The Nostalgia Issue
Man, I Miss Blockbuster
There Is No Better Example Of The Body Glitter Era Than 'Ever After’
My 3-Year-Old Loves Classic Rock & I'm Not About To Stop Him
Josie and the Pussycats' Is The Lost Millennial Classic
Waiting To Exhale Taught Me What It Takes To Be A Mom
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Everything I Learned About Parenting I Learned From 'Hook'
I Can't Believe My Kids Hate My Favorite Childhood Movie
8 Unforgettable ‘90s Movie Soundtrack Moments
27 Baby Names Inspired By ABC's TGIF
The Wheel Of Feels
Watch This Mom Have The Heartbreaking Realization That Her Daughter Is All Grown Up
"What happened to my baby?"
A Working Mom Hilariously Explains Why Being A SAHM Was Way Harder
Kourtney Kardashian & Travis Barker's Over-The-Top Disney-Themed Baby Shower Is Everything
Montana Soccer Club Banned Parents From Talking, Cheering & Yelling During The Game
An American Mom Describes ‘Dreamy’ Parenting Experience While Living In Denmark
9-Year-Old Tells Her Mom She Doesn't Want To Look ‘Big’ Like Her When She Grows Up
Julie Andrews & Her Daughter Wrote The Sweetest Children's Book
A Mom Is Overwhelmed With MIL’s “Gifts” Of Husband’s Old Toys
A Mom Explains Why She Thinks Connected Parenting Is A Better Term Than Gentle Parenting
A Mom Gives Very Real Advice When Asked If Having Kids Is "Worth It"
People Are Freaking Out Over The “Last Gen X Playground” Still Standing
American Mom Can’t Believe She Can Leave Her Baby Sleeping Outside In Denmark
Podcasters Catch Heat After Saying Stay-At-Home Moms Don't Have A "Real Job"
A Woman Claims That The Very Best Husbands & Fathers Are Nerds
A Mom Quizzed Her Gen Z Daughter On 90's Trivia & Her Answers Will Make You Feel Old
A Journalist Tested Australia's Baby-Naming Rules & Now She Has An Infant Named Meth Rules
Where did my sanity go?
I’m still wearing my maternity pants 9 yrs after
My teen daughter thinks I’m her maid
I worry I’ll never love my second kid as much as my first.
My lifelong friends without kids make no effort to get to know my child
'Potty Training Is Literal Hell'
'I Think My Sis And Mom Sh*t Talk About Me'
'My MIL Is A Witch'
From The Confessional: 'I'm Always Second Guessing How I Parent'
From The Confessional: 'I Regret Getting Married'
From The Confessional: ‘I Don’t Like My Teen Daughter’s Boyfriend’
From The Confessional: 'I'm GLAD My Son Is Failing At His Summer Classes’
From The Confessional: 'My Toddler Was Quiet For 30 Seconds...'
From The Confessional: 'I Can't Stand My Only Other Mom Friend'
From The Confessional: 'My Husband Isn't A Good Kisser'
From The Confessional: 'I Think My Marriage Is Over'
From The Confessional: 'I Hate Socializing With Other Parents'
From The Confessional: ‘I Want To Go On A Vacation By Myself'
From The Confessional: 'I Love When My Husband Travels For Work'
From The Confessional: 'I Don’t Trust My In-Laws To Watch My Son’
From The Confessional: 'Enough Already, Pajama Day!'
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What Mommy Wants
For the true minimalist, this Amazon Basics 12-inch wall clock has a white face, dashes instead of numbers, and a sweep, battery-powered motion. One Amazon customer said it’s “easy to mount – very lightweight,” so you can have it hung in no time.
The Orange Blossom Special Candle from Draper James is the perfect scent to bring in the warm seasons. With citrus, hints of water lilies, and petit grain, your home will be filled the sweet smell of summer.
What’s better than one fantastic outdoor rocking chair? Another one for a great price! This set’s a good buy and a crowd pleaser with hundreds of five-star reviews. Its simple design will complement most décor styles, and UV-resistant red cushions are cheerful and summery. Extra pillows are included to provide added lumbar support (something we can appreciate because we’re turning into our parents now). At this price, just buy them already, and consider a second set for the backyard. Margarita chair by day, fire pit perch by night. They’re just as versatile as you!
The next time your husband asks if you really need to be spending more money at Anthropologie, you can firmly say yes, you do—because you’re buying essential face masks for the family (plus a few sundresses, those hand-painted wineglasses you’ve had your eye on, and that agate cheese plate, but he doesn’t need to know that). At just $14 a pop, these floral tie-dye masks are made of super soft cotton and designed with your comfort in mind. I.e. they have stretchy elastic loops that slip easily over your ears and a cushioned nose wire. Plus, each mask has an opening where you can insert the filter of your choice if that’s your thing.
“What we put on our bodies is just as valuable as what we put inside,” notes Balshin. With a focus on making CBD approachable and accessible for all, Yesterday Wellness’ CBD balm has just five ingredients: beeswax, MCT oil, broad spectrum hemp extract, lavender oil and eucalyptus oil. “This way, there are fewer novel ingredients that you need to familiarize yourself with,” he says. When coupled with synergistic ingredients, topical CBD formulas take effect quickly—ideal for anyone who needs relief fast, notes Balshin. And the best part? It smells incredible. Lavender + eucalyptus + the slightly earthy scent of hemp “really is the holy grail,” he states, and we have to agree. If you prefer or want to add a CBD oil, we love their peppermint, lemon or original oils, too.
Massage guns are one of the best ways to feel relaxed with little effort. The vibrations are soothing, and your partner doesn’t need to put in too much work. This even comes with a set of different attachments to help with different muscles. The best may very well be the spine attachment, which will make you feel re-aligned. It’s a win-win. This version is small in size and currently has a 90% 5-star rating on Amazon. You might want to buy one for yourself, as well.
The Creatable World doll kit allows children the ability to customize their doll completely. From choosing the perfect hair length and style to the best outfit from an endless mix-and-match wardrobe that can create over 100 looks, this kit flips the script on traditional dolls by letting each child create a doll unique to the way they feel. It’s completely gender-neutral, so in some cases you might even want to highlight that to the recipient to make for an extra special gift. One reviewer said, “This doll is very quick, my daughter really loved that you can change the hair and I think that’s a cute feature. It’s easy to use. It comes with a good variation of clothes and accessories. The size of the doll is good as well. The doll is made well and it holds my daughter’s interest because she likes to change [the] dolls clothing and fix their hair.”
Do you have a budding astronomer in the family? Check out this cool moon flashlight projector! Although its design seems to be inspired by a pregnancy test, it actually projects images of the moon onto the wall or ceiling when you use it in a dark room. I have to say, for a $7 item, the projections shown in the customer-submitted images look pretty impressive! The flashlight, which is made for kids five and up, runs on three AG-13 batteries (small button batteries), which are included. Here is one of the hundreds of 5-star reviews: “I bought this as a gift for my daughter. She is so fascinated with the moon, and she loves this moon flashlight. The moon protected onto the wall is bright, and realistic. She can’t wait to use it when it gets dark outside.”
These adorable leggings are part of Hanna Andersson's new active collection. The line includes hoodies, shorts, tees and more, for boys and girls alike.
This UVA/UVB-blocking hoodie is part of Hanna Andersson's new active collection. The line includes hoodies, shorts, tees and more, for boys and girls alike.
For those of us who hate pants, we basically live in black leggings between the months of October and March. But what are you to do when the weather gets warmer and leggings are no longer an option? Meet the basic black bike shorts that are the summer equivalent of your favorite pair of leggings. From popular loungewear brand Everlane, the shorts are extra high waist (the most flattering!) and made of high-performance fabric that’s 58 percent recycled nylon. Plus, they have an 8-inch inseam so they’re long enough to cover all your lady parts. Petition to make LBBS (little black bike short) a thing this year?
If your daughter-in-law is a wine lover, let her shout it loud and proud with these slippers. They can also serve as a “ahem” to your son or daughter who can be politely reminded that she’s ready for a refill.
The days of going out and bringing a real purse, not a diaper bag, are coming back – promise. Dress up your next date night with this sleek and stylish faux leather crossbody bag.
Every now and then, a mother needs an animal print fix, especially if it’s one of those “I just can’t with laces today,” days. It’ll make you feel a) powerful and b) like a badass mom-boss who has it all together. And good news: leopard really is the new neutral (promise), so you can reach for this pair with most colors you already have in your closet. Plus, since they’re designed by Dr. Scholl’s, you know your feet will be humming from drop-off to pick-up. Look at you, bringing sexy back and your feet don’t even know it.
These house socks feel like a big warm hug on cold winter days and nights. One Amazon reviewer says they’re “Like little clouds on my feet.” Who doesn’t want that?
Less is definitely more when it comes to curating a jewelry collection that resonates with the wearer. From heirloom lockets inherited from your grammie (which you’ll one day pass on to a daughter, niece, or special someone) to “new” pieces that you’ve invested in as an adult (ahem, anything from Catbird), these are the keepsake pieces that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Hence, where this “jewelry as poetry” tray comes in. The brand’s signature pink hue is coupled by a smattering of stars and a moon; dare we say, this just may be the perfect little tray. You may find that you want to use your tray to store more than just jewelry—and that’s okay. From a single baby pearl hoop to a souvenir matchbook to spare teeth that haven’t been cashed in yet, your tray of sentimental things should speak to you.
You glow girl. Introducing Honest Beauty’s award-winning primer that’s infused with mica (a mineral referred to as “nature’s glitter” in the beauty world) to enhance your natural glow. Prep ‘n’ go for your “no makeup days” or wear it under foundation for a gorgeous complexion.
This Bare Republic sunscreen offers plenty of protection with the use of zinc oxide. It’s also made with antioxidant hydrators, like grape, raspberry, and carrot seed oils. The natural vanilla coconut scent smells great as well. Noreen Galaria, MD FAAD, CEO and founder of Inner Glow Vitamins, Galaria Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, says, “I love that this line offers a mineral spray not just creams.” And, let’s face it: when you’re very pregnant, a convenient spray is going to be much more comfortable to apply than a lotion.
Supergoop! powder sunscreen is setting powder and sun protectant, offering SPF 45 and a flawless finish for your face. Meant for every type of skin (“Perfect combo even for my very sensitive skin,” a reviewer wrote, “Thank you SuperGoop!”), this formula smoothes fine lines and reduces shine, all while shielding your face from the sun’s harmful rays. It does so without parabens, synthetic fragrance, oxybenzone (which is known to harm reefs/cause coral bleaching), or testing on animals! Supergoop’s 100% mineral powder is available in four shades: light, medium, deep, and translucent (for all skin tones), so there’s basically an option for everyone. “This is such a great product,” wrote another happy reviewer, “I love to carry this one around and reapply sunscreen throughout the day.” Clean and convenient–you love to see it!
Contour or highlight your way to a glowy finish with this affordable bronzing powder that works for both your face and body. The buildable, lightweight powder goes on in sheer layers to subtly catch the light.
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