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Dec 7, 2017
A Time-Saving Elf on the Shelf Hack Is Impressing Busy Parents
An Elf on the Shelf trick is impressing busy parents with its ability to save them time. Mom Courtney Boles previously came up with an idea that meant she didn’t have to find different places for...
Dec 7, 2017
10 Things I Wish I’d Known About Raising ‘Smart Enough’ Kids
Raising kids doesn’t appear on any lists of the world’s most stressful jobs but — no disrespect to mountain guides or stuntmen — I think parenting is right up there. Emotionally, at least. A...
Dec 1, 2017
Parents Today Spend Twice as Much Time With Their Kids Than Parents 50 Years Ago
Who among us hasn't heard one of these old refrains? Parents today work too much and don't see their kids enough. Or, working moms shouldn't try to raise families; you have to pick one or the...
Nov 13, 2017
Grandmother Will Be Daughter's Surrogate for a Second Time
Last year, Megan Barker made headlines for being her daughter's surrogate and giving birth to her grandson, Gus, on October 22, 2016. Now, Barker is getting ready to do it again — the family is...
Oct 12, 2017
Letting Go of the Fairy Tale: How I Found My Path to Motherhood
“I want to have 11 kids when I grow up.” This could regularly be heard coming out of my mouth as a child. But then I went to college and law school and somehow lost my conviction. First and...
Sep 5, 2017
Kate and William's Five Sweetest Parenting Quotes
There’s no denying Kate Middleton and Prince William are great parents. They’ve done away with the “stiff upper lip" parenting strategy of royals before them and are constantly seen actively...
Sep 5, 2017
Some People Don't Approve of Kate Middleton's Third Pregnancy
Ever since we all got the news that Kate Middleton is pregnant again, people around the world have been reacting. While some reactions were, shall we say, rather joyous (Ellen Degeneres, we're...
Aug 28, 2017
I'm Not Sure I Want to Have a Baby If I Have to Do It Alone
“But,” I interrupted, “I don’t know if I want to do it alone. I’m not even sure I want to have a baby.” Immediately I could hear it: the whiny tone in my voice. I launched into my list of things I...
Aug 25, 2017
Hilarious Tales of the Fifth Grade Chaperone
In the newfound era (i.e. my seventh grader would rather be dead than have me around his friends), I squealed with delight when my fifth-grade daughter begged me to chaperone her class field trip....
Aug 22, 2017
Study Says Most Moms Don't Put Babies to Sleep Safely
The Safe to Sleep campaign has been urging parents and caregivers to put babies to sleep on their backs for 23 years. Despite that, only 43.7 percent of U.S. moms report that they intend to use...
Aug 21, 2017
My Neighbor Yells at Her Kids So Much, It's Changing the Way I Parent
My loud neighbor is a mean mommy, and not in a good way. She's the type of yeller you can hear through the walls, down the block, and — I'd imagine — right into the next town over. She's known to...
Aug 18, 2017
I Let My Kid Cry It Out, and I'd Do It Again in a Heartbeat
She was the thing that wouldn’t go to bed. Granted, the very cute thing that wouldn’t go to bed, but still. When I gave birth to my daughter in 1983, her dad and I were two madly in love Bohemian...
Aug 15, 2017
I'm a Mean Mommy, and You Should Be Too
A couple of days ago, I read a post written by a woman whose children had asked her, in a completely ordinary moment, “Mom, why are you so mad?” “I wasn’t even ‘mad.’ It was just another day. She...
Jul 25, 2017
In Defense of Caring Less About Your Second Child
Becoming a mother for the first time is full of late nights and seemingly insurmountable learning curves, so it's no surprise that by time the second child comes along, all your energy is nearly...
Jul 19, 2017
12 Motherhood Lessons You Wish Someone Had Told You When Your Kids Were Little
Although we once religiously read What To Expect and The Baby Whisperer from cover to cover, nothing could have truly prepared us for when our little ones finally arrived in the world. In fact, if...
Jul 12, 2017
This Is What It's Like to Become a Grandma Before You're Ready
We all want the best for our kids, even if we define success in radically different ways. And we try to strike a balance in our expectations—keep them high enough so our children have something to...
Jul 10, 2017
Kids’ Thoughtful Gift Makes Mom Want To Burn The House Down
After a delayed flight and a two-hour commute from the airport, mom Ashford Evans came home to an empty house--a luxury for any parent. "I opened the door and was greeted by deafening silence,"...
Jul 7, 2017
Mom Photoshops "Piercing" on Her Infant, and Gets Exactly the Reaction She Wants
This "pierced baby" photo is getting a lot of attention online, and that's exactly what the mother of the child wanted. First and foremost, Enedina Vance didn't actually pierce her baby daughter's...
Jun 9, 2017
Hoda Kotb Explains Her Relatable, But "Weird" Mom Guilt
Hoda Kotb is opening up about her mom guilt since welcoming her 3-month-old daughter Haley Joy through adoption back in February. And her blunt confession about how time spent away from her...
May 30, 2017
Jenna Bush Hager Reveals Secret She Told Her Daughters
As if we didn't love Jenna Bush Hager enough already, the TODAY host goes and writes this incredibly inspiring open letter to her daughters. And we can't thank her enough for publicly sharing an...
May 16, 2017
After 9 Miscarriages She Was Convinced She Would Never Have Kids. Then, Her Sister Made a Joke
All Melissa Kayser wanted was to have a baby of her own. But after countless fertility and in-vitro treatments and nine miscarriages, she'd had enough. Babies just weren't in the picture, she...
May 2, 2017
These New Photos Prove Celine Dion Is Doing Okay
UPDATE (5/2) -- More than a year after her beloved husband Rene Angelil passed away, Celine Dion put on a brave face in a place where she'd never gone before—the Met Gala. At one of the biggest...
Apr 21, 2017
Kate Middleton's Honest Comment About Motherhood Is So Relatable
The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken candidly about the “isolation” of motherhood. The royal mother-of-two made the relatable remarks while meeting with the co-founders of "Mush," an app designed to...
Apr 19, 2017
Ellen Pompeo's Honest Comment About Motherhood Is So Relatable
It's a comfort to know that celebs are just like us, even when it comes to parenting! That's why Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo's on-air reveal has moms everywhere saying "Me, too!" During an...
Apr 18, 2017
Anne Hathaway Had a Scary Playground Incident With Her Son
A trip to the playground can sometimes get a little rowdy with young kids. But in this particular instance, mom Anne Hathaway was in fact the culprit of her son's "near-death" experience! In a...
Apr 14, 2017
Hoda Kotb Will Return to The 'Today' Show Very Soon
One burning question many TODAY Show fans have is, "When is Hoda coming back?" The answer: Soon—very soon! In February, viewers noticed that Hoda Kotb, a TODAY Show fan favorite, was noticeably...
Apr 13, 2017
Connie Britton Makes a Brutal Confession About Motherhood
Connie Britton is opening up about the reality of being a single mom. And what she revealed about her tragic past and new maternal role is so inspiring. The 50-year-old Nashville star shared that...
Apr 6, 2017
Carrie Underwood Talks About Expanding Her Family
Is Carrie Underwood thinking of having another baby? The country superstar opened up about expanding her family, and her current stance on having more children may surprise you. Right now in the...
Apr 3, 2017
See Carrie Underwood's Son's Cutest Moments Through The Years
If her Instagram account is any indication, it's no secret that 33-year-old country crooner Carrie Underwood loves being a mom! The season four American Idol champion and Grammy award-winning...
Mar 30, 2017
Her Plans to Adopt 2 Kids Flew Out the Window for a Beautiful Reason
This essay is one of the most heartwarming adoption stories we've ever read. It was written by Christine Nolfi. Does anyone prepare for motherhood thinking, “Why don’t I skip common sense and...