In many ways, moms have their own special language.
When you have children, your life changes forever, and you suddenly find that your conversations are more often about vomit and bodily fluids than current events and world issues.
Luckily, there are some laughs along the way. So to help all the new moms out there, we've got a very special dictionary of words that have special meanings for mothers:
Dumbwaiter: One who asks if the kids would care to order dessert.
She's an actress, an author, a busy mom - and somehow Jessica Alba still found time to co-found a company devoted to creating natural and non-toxic baby products.
Along with Christopher Gavigan, the 31-year-old "Fantastic Four" actress started The Honest Company to provide parents with safe family essentials including diapers, wipes, bath, skin care and home cleaning products.
Naturally, many of you hate holiday newsletters.
I do, too.
That doesn’t stop me from writing my own. Family life once again proves to be irresistible fodder.
Happy holidays, everyone.
This past year has been a rough one for America. There was the economic slump, the still too-high unemployment rate, the bitter Presidential election, the war in Afghanistan, and of course, the heartbreaking tragedy of Newtown that unfolded just a few days ago.
Despite all of the craziness of the holidays, with the gift-buying and the bringing paper goods for class parties and the present-wrapping and the cooking and the hemorrhaging of cash, I actually really do enjoy this time of the year.
The past few months have been a seriously eye-opening experience for me.
One of the things I've really learned is how much what I'm going through in my life affects the people around me who care about me and love me.
And I just wanted to give you guys some insight in case, God forbid you're going through your own medical challenges or possibly you know someone who is.
In college I had a friend who adored cooking for me. She said she put love in the food while she chopped, cooked, and served. I swear, the simple meals she made for me in her family’s kitchen tasted better than anything I’d ever eaten.
Want to feel less stressed out? If you're a "control" freak, the solution could be as simple as learning to let go.
Real Simple and the Families and Work Institute asked more than 3,000 women between the ages of 25 to 54 about their time and found out that, even when they despise doing certain tasks, they largely refuse to let anyone else lend a hand.
What can a rat tell us about good parenting?
Actually, a lot.
New York Times Magazine writer Paul Tough spent the last few years researching rats and humans for his latest book, “How Children Succeed."
Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. A holiday that’s fun and filled with anticipation, observed by people of all religions, it’s always felt, to me, like the great equalizer.