Why We March For Our Lives

On April 16th, 2007, I distinctly remember waking up and having this feeling that something was wrong- even before I’d turned on the news,...

Please Stop Telling Me I Need a Boy

“Oh, are you going to try for one more to get your boy?” “I bet Daddy would like a little boy, right?” “Your poor husband!”   “Your high...

My Mom Still Colors Easter Eggs with Me

Nothing can influence a child’s development more than the interactions with their mother. A mother and a daughter have a special connection. One day...

Meet Ian – Daily Mom Kid

“I want a little girl”, is all I could say the morning after my son was born. Here I was holding this perfect little...

Daily Mom Military: Deployment? What’s That?

Deployments are part of military life. It’s kind of our signature “thing.” It’s one thing that our spouses and families have to deal with...

Losing My Mommy Tummy With The Mutu System

*deep breaths* Sharing these photos is scary and makes me want to puke a little. But sharing also holds me accountable, and shows other...

A Letter To My Children About Postpartum Depression

To Benjamin, Julia, and William. My dear, sweet babies. I wish I had a different story to tell about the past few years. I wish...

Meet Andi – Mother of 9 No Doubt She’s A Daily...

I never imagined that I’d be a minority statistic – like ever. Hi there! Check out a wee little part of my life as...

Daily Mom Military: Married to the Military

I don’t know any military spouse that went looking to become a military spouse. Every spouse I know, it just kind of…happened. We met...

What I’ve Learned From Loss

Grief, although a natural part of life, is a topic most people avoid. At least I used to, until my sister died. The words...

TO THE NEW BREASTFEEDING MOM WHO’S STRUGGLING TO GET THROUGH THE...

I am a seasoned breastfeeding mother. I have been through the trenches not once, but twice. I have spent hours trying to get my...

35 YEARS YOUNG: WHAT MY LIFE HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT TRUE...

Lately, my children have been telling me that I look beautiful. I have to admit, I take a moment – just a few seconds...

35 YEARS YOUNG: WHAT MY LIFE HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT TRUE...

Lately, my children have been telling me that I look beautiful. I have to admit, I take a moment – just a few seconds...

Your Kids Do Benefit From Having A Working Mom

Got mom-guilt while being a working mom with either a home business or a job? Feel judged by other moms who have the luxury...

Mentor: Make a Difference in the Life of a Child

As parents, we so often take for granted the difference that an adult role model or mentor really makes in the life of a...

Photographers Guide On How to Recoup From Busy Season Burn-Out

We know that many of our loyal readers at Daily Mom are mom-turned-photographers, or professional photographers themselves. Every year, we strive to publish relevant...

Why I Stopped Being The “Perfect” Mom

  Should I breastfeed or bottle feed? Swaddle or co-sleep? Read to them every night or just hold them close? Never yell or keep my...

My Surprising Journey To Better Health And Wellness – Part 2

If you missed part 1 of my surprising journey to better health and wellness, please read that first, here. I left my doctor’s office,...

Teaching Your Children about December Holidays Different than Your Own

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, a great way to engage your children in something both educational and exciting is to...

My Surprising Journey To Better Health And Wellness – Part 1

Hi and welcome to Daily Mom’s brand new, first ever personal column – written by yours truly, Heather. I am beyond excited to share...

The Benefits of Building Toys

  Kids are curious little creatures, they love to explore the world around them. They are constantly touching, evaluating, guessing what is this, why does...

Confession: I Don’t Read To My Kids Every Night

Reading is a fundamental right to our culture and according to readingisfundamental.org, we as parents should start reading to them when they are young...

20 Things That Are a Mom’s BFF That Aren’t People

  There are things in this world that we moms cling to for our sanity. Each one of us has something different that allows us...

RSV 101: What Every Parents Needs to Know

As summer winds down, we begin bracing ourselves for the cold: thick coats, gloves, winter boots are all moved to the forefront of our...

Dealing With A Child Who Is Exactly Like You (& You...

  Whether you had an “oopsy” or methodically, thought out, well-planned pregnancy, your bundle of joy, snuggled in your womb is just waiting to be...

A MOTHER’S PERSPECTIVE IN THE WAKE OF THE LAS VEGAS SHOOTINGS

As my husband carried our sleeping 5-year-old son up the stairs and into his bedroom from the car late last night, I breathed a...

Chat With Your Teen Or Tween About Snapchat Safety

  The drive for technology, ease of use, and endless entertainment possibilities have vigorously overtaken the once simple-to-use device: the telephone. Not only has it...

Life as an Interracial Couple What We Didn’t Realize

  “Hmm, I wonder what it’d be like to marry a white guy?” – said me never. Seriously, have you ever thought about what it “would...

THE WOES OF A SAHM WITH A WORK-FROM-HOME-HUSBAND

I love being a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM). I really do. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely have my struggles with it and it presents its...

How We Get Back to School As A Homeschooling Family

  Getting “back” into our homeschool routine is pretty much the same as saying, “After school, we’ll go to the pool!” It’s pretty much the...

REAL LIFE TEXTS FROM A FIRST-TIME-MOM

Mommin’ isn’t easy – especially for first-time moms. In the few short days (or day) to follow the birth of your fresh, little bundle,...

A Complete Family? Not Yet, Says Big Sister, Chloe

She’s one of the “bigs” but more importantly, my right-hand, underpaid high executive, number 1 daughter. Meet Chloe, she’s the first daughter of our...

What I Learned About the Importance of Family Vacations

Family vacations are really important, but when your kids are young, let’s call them what they are: Business trips. Same work, different location. Despite...

Kindergarten: The First Steps in Understanding the World is Bigger Than...

  Sending my first baby off to kindergarten is a huge milestone for our family, finally concluding the end of toddlerhood, the first test of...

What Being Separated for a Year Has Taught Me

I'’m separated… from my husband of would-have-been nine years this past spring. There’s no need to go into the gory details that led to...

Please stop asking me when I’m going to have a girl

There seems to be a universal misconception out there that every time each one of us has a baby we are automatically ready or...

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