10 Brutal Truths About Being a Stepmom

1. People feel more free to judge a stepmother. 2. Your stepchild is not your child. 3.

Everything you need to know about donating your hair

As any woman with long hair knows, keeping those tresses long and beautiful is an ongoing challenge. When you’ve finally had enough and are...

How to be a Leader in Your Community

  Did you know that only 21% of Congress seats are held by women, while in the Senate only 19% of senate seats are occupied...

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...

Breastfeeding: The First Weeks

You have made the decision to breastfeed your baby - great news! While this may not be what you want to hear, it is...

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...

Understanding the Nature of Addiction and How to Overcome It

    Did you know that addiction is actually a brain disease? When an individual is addicted to a substance or situation, their brain develops an...

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...

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...

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...

Maternity Leave vs ME-Ternity Leave: Its No Vacation

It’s no secret that the United States’ maternity leave laws are some of the worst in the world. New mothers barely have time to...

Daily Mom Military: Surviving a PCS Roadtrip with Littles

Daily Mom Military is coming to you July 2018! Want more military life? Sign up on our launch page to be the first to know...

Stop Saying I’m “Lucky” To Breastfeed

"You're so lucky to be able to breastfeed." Stop. Saying. That. I am not lucky to be able to breastfeed. It is hard, hard, hard work. Completely,...

My Experience Adopting Older Kids

Over the years I’d considered adopting. It was something that I had considered doing from the time I began imagining starting...

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...

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...

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,...

Welcome William Jacob!

Daily Mom's 3rd baby born since our launch in March arrived on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 12:44pm via C-section to Writer Megan B.!...

The Online Village: Why Moms Are Always on Their Phones

“Seriously, what are you looking at? Who are you talking to?” “No one. I’m just on Facebook.” “Facebook, Instagram. You’re always on there. I don’t see...

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...

A Letter to my (older) Adopted Child

It is not your fault. It is not always your fault that you are all alone. It is the nature of the beast. It...

Motherhood Through Our Eyes

  We come from different parts of the country and have different backgrounds and lifestyles. But the one thing that has bonded us, and has...

Our Thouhts on the NFL Protest and Why You Should Be...

Last week, The NFL spoke to Americans and the world with a silent action that has rung loudly throughout stadiums, homes, dinner tables, and...

How to Avoid Becoming a Cartoon of Yourself

With motherhood comes new pressures, habits, and stress. How you manage those stressors can often define who you are, both internally and to those...

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...

We Dug These Trenches with Love

Travis and I have a tendency of describing the stage of life we’re in just like this, “Oh, we’re in the TRENCHES.” I’m pretty...

I Tried It-The 48 Hour Potty Training Method

My daughter, Mary, will be 3 at the end of November. She’s a strong-willed, stubborn-as-her-mama kind of gal who likes to do things on...

HOW TO USE HASHTAGS MOMTREPRENEUR 101

Added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2010, you are most likely familiar with hashtags throughout social media, but do you know where the term...

Mom is Told Her Baby Isn’t Allowed to Cry for More...

United Airlines, after several incidents with passengers in the past two years, is in hot water once again. This time, a couple taking a...

Unconventional Supplements for Nursing Moms

  Everyone knows you need to eat well and stay properly hydrated when you are breastfeeding your child. However, what most women don't know is that your...

A Day in My Life Stefani

Have you ever looked at someone and wondered what a typical day in their life is like? We bet most of us have. We...

5 Ways to Turn Your Mom Guilt into Something Positive

Every mom has it – that pang of mom guilt that makes you question everything you have ever done as a mother. Do I...

What You Need to Know if Your Child Has a Rare...

‪If your child was recently diagnosed with a rare disease, it may feel like you are alone, but there is a community of parents...

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...

2+ Years of Nursing that Started with a Breast Pump

My memory of my daughter’s birth is a bit fuzzy. I remember the contractions. I remember the pain (I had no drugs or epidural),...

Breastmilk Oversupply Problems & Solutions

  If you're one of the lucky women that produces too much breast milk, you know that this blessing can sometimes be a "curse," from...