New Mom

Average Age Of First-Time Moms Is At Record High

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There’s no exact ‘right’ age to have a child, no matter what your friends (or mother) might say. But the average age of first-time moms is rising, and according to a new CDC report released yesterday, is now at an all-time high: 26.3 years in 2014, up from 24.9 years in 2000, with the... Read more

Mom Shows Off Her #BadassUndies To Fight Post-Baby Body Shaming

badass undies selfieMel Rymill via Facebook
Some women are eager to get back to their pre-baby exercise routines after giving birth, while it’s not a priority for others. Either way, it’s hard to deny the pressures that many women face practically the minute after that baby arrives. And one woman is fed up with the assumption that weight loss should be... Read more

Time to #EndMommyWars? A Review of Similac's New Video

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Jessica Shortall is 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, and now she's here to give you advice for dealing with the challenges of being a working and pumping... Read more

Things Moms Can’t Wait To Do Again (After Having Baby)

Don’t get us wrong. We know that emotional feeling of “I can’t believe I’m growing a baby!” is just as amazing now as it was when you first found out you were expecting. Feeling baby kick, getting weekly "How Big is Baby" updates and learning about new developments at each doctor's visit never get... Read more

Minnesota Mom Creates Documentary To Change Conversation About Postpartum Bodies

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Pregnancy can be tough, but life after baby isn't always smooth sailing either. Between the frustration of trying on a pair of pre-baby jeans and that don't zip to catching a glimpse of stretch marks in the mirror, at one point or another, moms often feel pressure to change their bodies and rid themselves of those 'imperfections.' But one... Read more

Mom’s Pregnancy Weight Gain After Birth May Lead to Child’s Obesity

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When you're ‘eating for two’ it's easy to give in to strong (and sometimes strange!) cravings, and before you know it those pregnancy pounds quickly add up. In reality, doctors say 300 extra calories per day is all you need, and excessive weight gain can have health consequences that put you and baby at risk.... Read more

‘The Mindy Project’ Gets Real On Breastfeeding In Public

Mindy Kaling breastfeeding on the subway on 'The Mindy Project'NBC Universal
Motherhood is often represented on television, but breastfeeding? Not as frequently, and not always in realistic ways that call attention to struggles real moms face. When The Mindy Project decided to have Mindy Kaling’s character Dr. Mindy Lahiri become pregnant last season, they committed to a tough task: portraying motherhood. But rather than taking this new... Read more

Bobbie Thomas On Baby Miles: 'It's The Best Gift You Could Ever Get'

Bobbie Thomas and baby Miles with Kathie Lee and HodaTODAY
At almost two months old, Miles Thomas Marion just made his national television debut. Along with mom (better known as TODAY Show style editor Bobbie Thomas), Miles dropped by studio 1A to visit Kathie Lee and Hoda. "This is the first time I've put heels on for more than five minutes and I'm afraid I'll... Read more

The Latest Vote for Breastfeeding in Public

Victoria Donda Perez just set a new benchmark for public breastfeeding–not to mention multitasking! Earlier this month, Perez brought eight-month-old daughter Trilce to work. But this was not your average cubicle farm—since Perez, 37, is a politician, her office that day happened to be a parliamentary session at the nation’s capital. And when duty called... 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