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5 Lies I Tell To Survive Parenthood

Image via Shutterstock<p>When we become parents, we become many different people to our children: servants, maids, chefs, nurses, referees, chauffeurs, …

7 celebrities tell TODAY: What I wish I'd known about parenthood

Those first few days, weeks and months with a newborn can be shocking to say the least. That's why we consulted with the wise and vast TODAY Parenting Team to create the ultimate guide to bringing home baby.<p>Click here to join the TODAY Parenting Team<p>Now, we've tapped seven celebrity parents to …

What I Would Tell My 26-Year-Old Self About Setting Up a Home

I've had my own home for almost a decade, so while I can't quite say my advice is sage, it is backed up by some lessons learned. With a few moves and …

Minimalism

30 thoughts every new mom has during night feedings

Shares 2<p>Whether it’s from lack of sleep, or postpartum hormones, many a new mom has become a philosopher during night feedings.<p>Sometimes you’re …

13 Surprises Parents Have Found on Their Phones, Thanks to Their Kids

What's the easiest way to placate your kids? Hand them your <b>smartphone</b>, of course! Yet while you might assume they're just playing Angry Birds, be …

Angry Birds

Losing Weight By Eating Cucumbers

Is it really possible to lose weight by simply eating cucumbers? These common green vegetables are in fact a useful supplement to your weight …

Bet You Didn't Know: You Can Wash these 25 Things in the Dishwasher

(Image credit: Carolyn Purnell)<p>Get ready! You're about to have 25 clean things with just the push of a dishwasher button. You know you're dying to …

Personal Hygiene

9 Phrases Successful People Say Every Day (and You Should, Too)

Accomplishments are based on actions, not on thoughts—yet the thought is always father to the deed.<p>Achievement starts with an idea , a perspective, a …

Is This Playlist the Secret to a Productive Work Day?

With a holiday weekend behind you, technically you should now be back at work feeling refreshed and ready to get stuff done. But let’s be real: You’re probably actually still a little hungover from that skiing trip or day dreaming about that romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. So what’s the secret to …

11 Ways to Make Your Small Living Room Feel Bigger

A coffee table might not rate highly on your list of decorating needs, but just try to do without one for any length of time, and you’ll be clamoring for somewhere to put your drink (and your feet!). While it might feel safer to stick with a rectilinear table, sometimes a piece with a few more …

What Happened When This Mom Let Her Toddler Style Her for a Week

Feeling like you have “nothing to wear?” Wishing you had a personal stylist to open your eyes to new possibilities? On a whim, this mom decided to ask her toddler what she should wear. The look was so adorable she hired him for the week. Along with being mom to two adorable little guys, Rockwell …

26 Mother and Child Photos

No matter if a child is a newborn or a fully grown adult, mother and child photos never lose their ability to warm hearts, especially around Mother's …

Living and Loving (South Africa)

4 EASY SENSORY CRAFTS YOU CAN MAKE AT HOME FOR YOUR TODDLER<p>You don’t have to spend a fortune on sensory toys to stimulate your toddler. You can make …

What I'm Not Afraid to Say About Parenthood

Over the weekend I found myself sitting in my dark closet and sobbing uncontrollably. You know, the kind of snotty, ugly-faced cry that you never see in the movies. I'll spare you the details of all that led up to it, but suffice it to say that it's not the first time that it happened and it …

How I Regained Perspective on Life and Parenthood

I often speak of the omnipotence of perspective, but lately I find myself really losing it. Quiet reflection is the best antidote, but free time is the scarcest resource for our busy family. It has taken weeks and weeks to get a little time in which to write, and I have been feeling increasingly …

How The Breastfeeding Cafe Aims To Make Parenthood Less Scary For New Mums

The first few months of parenthood is firefighting between the arrival of a newborn, lack of sleep (oh, the lack of sleep!) and trying to cope with a …

Lasagna in a slow cooker? 5 recipes that prove it works!

Lasagna lovers might understandably be a little skeptical about making the dish in a slow cooker, but when you think about it, the process isn’t much different from the oven: Layer the noodles, sauce and fillings in a deep dish, and cook away. Normally, though, baking a lasagna requires a big block …

Shopping for luxury brands? Here's how to spot a fake

A new crop of handbags are currently waltzing down the runway at New York Fashion Week, and it's only a matter of time before counterfeiters begin replicating them en masse.<p>While some are obvious knock-offs, others might seem just like the real thing to the casual buyer.<p>When it comes to fake bags, …

Luxury Lifestyle

12 French Girl Street Style Trends from Paris Couture Week

It’s that time of year again, when the fashion calendar kicks itself into overdrive, taking us on an extremely well-dressed world tour starting in Paris with Haute Couture Week in late January, then on to New York, London, Milan and back again to the City of Lights in mid-March. And while we love …

10 Spring Break Destinations for the Post-College Crowd

It’s never too early to start planning your spring break getaway, even if college is pretty far in the rearview mirror at this point. Sure, you could go all out and relive those college years, but you might not recover as well as you used to. In the interest of our worse-with-age hangovers, why not …

10 Things To Get Rid Of If You Want To Be Happy

What would you throw away right now if you were given a magical trashcan where you could get ride of all the stuff that’s causing you stress? During …

Minimalism

Happiness Comes From Giving and Helping, Not From Buying and Having

In times of potential economic danger, economists and politicians rely on us to keep spending. This week the European Central Bank is set to …

Learn the 7 Secrets for Building Unstoppable Confidence | Inc.com

Building true confidence is a gradual process. No one is going to turn into a positive, self-confident person overnight.<p>1. Stop comparing yourself to others.<p>The worst thing you can do is compare yourself to others. Remember that you're seeing the surface of their lives, not the underlying reality. …

Self-improvement

Are You Taking Good Enough Care Of Yourself? 6 Essential Questions To Ask

This year I decided not to do any New Year's resolutions. Instead, I set one intention — to prioritize self-care.<p>The only thing I needed to do for …

Positive Thinking