Gone are the days of the perfect parent: enter the era of celebrating your ‘mom flaws’. #ParentsIRL is all about what parenthood is REALLY like, because what we once thought of as ‘imperfections’—stretch marks, using dry shampoo—are just proof that you’re living your life as a mindful, loving parent.
Here are the little new mom secrets that you won't find in the baby books.
OK, there is the lack of sleep, vacation, and official sick days. But Moms agree that this "job" comes with fantastic benefits. Here are some of them.
You're on edge. You're too busy. You're feeling guilty all the time. Enough already!
When excessive worrying started to rob me of sleep, I transformed my lifestyle.
How could I make our home the "fun" one in the neighborhood without sacrificing the parenting rules that are important to me?
In my house, I was the rule-enforcer. Then one day I got tired of being the heavy-lifter. Here's what happened.
No yelling, no time-outs, just some silly games to get your kids to do the right thing.
Can you get your crying kid laughing in five minutes or less? Do you have a knack for seeing the lighter side of things? Think you're a kid at heart? Take our quiz to determine if you're a fun mom!
Think making “mom friends” is tough? These five mamas are crazy-busy with their kids and careers—yet still found one another. Here’s what we can all learn from their friendship.
It may be challenging, but the most important thing you can do is schedule time for yourself. Not only can it save your sanity—it will also make you a better mom.
Playgrounds, shows, museums, theme parks, and more are making adjustments—as well as major commitments—to ensure kids of all abilities can have a blast there. Find out what organizations are leading the charge to make sure weekend adventures are truly fun for everyone.
Parenting is exhausting and one mom of five comes to terms with the fact that she may not always be full of energy, but she will always be the best mom possible.