Motherhood

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.

7 Tips for Disciplining Your Toddler

Keep your kids in line with these simple strategies.

20 Things No One Told You About Motherhood

Here are the little new mom secrets that you won't find in the baby books.

ABC's of Playdates

It's never too early for mom-and-tot meet-ups. Learn the secrets to making each one a success.

Mom Nails How Ridiculous Parenting Double Standards Are in One Post

Moms are judged and dads are celebrated for doing the exact same thing, and one blogger's story proves it.

Embarrassing Mommy Moments

What to do when your baby's behavior makes you blush.

25 Secrets of Happy Moms

We asked new mothers to share how they add more joy to every day -- even the really tough ones. Click through and smile!

Mommy Thumb: 5 Ways to Ease the Pain

Motherly duties can be a pain in the wrist, but a few easy tweaks can deliver much-needed relief.

First Week Home with Baby

A new mom shares the highs and lows, fun and frustration of the first week with baby.

30 Little Ways to Bond With Baby

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.

8 New Mom Stresses -- and How to Relieve Them

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.

Surviving Your Mom's First Postpartum Visit

That first visit after baby's arrival can be a lifesaver or a nightmare. Here's how to make the most of it.

How to Deal with Unwanted New-Baby Advice

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.

20 Big Signs You're a Sleep-Deprived Parent

Those all-nighters you pulled during college are child's play compared to the crushing exhaustion you feel as a new mom or dad. We asked Parents readers to share the silliest things they've done due to lack of zzz's. Get ready to laughand commiserate.

12 Celebrity Moms Who Overcame Postpartum Depression

Repeat after us: If you're struggling with postpartum depression, you're not alone. While many women feel the 'baby blues' after delivery, it's estimated that up to 25 percent will have some form of more serious postpartum depression, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. It's a scary time for most moms, and celeb moms are no different. From actresses to musicians and TV hosts, read these brave stories of celebrities who have spoken out about their postpartum depression.

9 Tips for Juggling Work and Motherhood

Going back to work is tough, but feeling guilty won't help. There's a lot you can do to ease the transition.

7 Things NOT to Say to a Breastfeeding Mom

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.

10 Fun Things to Do with Your Baby

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.

11 Totally Unrealistic Stock Photos of Breastfeeding Moms

We wish breastfeeding could be this glamorous and carefree...but it's not.

5 Common New-Mom Challenges

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.

Confession: I'm a Neurotic Mom

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.

7 Things You'll Feel When This Baby Is Your Last Baby

Decided you're ready to close up shop? Here, seven totally normal emotions that you'll experience when you know you're done with baby-making.

New-Parent Social Rules: Where You Can Take Baby

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.

Creative Ways to Preserve Memories

Tired of boring baby books? Try one of these fun and unusual ways to make the most of your little one's milestones.

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