Stories, advice, and tips that will help every new parent raise their toddler
Brenna Fender

When great swimmers drown

My daughter is a Junior Olympic-level synchronized swimmer. She’s been an accomplished swimmer since she was a toddler. So, of all the things I have worried...

Amy Betters-Midtvedt

I choose my baby over my to-do list

When my little girl needed me to put her before chores and work, she helped me see what an enormous blessing it can be to be needed.

TODAY Parenting Team

'My lost boy somehow found a way'

He hasn't been hungry in years. He sleeps in a bed. With a woman who loves him. But he still won't let me throw away any of his shoes.

Lauren Casper

He's their dad, not their babysitter

I've noticed over the years that folks are curious about my children when I'm not home with them. Well-meaning people ask, "Who has the kids?"

Coutesy Leigh Ann Torres

9 years after the NICU, we are still affected

My girls don't look like preemies anymore. There is little physical evidence that they started their lives two months early. Yet the ramifications of their...

Lauri Walker / Mama Needs a Nap

Parenting can break you — don't give up

There will be moments as a parent when you will feel crushed. There will be hours, days, when you doubt everything you are doing. Don't walk away.

Courtesy Jessica N. Turner

How a bucket list eliminated my mom guilt

Last summer, I’m going to be honest — I dealt with a lot of working mom guilt and jealousy. Guilt that I was schlepping my kids from camp to camp because my...

Courtesy of Meredith Ethington

The identity crisis of motherhood

Some days, I think I'm finally beginning to be the mom I've always wanted to be. Other days, I find myself crying in the bathroom.

Shhivika Chauhan Photography; Fancy Fig Photography

From 1 child to 2: The next life transition

As an only child, I have no frame of reference on having a sibling. Growing up together. Loving each other. Fighting, bickering, endlessly annoying each other....

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