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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.

Mother's Touch Turns on Parenting Genes

With their roly-poly sausage thighs, dimpled hands and neck rolls, babies are made for cuddling. They fit perfectly in the crook of an elbow and sleep best curled up on top of a person who loves them. All that snuggle time serves an important purpose...

Mumsnet is Latest Site of Online Mommy Wars

A popular group of girls form their own invite-only cliche, complete with secret passwords. The other girls find out, and, feeling left out, starting tearing down the tight-knit group. Pretty soon, the claws come out and the fur starts flying. Names ...

This Thanksgiving I'm Thankful for Bedtime

A friend called the other day. "It's disturbing to me," she said, "how much I look forward to bedtime." I concurred. There are definitely days when bedtime can't come soon enough. OK, who am I kidding? There are days when I start counting the hours ...

Britney Spears Bored With Her Structured Life

Britney Spears has something to say about her new, more structured life. In typical Britney style, she's not holding anything back: "I think it's too in-control," she says in Britney: For the Record, a new documentary about her life. "If I wasn't ...

Does your Mom still Mother you?

When I returned from a short business trip last week, I could already tell my Mom had been at work in my home. The lights were glowing as I pulled up in the rain at close to midnight, exhausted from the flight and heels pinching my worn-out feet. I c...

Antidote to aging: kids

Every day, there's an appearance of something I've never noticed before: a crinkle under my left eye, a deeper crease on my forehead. I am aging and I can see it, so much more fully than I ever could in my twenties. My once-taut stomach has never rec...

Is your patience decreasing?

Patience has never been one of my attributes. I work hard at it, because I know I'm incredibly irritating in my impatience at times, but I know I need a lot of work. If Patience were on my life report card, I'd get a D. When Nolan was born, something...

Mom's prefer smell of their own baby's poop

One of my friends told me that one of the most radical changes that occurs in parenthood is the increase in discussions regarding pooh. "What the Mother is that all about?" I thought incredulously,"I will most certainly not be discussing poop, now o...

Bullying, er, chatting with the moms in the neighborhood

The dynamic of our neighborhood is that many of us stay at home. Three of us have been mothers for more than a decade. Two of us have toddlers. And it is rather unfortunate for the two who have toddlers. We honestly don't mean to gang up on them. We ...

World's most knowledgable expert on all things baby

Beth of Diary of a Playgroup Dropout had an interesting post the other day. She was writing about how she went from insecure mess of a mommy with a newborn to world's most knowledgable expert on all things baby. It was a very tongue-in-cheek post, an...

The worrying mother memoir

Catherine Lloyd Burns is the author of the upcoming memoir, "It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks". The New York Times excerpts a passage this weekend about her husband's ability to let things flow with their baby daughter and her inability to do...

Blogging Baby Confession: I don't think I missed my kids

I was lucky enough to take a trip to Amsterdam last week all by myself. Not really by myself, Alice went too but she doesn't whine or need me to get her juice or break up inane arguments and most importantly she doesn't require me to wipe her butt. K...

Vacuuming robot inspired my mother

Helen Greinerm, the woman who helped develop the Roomba vacuum, says she spent a lot of time talking to her own mother about robots and their future role in space exploration while attending MIT. Her mother wasn't impressed, but had a more practical ...

Head of design house Chloé leaves to be a stay-at-home mother

Phoebe Philo is, at 32, the head designer at Chloé but the pressure of balancing a marriage and baby in London and a fast-paced job in fashion in Paris has gotten to be too much. The company moved the design studio in an effort accomodate Phil...

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