Moms Strip Down in Stunning Photo Series That Puts Their Stretch Marks and Loose Skin on Full Display

Lately it seems like more mothers are embracing their natural postpartum bodies. Yet the pressure for new moms to “bounce back” to their pre-pregnancy size and shape is still hard to escape. Still, there are trailblazers out there—like Canada-based photographer Megan Elemans. She's using her platform to create a dialogue that encourages women to love their after-baby bodies.  Elemans, who is also […]

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Watch Out, Young Moms: Your Kids Are More Likely to Have ADHD

We hear plenty about the risks of becoming a mother when you’re older (even though recent studies have shown that older parents have better-behaved children, so there’s that!). But yesterday, a new study conducted by the University of South Australia, which was published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, explains how younger moms are more likely to have kids with ADHD — especially […]

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Jenna Dewan's Daughter Everly Had Best Reaction to Mom's Pregnancy News

Big sister pride! Jenna Dewan’s 6-year-old daughter, Everly, had the best reaction to finding out her mom is pregnant. “She is so thrilled,” the former World of Dance host, 38, said on a Friday, October 18, Ellen DeGeneres Show appearance. “We told her the news and I knew she’d be happy because she’s been asking for this, but as soon […]

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Context may explain why dads are happier and less stressed than moms

Dads are often happier, less stressed and less tired than moms when taking care of kids, and researchers say these differences may come down to how and when childcare activities are split between parents. In a study led by Penn State, researchers looked at childcare through the lens of a “care context.” Going beyond measuring how much time mothers and […]

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African-American moms are helicopter parents too, but endgame is survival

African-American moms share many traits with helicopter parents, specifically when it comes to being overprotective and hypervigilant about their children’s lives. But their goal is not only to get them into college. It’s survival. That’s the conclusion of a study recently published in The Professional Counselor, which documents the experience of African-American mothers raising boys and young men in the […]

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7 Timesaving Hacks Busy Moms Need to Beat the Holiday Rush

We’ve partnered with Sam’s Club to help you make the holiday season easier than ever before. The moment Thanksgiving ends, parents everywhere start gearing up for December — the busiest month of the year. Between tracking down every gift on their kids’ wish list, baking all kinds of holiday treats, decorating the house, and addressing card after card, it seems […]

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Parents learn, babies talk: How coaching moms and dads improves infants’ language skills

When it comes to helping infants learn to talk, it’s not just how much parents say, but how they say it. Speaking directly to the baby with a style of speech known as “parentese”—talking slowly and clearly, often with exaggerated vowels and intonation—appears to improve infant language development. A new study from the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & […]

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Pro-breastfeeding communities empower new moms

Social media can positively influence breastfeeding related attitudes, knowledge and behavior, according to a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Breastfeeding support groups on social media create a sense of community for new moms to share experiences and support each other in the breastfeeding practice and could be considered pillars of support for new moms. “We have […]

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