Why Breast-Feeding Makes One Mom Squeamish

Not every mom loves breast-feeding. Credit: Getty Images
I nursed E for a year. Exclusively. Not a single drop of formula ever touched her lips; she was weaned to cow's milk after her first birthday. But -- and this isn't something you'll hear...
A second-time mom shares her doubts about the nursing she did the first time around.

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.

11 Mother's Day Gifts That Will Kill Your Sex Life (We're Talking to You, Dad)

Our good friends at The Stir have created a place where moms can meet and talk about life, parenting and the parenting life. We think they have a lot of great stuff to say, and so we're thrilled to be offering some of their posts right here a...

Baby Bump Doesn't Faze Olympic Curler

Team Canada alternate Kristie Moore, left, holds her baby bump at practice at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. Credit: Nathan Denette, The Canadian Press / AP
When Kristie Moore got the call inviting her to the Olympic trials for the Cana...

When Moms Bully Moms, Online and Off

More and more parents are being bullied, online and off. Credit: it's life, Flickr
Gillian Foreman is an enthusiastic breastfeeding advocate, and when she said as much on Twitter, she found herself being attacked online -- by her next-door neighb...

Moms Have More Leisure Time Than They Think, Researcher Says

Researchers say moms have more time on their hands than they think they do. Credit: zoutedrop, Flickr
You work a full-time job and then you come home and make dinner, clean the house and put the kids to bed. And don't forget about the laundry. So...

Fantasy Escape Plan - Do You Have One?

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When I was raising my first child, I often had days of overwhelming stress. The pressures of being a single parent, working a full time job and struggling to make it all work out was sometime...

Pretty Baby - Do Attractive Babies Get Better Care?

Do pretty babies get better care?. Photo:
When researchers sat down 13 men and 14 women and showed them pictures of babies -- some normal, others with facial deformities -- they gave the test participants a choice: They could push one b...

Do You Gossip About Other People's Kids?

Moms are gossiping about other people's kids. Image: Julia Freeman-Woolpert/
Whether you participate in it or not, it's hard to avoid gossip. Reality TV, celebrity culture and gossip rags all promote this idea that it's okay to talk about ...

Marijuana Mamas, Apology Cards, and Lisa Kudrow - Links We Love

Kid behaved badly on a playdate? Send an apology card. Photo:
Kate Gosselin admits it: Jon's been asking for a divorce for "a long time." She says that on a good day, she feels relief. On a bad, she feels failure. -- Whoa, Momma! One...

Weisure Time, Trista Sutter, and Viral Video Dads - Links We Love

Is your Blackberry keeping you from your family? Photo: Is "weisure" (or a work during leisure lifestyle) getting in the way of family time? Some experts think that technology is making mixing work and play a little too easy. -- Lemond...

Sleepovers, Sonogram Cufflinks and More - Links We Love

Get sandal-perfect toes with a home pedicure. Photo courtesy of
Get out your tissues: A dad returns from Iraq and surprises his 10-year-old daughter on her next to last day from school. -- Jezebel
Not sure what to get that dad-to-be f...

Tricking Hubby Into Fatherhood

How far would you go to have another baby? Image:
When a couple marries, it is generally understood that there will be no secrets between them. Well, there may be a few secrets, but certainly nothing major and life-changing, right? Wrong. ...

Facebook - Do You Hide Behind Your Kids?

Do you hide behind your kids on Facebook? Photo courtesy Lili Vieira de Carvalho on Flickr. Take a look at your Facebook friends list: Are all your mom friends pictured in their own profile photos? A quick survey of my own list found that at lea...

Economy Driving Moms to Drink

Is this your economic survival strategy? Image:
Times are tough all over. For so many of us, incomes have decreased while expenses have not. Where bill-paying used to involve sitting down to write some checks, it can now resemble a workout...


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