Pregnancy

This story was written by Anna Robertson and originally appeared on The Cool Down. Imagine the aftermath of an elementary school lunchtime. Half-eaten pizza slices, bowls of chili, orange segments, and leftover yogurts.  What if all that uneaten lunchroom food could be turned into… energy? That’s exactly what happens each month at our elementary school
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Content warning: Discussion of suicide ahead. Postpartum is one of the most life-changing—and often challenging—steps in the parenting journey. It’s not called the “fourth trimester” for nothing: Your baby is still growing, changing and adapting at an amazing rate… and so are you.  It’s not uncommon for parents to feel unprepared for the mental and
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If you’ve experienced pregnancy loss, finding the right miscarriage quotes—words that really resonate—can be a powerful healing tool. Miscarriage quotes may help you articulate your own complex feelings; even the feelings you haven’t been able to identify clearly yourself.  There’s something poignant about reading a passage and thinking, Yes, that’s exactly it; that’s what I
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Abby Zwerner, a first grade teacher shot by a student earlier this month at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia is taking legal action against the school, according to CBS News. Zwerner’s attorney, Diane Toscano, says that multiple attempts were made to school administrators by teachers warning them about the 6-year-old but ultimately none
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Influencer and entertainment podcast host Amanda Hirsch, @notskinnybytnotfat, recently shared a viral graphic on Instagram that asks parents a big question about childbirth experiences. It didn’t take long for the internet to chime in, including celebrity moms. Kelly Ripa, 52, joined the comments and took the opportunity to call out her husband, Mark Consuelos, 51,
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This story was written by Olivia Johnson and originally appeared on The Cool Down. Travel can provide a myriad of headaches, but there’s one ever-present dilemma that plagues us all: How do I separate my dirty clothes from the rest of my suitcase?  Luckily for us, sustainability TikToker Carissa (@carissaandclimate) has a solution.  The scoop In Carissa’s video,
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Seven years ago we launched Motherly simply because it didn’t exist–we couldn’t find the women-centered, expert-driven, empowering guide to motherhood that we needed ourselves. Since then, we’ve created a global community of more than 40M mothers and spend our days informing, inspiring and educating you to live your best life as a woman and a
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