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New Parents

Parenting a new baby can feel like being dropped off on another planet where you have to learn an entirely new way of life. Just take a deep breath. Let us help you take baby steps toward learning this parenting business.

Intro to Parenthood

What one parent of a child with autism tells other parents whose children have been recently diagnosed ... and what's too painful to share. ... more
Being a mom is so much more than I ever imagined, and I can't get enough. ... more
All parenting has its challenges, but managing two or more babies magnifies even the smallest of tasks. ... more
Visiting a new mama? Don't just go for the baby snuggles! Taking these nine etiquette tips into consideration will all but ensure you'll be invited back very soon. ... more
A new mom shares her experience of giving up her hard-fought corporate job to move across the country to have the work-life balance she dreamed of. ... more
One mom writes about the benefits of raising her daughters in rural Montana... more
We’ve compiled our best advice for all the mama “firsts” – big and small – for first-time moms ... more
Why one dad loves waking up at 4:30 AM to soothe his waking baby ... more
You can't order takeout forever! Here's some advice for everyday outings like dining out, shopping, and traveling with baby... more
Parenting staffers and bloggers share their not-always-glamorous but super sweet first photos with their new baby. Add your own first mom pic below!... more
The first parenting shock: They let you take the baby home. Like, without supervision. Only then do the real surprises unfold. Here's what readers told us was most unexpected for them as they embraced this whole mama thing. ... more
Feeding, sleeping, diapering: There's so much to learn about taking care of your newborn. We pinpoint the most common rookie mistakes, then tell you how to bounce back like a pro. ... more