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Being a parent is kind of like being in a secret society. Sure, anyone can be a parent really. And sure, everyone has their own assumptions as to what being a parent is like.

 

But it's not until you have children of your own that you can really understand each other.

 

To the Mom with the screaming toddler in the cereal aisle – we salute you. To the Dad left alone with his breastfed baby and a bottle for Mom's girls night out – we salute you.

 

Here are a few of our most popular posts to get you started:

 

When Are We Really Going to Be Cool with Breastfeeding?

7 Ways to Tame Your Toddler During a Public Meltdown

 4 Ways My Relationship with My Mom Chanced Once I Became a Mom

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Kate DeRosa, teacher of Prenatal Yoga at Wake Up Yoga South, in Squat Pose. Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice.
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Yoga for Back Pain During Pregnancy

Kate DeRosa, teacher of Prenatal Yoga at Wake Up Yoga South, in Squat Pose. Photo by Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice. Pregnancy is an incredible experience. It can be joyful and amazing, but it’s not exactly a comfortable process. Humans have big babies, and carrying them around…

June 5, 2018
Moms

Awesome Family-Friendly Memorial Day Picnic Ideas

The weather is finally warming up, and Memorial Day is nearly upon us. It’s time to start planning those picnics! If you’ve got kids, they’ll be home for a long Memorial Day weekend, so it’s important to include them in the picnic, if not…

May 25, 2018
Moms

Four Tips for Family Caregivers

You would do anything for your family and closest friends — and, at some point, that might include stepping in as a caregiver. In this role, you’ll tend to someone who was just in the hospital or doctor’s office, or someone who otherwise needs…

May 23, 2018
The Best Parenting Podscasts You Should be Listening To
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The Best Parenting Podcasts You Need to Be Listening To

Parenting comes naturally to some people. For the rest of us, it’s a work in progress. Sometimes, you just don’t know how to handle a behavioral issue, or you aren’t sure when to let them have certain kinds of food and drink. You can…

May 21, 2018
Moms

Crazy Ways Your Skin Changes During Pregnancy

The following is a guest post from Tracey Montford – Like many women out there, Tracey Montford is an exceptional multi-tasker! Apart from steering a global business, managing 2 young boys & keeping the clan clean and fed, Tracey still finds time to provide creative inspiration and…

May 16, 2018
Is Cloth Diapering Practical for Working Moms?
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Is Cloth Diapering Practical for Working Moms?

Diapering your babies isn’t supposed to be terribly complicated, but sometimes it can be. Do you choose organic disposable diapers, cloth diapers, or just any old diapers that you happen to grab off the shelf from the grocery store in your sleep deprived new-mom…

May 4, 2018
Moms

On Choosing the Right Childcare for Two Children

Picking the perfect childcare for one child can seem like an impossible task.  How can you find someone that you trust, who is in line with your child-rearing philosophies, and is affordable – all while trying to raise your child and find time in…

April 19, 2018
How Working Moms Can Make Breastfeeding Work
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How Working Moms Can Make Breastfeeding Work

Time with your baby is ticking away. Soon, you must prepare to go back to work and figure out how this breastfeeding while working thing works. You need to review childcare options, pump some milk for the freezer and get your pumping schedule in…

April 11, 2018
Why I Give My Kid Dessert with Dinner
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Why I Let My Kid Eat Dessert First

In my house, a chocolate chip cookie goes on the same plate as broccoli and the rest of the meal. Why? Because that means my kid eats the broccoli and stops complaining about “Where’s the dessert? What’s for dessert? I hate this.” Hate is…

April 6, 2018
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Parenting Is Hard — But Here’s How I Pretend It’s Not

Parenting — it’s five full-time jobs and being the nominal head of a strange planet called “Rugratopia,” because face it: The toddlers are the true Ones in Charge. I wouldn’t change being a parent for all the other jobs in the world, no matter…

March 22, 2018