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...

Is Adderall Dangerous? Understanding Adderall Side Effects

If you're a parent trying to navigate the complexities of medicating your child for behavioral issues, you've likely heard about the drug...

WHY WE NEED TO LET KIDS MAKE NOISE

Admit it, noisy kids are annoying. Whether you’re a mom of four or a mom of none, we all dread...

IF TOMORROW NEVER CAME: PARENTING WITH NO REGRETS

Shortly after my first child was born, an online friend of mine lost her baby. She was 7 months old. There are no words...

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...

What Is the Juneteenth Celebration All About?

Every year, African American communities all over the country host a Juneteenth Celebration. But what is it all about? The Emancipation Proclamation...

“Hey Brady Bunch” A Grandpa’s Take on Baby #4

Looks like we’re pregnant again. We must be pushing our luck because having baby number 4 apparently is a big deal! After all, the...

3 Important Estate Planning Documents to Secure to Avoid Feuds

Each person is on the lookout for their own interests. Some call this being selfish, but this is actually nothing but natural....

Welcome Quinton James!

  Our very first Daily Mom baby has arrived! In case you didn't know, many of us here at Daily Mom are pregnant. We have...

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...

Why I Did Redshirt My Child

Getting ready to send your baby to kindergarten is an emotional process for both the parents and the child. Many parents with summer or...

30 Mid-Life Crisis Moments to Make You Realize You’ve Hit 30

Growing up we would hear that someone was thirty years old and we would think, "Geez, they are OLD!" There is something that happens...

BOOKS TO PREPARE AND GIVE YOU CONFIDENCE FOR LABOR

Birthing a baby, though obviously quite normal, seems to be complicated in today’s culture. From the moment you announce your pregnancy, people will have...

How to handle fall activities like a boss

It’s the most wonderful time of year, fall. Only a true fall lover’s eyes well up with tears (happy tears of course) knowing what...

7 Ways To Handle Breastfeeding Challenges

Congratulations! Your bundle of joy is finally here and now it’s onto breastfeeding and bonding. There’s no doubt that breastfeeding is best when possible,...

Welcome Ava!

The Daily Mom baby boom continues with the recent birth of beautiful baby girl Ava! Writer Rockie, her husband Arash, and 23 month old...

BREASTFEEDING IN STYLE 2015

If you are a nursing mother you have likely realized that nothing you had sitting in your wardrobe seemed to work correctly or live...

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...

Mommy Brain: The Baby Cry, & Beyond

Have you fallen victim to the “mommy brain” dilemma? The time when you walk into a room and you don’t...

Momtrepreneur 101-Moms Get Shit Done

When the laundry is piled high, the baby is crying and the UPS man is knocking at the door, Moms are the women you...

The Benefits of Free Cord Blood Banking

The business of staying healthy has become a billion dollar industry. From high cost prescriptions to elective cosmetic procedures, the range of available medical...

An Open Letter to My Family about My Post-Partum Depression

Depression has been something that has clung to me like an unwanted acquaintance, and it became more prevalent after my first daughter was born....

BREASTFEEDING WITH FLAT OR INVERTED NIPPLES

The thought of breastfeeding to pregnant moms always comes with a bit of anxiety and fear of the unknown. That’s why there are so...

My Unassisted Home Birth Story

My decision to have an unassisted home birth with my third child was not something spontaneous. I have always loved the idea of being...

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...

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...

Traveling with Children to Portland for the Weekend

  When thinking about getting on a plane with two 4 year olds and flying 5 hours across the country just to spend 2 days...

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 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...

Why We March: An Open Letter

My Darling Children, I do not consider myself a political scholar, or even possessing extensive political knowledge. I cannot relate to all the woes of...

Sexy Halloween Costumes Based on Children’s Stories: Yay or Nay?

We all know that Halloween has changed from scary ghosts and creepy ghouls to candy and costumes.  The modern day Halloween is very different from...

My Secrets to Breastfeeding Success

The night my husband and I were supposed to take the hospital’s breastfeeding class, I wasn’t feeling well. I was exhausted, uncomfortable and felt...

Candace Cameron Bure: Vacation Getaways For The Family

  When it comes to the summer vacation for the family, you’ve got a slew of options. Two of the most important: to go or...

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,...

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...

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...

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