Welcome to motherhood! Here you'll learn how to adapt to your new role as a mom. We teach you the secret to happiness, fun things to do with your baby, and more.
Keep your kids in line with these simple strategies.
Here are the little new mom secrets that you won't find in the baby books.
It's never too early for mom-and-tot meet-ups. Learn the secrets to making each one a success.
Take a page from our healthy-from-the-start handbook: There are loads of easy ways to feel close to the new love of your life, from feeding time to kangaroo care to simple smiles and lots of eye contact.
What to do when your baby's behavior makes you blush.
We asked new mothers to share how they add more joy to every day -- even the really tough ones. Click through and smile!
Moms are judged and dads are celebrated for doing the exact same thing, and one blogger's story proves it.
A new mom shares the highs and lows, fun and frustration of the first week with baby.
The singer and mom of a baby and toddler got emotional when her friends surprised her with a girls' weekend trip, sans kids.
Joy, excitement, and unfathomable love? Those are the new-mom emotions you're prepared for. Identity crisis? Not so much. Here is some expert advice and it-worked-for-me wisdom for eight common new-mom stresses.
The sources of guilt in the early days of motherhood can be numerous and all-consuming. Here's why you should give yourself a break, starting right now. Don't let these common guilt trips trip you up!
When you have a new baby, suddenly everyone is an expert. Your family and friends may swoop in and tell you how to burp, feed, dress, and carry your baby, but here's how to deal with their sometimes questionable pearls of wisdom.
As you begin your life-altering journey into motherhood, use these 10 meditations to accompany you.
Motherly duties can be a pain in the wrist, but a few easy tweaks can deliver much-needed relief.
Going back to work is tough, but feeling guilty won't help. There's a lot you can do to ease the transition.
The photos in this stark series are an ode to modern-day new moms and the often bizarre realities they experience, including pumping and breastfeeding.
Tired of boring baby books? Try one of these fun and unusual ways to make the most of your little one's milestones.
New motherhood is incredibly joyful, but face it: It can sometimes be downright boring for both of you. So check out these activities and let the good times begin.
Sex becomes a full-blown job, something that you have to plan and coordinate.
Yes, your new baby rocks -- but your life as a new mom might be a little rocky. We talked to experts about some of the big issues we're all guaranteed to face, including dilemmas with breastfeeding, work, and losing the baby weight. Here are their best strategies for coping with each one.
I swore I wouldn't be this way, but now that I have a child there's no end to the things that freak me out.
Thinking about making a comment -- or asking a question -- about breastfeeding to your sister, your BFF, or the lady across from you at the coffee shop? For the love of all the nursing mamas in the world, read this first.
Take advice from parents who've been there, done that. We asked the experienced moms and dads among Parents readers and editors what "don't sweat it"y tips they would give to first-timers. Benefit from their wisdom!
Don't worry, your social life is NOT over now that you have kids. Here are some tips on how to tote your precious ones out and about with you.