Life as a New Parent

Congratulations on your new role and welcome to motherhood (or fatherhood)! It comes naturally for some, more slowly for others. Here you'll get answers to all those new parent questions on life after baby including how to cope with sleep deprivation, how to lose the baby weight, how to deal with new parent emotions, and more.

7 Tips for Disciplining Your Toddler

Keep your kids in line with these simple strategies.

21 Things No One Told You About Motherhood

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

Sleep Deprivation After Baby

After you have a baby, you'll probably need more sleep than ever before. Here's how to get it.

Baby Shopping Guide

Going shopping for new items for your baby? Here are the must-haves (and the don't-needs) to help you shop smart.

Surviving the First Year of Parenthood

New parents share their strategies for finding some much-needed "me time" after the baby arrives.

Why Are New Moms So Emotional?

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.

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.

Top Ten Surprises of New Fatherhood

It's not only new moms that experience a fresh wave of stress following the birth of their baby -- it's the dads, too!

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.

Kelly Clarkson's Reaction to a Surprise Girls' Weekend Is All of Us

The singer and mom of a baby and toddler got emotional when her friends surprised her with a girls' weekend trip, sans kids.

13 Must-Take Baby Photos

Before the baby days slip away, make sure to check off these must-take photos you'll be sure to cherish when your bundle isn't so little anymore.

12 Ways for Dad to Bond with Baby

Bonding with a newborn can be overwhelming for dad. We've gathered a few fun ways for him to spend time with his little one.

What I Wish Someone Told Me About Sex After Kids

Sex becomes a full-blown job, something that you have to plan and coordinate.

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.

Parenting According to Comedian Jim Gaffigan

Comedian and Dad Is Fat author Jim Gaffigan has a lot to say about the joys and struggles of parenting (his five kids provide him with plenty of material). Can you relate?

Quiz: Are You Ready to Take Your First Kid-Free Vacation?

Fantasizing about a few days away without the kids, but aren't sure you can go through with it yet? Find out if you're ready for your first child-free vacation!

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My Baby Doesn't Like to Cuddle

My little girl wasn't a cuddler, but I realized that bonding doesn't have to be a contact sport.

5 New-Mom Guilt Traps (and Cures!)

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!

First Aid for Your Baby's Accidents

When your baby has her first accident, here's how to make things better.

Mom's Refreshingly Honest Post Explains Why 'I Wish I Never Breastfed My Baby'

Australian reality TV star Maddi Wright shared her struggle about choosing to breastfeed her baby and how it affected her as a parent.

10 Daily Meditations for New Mothers

As you begin your life-altering journey into motherhood, use these 10 meditations to accompany you.

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.

These Women's Expressions While Pumping Pretty Much Sum Up How We All Feel About It

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.

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!

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