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.

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8 Greatest Fantasies of Sleep-Deprived Parents

"It's 6:30 p.m. and I've returned from a busy day. Shockingly, the house is quiet, sparkling clean, and the dishes and laundry are done."

I Hate Being a Mom, But I Love My Kid

Frustrated and exhausted from taking care of her newborn daughter, Erin* worried she just wasn’t cut out for motherhood. She felt like a terrible person—until she realized she wasn’t alone.

How to #DanceLikeaDad: New PSA Promotes Quality Dad Time

A new Ad Council PSA encourages dads to bond with their kids by getting the family on their feet to #DanceLikeaDad.

I Got Tips For Living With Sleep Deprivation From Navy SEALs

Plagued by a crippling fear of the sleep deprivation I'd face as a new dad, I went right to the U.S. military's most elite units for help. The response I got wasn't what I expected.

New Moms Are More Sleep Deprived Than We Thought

Think you're the only new mom who routinely gets just an hour of uninterrupted sleep? Think again.

More Life as a New Parent

What Dads Need to Know About Having a Baby Girl

New fathers often bow out when the baby is a girl. That's a mistake for everyone. Here's why, and how to build a strong father-daughter relationship.

Seeing My Postpartum Body Through My Toddler's Eyes Boosted My Self-Esteem

My 2-year-old daughter's innocent, healthy self-image helped me re-adjust the way I think about myself all because of one endearing gesture.