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The 13 Best Gifts for a First Time Mom

When you’re thinking about gifts for a first time mom, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? Do you automatically think of items like baby onesies and diapers?...

The Best Maternity Pajamas of 2021, for Home and Hospital

When you’re pregnant, comfort is key. Weird things happen to pregnant bodies, and all mamas carrying babies want to feel as comfortable as possible. That, and we want to sleep...

What to Say to a Parent who Lost a Child

This article is the fourth installment of a series by Michelle Valiukenas, founder of the Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation. This is one loss mom’s journey of finding her way after...

What the Hell is the Husband Stitch?!

Question for you: how much do you know about “the husband stitch?” If you’re feeling a little clueless, you’re not alone. I’d heard this turn of phrase a time or...

The Ultimate Planning Guide to Flying with a Baby

For all the bleary-eyed parents and parents-to-be out there researching tropical holidays in the wee hours of the morning or dreaming of their thrice-postponed family vacation, this article is for...

What to Do Before Getting Pregnant: Things to Know Before Trying to Conceive

I’m a pretty Type-A individual who likes to feel in control of most areas of her life. That being said, when it was time to start considering children, I flew...

Grief, Makeup, and Eyebrows: How I Found a Connection to my Mother in Quarantine

We talk a lot on this website about active mothering: about mothering our living children, as well as our precious babies lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. But what...

Your Guide to Toddler Birthday Party Etiquette

Do you remember kid birthday parties your parents organized when you were really little? Many people have probably completely forgotten about them. But if you are among those with a...