7 reasons the Dad Bod is in

Have you seen a twitter feed recently that proclaimed “The Beauty of the Dad Bod”? Did you have to do a double take? If you have never heard the phrase before – have a little fun and do an image search on Google for “Dad Bod”.

The first thing that comes up will likely be a man who once resembled Jay Gatsby, Howard Hughes, and Romeo. That’s right, Leonardo Decaprio himself put on a couple pounds and now has a paunch. Wherefore art thou Romeo? He went to the bar and had an extra beer and a bowl of pretzels to work on his physique.

That’s right, the current en vogue body, at least for some segment of the population, is one that doesn’t resemble Matthew McConaughey. In fact it probably looks more like… 

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Moms vs. Non-Moms: How did they stack up?

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As moms, we’ve all felt the sting sometimes. Maybe your newborn will only fall asleep when Daddy is bouncing them? Or your toddler suddenly behaves angelic for Grandma while you’re away, and saves all their pent up frustration for an epic tantrum twenty minutes after she leaves? Let’s face it, raising tiny humans is hard. So today, we’ve decided to “test” moms against non-moms, to see who comes out ahead in some minor parenting tasks. You may be slightly jealous at how chic and professional your single girlfriend looks on a daily basis, but will she be able to hang doing your job?

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Yiddish for Mommies

Yiddish, a language once primarily used by Jews of Central and Eastern European descent, has become heard in more mainstream communities. Brought to many cultures via television shows like “Seinfeld,” Yiddish is a fun way to express unique feelings. Recently becoming more popular, schools like Columbia and Oxford have initiated Yiddish Studies departments. This language, passed verbally through generations is a wonderful means of expression, and a fun gift to give your children. So practice your “ch” sounds with a guttural throat clearing and read on.

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Things Only Moms Get Excited About

Things Only Moms Get Excited About PIN

Clean, folded laundry and coffee in the kitchen,
Freshly bathed children and matching socks and mittens,
Date night and showers and wearing earrings,
These are a few of our favorite things!

As moms, we work hard. And, in return? We ask for a solo shopping trip every once in a while, the occasional pedicure, maybe a monthly date night. In honor of Mother’s Day, we compiled a list of our favorite things as moms — things that get us excited and giddy and heel-clickingly happy!

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How to Grocery Shop with a Toddler (or two!)

Do you remember the joy of strolling through the grocery aisles at your leisure, sipping on Starbucks, flipping through your organized coupon book, price comparing peanut butter for a good 10 minutes, and picking out the most expensive, hours-spent-researching bottle of wine? Yup, those were the days. The good ‘ol grocery shopping days that you won’t get back for the next 18 or so years.

Any mom out there knows that you can never simply “go grocery shopping.” The whole process from getting the kids out the door to the store and home again becomes an epic battle, complete with tears from everyone, lots of yelling, and many a forgotten item. This is compounded when you add a toddler or two to the mix. But don’t despair, there is a way to grocery shop with toddlers in tow and come out of the checkout line alive, complete with your bottle of wine (some things never change). Here’s how!

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Reasons Moms Are Late

Reasons Moms Are Late

Motherhood is hard, we all expect it. When you are first pregnant you prepare for everything you can: you pick the perfect crib, the perfect bedding, the perfect rocker. You research every birth option, every diaper, every bottle. You make lists for everything, compare, contrast and decide. Then your little bundle of joy is born and they grow and grow and grow- then all the things that you couldn’t prepare for begin to happen. Never did you realize how complicated life would get. Even if you’re the most organized person you can have days where you feel like your life is spinning out of control and you are powerless to stop it. Being a mom at home is hard enough, but when that fateful day comes and you finally decide to leave the house- never could you have imagined how hard that would be; how time consuming, how challenging. Why do these little people a quarter of your size make it so hard to get the heck out of the house on time? We’re here to share some of the honest reasons moms around the world are notoriously late- and 9 1/2 times out of 10 they are not our fault.

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5 Signs You Might Be Pregnant

5 Signs you might be pregnant

Whether you’re no where near ready for a baby, you’re currently preparing to conceive or you’ve already had that bundle of joy, we all know of those tell-tale signs of pregnancy. First and foremost, there’s the missed period and positive pregnancy test.  Then comes the growing belly, and finally the baby. But even before your pregnancy test shows you that positive, your body is trying to let you in on the good news. Some of you may not know all the other signs and symptoms of pregnancy, the ones no one talks about. We’re here to shed some light on the subject. Read on for some insight into the body (and mind) of a newly pregnant woman. You might be pregnant if….

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Hilariously Honest Ways to Try and Get Your Kids to Eat

Motherhood, in some ways, is like a well-orchestrated magic act.  Clever rouses, schemes, fuzzy fabrics, glitter and glue hide our real motivation: surviving and hoping our kids turn out ok in the end.  These tricks-of-the-eye apply to the health and well being of our kiddies too.  Trying to get your kids to eat a healthy meal can be more impossible than finding the one, small particular green lego that your 6 year old wants from his huge bin of legos.  This is where mamas need to get clever.  Some moms are lucky and are born with fantastic eaters, but others are, welllll, not so lucky. It is that group of moms that have become experts in the three-ring circus act that most non-parents call “dinner time”. These slights of hand, imaginative stories and clever songs are what we use to survive the Battle of Dinner, night after night…and some of them are pretty funny. 

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The Mom Workout

Are you an overwhelmed mom with no time to workout?  Do you feel like you’ve finished off one too many of your kids leftover chicken nuggets and now your backside is paying the price?  Do you want to workout but are trapped in the house by one, two or three raging maniacs??  Then this is THE workout for you! We have come up with the perfect workout for moms (or even dads!) that are stuck in the house all day with the kids. This way you can turn all of the whining, fighting, unlimited snack requests and messes into an excuse to get your fitness on.

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5 Unspoken Truths about Pregnancy

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We have all heard the joys that accompany pregnancy from food cravings, to bouts of morning sickness, to chronic fatigue. But let’s be honest, there’s way more to pregnancy than these little nuisances. Pregnancy can be downright TMI for most to talk about. We’re cutting to the chase, barring it all, revealing some of the cold, hard (and humorous) truths about pregnancy NO ONE ever tells you about.

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Breastfeeding WITH the Stars!

breastfeedingwiththestars Celebrities sometimes get a bad rap when they take glamorous photos of themselves breastfeeding. Even those celebrities who seem to share photos of themselves nursing in more personal and candid moments sometimes are mocked for being too out of touch, too beautiful, too publicity hungry, or even offensive to “regular women” who also breastfeed. After reflecting on our own nursing journeys, the ups and down, the struggles, and triumphs, we at Daily Mom have decided to pay tribute to these celebrities by making our OWN gallery of photos. Now that we’ve gotten your attention with our own version of a glamorous nursing shot, a tribute to Natalia Vodianova, read on for our more lighthearted take on what we think breastfeeding is really like for most of us.  Daily Mom presents: Breastfeeding with the Stars!

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A Guide to Surviving Kids Shows

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Picture this: you’re with your child, having a jolly time playing with Little People and that precious face looks up at you with her big eyes and huge grin and says “Mommy, watch Einsteins!” Time stops…your heart skips a beat…and in that moment you quickly realize you need to remain calm.  You take a deep breath and look lovingly at your beautiful daughter and say “Ok sweetie!” while simultaneously squelching your need to scream “NOOOOOOOO!”

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