Amanda Seyfried Assures Fellow Mom Claire Holt She's 'Not Alone' in Her Breastfeeding Struggles

“Motherhood is an overwhelming combination of bliss and self-doubt,” new mom Claire Holt wrote Monday, sharing a teary snapshot of herself with her newborn Claire Holt is offering an honest, raw look at new motherhood. The Originals star shared a snapshot of herself holding her 1-week-old first child, son James, to her Instagram account on Monday, where her eyes were […]

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Jessica Alba’s New Tattoos Have The Sweetest Hidden Meaning

Jessica Alba is a badass, and it’s not *just* because she revealed three new constellation tattoos inspired by each of her three kiddos birth signs on Instagram this morning. She is one of those celebs that you wish was your own mum: she’s super smart (hello, CEO of Honest Company), she’s undeniably beautiful (would kill for those genes), and she is bursting with […]

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Mobile devices don’t reduce shared family time: New research shows that mobile device use is now embedded into family life

The first study of the impact of digital mobile devices on different aspects of family time in the UK has found that children are spending more time at home with their parents rather than less — but not in shared activities such as watching tv and eating. The increase is in what is called ‘alone-together’ time, when children are at […]

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This Guy Just Ran a Marathon—and Then Some—While Pushing Quintuplets

If you’ve ever wielded a stroller carrying a baby while running, you know just how awkward and difficult it can be. You can’t swing both of your arms freely at once, your stride is sometimes cut short, and no matter how “lightweight” the stroller’s packaging promised it would be, it’s a beast to push up hills. Now imagine that you […]

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How I Parent: This Young Mom is Telling Other Young Moms to Chase Your Dreams Right Away

Name: Kelly Lee Location: Cliffside Park, New Jersey Occupation: Digital Writing Teacher at Janis Dismus Middle School Family situation: Married with a son, who is 6.5 months old. Currently, my mother from Florida flies up once a month to take care of him for three weeks at a time. Then my mother and father-in-law take over on the off weeks. […]

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Andy Cohen Hasn't Smoked Pot Since His Son Was Born Three Weeks Ago: 'Not the Time for That'

These days, Andy Cohen‘s focus is on his 3-week-old son Benjamin Allen. During a Wednesday chat with Howard Stern for the latter’s SiriusXM show, the new dad opened up about how he hasn’t smoked marijuana since welcoming his baby boy via surrogate on Feb. 4. “No … not since the baby,” Cohen, 50, told Stern of giving up the activity when […]

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Travelling With Kids: How to handle a child’s mood swings on a trip

No matter how old the child (with the exception of infants), you must try to speak to them at consistent intervals before the travel actually begins. They should be aware of an upcoming journey and the mode of transport you will be using. By Deenaz Raisinghani We often see parents trying their best to calm a howling child at the […]

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Sitting in front of the TV puts kids in the obesity hotseat

The simple act of switching on the TV for some downtime could be making a bigger contribution to childhood obesity than we realise, according to new research from the University of South Australia. The study investigated the impact of different sitting behaviours — watching television, playing video games, playing computer, sitting down to eat, or travelling in a car — […]

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How bad will my postpartum depression be in 12 months? ‘Game-changing’ study uses four factors to accurately predict severity, longevity of postpartum depression

A new Northwestern Medicine study was able to successfully predict if a new mother would experience worsening depressive symptoms over the first year after giving birth by identifying four maternal characteristics that put her at risk. Identifying these factors early in the postpartum period will allow mothers to seek treatment earlier and improve their chance of a full recovery, the […]

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Exhausting, frustrating and rarely fun: Duncan Jones gives a reality check on parenting

Not many parents acknowledge how raising a child is tough and exhausting. And when Duncan Jones, the late David Bowie's son, took to social media to talk about it, he was called out for not being a good father. As much as we love to glorify parenthood, the reality is a lot different. Effective parenting is an endless, exhausting task, […]

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