Kids Health

7 Things You Should Never Say to Lesbian Moms

“Who’s the real mom?” I hope you don’t consider the lesbian mom you’re asking this question to a friend. Because she will no longer be your friend after you ask this question. Most often, though, this question comes from a complete stranger and I’m sure what they mean is, “since both parents have uteruses, I’m […]

Health Problems

Mind mom’s mental health after child’s diagnosis

Doctors should consider a “family diagnosis” when it comes to treating children with epilepsy, as recent research has uncovered the potential for long-term mental-health challenges impacting the mothers of diagnosed children. According to a new study by Western and Lawson Health Research Institute, 57 percent of mothers of children with epilepsy were at risk for […]

Kids Health

Sexy & Comfortable Lingerie for New Moms

So, you just birthed a baby. Congrats! You’re pretty much guaranteed to be dealing with a ton of shifts right now — in your schedule, your emotions and definitely your body. Maybe you’re dealing with breastfeeding or vulva stitches or a C-section scar or postpartum depression or all of the above (hopefully not all of […]

Kids Health

What I've Learned About Parenting From Other People's Moms

I’m not a mother yet, but as a nearly 30 non-mom, I’m at the age when my social media feed is a steady stream of baby announcements, gender reveals and growing family photos. I’m often asked questions about my own family plans. “Are you guys thinking about kids yet?” And Google certainly seems to think […]

Health News

Smoke Alarm With Mom’s Voice Wakes Children Faster

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 — Young children are more likely to be awakened by a smoke alarm that uses their mother’s voice than one with a typical high-pitched alarm, a new study finds. The mother’s voice alarm also resulted in much quicker escape times. “Children are remarkably resistant to awakening by sound when asleep,” explained […]