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The 5 Little Words That Saved Me
Mama, Wife, Writer, Chocoholic, Worrywort, Coffee Enthusiast
My pregnancy was far from picture perfect. I’ve written before about the struggle to conceive and touched briefly on the
A New Mom's Open Letter to Her Pregnant Best Friend
Director, Editorial Partnerships
If you take nothing else away, I've boiled it down to this: Tune out all the judgment, trust yourself, try not to worry so much, laugh, give yourself a break, be flexible and don't Google anything!
Things Learned in the First Month of Having a Baby
VP of Product Design at Facebook
A common conversation around the house regarding baby: "Have you tried X technique? It worked yesterday." "But today isn't yesterday." Seriously, just when you think you've gotten the hang of something, the pattern changes.
The Woman Formerly Known As
Writer at Welcome to the Bundle
There is no malice in "mom." I've used the m-word many times. But "Jessica," my dime-a-dozen first name, is shorthand for something much more complex.
The Deep End of Love
Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis
Author, speaker, and blogger at karikampakis.com
Maybe life was easier before Ella, but it wasn't full, or anywhere near complete. Going back could never satisfy me as it had before, because once you experience the deep end, shallow waters aren't the same.
What Nobody Tells You About the First 3 Months of Motherhood
Family Finance Expert at www.CatherineAlford.com
Just like marriage and weddings, all society really shows us of motherhood is the romance, the surface story that everyone dreams of and simultaneously hides behind.
Dear NICU Nurse
Blogger, 'Preemie Babies 101'
I didn't know that you would be the one to hold and rock my baby when I wasn't there. I didn't know you. I didn't know how intertwined our lives would become. I know you now. I'll never be able to think of my child's life without thinking of you.
Why Mothers Struggling With Depression Should Seek Help
Psychology expert on relationships, parenting, self-destructiv...
So much worry goes into your child's well-being. Yet, one of the most important things a woman can do when becoming a mother is to work on being in good mental health herself. If she starts to notice symptoms of depression, she shouldn't be afraid or ashamed to seek help.
Becoming a Dad, What an Adventure
Combat veteran, author of "Unspoken Abandonment"
I lay beside my wife, my hands on her stomach, and it hit me how lucky we both were. We're going to have our child soon. One day, there will be a night when one of us will lay down alone. It is then we'll want to return to the very beginning and get to live this incredible adventure all over again.
How a Teenage Boy Taught Me to Be a Mother
Author of Motherhood Smotherhoood
For the first year of my daughter's life, everything was big: big love, big frustration, big anxiety, big mood swings, big me. Not since I was a teen had I been so transfixed by my own now-shriveled navel.
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New Mom Having a Hard Time Making New Friends
Irene S. Levine
Freelance Journalist & Psychologist
When we're lonely, it's natural to think about reaching back into the past to resurrect relationships with old school chums -- but be cautious. You may realize that you have even less in common with these friends -- except for your shared history.
Returning To Work After Giving Birth (VIDEO)
Going back to work after a baby can be stressful for the whole family. But there are ways to ease the transition and make
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