Health & self-care

The average parent hasn't had a romantic night out in 3 years

When was the last time you and your partner got all dolled up and went out for a special night on the town? If your answer is “so long ago I almost can’t remember,” you’re in good company. A new survey released by OnePoll and Groupon shows the average... more

New postpartum recovery ad is poignant and real — and major network refused to air it

It’s not until a woman gives birth that she typically learns about the unseen world of postpartum peri bottles, frozen menstrual pads and mesh underwear. Though birth recovery is a major feat that often involves stitches and weeks of bleeding, it’s not something many people talk about, and it’s certainly... more

Mom’s emotional post about stay-at-home parenthood is tough to read, but it’s also true

It’s not every day you see a mom crying on Facebook over how hard it is to stay home with her children. By society’s standards, stay-at-home parents aren’t supposed to be stressed. They’re supposed to keep the house tidy, plan tons of fun activities and lovingly dote on their babies... more

21 quotes from inspiring and empowering women

It’s still a sad truth in life that being born a woman presents some unique challenges. We’ve had to fight tooth and nail for every right, and we still haven’t achieved full equality. But from earning the right to vote to showing powerful men that time’s up, we’ve proven again... more

The 13 best personal assistant apps

Personal assistants can change your life, but they can be pricey. If you’re working for yourself or for a small company, or if you’re just feeling overwhelmed in your everyday life, hiring a personal assistant might sound like a pipe dream. But for a quick fix, many effective personal assistant... more

Mom shares miscarriage with her 12-year-old to normalize pregnancy loss

Journalist and podcast host Paula Faris knows all too well how painful pregnancy loss can be. In a recent appearance on “The View,” she revealed that she suffered her third miscarriage over the summer. While the losses have been heartbreaking, Faris also shared how she has chosen to use... more

14 real-life examples of the cruel phenomenon that is mom brain

Mom brain. It makes us do all sorts of crazy things, doesn’t it? Find your cell phone in the dryer? Mom brain. Stepped into the shower with your socks on? Mom brain. Forgot what day/month/year it is? Mom brain.  From showing up at a party a day... more

Meghan Markle is done being mom shamed — and we can’t blame her

For the past three years Meghan Markle has been taken to task about everything from her age and her upbringing to her love of avocados, and in the beginning, she took it all in stride. She smiled, waved and employed the royal family’s “never complain, never explain” mantra. But when... more