first time parents

"No one ever talked to me about it," the singer says.
I will kiss you and hug you tight, despite last night's spit-up on your shirt.
Our fascination with millennials is not so much with... well, millennials, but with what they represent. At a quarter of the population, this group is certainly too large to ignore.
When my son was a few months old and left alone with me, he would cry for hours despite my every effort to console him. I cried, too. It was unnerving, overwhelming and frustrating. I was out of my element, out of control, and going out of my mind. I could not find any reason for his crying, any cause for the plaintive effect, which was a great challenge for the scientist in me to overcome.
No matter how exhausted you are, especially in the middle of the day, when baby finally drifts off to sleep AND lets you put him/her down, the last thing you think about is napping.
The journey to motherhood is flush with quicksand, stool softeners, thorns in the sciatic nerve, secret all-you-can-eat-buffets, justified temper-tantrums, loose gravel, flash in the pan "Must Have!" child-soothing gizmos and ill-timed gas.
I strongly believe that our pain, whichever it comes from, is on purpose. It helps us grow and give birth to a better version of ourselves. It is hard to be thankful for our pain but, if we shift perspective, we realize it always brings us a lesson in disguise.
At the start of her junior year of college, 19-year-old Camille Wallace discovered she was pregnant. At the time, she lived
There are still days when I swear I cannot love my sons more than I do at that very second, but I wake up the next day and believe it or not, I love them more.
Everything you might read or hear about becoming a parent pales in comparison to the life-altering moment your child gasps for their first breath, making their presence and frustrations known.
When given the opportunity to go somewhere by themselves, they spend half the time missing their child and half the time calling home to check on their child.
I couldn't tell you her name, or the name of the baby she was pushing in the stroller, but I knew her dog. His name was Arthur and he was one of my favorites. So I was a little bummed when the woman approached me and said, "We're moving to Pittsburgh."
In other words, talk to them like you would a person, such as the above scenario. An article in Vanity Fair pointed out that
Let's teach our daughters to celebrate other women's strength, success and happiness. Let's not limit their options.
HuffPost Blogger Natalie Thomas did what few expecting mothers do and admitted that she is not ready for parenthood. Natalie Joins Nancy Redd to share her story.
Last week, thanks to my father-in-law, I learned a very valuable lesson. Never use the word "matronly" to describe a pregnant woman. A man needs all his wits to survive a first pregnancy with his relationship intact. These are my Top 7 Pregnancy Survival Tips.