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Fall in Love with These Autumn-Inspired Baby Shower Invitations

Flowers, woodland creatures and majestic mountains you have to see!

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I Tried a SNOO Rental & It Was Dreamy

Add this to your “must rent” list!

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Quick, Easy & Satisfying Snacks for Breastfeeding Parents

Snacks play a huge part in a lactating person’s journey—these low-effort, nutrient-dense foods not only taste good but will surely crush any hunger pains.

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10 Reasons Why It’s Great to Be an Older Mom

Number 4 is a big financial win, for sure!

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Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Brands You’ll Feel Good Investing In

From covet-worthy bags that are cruelty-free to goods made out of recycled water bottles, we uncovered forward-thinking brands that you can feel good investing in.

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18 Indoor Forts Perfect for Hot Summer Days

Stuck inside? These indoor play palaces will keep cabin fever away.

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Reach Out: NYC’s Top Parenting & Support Groups

Now more than ever it’s important to connect. Find your online tribe here!

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28 Farm Stays Every Family Should Experience

Gallivant with goats and cavort with chickens at these farms that welcome families to spend the night.

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Everything You Need to Know About Fostering Animals

Thinking about bringing a furry family member into your life? Fostering a pet from a shelter or rescue organization may be the perfect way to ease into pet parenthood. Not only do you get to experience caring for a pet…

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Sleep Health Is Maternal Health: Why Better Sleep Habits Matter

“You don’t have to hold your exhaustion up as proof of your parenthood or accept sleepless nights. You and your baby deserve a better night’s sleep.”

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There Is No Silver Bullet to Healing from Trauma

“Being a parent is freakin’ hard. We are challenged to be our best selves while raising better versions of who we became.”

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I Love You All So Much. Now Please Leave Me Alone

“For Mother’s Day this year, a friend has asked for what she calls: ‘Live like my husband day,’ where she can ‘enjoy my kid when I want to, and then just walk away at will and not be responsible for any of her care.'”

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The Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist for New Moms

From your own PJs and pillow to a special swaddling blanket and champagne, here’s what you really need to pack in your hospital bag.

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Being Okay with the Stage of Motherhood You’re In Now

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I just finished an early morning exercise class. It was only 45 minutes long. By about minute 40, right when the final stretch got underway, I took a second to look around. Half the class…

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New Survey Reveals What It’s Really Like Trying to Conceive

Here’s what real parents have to say about TTC.

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4 Surprising Pregnancy Nutrition Tips, According to a Dietitian

“Along with the typical tips of taking in enough folic acid, here are some must-know nutrition tips to help set your baby up for the best start in life.”

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Dear Potential Future Parents, Here are the Pros & Cons of Having Kids

“I always wanted to have kids, I always dreamed of being a mother and having a family one day, but the reality versus the vision of motherhood and family life are so drastically different it is kind of comical.”

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Now Read This! Top Baby, Pregnancy & Parenting Blogs to Follow Now

Straight talk, big laughs and lots of good advice are just seconds away with these blogs for new moms and moms-to-be.

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10 Women Who Changed NYC Forever

These ladies made history in The Big Apple, and beyond!

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What’s Up, Doc? Your Guide to Well-Baby Doctor Visits During Baby’s First Year

Find out what to bring and what to expect at your well-baby visits with your pediatrician.

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25 Smart Ways to Save Big During Your Baby’s First Year

Hold on to that wallet! Before you buy, read these tips for saving money when you have a new baby.

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Kellan & Brittany Lutz Welcome Baby Girl

The “Twilight” actor and his wife welcome their first child.

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Always Buy Cereal & Other Lessons I’ve Learned from a 13-Year-Old

“I’m learning that the best way to parent teenagers is to see them, hear them, and accept them for who they are right now…and feed them lots and lots of cereal.”

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5 Ways for New Parents to Save Money

“Parenting can be a challenge for new parents, especially when it comes to finances, but saving money as new parents is not impossible.”

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We Heart New York: Valentine’s Day Gifts & Activities

From cooking and craft projects to locally-made and inspired goods, we’ve got ideas on how to show your love with Big Apple flair!

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My New Forever

“I couldn’t bear to think about forever then, I could barely think of what would happen between now and his next birthday. I just needed to get through today.”

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The Universal Gesture of Parenthood

Photo: Catherine Myman Kaplan
There are times when parenthood can seem terribly isolating. Moments where you feel all alone, hoping for a sign or gesture from other parents that you are not by yourself in this, that someone else understands. …

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How to Raise Empathetic Kids

To learn and practice empathy, we’ll need to begin within.  Yes y’all!  I’m talking about that ‘heart work’.

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6 Books About Motherhood that Aren’t All About Motherhood

This list is the output of reading more than 100 books over the past four years. I hope they make you feel seen, celebrated, and perfect just as you are, wherever you are on your path in parenthood. They are highly feminist and written by women I admire. Motherhood is messy and it’s beautiful and I’m so happy I get to share it with you.

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Newborn Tips from a Delivery Nurse

“Every new parent runs into one hiccup or another when it comes to how they envisioned their first few days with their baby. Do your best to try and go with the flow—you’ll be much happier if you give yourself some slack right from the beginning!”

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My Best Piece of Parenting Advice May Surprise You

“As a couple, we’ve had to figure out new ways to keep the spark alive while knee-deep in diapers.”

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Why Don’t Men Talk about Infertility?

“Men are very much part of the equation when it comes to a couple’s infertility…so why aren’t we treated as such?”

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Meet 18 Seattle Parents Who Are Making a Difference

These inspiring moms and dads prove that simple ideas can make a big difference in the lives of others.

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17 Last-Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas for LA Families

Everything you need for the ultimate at-home celebration.

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