Stories, advice, and tips that will help every new parent raise their toddler
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Dear mom of a teenage daughter

No matter how mad she gets and how hard she pushes you away, remember, she does need you. It is just different than how she used to need you.

Casey Huff

A letter to my second-born baby

Your arrival made my heart brim with joy and love. But as the capacity of my heart multiplied to envelop you both, the hours in a day did not.

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Mom Truths: ‘Mom-dating’ is HARD

“Oh my gosh, is this a real friend? Is this not just a park friend?” The TODAY Parenting Team’s Cat and Nat describe the challenges of taking mom friendships...

Zibby Schwarzman Owens

Hey moms, let's lose weight later

When I was in my 20s, before I had kids, I was a Weight Watchers Leader. I had no idea that after I became a mom, eating cake at kids’ birthday parties would...

Allison Slater Tate

Not for long, and not forever

Dear Baby Girl, You are my very last baby, and a few weeks ago, you turned 1. Since you are still just crawling and standing, I still get to call you a baby....

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Mom Truths: Are you ready to be a mom?

Class in session! Wondering whether you're ready to be a mother? Take this simple (and hilarious!) test from the TODAY Parenting Team's Cat and Nat and everything...

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Inside the bowl: A mother's struggle

When boys and men live in the home, it's all too common for their urine to end up on the bathroom floor — so the TODAY Parenting Team's Meredith Masony of That's...

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Mom Truths: These problems are unique to moms

Once you become a mom, you experience a whole different set of problems compared with everyone else in the world. The TODAY Parenting Team's Cat and Nat hilariously...

Katie Powell

Marry a man who cleans the kitchen

We tackle life as a team because that's what being married is all about. It's real life, not a rom-com. It's a partnership, not a contest.

Kerry Foreman

When I am old and gray, I will not regret

I can almost feel it. My empty home. I fear it. Not the beautiful empty nest years, but the lonely, phone-not-ringing years. So for now, I am here. I am here...

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