The Fourth Trimester: Dealing with Postpartum Feelings Some people—accurately—call the first several months of motherhood the “fourth trimester.” The reason that’s such an apt description of this tumultuous time is that you’re still stewing in a hormonal brew; you’re exhausted and possibly overwhelmed; and your body is still not even close to yours again. Here are common postpartum feelings, so you know you aren’t alone: Exhaustion: Okay, being more tired than you ever thought possible before isn’t exactly an emotion, but the kind of bone-weariness common to new motherhood triggers other feelings. It’s hard to cope with the...
No need to fret, first-time fathers: Follow our list of eight ways to prep for impending fatherhood, and you'll rest easy in no time.
We didn't get it then, but we sure do get it now. Reflecting on our mothers once we ourselves become them, we now see how much they truly did and sacrificed to be there for us in every way possible.
There's always so much to learn from other cultures, which certainly doesn't stop at parenting. Discover unique ways in which parents raise their children in lands far and wide.
It's the most wonderful time of the year—but it can also be stressful what with long nights, commotion with visitors, heaps of sweets and treats, and the like. Keep your toddler on his normal sleeping schedule as best you can, but prepare to be flexible.
No two families are the same, and neither are their holiday traditions. Celebrate this holiday season by honoring your family's traditions, no matter how old-school or off-kilter they may be, and be sure to get your kids involved with the fun to be had.
We may have evolved past the village-centered base of raising families, but that doesn't mean that we don't still rely on each other for parenting wisdom. Here's a look at the evolution of sources of parenting advice over the past several decades.
The death of a baby is an unspeakable tragedy from which it takes a lifetime to heal. Read on to learn about SIDS, suffocation risks, and best practices for keeping your newborn safe while asleep.