new mothers

I think you are extraordinary.
The United States of America is in a time of critical change -- an election is upon us and the political world is an absolute circus. If we're going to talk about making America great again, let's start by discussing the need for a major overhaul when it comes to maternity leave.
We seem to ignore, or to overlook, that several aspects of the experience of motherhood place a new mother in a state of great loneliness.
The company is offering an amazing new program to help nursing moms ship their breast milk back home when they're traveling for work.
As the end of the year approaches, I try to keep focused on what is ahead and help my son to do the same. But when he tells me he's scared about next year and that he doesn't want to go... I can't say I blame him.
Snuggle them and smell their sweet little baby smells. If they fall asleep in your arms, take a moment and savor it. In seven years, I have never, ever regretted any time I spent just loving on my boys. You won't, either.
I'd love to sleep in past 7 a.m.. I'd love to snuggle my baby without getting my face slapped, scratched and snatched in one fell swoop.
The moment you were conceived, you made me a mom. But as you started to grow, I grew too... and you made me more than a mom.
It isn't easy, since nothing worth doing ever is, but these first days and weeks and months will unfold and so will your love.
I know everything feels undone. I know being a grown-up sucks. I know your house is a mess. I know you have writer's block. I know you feel behind. I know you wish you were superwoman. I know. I know. But. You just had a baby.
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.
“You think you’ve missed out on everything, that you don’t know anything [about] what’s going on at work, she said. “You’re
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.
Who knew that the thing everyone says is supposed to turn your world upside down would actually shift it into balance. Granted
I don't know of anything else that could have made me feel worse or more of a failure. Those words confirmed my worst fears: I am not good enough. I am not doing enough. I am not strong enough. I am not capable. I am a failure.
The Lifewrap is easy to use and is applied in five segments wrapped around a mother’s legs, pelvis and abdomen and then tightened
Who am I to argue against the romance of "When a child is born, a mother is born?" I get it. But the part they left off, the asterisk to this sweet quote, does the woman before the mother die when the mother is born? Where does she go?
A UCSF press release noted that because past studies have suggested that vaginal delivery has a short-term negative effect
Interrupting the daily routine with a getaway isn't a luxury, it's a necessity. And for us and many others, these breaks have meant the difference between having a thriving relationship and getting a divorce.
I desperately wanted to get to know these other moms, to connect with them, to make a friend. But, really, they scared me half to death with their angelic babies, their new mom glows, and their judging eyes.