I was born to be a mother. Before I had my daughter, I longed for children of my own. I imagined the beautiful birth, when my daughter would be placed on my chest and all the pain would fade away. I thought I would know all about her, feel this magical mother-daughter bond from the second I looked into her eyes. In the first few weeks following her birth, I was embarrassed and scared to discover that the bond I had hoped for still wasn't there. Was I a bad mother?Read Full Story
There are rumors going around in the parenting community about why some men flat out refuse to attend their child's birth. Scratch that. These aren't rumors. Some fathers-to-be firmly believe that if they see their wife bring new life into the world, they'll never be able to have sex with her again.Read Full Story
Being a new mom is hard — a complicated dance during which the line between sheer joy and sheer exhaustion is constantly being toed. If you're looking for the perfect gift to get a new mama in your life, here are 10 that are sure to really please.Read Full Story
They say when a baby is born, a mother is born too… BabyBites was the afterbirth. In our new roles as mothers, we learned moms don't have a lot of time, but they could sure use a laugh. BabyBites are itty-bitty, baby-sized bites of comedy to remind us that we aren't alone. Yes, it's awesome to be a mom. It's also pretty hard. But it's also pretty funny.Read Full Story
I understand the importance of family tradition. But it wasn't until I became a parent a few years ago that I felt possessive and protective over my new family unit. I wanted to do holidays my way and create new traditions and memories for my own family. Grandparents should not stand in the way of that.Read Full Story
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