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Life Hacks For Slacker Moms

11. <b>Keep a tube of mascara in your purse.</b><p>Red traffic lights are very well known to serve as an excellent opportunity for its application.<p>12. <b>Save your</b> …

Parenting

Parents Try To Get Toddler to Say 'Mama,' But Brilliant Dog Says It First

You've got some pretty big paws to fill, little guy.<p>Don't you hate it when your dog beats you in developmental milestones?<p>A video posted on YouTube by user Sam Giovanini is currently making the rounds online, amassing over a half a million views already, all because one tiny tot is outshined by his …

Toddlers

We Should All Steal This Parenting Trick From Prince William, Experts Say

​It's easy and it'll boost your child's self-esteem.<p>If you spend a lot of time looking at photos of Prince William and his 3-year-old son, Prince George (as we most definitely do), you might have noticed that the Duke of Cambridge often kneels down while talking to his son.<p>He did it at Princess …

Kids

How to cover spots, the right way

Spots are easy to cover up. Said no-one - ever. It’s close to the top of my list of beauty gripes, along with spending 15 minutes trying to create beachy waves and realising that my hair just looks greasy. Anyway, back to spots. The thing is, as soon as you try to cover them up, there’s a high …

Laura Mercier

Summertime, and the livin’ isn’t easy as parents struggle with childcare

The cost of childcare in the summer holidays is now so high that some parents will have trouble paying their household bills over the coming months and will have to rely on overdrafts and credit cards to survive the six-week break.<p>Exclusive research for Guardian Money conducted by the financial …

Child Care

Why Is It Always My Job to Plan Date Night?

Image Source: ThinkstockI know men who plan things exist. I know they are people just like me, who enjoy a neat and tidy itinerary, who look forward …

Marriage

Motherhood Is a Series of Beautiful Sacrifices We Make Every Second of Every Day

Image Source: ThinkstockMothers will do anything for our children.We will spend sleepless nights worrying about them — will agonize over their health …

Motherhood

6 popular pregnancy keepsakes - Pregnancy | Emma's Diary

Pregnancy

A Dad’s Guide to Raising Baby Girls

<i>I have known a few dads-to-be who were excited, but intimidated by the idea of raising a little girl. I love this guest post from Heather because she</i> …

Babies

Newborn Baby Shopping Checklist of Essential Items

Babies

When To Transition To A Toddler Bed

Your history of watching MTV in the early 2000s may have led you to believe no one would ever want to leave their Crib. Not when there’s an indoor …

50 Cent

Is it safe to wear a seatbelt while pregnant?

It won't do your baby much good if you're a hood ornament so no matter where you are sitting in the car, buckle up. Any damage that a seat belt could …

Seat belt

5 Things I Tell New Parents Now That I’ve Been One for 5 Years

<i>“5 Things I Tell New Parents Now That I’ve Been One for 5 Years” originally appeared on Medium and The Fatherly Forum, and was reprinted with</i> …

Parenting

Do-Not-Disturb Baby Door Hangers (free printable)

Ah, nothing like getting the baby down for an afternoon nap, only to have some dink ring the door bell.<p>So when the folks that make the LectroFan …

Babies

Raising happy children doesn't have to break the bank

A few years ago, the University of Canberra estimated that it cost an average-earning household $812,000 to raise two kids from birth to leaving …

Kids

11 Totally Normal Things That Happen During Pregnant Sex ... And After

When you're expecting, you likely spend a lot of time thinking about the baby -- and what will happen after he or she arrives. There are strollers to buy! Prenatal vitamins to pop! Birth plans to devise! But sex -- the having of it (or not) during pregnancy and beyond -- is one of those things …

Obstetrics

What's REALLY on women's minds

You know the way when you’re trying to go to sleep, and your mind won’t stop buzzing with the jumble of things you need to do? Do you reckon, if you …

Brainstorming

Manic stations: the nesting instinct in pregnancy

As her due date loomed, Kylie Johnson was gripped by the compulsion to cook like a woman possessed. She found that cooking gave her the feeling that …

Babies

The Keeper Of The Curls

When I was pregnant with our second child I wanted a little girl so badly that I felt guilty. Our first born was a son and I longed for a baby girl I could put ribbons and lace on. I dreamed about what she would look like. In my dreams she had big blue eyes and black, curly hair.<p>This was before the …

Hair

Vegan Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

So a lot of people have been asking me to post a healthy version of a cheesecake. Well, here it is! I present to you my completely raw vegan …

Vegan Recipes

The 5 Most Underrated Kid Milestones

When my wife and I look back at our family photo albums we see a lot of the same pictures -- birthday parties, first days of school, and Halloweens (the year both our daughters dressed up as Wonder Woman is insanely adorable). And while we cherish all these moments, these are milestones of inertia, …

Kids

To The Tired Single Mama, Here's What Your Child Sees

June 2016 was one disaster after another for me. I was happy to say "Bye, Felicia" and usher in July. You see, in the course of a month, my HVAC unit needed replaced, the hot water heater went out, and my car broke down (on the way to my son's birthday party). I wish I were making this up -- my …

Kids

This Mom Just Gave Birth to Her Third Set of Twins in 26 Months—Naturally!

"I was completely unprepared," said the mom, who recently started a GoFundMe page to help the family pay for baby supplies.<p>Kansas mom Danesha Couch just welcomed her third set of twins in a little over two years.<p>I'll give you guys a minute to let that sink in.<p>And get this—all of the multiples were …

Lifestyle

If You Have a Daughter, Please Spend 3 Minutes Watching This Video For Her Sake

"This is Ellie. She is 5 years old."<p>That's how this video starts, but if every mom simply substitutes their own daughters' names and ages, it's as if the next three minutes were made just for them.<p>Because, like Ellie, there are certain things your child knows and some things she doesn't. She knows …

The Arts

An Open Letter To New Moms Who Want To Make Friends

Making friends as a mom is hard. Real hard. Hard like trying to go to the bathroom while holding a screaming newborn, hard. Hard like trying to walk your dog and push the stroller, hard. Hard like trying to eat and breastfeed at the same time, hard. I think you get the picture, it is pretty …

Middle School

Heartbreaking Story Reminds Parents to Never Leave Baby Alone in the Bath

This seven-month-old baby boy's tragic story is helping to raise awareness about bath time safety for young children.<p>Guys, you really can't leave a baby in the bath without adult supervision. Even for a few seconds.<p>Seven-month-old Alex McCartney was taking a bath with his 2-year-old sister Lily …

Kids

‘Slapped cheek’ syndrome

In 1974, while screening blood donations for hepatitis B, an Australian virologist accidentally discovered a new parvovirus (parvo meaning "small"). …

Health

44 Completely Rational Reasons My 3-Year-Old Tantrumed Today

<i>We all have rough days, but 44 tantrums in one day is a new record. From our friends at Babyology, read about the hilarious and rational problems that were worth crying about for this 3-year-old!</i><p>Have a threenager at home? Please, pull up a chair, pour a glass of wine, and enjoy these completely …

Peppa Pig

8 Life-Saving Water Safety Rules Every Parent Needs to Know

More than 600 children drown every year. But you can help bring down this tragic number. We’ll show you how to make nearly every body of water—from your bathtub to the beach—a whole lot safer for your family and friends.<p>Make no mistake: Drowning is a threat to children everywhere. Nationwide, it’s …

Babies