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What I'd Do For A Good Night's Sleep

Moms discuss how they solved their kids' sleep problems as part of the Interview Series.When you have a newborn, you can't talk to anyone without hearing: Is he/she sleeping through the night? But what about when they're 3, or 6, or even 10? For... more Interview Series: 6 Tips For Dating As A Single Parent

Single moms weigh in on the most important things about balancing dating and single parenthood. Dating's hard enough when you're single -- but what about when you're a single parent? No doubt having a little one in tow can raise the stakes, but it can also raise a... more

When Should You Give Your Child A Cell Phone?

4 tips from real moms on how to make this difficult parenting decision as part of the Interview Series.     They're everywhere. Now, it seems nearly every 'tween and teen out there has some kind of cell phone. According to a survey by Consumer Reports, nearly... more

Oops! How To Handle Getting Caught In The Act

One mom shares her story of an awkward family moment as part of the Interview Series. It's a tough moment when Mommy and Daddy get caught in... compromising positions. Lyss Stern, parenting expert and founder of DivaLysscious Moms, has been there and done that, and lived to... more Interview Series: How To Stop Feeling Mom Guilt

Here are 4 tips to let yourself off the hook. Everything in moderation: this simple motto works for just about any little indulgence. And believe it or not, it also works for letting yourself off the hook as a mom. We can't do it all, and the self-imposed (or... more

I'm Having A Baby: Fears Going From 1 Kid To 2

Today, I want to introduce you to Melissa. A mom and remote-employee of, Melissa lives in New Hampshire and works as a teacher and coach as well as a content marketer for Now, she has big news: She is pregnant with her second baby. And of... more

Tips For Potty Training Triumph

Real moms share their potty training survival tactics as part of the Interview Series.     Potty training. Two little words that strike big fear in parents and caregivers everywhere. Whether you're afraid of the time commitment, the stubborn nature of your toddler, or the inevitable mess... more