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.

Kendra Wilkinson's Stretch Mark Pic Keeps It Real on Mother's Day

Kendra Wilkinson celebrates some of her raw mom moments in a series of Mother's Day Instagram posts.

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.

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.

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.

'SNL' Has the Perfect Hairstyle to Go With Your Mom Jeans: The Cut!

'Saturday Night Live' celebrated Mother's Day with a funny sketch about the hairstyle most moms seem to get.

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.

Kourtney Kardashian's Advice to New Moms: Chill Out, People Used to Have Babies in Caves!

The chillest Kardashian sister has some awesome parenting advice for overwhelmed moms.

10 "Who Knew?" Baby How-Tos

You can glean plenty of important skills in prenatal classes -- such as how to swaddle a bawling baby or perform infant CPR. But how do you conquer all those inevitable challenges that aren't on the curriculum, like nursing a baby in the middle of a bustling restaurant or surviving on 12 minutes of sleep? American Baby comes to the rescue with some of our best "who knew?" how-to's. Watch your struggles instantly disappear!

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.

Signs You're a Sleep-Deprived Parent

If you're a mom or dad, chances are you're sleep-deprived. And it's not just new parents who are missing quality slumber. See how many of these not-so-pretty signs of needing sleep you recognize.

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.

6 Things Not to Say to a C-Section Mom

Thinking of saying any of these things to a woman who's had a cesarean section? Just just don't. These women often hear a slew of ignorant and judgy remarks from family, friends, and even strangers. Here are 6 things NOT to say to someone who's had a c-section birth.

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 Not to Say to a Breastfeeding Mom

Thinking of saying any of these things to a woman who's breastfeeding? Just just don't. From unsolicited advice to flat-out criticism, here are 7 things NOT to say to a nursing mom.

Your New Body After Birth

During pregnancy, you got used to some pretty strange symptoms. Now that you've given birth, you may be dealing with even more.

Why Are New Moms So Moody?

The wide range of feelings you'll experience during the first few weeks can be baffling. Here's how to cope with the ups and downs.

10 Easy Fixes for Pumping at Work

How to keep feeding Baby breast milk when maternity leave ends.

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