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These Honest Postpartum Quotes Are So Relatable

No matter how prepared you think you are, those first weeks and months following the birth of a baby are unlike anything else. The fourth trimester is a whirlwind of changes, and when you’re in the thick of it it’s helpful to have a little sense of camaraderie — even if it’s just in the form of postpartum quotes from other parents who’ve been there. If nothing else, simply reading a few funny postpartum quotes might at least help you crack a smile and maybe even find some humor in your situation

The 8 Best SEL Toys

Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is best taught at an early age, and a great way to teach young kids these important skills is through toys and play. According to Donna Whittaker, VP of Curriculum and Education at Big Blue Marble Academy, “social emotions skills are more important than ever” and are es

These Valentine's Day Baby Shower Ideas Are Too Sweet

If you’re planning a baby shower for the month of February, then it just makes sense to make it a Valentine’s Day-themed event. With heart-shaped decor, treats, and games lining the aisles of just about every store, it won’t be hard to come up with plenty of festive Valentine’s Day baby shower ideas to celebrate mama and her sweetheart. In fact, the hardest part of throwing a Cupid-inspired shower might be not going overboard on all of the pretty, glittery, pink, and red supplies that are right

45 Questions To Ask A Daycare So You Can Feel At Peace

It doesn't matter how much you love your job — putting your kids in daycare is hard. And choosing a daycare facility? That can be even harder. But, knowing the right questions to ask a daycare can help you find the center that’s right for your family and help you feel totally confident in your choice. You should start the daycare search process as soon as possible. Finding the daycare center that fits your family, offers your child the opportunities you want, and provides a safe place for their

You'll Feel Super Sexy In This Valentine's Day Lingerie

Valentine’s Day is synonymous with roses, chocolates, and little candy hearts, so much so that it’s easy to forget that the holiday is also about romance. If you plan on using Feb. 14 as an opportunity to bring some extra romance into your relationship, then you may want some new Valentine’s Day lingerie to help you turn up the heat. The right lingerie will have you feeling confident and sexy and your partner incapable of keeping their hands off you. When it comes to lingerie, everyone has thei

Try These Beautiful DIY Valentine's Day Nail Designs

We all know that with Valentine’s Day comes chocolates, flowers, and professions of love, but it also comes with a very fun color palette and cute symbols to go with it. There are a lot of ways you can incorporate the classic hearts and shades of pink and red into daily life around the holiday, but one of the best is with some fun nail designs for Valentine’s Day. Between the Xs and Os, gorgeous hues, sparkles, and kiss prints, there is plenty to inspire some thematic nail art. Of course, a bas

30 Valentine's Day Quotes To Celebrate Love

It's that time of year again. Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and while I can't say I've ever gotten super excited about the holiday, I do believe that after the past couple of years, we all need love in our lives more than ever. And while I'm fully aware of how trite that sounds in the midst of such unprecedented times, I'm sticking to it. This February, I'm looking forward to reading and sharing Valentine’s Day quotes, sending cards to family and friends, and showering my kids with lot

25 Valentine's Day Gifts Your Husband Will Legit Love

How do you choose a romantic gift that suits your sweetie's personality? After all, some people love deeply sentimental gifts, while others prefer a less serious approach to romance. In the realm of good Valentine’s Day gifts for husbands, there are a lot more options than you may realize. From silly to sweet to simply geeky, there’s definitely a perfect gift for him. When it comes to Valentine's Day gift selections, there's no shortage of choices. There are always the classic options, such as

Jon Stewart Calls Out JK Rowling's Anti-Semitism in 'Harry Potter' —

It’s no secret that, over the last few years, J.K. Rowling has said some extremely problematic and disturbing things. But the public seems to have largely been able to separate her from her work because of a collective deep love for the Harry Potter franchise. But, this begs the question: how can someone with such strong, toxic opinions keep them out of her stories? Well, she didn’t. And Jon Stewart recently called her and Hollywood out on the anti-Semitic way they chose to portray the goblin b

30 Maternity Outfits You'll Love Rocking On Valentine's Day

When you're getting ready to celebrate a holiday, putting together a festive outfit can be half the fun. And if you happen to be pregnant on February 14, then there's all the more reason to celebrate. That's why these maternity Valentine's shirts and dresses are so special. Why not honor your growing family by rocking an outfit that makes you feel amazing? Whether you're looking for something vibrant, low-key, or a little in-between, these romantic maternity Valentine’s Day outfit ideas have so

Why Does My Baby Whine? Experts Explain The Reasons

When you first become a parent, you expect to deal with things like crying, spit-up, tantrums, and blow-out diapers, but you might think you’d have at least a year before the whining started. At least, that’s what I thought. I quickly realized that I was wrong, and I was constantly wondering, why does my baby whine so much? After I had my first daughter, it took no time at all for me to be able to distinguish her different cries. I knew the difference between her “I’m awake” cry and her “I’m hu

What Does It Mean When Postpartum Bleeding Stops & Starts Again? Experts Explain

It’s pretty well known that when it comes to delivering a baby, there’s going to be some blood. However, some birthing parents may find themselves surprised by the amount of postpartum bleeding they experience long after the baby has arrived. Whether your postpartum bleeding stopped and started again, is dark red, light, heavy, or coming out in clots, it’s understandable if you have some questions. The good news is it’s normal to expect some bleeding, but it’s still important to monitor the situ

Is Your Postpartum Rage A Sign Of Depression? Experts Break It Down

I vividly remember, when my youngest was about 5 months old, I was screaming at my 4-year-old because she spilled something on the floor. It was then that my husband’s patience with my postpartum rage wore out, he stopped sugar-coating things and told me that going to therapy was no longer a suggestion, it was a condition. I was so infuriated that I stormed off, packed my suitcase, and got a hotel room, where I spent the night crying because I had reached a point where no one wanted to live with

Astrologers Say This Is The Lucky Number For 2022

There’s nothing like the hope and optimism that comes along with the start of a new year, and what better way to kick off 2022 than by doing whatever you can to maximize your good luck? Luck can come in many forms, but if you’re a numbers person you may be wondering: What is the lucky number for 2022? Well, your good fortune has already started, because it turns out there’s more than just one. First, from an astrology standpoint, the lucky number for 2022 is somewhat obvious. “How could the num

This Is What Pregnancy Rhinitis Is All About

It’s pretty common knowledge that with pregnancy often comes nausea, swelling, and intense cravings, but there’s also a long list of lesser-known symptoms that are equally as uncomfortable and inconvenient. One of these symptoms is pregnancy rhinitis, which can come on quick and last for months. So what is it exactly, and how can a pregnant person get some relief? What Is Pregnancy Rhinitis & Is It Common? If you’re currently pregnant and have found yourself constantly congested, you may be ex

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Throwing A Kid's New Year's Eve Party

It doesn’t take a lot to throw a fun adult New Year’s Eve party; some good music and some prosecco and sparkling cider will do the trick, but a kid-friendly soirée isn’t quite as easy. From their inability to stay awake until midnight to their need for constant entertainment, if you don’t know how to throw a kids’ New Year’s Eve party, don’t worry, you’re not alone. It can be done, though, and the best approach is to plan it out in pieces so that it doesn't seem so overwhelming. First, you’ll n

Old Navy's ALL-idays Campaign Gives Back In A *Major* Way

It’s not uncommon to see everyone from major corporations to individuals donate to charities around the holidays. This year, Old Navy’s ALL-idays campaign not only celebrated diversity, but also another year of the company’s This Way ONward program by making a major donation. Thanks to this campaign, there’s a new graduating class of Santas who were trained with diversity in mind, a huge selection of holiday products dedicated to representation, and even more funding for the store’s mission to h

Kohl's Has You Covered With Their New Year's Eve & New Year's Day Hours

Whether you need a dress to wear while you watch the ball drop, or you need some workout clothes for your New Year’s resolution, Kohl’s is the place to shop. If you’re hoping to wait until the last minute to shop, though, it’s helpful to know Kohl’s New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day hours so that you don’t accidentally miss your shopping window. After all, who would want to end 2021 or start 2022 with disappointment? Is Kohl’s Open On New Year’s Eve 2021? In a call with Romper, a Kohl’s repres

5 Adorable Gender-Neutral Kids and Baby Clothing Brands —

It’s not hard to find gender-neutral baby clothing in NB or 0-3mo size. But beyond that, it seems like the majority of kid’s clothing brands assume parents have assigned their child a gender, leaving parents (and children) with no other option than to purchase something that’s stereotypically feminine or masculine. If your child isn’t into sparkles or monster trucks and is trying to figure out what they do like, choices can be limited. There’s still a long way to go, but new clothing lines that
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