New Parent Emotions

There can be high highs and low lows with a brand new baby. Here, you'll find tips for getting through those amazing, difficult, and sometimes hilarious new parent moments.

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.

9 Ways Life is Better With Baby

While pregnant, you'll get lots of advice about how to function on no sleep and deal with babyhood's bummers. So once your little munchkin arrives you may be surprised by how many pleasures tag along for the ride. Consider all these benefits of being a new mommy and you'll be looking on the bright side, too!

New Parent Emotions: A Cry in the Dark

My infant daughter was the absolute light of my life, so why was her wailing making me livid?

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!

When Dad is Disinterested in Baby

Dad says he's "just not a baby person." Is that OK?

5 Mood-Boosters for New Parents

Feeling overwhelmed? Five surefire sanity-savers to help you rejuvenate now that baby is here.

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.

Surviving the First Year of Parenthood

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

10 New-Parent Splurges That Are Totally Worth the Money

Sure, your budget is probably tighter these days thanks to Baby--but if you can swing it, these splurges are all are a small price to pay for your sanity. Trust us.

The Sweet Story Behind This Amazing Photo of a New Dad

After struggling with inferitlity, this couple was filled with emotion when they finally got to meet their rainbow baby. And luckily, a photographer was there to capture the precious moment.

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.

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Look at Your Baby

New research shows mothers' brains produce more happiness hormones when watching their own babies.

Stepping Out

Feeling cooped up? We'll help you leave the house with your little one in tow.

New Parent Mistakes to Avoid

Being a parent is the hardest job you'll ever love. To make your first few months as goofproof and enjoyable as possible, follow our troubleshooting guide and avoid these 10 classic mistakes.

13 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.

10 Things Not to Say to a New Mom

Don't say any of these phrases when talking to a new mom. When in doubt, say "Congratulations!"

The Adorable First Moments These Dads Met Their Babies

Check out these adorable, aww-worthy reader-submitted photos of dads meeting their newborn babies for the very first time. So sweet!

Here's Why Zoe Saldana Kept Her New Baby's Birth on the DL

The actress says keeping the pregnancy and birth of her third child secret gave her time to nest and adapt.

We Should All Watch This Mom's Powerful Message About Kindness

After witnessing a mommy-shaming IRL go down in her local Starbucks, Rachel Hollis took to Facebook with a video rant about parents who judge each other.

7 Post-Pregnancy Feelings No One Warns You About

Not sure what to expect after giving birth? Here are some post-pregnancy emotions we wish we'd known about!

Dove's New Campaign Challenges the 'Perfect Mom' Stereotype

The message behind the brand's new campaign is that everyone parents differently, and there's no such thing as a "perfect mom."

27 Inspirational Quotations

Words of hope and promise.

The 10 Phases of Taking a Shower With a Newborn in the House

One funny mom breaks down the #struggle of trying to sneak in a shower when you think your baby is napping.

Should You Encapsulate Your Placenta?

Whether you think it's intriguing or gross, an increasing number of moms are getting in on this postpartum trend.

21 Motherhood & Fatherhood Quotations

Beautiful quotes about being a mother and father.

Stressed? 28 Ways to Unwind--By Tonight

When you are relaxed, so is the rest of the family. Reclaim your calm with these moves for maxed-out moms or moms-to-be.