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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My Mom's Photos of Me And My Newborn Helped Me See the Truth About Parenthood

My mom sent me two decades worth of family photos. This gift is not merely beautiful photos of my only child; she showed me how much I'm in the picture—even when I'm not.

How We Talk About Dads Adds to the Mental Load on Moms

It's often reported that moms carry a bulk of the weight of parenting alone, but research shows that's not the case. By leaving dads out of the conversation, we are adding onto both the stress they feel and the pressures moms face. 

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.
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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.

7 Easy Things New Moms Can Do to Feel Better After Baby

These tips will push away new-mama drama and help you feel organized and resilient.