Motherhood 

Beauty After Motherhood: Celeb Before and Afters

Maybe it's the extra curves, maybe it's that new mama glow. Whatever it is, these celebs are pictured looking more radiant than ever after they became moms. Check out before and after photos of some of our favorite celebrity moms....These celebs are pictured looking more radiant than ever after they became moms.

I Don't Like Babies

I don't do babies well. I'm not sure why. I love my children. I dare you to even question that. Double dog dare you. But the baby part? Not so much. If I could have someone deliver more of my progeny to me only once they are able to talk and...If I could have someone deliver more of my progeny to me only once they are able to talk and sleep through the night, I'd have eleventeen more kids.
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Postpartum Depression Is Motherhood Hell

I had postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder with the birth of my first child in 2001. I know what it feels like to see all the other new moms around you happy and glowing while you feel like a miserable monster. Because of how much it truly...Life pretty much sucks when you have postpartum depression. Our new columnist tells the truth about her miserable start at mommyhood.

Opinion: Don't Be Jealous of French Mothers

French moms don't have it so easy. Illustration by Christopher Healy
Did you know that in France, the state pays for one-on-one sessions of perineal therapy after you have a baby? French women get help from a doctor getting their lady bits...
On the surface it looks like working mothers in France have it all, but what they really have is the encouragement of a patriarchal republic to breed in order to restore the population after centuries of war.

Are You a Mompetitor?

There's something about motherhood that brings out the competitor in us. Maybe it's all the advice we get, flung at us from every corner. Maybe it's because we're just so darn proud of the fact that we made a person -- from scratch. Maybe it's...There's something about motherhood that brings out the competitor in us.

The van der Sloot Syndrome: When Moms Go Cold

It's been a tough week for Joran van der Sloot -- and not because he seems to have officially come out as a serial killer. No, I'm referring to the fact that his biggest ally the last time he got into a sticky situation with a girl has essentially...

Mama Mia: U.S. Ranks 28th in Best Place to be a Mother

Maternity leave policies and maternal mortality rates need to improve in the United States. Credit: Getty Images
It's almost Mother's Day, but it turns out moms in the United States may not have a lot to celebrate -- at least when it comes to...

Kelle Hampton Touches World With Story of Down Syndrome

Kelle Hampton, pictured with daughters Lainey, 2, and Nella Cordelia, eight weeks, shared on her blog the unexpected news that Nella has Down Syndrome. Credit: Kelle Hampton
Kelle Hampton's blog, Enjoying the Small Things, is a lush peek into...

Seven Tips To Help New Moms Get Fit

Since giving birth two-and-a-half years ago, a few things about my personal appearance have gone by the wayside: My makeup regime (down to a slick of lip balm), my high-maintenance hair (how I miss you, cherry red!) and most significantly, my...

Were 1950s Moms Happier?

These days, moms have it all; we can work or stay home or do both. In theory, we should be much happier than our mothers and grandmothers, who had far fewer choices. But that doesn't seem to be the case. In a recent "New York Times" article titled...

Parenting - It's Always Greener on the Other Side

Do you think other parents have it easier than you? Photo courtesy sxc.hu.
When you choose a certain parenting path, I think it's natural to look at how someone else is doing it and wonder if they've got it better.
Take, for instance, a Baby...

Parents - Are They Less Happy Than Other People?

Clarance Darrow said, "The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children." Scientific study seems to back him up. Parenthood is supposed to bring joy and fulfillment into our lives, but study after study...

Motherhood - Did It Change Your Drinking Habits?

Last week, I had dinner with an old friend. We were laughing about her wedding nearly nine years ago, the last of a long string of weddings that summer and one of the best. Newlyweds ourselves, my husband and I made good use of the open bar, spent...

Moms Get "Mad at Dad" Once a Week, Survey Finds

"I don't need a husband," a single friend often complains. "What I need is a wife." If men are from Mars and women from Venus, the difference is never more noticeable than when there are young children in the house. In fact, an astonishing 46%...

Liz Lange, Lookalike Couples, and Maternity Leave - Links We Love

Are you spending too much time with your spouse or partner? Be careful, you just might start to look alike. Check out the mom and dad with matching t-shirts and baby sling. I bet they didn't even plan that! -- Lemondrop No snow or sleet or rain or...

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