mommy life

Working Motherhood: Now With Pooper Scoopers!

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This week, a woman flying from Boston to DC was told by a United Airlines employee to pump breastmilk in the airport's pet relief area. “She said you can go to the bathroom. And I said the bathroom is not sanitary,” said the woman, Liz Meagher Cooper. “She said we also have a... Read more

3 Ways to Have a Baby-Friendly (and Fun!) Fourth of July

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but holidays just aren’t the same when you have a baby. Some holidays, that is. Especially ones involving beer and fireworks. Babies and pyrotechnics don’t mix. So you might find yourself, like I did, sitting home alone with a baby on Independence Day, while... Read more

Building A Breast Milk Stash Before You Go Back To Work

Meet Jessica Shortall, a working mom with a career dedicated to the intersection of business and doing good. As the former Director of Giving for TOMS Shoes, she literally circumnavigated the globe with a breast pump. Pre-order her upcoming book by Abrams, “Work. Pump. Repeat: The New Mom’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back... Read more

Inspiring Mompreneur: Christine Deehring, Founder of Bump Boxes

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We’re getting up close and personal with mothers who are savvy innovators and businesswomen and finding out their secrets to success. This time, we got the scoop from Christine Deehring, founder of The Bump: Give us a quick elevator pitch of your business. Christine Deehring: Bump Boxes were developed to take the guesswork out... Read more

10 Reasons You’re An Awesome Mom

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It’s about that time for Mother’s Day! Time to stop and reflect that what you do is hard work. People who say this is easy are either lying or are crazy rich, and this list isn't for them anyway. So moms, here are ten reasons why you should celebrate that you made it another year:... Read more

Do You Make More Money Than He Does? You’ll Have a Happier Marriage With These Rules

This guest blog post was written by Farnoosh Torabi, personal finance expert, TV personality, and author of When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women As a breadwinning mom-to-be (6 weeks left and counting…!) I’ve naturally begun to experience minor panic attacks, as I wonder how I’ll ever be able to maintain my... Read more

Want to Have a Great Relationship With Your Baby’s Nanny? These 5 Tips Should Help

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This post was written by Julia Knapp, one of the founders of chARTer Nannies and the Head of Wardrobe on the Yo Gabba Gabba show. Julia travels with Yo Gabba Gabba and Thomas the Train on the road. During the off season, she works as the regular travel nanny for the band...

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4 Big Things You Need to Know About Exercising While Breastfeeding

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Many women have questions, concerns and doubts regarding exercise while breastfeeding.  Is it okay? Will it affect my milk supply? Will it change the taste of my milk? Will it affect the baby'? Are certain exercises better than others? And the list goes on. Here are four important facts that might answer some of your... Read more

10 Reasons I’m a Worse Mom Than You

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This guest post was written by Karen Alpert, the ridiculously hairy, self-deprecating writer of the blog Baby Sideburns and author of the brand new and hilarious parenting book, I Heart My Little A-Holes. She's spent the past fifteen years working for national advertising agencies until she was promoted to her newest... Read more

Mets Second Baseman In Hot Water for Taking a Three-Day Paternity Leave — and You Won’t Believe Why

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Ready for some news that will piss the pants off your Friday afternoon? Daniel Murphy, the New York Mets second baseman and brand new daddy, decided to miss out on the first two games of the 2014 baseball season to be by his wife's bedside at the birth of their first child. A new daddy... Read more