Heartwarming and motivational stories that put a smile on your face.
Lauren's Latest

I want a nap for Mother's Day

With Mother's Day upon us (and the accompanying sappy "I love being a mom #blessed" articles), I thought I should write a more real life post about what motherhood...

Natalie Morales / TODAY

Natalie Morales: ‘My life, redefined’

TODAY’s Natalie Morales’s life changed when she moved across country to become an anchor for “Access Hollywood.” She writes about how her childhood taught her...

Jessica N. Turner

On nursing for the last time

All of a sudden I looked at the calendar and it had been a week — maybe eight days since I had nursed. I realized it was over. I'd never do it again. And I...

Mia Carella

To the mom struggling to hold it together

I don't see you because you don't let it show. Like me, you wear a brave mask. You smile to hide your stress, even on the bad days. You get up every day, put...

Courtesy Carolina Heinle

I haven't always been like this

I am forgetful, distractible and emotionally volatile. I am a mother. I haven't always been. But I am so grateful to be now.

Carrie Cariello

I know why my son has autism

Once in a lifetime, you get the chance to meet a person who is unlike any other person you have ever met. A person who is complicated, and honest, and tenacious,...

Nikki Stevens

When twins aren't what you were expecting

As we started to think about having a family, there were lots of things we planned for — but there was no way we could have prepared ourselves for this plot...

Mia Carella

You are doing a good job, Mama

I microwaved a frozen pancake for my toddler son and began cutting it up into bite-size pieces. "Good job, Mommy!" he delightfully exclaimed. I let his words...

Editor's Picks Video