Topic: motherhood

8 Reasons ‘Luxury Mommy And Me Retreats’ Are Divorced From Reality

8 Reasons 'Luxury Mommy And Me Retreats' Are Divorced From Reality

Vacation becomes something of a chore once kids are involved. More than once I’ve returned from a “relaxing” family trip and uttered the tired line, “I need a vacation to recover from my vacation.” That’s probably because I’m one of the poors, though, and I can’t afford a luxury getaway like Maria Rocco‘s Me And Mom in Tuscany retreat. Yes, that’s right: you can take your kids to Tuscany for a special mommy and me getaway. More »

6 Things NBC’s Parenthood Taught Me About Being An Actual Parent

6 Things NBC's Parenthood Taught Me About Being An Actual Parent

The series finale of NBC’s Parenthood is tonight and I am already crying. For those of you who aren’t obsessed, Parenthood is a drama series that chronicles the lives of the Braverman family, which consists of Mr. and Mrs. Braverman, their 4 adult children, their spouses/significant others, and all of their kids, so there are plenty of story lines to follow and never a dull moment. I started watching it on Netflix when my first was a newborn during those seemingly endless days of feedings and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. More »

Yes, Being A Mom Does Define Me

Yes, Being A Mom Does Define Me

A few minutes later, my daughter asks for homework help. After she is settled, I get working on our calendar for the week and figure out who needs to go where and what I will make for dinner each night. This all sounds so mundane. And for many women, it would be. For me, it just makes me happy. They are all reminders that I am doing something I had hoped to do my whole life- be a parent. More »

Be Thankful For Whatever Help You Get After Having A Baby

Be Thankful For Whatever Help You Get After Having A Baby

Having a baby, particularly your first baby, can be one of the hardest things you will ever go through. You can prepare for months in advance and still not be totally ready for the ways your life will be changed by that little sack of flour. You and your partner will have your hands full and naturally, you will want the assistance of anyone willing to offer it, but it is important to be thankful for whatever help you get after having a baby. More »

10 Things Your Kids Steal From You

10 Things Your Kids Steal From You

I have two younger brothers. Growing up, this meant that most of my possessions were safe because, girl stuff. However, there were still items I had to guard with my life and I can remember thinking that I could not WAIT to be an adult so I could stop worrying about people I live with snatching my stuff without permission. Little did I know, my brothers were going easy on me. Since my daughter was a toddler, I have had so much crap go missing in my house and it makes me nuts. More »

Evening Feeding: Is It Possible To Raise A Healthy Kid In A Super-Size World?

Evening Feeding: Is It Possible To Raise A Healthy Kid In A Super-Size World?

Is it possible to raise a healthy kid in a super-size world? -Parents.com

Motherhood is a choice. And Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi are all for it. -Babble

Tyra Banks talks about expanding the definition of beauty. (YES!) -HuffPo Women

Josh Duhamel is the perfect husband and father in this photo! -Celebrity Baby Scoop

Well, this is strange. The Christmas Tree Butt Plug in Paris was deflated. -The Frisky

Alessandro Ambrosio is prob the hottest pumpkin picking mom. -Celeb Baby Laundry

Wow.. A child experiences a medication error every X minutes?! -HuffPo Parents

So you chose the baby name. But what does this say about YOU? -The Stir

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