandra Bullock Bond Over Their Adoption Experiences in Tearful Interview
One woman is a super successful actress while another is a highly regarded news anchor. Despite their differences, Sandra Bullock and Hoda Kotb have one very big thing in common: their paths to...
May 31, 2018 4:20 pm
A Mom's Voice Gets Lower After Having Kids, Study Finds
If you noticed any difference in your voice shortly after having a baby, you might've been onto something. Of course, it's hard to focus too much attention on how you sound during such a busy,...
May 25, 2018 2:00 pm
21 Mom Reasons to Have a Glass of Wine
Let’s face it: Parenting is hard. Whether you’re negotiating with a toddler on a regular basis or lecturing your teen, the days are long, tiring, and relatively thankless. A glass of wine at the...
May 22, 2018 8:00 am
Moms Don't Get a Day Off — But They Can Take a 'Bare Minimum Day'
Do you know how many battles I chose not to choose today? Too many to count, that’s how many. It is Saturday, and it has been a long week. Three kids, one parent, and zero effs left to give. I made...
May 12, 2018 3:00 pm
10 Hilarious Quotes About Being a Parent That Every Mom Can Understand
Being a mom is no easy feat, and it takes a healthy dose of a good sense of humor, funny quotes, and venting to your friends to make it through the week. Between laundry, dishes, cooking, and...
May 11, 2018 2:15 pm
For Years, My Mother-in-Law and I Bonded Over Coffee — Until One Day We Didn’t
Mother’s Day can seem odd when you are childless by choice. It’s even odder when your own mom has passed away. You want to celebrate — something — but what? For me, it’s my mother-in-law. That...
May 10, 2018 4:00 pm
How to Make Peace With Your Mom Before Mother's Day
Of all human relationships, the mother-daughter relationship is the most apt to stay close over time. But when it does become fractured, both parties are likely to be distressed. Mother's Day is...
May 9, 2018 6:00 pm
8 Lessons I Learned When My 2-Year-Old Was Diagnosed With Cancer
Life for our family changed forever in 2013 when our two-year-old baby girl was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. For four years, Evie Grace endured seemingly endless treatments only to relapse four...
May 9, 2018 12:00 pm
Country Singer Jewel Opens Up About Life as a Single Mom
Country star Jewel opens up to In Touch about navigating life as a single mom to Kase, her six-year-old son with ex-husband Ty Murray. "As soon as you get a bead on something that works, your...
May 8, 2018 6:00 pm
For Stepmoms, Meeting Others in the Same Boat Can Be a Lifesaver
The thought of stepmom support groups hadn’t entered Erin’s mind until she married Tom and became stepmom to his three children. She now recommends support groups for stepmoms to anyone marrying...
May 7, 2018 2:01 pm
Congratulations Are in Order: Kristin Davis Has Adopted Her Second Child
Kristin Davis, who played the character of Charlotte York in Sex and the City, has adopted a second child. According to E! News, via journalist Marc Malkin, the 53-year-old actress has added a baby...
May 3, 2018 1:00 pm
Sandra Bullock Talks Motherhood in the Spotlight and Her Longtime Beau
Sandra Bullock recently opened up about her family in a way that we've never seen before — sharing personal anecdotes on everything from the taxing process of adopting her son Louis, 8, and...
Apr 20, 2018 3:00 pm
Pink Credits Her Strict Military Dad for Making Her a Strong Mother
Pink isn't shy when it comes to sharing her experience as a mom to son Jameson Moon, 15 months, and daughter Willow Sage, 6, and as a wife to extreme sports star, Carey Heart. So when the superstar...
Apr 13, 2018 5:00 pm
Charlize Theron Admits Parenting Is Hard, And We Can Definitely Relate
Sometimes, being the best mom you can be means admitting that your kids aren't perfect. Charlize Theron has gradually learned this throughout her years as a mother of two. "I just see things...
Apr 11, 2018 5:01 pm
I Was a Surrogate for Twins, and Nothing Has Ever Been More Rewarding
When I was 17, before I’d even thought about having children of my own, I watched a documentary about surrogacy. It followed a woman who became a surrogate for a couple who couldn’t conceive. It...