All Moms Can Relate To This ‘Hallelujah’ Parody

shannon-abbott-hallelujahShannon Christensen Abbott via Facebook
The first few months at home with a new baby are both exhausting and exciting, filled with sleepless nights, spit-up-soaked clothes and eventually, some smiles from baby. But as mom-of-two Shannon Christensen Abbott knows, you’ve got to find some humor in the tougher aspects of motherhood. And her powerful voice will surely put a smile... Read more

Can Moms Really Have It All? Actress Lake Bell Investigates

Lake Bell likes to multitask. She leans towards wanting more and isn’t afraid to ask for help or change her mind along the way. And before giving birth to daughter Nova last October with her husband, well-known tattoo artist Scott Campbell, Bell said she couldn’t understand women who gave up their careers to be full-time... Read more

How Does Your State Rank In Child Well-Being?

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It’s a great time to raise children in the Midwest and New England. These regions include eight of the top 10 states (along with New Jersey and Utah) that have the highest overall well-being for American children, according to new information released from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual KIDS COUNT Data Book.... Read more

Moms: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Thinks You're Sexy

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Good news, moms: You're exactly what Joseph Gordon-Levitt is looking for. In his latest HitRECord production, the actor belts out a very entertaining ode to mothers, JT and Andy Samberg style. Because—in Gordon-Levitt's words—moms are "like no other lovers." Heck, yeah! Before any moms out there might take offense at his parody, keep in mind that when... 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

New App Helps Locate Clean Public Bathrooms

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When you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go. Especially when you’re pregnant. And now, there’s an app for that: A new start-up aims to give busy city dwellers access to clean and sanitary restrooms for whenever the urge strikes. Looie, set to launch in New York City’s family-friendly Tribeca neighborhood later this month,... Read more

You Know You're A Mom When...

Everyone has that moment when it finally hits you: “Wow! I’m someone’s mom!”

1. Conversations have a dress code

I am NOT talking to you until you have underwear on. #thingsmomssay

— Once in a While Kyle (@LitteBitofWit) June 24, 2014   2. Road rage is normal

"I have...

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The Unbearable Loneliness Of Pumping

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... Read more

State of the World's Mothers Report: How Does the US Stack Up?

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Every year, Save the Children releases its State of the World's Mothers Report, ranking 179 countries based on maternal and children's health statistics. Where would you expect the US to fall? Somewhere within the top 10? Try 33. Internationally, disparities between care available for the urban rich and the urban poor are Read more

Exclusive: Shakira Shares Parenting Advice and Her UNICEF World Baby Shower

Shakira, Gerard and son Milan

For Shakira, working with her foundation to raise awareness for education, childhood development and nutrition wasn’t enough -- she wanted to do more. So during both of her pregnancies, she teamed up with UNICEF to host a World Baby Shower to raise money and awareness for babies born into extreme poverty. The...

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