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Dear Husband: I'm Not the Person You Married

Share544K<p>Pin194<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Tweet<p>Dear Husband,<p>I am sorry.<p>I’m sorry that you’ve been neglected for the last four-and-a-half years. I’m sorry that your …


Moms And Their Post-Pregnancy Bodies Are Strong And Amazing, And This Instagram Proves It

"Why would you have to feel ashamed? A living thing grew inside of you."<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>


Why Building Self-Esteem Can Help Reduce Our Kids' Anxiety

Share530<p>Pin2<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Tweet<p>Do you know how your children feel about themselves? Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a shocking moment in a family to …


You'll Laugh Your Ass Off At This Mom's Drawings About What It's Like To Have Kids

Motherhood, don't knock it 'til you try it.


5 dirty secrets about parenting we hope Motherland will capture

The pilot episode of <i>Motherland</i>, the new BBC comedy created by Sharon Horgan and Graham Linehan, depicted parenthood as it’s rarely portrayed on screen: not just messy but blood-soaked. You have to laugh because if you didn’t you’d be having a breakdown.<p>If <i>Catastrophe</i>, Horgan’s previous sitcom, …


Dear Woman Who Called Me A Bad Mother

Dear Woman,<p>You told me I was a bad mother. You saw a snapshot in to my relationship with my five year old and you called me a bad mother. Actually, I …


Fascinating album shows detailed images of human development

I stumbled upon a fascinating photo album on Flickr published by user <i>lunar caustic</i><i>.</i> The album shows a collection of photos of human development in …

This Woman Is Helping Grieving Parents To Heal | Amazing Humans


Baby Hears Mom For The First Time After Receiving Hearing Aids, And Her Reaction Will Melt Your Heart

Her mother Christy made sure this magical moment stays in their lives forever by recording it. Although Charly is still an infant, you can see how …


How I potty-trained my child at 18 months old

<b>Let me start this story with a huge disclaimer: I make no comment nor do I have any opinions on how others choose to potty train their children.</b><p>Now …


You know you're a mum when... - Mush - The mum app for meeting mums and mums to be

<i>It can take a while for it to truly dawn on you that you are actually someone’s mum – but Samantha Dooey-Miles has picked out a few defining …


But Really, Who Even Has A Good Sex Life?

The last times... - Mush - The mum app for meeting mums and mums to be

<i>We all know about the firsts, but what about the last time your baby does something? Rachel Tompkins on those surprisingly emotional …


How Dad Can Help Boost Baby's Brain

Hands-on dads could be more hands-off with homework help down the road. A new study from the UK shows that fathers who interact more with their …

16 hospital bag essentials you’re likely to forget

One of the most important bags you’ll ever pack, it will sit by the door for weeks as you await the arrival of your new baby. There’s plenty of …


The 9 golden rules of teething

Think your baby has his first pearly whites on the way? Here’s the nine golden rules of teething you need to know.<p>1. Knowing the early warning signs …


Weight gain in pregnancy

Weight gain in pregnancy will cause your body to change in size and shape as your bump and baby grow. In the UK, there is no guidance on how much …


Settling in at nursery - Mush - The mum app for meeting mums and mums to be

<i>Marie-Claire McGlade on preparing for the big day. There may be tears… and not just from your baby…</i><p>At this time of the year many of us are getting …


What Would A Better Mother Than Me Do?

Share36<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Pin<p>Tweet<p>“I don’t want to go to bed! A good Mommy would let me have a cheese stick!” my daughter yells at me for what is maybe the …


7 sneaky ways to get some time to yourself - Mush - The mum app for meeting mums and mums to be

<i>Finding child-free time is as important as it is difficult, though fortunately, we parents have super-human levels of resourcefulness and mastering</i> …


Parenting as an Introvert

Share99<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Pin<p>Tweet<p>My husband and I have been in the room for less than a minute before Chad – a tan, amiable entertainment director – …


10 amazing facts about your newborn’s brain

There’s so much going on in your baby's head right now, it’s mind-blowing!<p>You might think that all your newborn baby does is eat, sleep and need her …


Are YOU confused by the new booster seat safety law?

Car seat safety is a key concern for most parents, but negotiating the maze of rules and regulations surrounding it can be a headache to say the …


Stages and Phases of Labor: Early, Active and Transitional

Childbirth progresses in three stages: labor, delivery of the baby and delivery of the placenta. Unless labor is cut short by a C-section, all women …


The definitive list: What not to eat and drink during pregnancy

There’s no bigger motherhood minefield than deciding what not to eat when you’re pregnant - but it’s often hard to distinguish between fact and …


10 myths about parenthood and mental health

NCT expert Sarah McMullen dispels ten of the most common myths surrounding pregnancy and motherhood

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12 things that scared me in my newborn’s first month

by Adam Riches posted in Mum Stories The first month of your baby’s life is simply a baptism of fire. From the second you arrive home with your …


Yes, we might be overparenting, but it’s not all bad

By Mary Janevic<p>Contemporary parenting, with its coddling and hovering ways, irritates just about everybody who is not doing it themselves.<p>Worse, it …


Tips for travelling with your new baby - Holiday and travel | Emma's Diary

Going away for that first short break with your baby needn’t be daunting and there’s no need to pack the kitchen sink! Here at Emma's Diary we give …